•Ꮈ • Ꮙ • Miss Otis Regrets • Ꮙ • Ꮏ•

Miss Otis,  the epitome

of  a prim and proper young lady

until that fateful day

used by a cad

in men’s clothes

she didn’t know what to say

she shot him dead

thinking that would be

the polite thing to do

if  only Miss Manners

had covered this sort of thing

Miss Otis would have nothing to rue

•Ꮈ • Ꮙ • Ꮏ•


“Miss Otis Regrets”   Ethel Waters    /   RReady555

this is my submission to ~

Friday Flash 55    see the   G-Man at Mr. KnowItAll
flash fiction 55  {*i went back in and changed a line which brought the word count to 57 ~ sorry, G!}

i am also participating in ~

NaBloPoMo

Post A Day

“Miss Otis Regrets”   Ethel Waters

lyrics ~

songwriter:   Cole Porter

Miss Otis regrets
she’s unable to lunch today, Madam
Miss Otis regrets
she’s unable to lunch today

she is sorry to be delayed
but last evening down in Lovers’ Lane she strayed, Madam
Miss Otis regrets
she’s unable to lunch today

when she woke up and found
that the dream of  love was gone, Madam
she ran to the man who lead her so far astray
and from under her velvet gown
she drew a gun and shot her lover down, Madam
Miss Otis regrets
she’s unable to lunch today

when the mob came and got her
and dragged her from the jail, Madam
they strung her to the willow across the way
and the moment before she died
she lifted up her lovely head and cried, Madam…

Miss Otis regrets
she’s unable to lunch today
Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today

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12 Comments

Filed under Friday Flash 55, NaBloPoMo, poetry, Post-A-Day2011, Post-A-Week2011, tortured love

12 responses to “•Ꮈ • Ꮙ • Miss Otis Regrets • Ꮙ • Ꮏ•

  1. I love Miss Manners! Especially when some fuddy duddy writes in expecting MM to agree with some harebrained complaint they have, and she doesn’t. Plus, she always knows a graceful response for intrusive questions. Love her!

    And I love Miss Otis Regrets. Especially Jose Feliciano’s version.

  2. I well remember this one from my childhood. Thanks for resurrecting it.

  3. nice…enjoyed your play and she sounds like quite the lady…a little scary but only if you get on her bad side…

  4. Dani…
    You are such a Daisy. Wonderfully written, and quite the old tune.
    Loved your 55 Young Lady.
    You Rock!!!
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  5. That is a great 55 and a wonderful post. Puts Gun Powder and Lead in its place.

  6. I did not know of Miss Otis before this .. well presented and a nice tune this is ..

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