an on-line poetry magazine
for the 21st century

WINTER 2021-22

 

Mary Flatley

TCM IN THE 21RST CENTURY

Cary, Joan, Jimmy, Henry

Bette, Clark:  I have grown

Up with them all They are my

Nightly partners as I escape

Into comedy, drama and musicals

With the obliteration of the Studio System

It’s just not the same

No more movie stars just actors who

Come and go without ever really

Establishing a following

New Hollywood cannot compete with the old glory

of MGM or Warner Brothers

Bring back Humphrey, Gary, Barbara, Olivia

And those who made the silver screen

Shine with class and regality

We need some reminders of

Tinsel Town’s past glory


Mary Flatley has been writing poetry since 1997.  She is a graduate of SUNY Purchase.  From 2003-2008 she was the Administrative Assistant at the Walt Whitman Birthplace.