Bonsoir Mémé et le Pépé, Bonsoir

12 Jul

 (curtain rises…both are getting into bed)

Mémé: I’m not asking you to cheat

            Only to tweak. (turning over, back to Pépé)

 Pépé: I refuse to participate, in the choices they make,

can’t you see, Just let it be!

(he does the same and turns over. now both are lying back to back)

Mémé: Get off your arse then, and turn off the light!

            There ain’t nothing right… left to be seen this night.

Pépé: I thought it was your turn

To turn out the lights, tonight.

Mémé: You want to fight?

(as a matter of fact)

            I still got a good right.


Pépé: What is it that you want me to do?

            Again. Before I lay down.

(slowly getting up)

Mémé: Go and tell the grandchildren

            To stop this, this… “Messing around!

…La vie ne est plus le pont de d’Avignon.”


  (re-enters and gets into bed facing mémé)

            Bonsoir Mémé.

Mémé: Bonsoir Pépé.

(Both start humming  ‘Sous le pont de d’Avignon’)

(Curtain closes)


On the lighter side, in my “research”, I stumbled on this and if you have the time… [growing up with this song, I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this.]


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13 responses to “Bonsoir Mémé et le Pépé, Bonsoir

  1. Locomente

    July 17, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Very nice,… I could envision it 🙂


  2. glmeisner

    July 13, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    The old couple arguing is a common theme but here is a new spin. Well written.


  3. Jae Rose

    July 13, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I have heard the song..this opens it out beautifully…


  4. Donna@Living From Happiness

    July 12, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    OH I really loved this….love and feistiness! A perfect combination….


  5. Mary

    July 12, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Enjoyed this conversation, ZQ!


  6. Jamztoma

    July 12, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    i couldn’t help but giggle at your piece RQ. really reminded me of my maternal grandparents and their little soft quarrels. this made my Sunday, thanks.


  7. Susan

    July 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    This is new to me. It feels very light and fun. I assume they do in bed as under the bridge, things that they can not do elsewhere? Or is this a children’s song?


  8. Sherry Blue Sky

    July 12, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Ha, I remember the repartee, the laughter, I had forgotten. Thanks for reminding me. Love where they are both humming, likely through big grins…….


  9. Sanaa Rizvi

    July 12, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Quite an enjoyable read 🙂
    Happy weekend!


  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    July 12, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Ha, I think a little confrontation is what leads directly to the bed.. This is like a Shakespeare comedy.


  11. Sumana Roy

    July 12, 2015 at 10:33 am

    aw…Pépé became prosaic at the end…otherwise it was good going…lol…thoroughly enjoyed the song, thanks for the link :).


  12. x

    July 12, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Ha. There is playfulness that we do not always see in love. The opening intrigues me a bit. Is choosing not to participate even a choosing. Dancing is Def freedom.


  13. kaykuala h

    July 12, 2015 at 4:39 am

    It is so cute, ZQ! It is reliving the friendly banter one needs to rekindle the old Tiger in oneself again. It’ll work wonders when both are game!




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