A date with Marilyn

For MM. Thank you God!

For MM. Thank you God!

The italicized words in this piece are quotations attributed to Marilyn Monroe.

I have begun to wonder if it was
only a dream or did it really happen?
My date with Marilyn Monroe!
When I met her at the door
she took my breath away.
I said: “You look fantastic tonight!”
Responding with a pout:
“The body is meant to be seen,
not all covered up.”

I certainly liked the way she
composed her thinking.
I told her I enjoy her talent!
She said:
“A career is wonderful, but
you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.”

It was definitely cold outside.
“You act so well, I love your pictures.”
She snuggled up on my couch:
“Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry,
especially when one is tired,
hurt and bewildered.”

“My gosh,” I thought to myself, “here I am to help!”
She traced a finger around my ear saying:
“I’m very definitely a woman,
and I enjoy it.”

There are those moments
when the nexus of love and passion
converge to a single point,
expanding in a supernova
to flame away all reason.
Reason took a long vacation.
She blew me a kiss:
“Sex is part of nature,
I go along with nature.”

This is where the dream gets tricky,
as in reality, some things are best left
to imagination.
Just before the date ended,
she turned to me and said:
“It’s all make believe, isn’t it?”
I pondered the question for a moment saying:
“I suppose, but dreams can come true.”
Marilyn smiled that famous
drowsy smile, walking out of my dream
into wakefulness I heard her say:
“I wanna be loved by you,
just you, nobody else but you.
I wanna be loved by you alo-o-one.
Boop boop e doo.”

I’m spending a lot more time
perfecting sleeping and dreaming.

Copywrite: 2009, Donald Harbour

10 thoughts on “A date with Marilyn

  1. donald a very playful and fantasizing read. your back and forth conversation with marilyn plays well with the overall attitude you bestow on the reader. last two lines build a complete ending-enjoyed the write.


  2. “There are those moments
    when the nexus of love and passion
    converge to a single point,
    expanding in a supernova
    to flame away all reason.”

    You said it Donald…you said it well!


  3. “I’m spending a lot more time/perfecting sleeping and dreaming.”

    these lines made me smile…

    I love this–such a great device using her own words, wondering if it was all a dream. A pleasure to read.


  4. nice..and a date with marilyn…my old high school sweeteeeee…and date with that other marilyn…..Hmmmmmmmmmmmm….oh for the dreams


  5. Wow. I really love this piece, and how you incorporated quotations from the famous person in question (not to mention how you handled those portions “best left to imagination”.


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