12.24.2014

They Say Love Won't Pay the Rent

It’s a quarter till dawn
and the sky above the nativity
glows iridescent black-blue
like the backdrop
of The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
Here they are, the first family
Baby Chastity
played by a studded tire
(because the baby Jesus was stolen)
Here they come a-caroling
I Got You, Babe.

13 comments:

  1. I enjoy this ingenious comparison. And if there are so many things love is not, at least we know just what it is we got!

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  2. I love this. Cool to think of Cher and Chastity, and their journey, when one was expecting the Magi! I so smiled to see your son's ecstatic joy in the facebook photos. Good Christmas, it looks like! Yay!

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  3. Love the interweaving of the religious and the commercial! This brought back memories of watching Sonny and Cher when I was a kid!

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  4. No better to reveal the tarnish of Christmas Present than by showing the baby missing from the nativity scene.

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  5. A studded tire.. yes that's revealing. I had to read up a little on Sonny and Cher.. I don't think it was ever shown on Swedish TV... but I can understand why Chastity was missing from the set... a lot of things to be read into this.

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  6. That is quite an evening if you ask me. Sounds kind of hectic actually. Good luck!

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  7. Loved Sonny and Cher - broke my heart when I found out they divorced. Interesting take on Christmas as it is.
    https://debispoems.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/such-a-tiny-word/

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  8. Love this whimsy! And I was singing the song right from the title on!

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  9. Well, she did turn out to be a stud.

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  10. Marian, you started out so solemn I was almost bored,
    then out of the blue you shifted into the comical ridiculous.
    Abrupt, no smooth “segue”, I'm still smiling. :)
    ..

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  11. Love this poem from a Sonny and Cher song book...

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  12. Remembered very well Sonny and Cher. They were the rave as a duo before. Very unmistakably a taller Cher to Sonny but the music was more remembered. Nicely Marian!

    Hank

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