dVerse — Poetics — “I Had the Craziest Dream”

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Shoulda never ate
chocolate-dipped ghost peppers
before bed last night.

Snuggled, curled, drifting…
I had the craziest dream!
Me, a mop-topped bug.

My mates and I, dressed
in slick black suits, up on stage
singing our hearts out.

Birds flocked, flapped, screamed.
Unreal, we finished and bowed
at the waist, smiling.

Morning now, awake
I can’t wait to tell my mates
New way to get dates!

 

Lillian, I couldn’t get the website to work for me. I put the birth date in and when I clicked the search button it went back to the default date. I chose to tweak your challenge just a little bit and use George Harrison’s birthday instead of my own. George was born in the UK on 2/25/43; unfortunately the UK didn’t start charting #1 hits until a few years after that so I had to go to the US chart. The Billboard #1 Single on 2/25/43 was “I Had the Craziest Dream,” written by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon and performed by Harry James and His Orchestra with Helen Forrest, and decided to go with that. Hoping this is ok.

Top Image of The Fab 4 bowing on stage at The Ed Sullivan Theater came from here.

Lillian is today’s host of dVerse’ Poetics.  Lillian says:

Here’s what to do:

  • Use the link provided above to find out the #1 hits for every year you’ve celebrated your birthday.  
  • Choose at least one #1 hit and include it, using the exact wording of the song’s title, in your poem. Be sure to credit the song(s) and artist(s) at the end of your poem. You may or may not choose to share the year of the song….but do share the date!

48 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi, Lil, hope things are OK. George – wasn’t he everybody’s favourite Beatle? I love this little prequel to his career, and I love the song title you chose. I like the fun of “bug” and “birds” – when I first read it, I read actual birds, and then when I realised whose voice this was, realised they could be the non-feathered kind! Time and place, eh?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sarah, still waiting to hear what the covid test results are for my son so everything else is on hold until then. Glad you like my song choice and the fun of the poem. There are at least a few souls who shine for J, P, and R. I love them all but admit I’m one of the crowd for my Geo.

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  2. lillian says:

    So what exactly are chocolate dipped ghost peppers???? Definitely sounds like I’d have crazy dreams if I ate those before I went to bed!! 🙂
    Sorry the website wouldn’t work for you….but you did well here in adapting the prompt! 🙂 Thanks for trying it….will have to go a little less complex on my next prompt.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Lillian 🙂

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  3. Dale says:

    So funny. I just gave a bag with five Trinidad Moruga Scorpions to a co-worker with the huge warning of beware!
    Well done!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Wow, Dale, knowing that there are peppers beyond ghost is scary! I’ll take mild habanero any day of the week and that’s about as far as it goes. Thank you 🙂

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      1. Dale says:

        Ghost/Scorpions – pretty much crazy people chew on these! (my son for instance).

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        1. msjadeli says:

          E:o (that’s supposed to look like a shocked emoji)

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  4. Folks have always assumed Beatle George was born on the 25th; but truly hep more recent Beatle scholarship has found out that he was born on the 24th~

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        1. msjadeli says:

          So strange! Thanks for the link. Either one is close enough for me.

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  5. Dora says:

    Lisa,
    The British invasion! Who knew boys in suits would revolutionize music? Loved your dreamy take!
    pax,
    dora

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora, thank you and glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  6. Bill says:

    That was so enjoyable. Loved it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bill! 🙂

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  7. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Your imagination soared to new heights with this one. I loved the Brit senryus. The Beatles showed up in my piece as well.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      How awesome we did a Beatles duet, Glenn. Will go check yours out right now.

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  8. To be a “mop-topped bug” would be an adventure, pass me those chocolate-dipped ghost peppers, haha! Fun piece!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Tricia, thank you and glad you were entertained by the singing mop-topped bugs 🙂

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  9. Gillena Cox says:

    😁😁😁luv it

    Much💖love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gillena, thank you! ❤

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  10. memadtwo says:

    They flocked and screamed all right. The Beatles are always good for another poem. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes they are 🙂

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  11. sanaarizvi says:

    I so enjoyed this one, Lisa 😀 Now you have got me wondering about those “chocolate-dipped ghost peppers.”💝💝

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I thought of the 2 foods I’ve eaten that have given me “crazy dreams” and combined them. Mystery solved ❤

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  12. Beverly Crawford says:

    Those guys surely look familiar!!! Loved the poem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Beverly 🙂

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  13. Great opening lines.
    And I’m not surprised. In more ways than one, having chocolate-dipped ghost peppers before bed is indeed a terrible idea. 😁

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  14. You got my immediate attention with that feature imagine of The Beatles. Mop-topped bug – that’s just great! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Christian!

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  15. robtkistner says:

    Chocolate covered what? Oh man Lisa, you are out of your mind! Love me my Beatles though. My favorite was and is Paul, because I so admire his irrepressible creativity — the man is still making music.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob, I love your comment! I think these 4 together or separate are so talented and have given the world so much. Who knew it started out with chocolate covered ghost peppers!? 😉

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  16. Sadje says:

    Interesting dream and song selection Li

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  17. You rocked this, Lisa, and I love your sense of humor too 🙂

    Yours,
    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy you were amused by it. I had a lot of fun writing it.

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  18. I enjoyed what you did with this!
    Chocolate dipped ghost peppers?
    I’m still grinning. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Susan, glad it made you smile 🙂

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  19. Love this, so crazy with those chocolate-dipped ghost-peppers… sounds like a game for young men to play. Reminds me of when I and a colleague ordered jalapeno pizza and a pitcher of beer and was asked for ID… apparently something young guys would do.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is! Like a young George Harrison 🙂 Now wait a second about you and your colleague, why were they asking for ID? Jalapeno pizza and beer are something only the youngsters would do? So funny!

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  20. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    If it made me dream that…I would eat them again lol.
    You know…when I saw a picture of them playing in that TV studio as a kid…I thought what a far out stage setup! No it’s only a frame with planks on it lol. It still looks cool.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Great comment, Max. I know one day time machines will exist and we can visit where and when we want to.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I hope so…I really do.
        I read a novel before where a guy goes back and visits the Beatles in different time periods…and saved John Lennon. It’s by Donovan Day.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Wow that sounds like a really good book.

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