Monday, September 27, 2010

Bus time!

Look, the Poetry Bus is going to be a five o'clock on a Monday thing for me - I'm just not organised enough to be at the stop on a Sunday.

Okay, now that we've got that clear, here's this weeks challenge. Set by the talented Ms Rachel Fox we were asked to write about a childhood tv/book/comic character. I chose my beloved Mr Benn. And as if by magic the poem appeared...





Should Have Known, You Lived on Festive Road

Oh, Mr Benn!
My favourite among men,
when I was five years old.
I thought you were delish
Despite the fancy dress fetish
And the fact that you were
probably gay.


18 comments:

Totalfeckineejit said...

Mr Benn, gay? No! It never occured to me.First captain Pugwash, now this! My tattered life is in more tatters.
I knew he was mean.He never , ever paid for anything.I just presumed he was from Cavan, despite the accent.

Helen said...

Diversity rocks! Loved your little tribute to Mr. Benn.

Rachel Fox said...

The Bus was originally Monday ('the Monday Poem' in fact) so you're just staying true to the roots of the movement, sister.

I loved Mr Benn. Really loved him. But then I always have been at least a good fraction fag hag.

x

Domestic Oub said...

TFE - suspect he had 'an arrangement' with the shopkeeper, hence the lack of payment... little peepholes in the changing room?

Helen - Thanks :) And we love Mr Benn, and embrace his life choices :o)

Rachel - oh, how I love(d) Mr Benn, special place in my heart just for him. And yes, may well explain ones fag hag leanings :o)

You must check this song out, if you're not already aware of it - a Mr Benn tribute from The Divine Comedy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y09zxmZr16Y

Niamh B said...

he looks like quite the catch alright

Gerry Snape said...

Shattered..shattered all of my childhood aspirations...gone in a trice!

Domestic Oub said...

Niamh - that is sounding suspiciously like you don't actually know who Mr Benn is?!?!? Say it ain't so??

Gerry - Sorry 'bout that...

Phillips L said...

I am now a follower!

Peter Goulding said...

What Mr Benn does in his own time is his own business. And a bit of dressing up every now and again never did anyone any harm...

Karen said...

Is Mr. Benn related to Mr. Rogers? (Oh, sacrilege, sacrilege!)

Niamh B said...

never heard of him

Dave King said...

Glorious! Love it.

Domestic Oub said...

Peter - fair enough!

Karen - I googled Mr Rogers - he sound slike a fine upstanding indivdual :)

Niamh - I cannot believe it! You have truly missed out.

Dave - Thanks!!

Titus said...

D'Oub! The apogee of the idiom. Or something.
Anyway, subtext... not even Peter Goulding did subtext! And whilst that concerning Cap'n Pugwash is just urban legend (Master Mate, not Master Bates) the whiff of the San Francisco Bath House is strong in Mr Benn.
Which one's your favourite? I like the dragon, but then the balloonist is very good, and the big game hunter, and oh, that one with the cowboys and indians playing hide and seek and...

Putting it on now. Poem brilliant.

Titus said...

Niamh must be joking. Surely.

Jinksy said...

I'd choose gentleman Mr Benn over Popeye any day...

Domestic Oub said...

Titus - all brilliant, couldn't pick a favourite! And yes, surely Niamh must be kidding - it's incomprehensible that someone could be unaware!!

Jinksy - here,here!

Argent said...

Another childhood hero turns out to have feet of clay. Oh well.