Monday, June 25, 2012

The Jig Is Up


A Touch of Evil

The jig is up; yer nuttin’ but
a stinkin’, snitchin’ lug.
Ya think I’m headin' to da joint
cuz you can’t shut yer mug?

That shyster you been singin’ to
ain’t gonna save yer neck.
I’d cap ya right now fer two bits;
I’d even take a check.

Ya had to blab to some dumb broad.
(Lay off that giggle juice.)
Ya put the finger on me; now
I'm gonna cut ya loose.

It ain't healthy to rat me out.
I'll break ya, like Ma's dishes.
I’m seein’ youse in concrete shoes,
swimmin’ wit' da fishes.

So shut yer stupid yap, capisce?
They say that talk is cheap.
But squealin' ain't, so save yer breath
or I'll put ya to sleep.

©2012 Susan Noyes Anderson


29 comments:

Berowne said...

VERY clever... Thanks

Anna M said...

I would LOVE to know what sparked this. ;)

Daydreamertoo said...

Oooo..... he is nasty!...lol and.... a bully!
Very clever dialogue all through this Sue.

Tess Kincaid said...

Okay giggle juice made me giggle...

Dana Dampier said...

I have to say... I like the giggle juice line as well! The language is great. I smiled the whole way through!

Gail said...

Ah, you got the language down pat. Great job.

karen said...

Was this an assignment? Where did this come from? I didn't even know you knew the words "Shut yer yap"....

anitamombanita said...

so not you...and then again...loved it!! :)

Grace said...

Tough talk..now I am scared ~

Darlene said...

If I hadn't known exactly where this was coming from, I would have wondered too. This isn't exactly like you. Wow! I think you did very very well on something I would not have wanted to give a try.....no, not at all.

Brian Miller said...

should i be scared that you speak gangster so well sue? smiles...

Ginny Brannan said...

Bein' half Italian, and having a husband from NY, I really got a kick out of your Magpie. Especially the phrase swimming' wit' da fishes". Great job getting the Brooklyn accent across.

I "capisce!" indeed!

Pondside said...

That was something! I could hear a little Edward G Robinson there!

Karen S. said...

Oh you are so very good! Your song totally rocked too, especially for a few seconds before I could turn down my volume! Ha! Ha! Great combination!

LeAnn said...

I could just picture these lines in a 1950's movie. I love it; how cute this one is. Have you ever wrote a play; maybe you should think about it. Did you ever write a Road show? I wish they still did those; they were so much fun.
Thanks for the smile today........

Leovi said...

Magnificent and hard. I like how it starts "The jig is up ..."

Little Nell said...

Nicely done - see, I said he was a Grass.

Dixie Mom said...

Hey....you got some gansta in ya!

Caroline said...

Gangster Sue! ;)

You are supremely talented! You can go from a haiku to a whatsamadderforyou with ease! Now that's what I call range!

p.s. I am not even sure what a haiku is, but it seemed to rhyme. I just mean--you are good at everything! :)

Eva Gallant said...

I could use some giggle juice! Love the poem! Very well done!

Grandma Honey said...

Lots of anger coming out in this one. I do like your variety every day!

Sue said...

That's why I like the prompts from Magpie Tales and Jenny Matlock...because they inspire me to write things and go places I might not otherwise do.

=)

Sistas in Zion said...

Ha ha! We loved this one...Sista Sue could you make us some giggle juice!

Snitches get Stitches!

Helen said...

You nailed it!!!

zongrik said...

nice rhymes and you crated a true atmosphere for this "culture"

Kutamun said...

Nothing good ever happens when everyone has had too much giggle juice , trust me im an Aussie !

Linda said...

Back in the day, were you a screen writer for these thugs? You captured the spirit and their voice, brilliantly. Thank you for sharing, Sue.

Bee's Blog said...

You definitely went somewhere with this - brilliantly so!

I was taken aback by the music. HOW do you do that???

Amy said...

You amaze me with your many voices. I can't believe you did a poem all in mobspeak! Love love love this one!

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