Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Poetry Tuesday: "Secret Agent Man" by Joyce Sutphen

Secret Agent Man

You looked so good at the top of the stairs
that I wonder if you might consider

standing at the bus stop near Franklin
and 22nd at about 6:30 AM,

wearing a dark overcoat and a red
scarf, nodding (just slightly) when

I pass, and I wouldn't mind looking
Out my office window at about

10 AM and seeing you (so small I
couldn't be sure) waving from

the far corner of the parking lot,
and then, at lunch, you could be

the mysterious man sitting in the bar,
the one who never turns around until

I am almost out the door with friends
who would have no idea who you are,

and it would be wonderful to see you
disguised as a UPS man, coming in

at 3 PM with a large package
full of various useless things

and a note, telling me exactly
where I could find you later on tonight.

--Joyce Sutphen

Happy Valentine's Day to ALL my Betty People!

Extra: This just in!

I want to thank Robyn at Life By Chocolate for choosing my entry as a winner in her recent Valentine's Day Contest.

It was fun and great (cheap) therapy too!

Thanks, Robyn!



Teresa Evangeline said...

I love this, Betty. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Lin said...

I'm sending you a BIG hug today, my friend, to remember you are LOVED in oh, so many ways!!

Tabor said...

wow, I am going to have to look up this Joyce poet lady. Happy Valentine's Day to someone who has lots of love coming her way.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Too cute! Wishing you a happy Valentines day with people you love and who love you!!! :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I adore the poem, and you. Come by today.

Alison said...

A bar for lunch? I'm beginning to get a peek into the Betty Way...

♥ Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

Alison said...

...and now I have that song in my mind! Thanks a lot---the only words I know are "Secret...A-GENT MAN!" over and over....

Old Kitty said...

Aw!! Love this poem! I hope Mr Man obliged!

Happy happy Valentine's lovely BB!

Take care

Leah J. Utas said...

Cool poem, Betty.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Pat Hatt said...

Very nice verse and yeah I have that friggin song in my head now too..haha

Out on the prairie said...

Fun verse, have a Happy Valentines.

Tracy said...

...very cute Betty...I like the wish to all your 'Betty' people; how funny!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Lisa said...

Congratulations and your poem is wonderful.

Unknown said...

Nice poem! and congrats on your win!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, congratulations on winning Robyn's contest!

Brian said...

Very nice! Happy Valentine's Day!

Christine Macdonald said...

I love it when creativity just flows... Lovely post.

Happy Valentine's Day ~ Celebrate YOU!


Ms. A said...

Congratulations on the win at Robyn's!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Ann said...

cute poem and congrats on the win. Happy Valentines day Betty

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Woohoo one the well deserved win Miss Betty.

The pose was great!!!

God bless ya and have a marvelous Valentine's Day sweetie!!! :o)

Connie said...

Loved the mystery man poem, Betty. Congratulations on your win in the contest. I hope you have a wonderful day today. :)

Anonymous said...

That is an excellent poem. Mystery man. I like any KIND of mystery! Hope you're doing well, step by step. I love the yellow background of your blog. It's such a sunny color. I suspect we all need a lot of sun! Plus, any and all good cheap therapy is always welcome also. I've found it too in my life.

Take care. Happy evening, and happy tomorrow to you!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

Lazarus said...

Happy Valentine's Day Betty, hope it's a great one for you!!! xoxo

My Mind's Eye said...

Morning BB and Happy Belated Valentine's Day.
What an interesting poem and congrats on winning the V-day prize!!
Hugs Madi and Mom

Sueann said...

Loved this poem!! Yes...where I can find him later tonight!! Yum

Talli Roland said...

What a great poem! And massive congrats on the V-Day prize!

jenny_o said...

A very fun poem! I like being introduced to new poetry - thanks!

Pat Tillett said...

It was a good one Betty! Congrats!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh, that was fun :-)
Congrats on the win! That's fantastic. Enjoy.
xo jj

Empty Nest Insider said...

This is a fabulous poem! I'm stopping by from Robyn's to congratulate you on winning the Valentine's Day contest! Julie

Baby Sister said...

Ah yes, I've missed your poetry as well. That is such a fun poem!! Congrats on winning the contest!!