You too should learn Kung Fu

by - Mr. Darcy   Nov 20, 2016

Author's note: this poem starts off with the intro' to, Carl Douglas, Kung Fu fighting.

You too should learn kung Fu

*needle lifts and rests on the vinyl record*

Hiss, crackle,






"Everybody was Kung Fu fighting..."

*music scratches to a stop*

...but, really, were they?

Well, yes...

they were dressed
in their best
to impress.

Dozens of feet stepped up
into the shoji panelled room...

or was it a Dojo?

Eager eyes stared,
looking for their
promised land,


'Crispy Aromatic duck counter'


A flurry of feet,
a stampede
for the meat

No, the worst fate...

Just enough for one plate!

The crowd oozed
kinetic silence
of tightly winding

Brows furrowed,
fingers twitched,
then a crowd of bows

the music continued...

"a feinting, to a slip
and a kickin' from the hip"


Everybody was Kung Fu fighting
Those kids were fast as lightning"

*music fades*


Make sure when you feast
at your, 'all you can eat'

"you have expert timing"

Because there will be days
when hunger depends, on:

"Kung Fu fighting"


*"Lyrics" from Carl Douglas "Kung Fu fighting"


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  • 1 year ago

    by Golden AnGel Rhapsodist

    Hahaha I liked it.... This made me feel that I wanted to dance.'s like you're doing the move of the kungfu panda. ...great and positive write Sir...

    HuWaaa chaaaa!


  • 1 year ago

    by Mary

    What a fun poem this was to read. This made me laugh. And like Em, I needed a good laugh today.This made me think of something from my childhood that my mother still teases me about to this day. I did not like my chores and put my feelings about that to this tune. I got busted singing it in the kitchen. Oh well, thanks for the trip down memory lane. This was wonderful. Take Care

    • 1 year ago

      by - Mr. Darcy

      I am so glad you liked it. Sometimes if you have an earworm, it needs to be released! lol

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Michael, this is hilarious! What you put to words and music was brilliant! BTW, thanks for the ear worm of "Kung Foo Fighting" which is now playing an endless loop in my head...

  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Thank you, Ben and Em. You guys had commented on it before the ink was dry. lol

    I was listening to this on Friday evening on my way home. I started singing (as you do) and thought of this.

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Michael, this is original and fun. Made me laugh and I needed to laugh as I have been ill this weekend, though not impressed you made me laugh so much that it hurt lol..
    All you can eat buffet's are bloody dangerous and we could use a bit of kung Fu to fight those meanies lol.