husssshhhh! there's the man in the bowler hat by summerfield

husssshhhh! there's the man in the bowler hat

for the five plus two theme this week: gestures. we do this to tell people to be quiet, especially children. we tell them that if they don't behave, the boogie man (in the bowler hat) would come and get them.

and this is a two-fer as the mad hatters' theme this week is 'rhymes'.

The Man In The Bowler Hat
by A.S.J. Tessimond

I am the unnoticed, the unnoticable man:
The man who sat on your right in the morning train:
The man who looked through like a windowpane:
The man who was the colour of the carriage, the colour of the mounting
Morning pipe smoke.
I am the man too busy with a living to live,
Too hurried and worried to see and smell and touch:
The man who is patient too long and obeys too much
And wishes too softly and seldom.

I am the man they call the nation's backbone,
Who am boneless - playable catgut, pliable clay:
The Man they label Little lest one day
I dare to grow.

I am the rails on which the moment passes,
The megaphone for many words and voices:
I am the graph diagram,
Composite face.

I am the led, the easily-fed,
The tool, the not-quite-fool,
The would-be-safe-and-sound,
The uncomplaining, bound,
The dust fine-ground,
Stone-for-a-statue waveworn pebble-round.

thank you, folks, for your kind visits and comments; know that they are truly appreciated.
@kali66 - see, i didn't forget this time.

@amandal - behold the bowler hat!
April 23rd, 2014  
Where do you get your costumes? I always have to use this particular gesture when John remarks on something in a loud voice when I'm watching a thrilling programme! He doesn't watch so never thinks! ....and its far better that saying, Oh, wrap up"!
April 23rd, 2014  
@maggiemae - not a costume. i saw a bowler hat at the dollar store so i got me one. and i wore suit today at work. i buy my props mostly from the dollar (or bargain) stores and sometimes i raid the grands' toy box. our two older boys have outgrown their toys and now the two younger ones are competing with me for the toys. :-) thank you, maggiemae.
April 23rd, 2014  
Love that hat, fabulous portrait
April 23rd, 2014  
that is an amazing poem, I would shut up if I met you in that getup
April 23rd, 2014  
A great photo for gesture! You look very smart in the hat and suit! Good poem too : )
April 23rd, 2014  
Great selfie, love the pose! Fav.
April 23rd, 2014  
What a fabulous shot, very stylish; that poem is so sad; reminded me of Eleanor Rigby - loneliness/invisibility it is all so unnecessary but such a bit part of this modern world.
April 23rd, 2014  
Love it. Great hat, outfit, pose and shot.
April 23rd, 2014  
Oh very smart! Superb capture
April 23rd, 2014  
Great shot
April 23rd, 2014  
April 23rd, 2014  
Well done! Next up- your rendition of Alfred Hitchcock Presents...
April 23rd, 2014  
Nice portrait, and nice expression and gesture too
April 23rd, 2014  
@olivetreeann - i could do that sooner, as i'm losing all hair quite rapidly and gaining weight more rapidly. :-)
April 23rd, 2014  
Awesome selfie! Love it!
April 24th, 2014  
Great idea! Love the selfie :D
April 24th, 2014  
I love this! You look fantastic in that hat!
April 24th, 2014  
Great idea for a selfie.
April 24th, 2014  
super, stunning idea and love the light on the hat ;o)
April 24th, 2014  
how elegant you look - that hat has magic powers - great shot
April 26th, 2014  
Eyecatching! It jumped out of your calendar view and grabbed me! The hat thing reminds me of the use of the bowler hat in Thomas Crowne affair movie.
April 28th, 2014  
Yeah for getting 5+2 props!! This is not creepy, though!
April 30th, 2014  
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