A poem about Seduction by Dick Hercules

Dear Readers,

I was flipping through the classical section at the record store (I was looking for Paganini’s caprices) when a strong hand clamped on my shoulder. I spun around, and guess who I saw?

Yes. Him.

He smiled good-naturedly.

I didn’t.

He fist-bumped his own forehead and smiled again, waiting for me to be pleased.

I wasn’t.

I whispered, “What do you want?”

He handed me a folded piece of paper, one jagged side torn from a spiral notebook.

I said, “Please don’t do this to me.”

Then he challenged me to a chariot race in which the winner would bed a woman and the loser would publish the winner’s “poem.”

So you see I had no choice.

My concern is that I might now be subject to legal proceedings. Let me first show you the “poem.” Then I will show you the problem.

a Poem!

for publishment by W. Walker & Co.

written by

I am Diklitous Phantasos Hercules!

and entitled:  

Love’s Theme 

I’m gonna love you just a little more, baby

I’ve got so much love to give

Never, never gonna give you up

Honey, please, can’t ya see

I can’t get enough of your love, babe

You’re the first, the last, my everything

What am I gonna do with you

I’ll do for you anything you want me to

Let the music play

You see the trouble with me

Baby, we better try to get it together

Don’t make me wait too long

I’m qualified to satisfy you

It’s ecstasy when you lay down next to me

Playing your game, baby

Oh, what a night for dancing

You’re sweetness is my weakness

Just the way you are

Satin soul

Dick slapped my buttocks, winked, and turned to go. I knew something was suspect. I pretended to shop until he’d left the store, then hurried over to the R&B section and flipped through for a record I thought likely to be in stock. I still had his paper in hand when I came across the one I was looking for. This one:


But what was the problem, you ask? Well, look at this – the back side of it:


I trust you see the problem.


18 thoughts on “A poem about Seduction by Dick Hercules

    • Hi Worzel! I’m sorry…I saw this comment days ago and watched the video but forgot to follow up. I had never heard of John Daker, but now I’m somewhat fascinated. Thanks for sharing!


  1. Walt, quite a literary name… fits your output. I am liking your page and writings.. musing.. blog..inspiring too. This is my first week blogging (both reading and writing). When i grow up , i wanna be blogging like you. Keep up the good vibes


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