It seems that ALFA, betting
she would always be the first in line
said BRAVO to herself and
CHARLIE her sweet valentine
took her to the DELTA where
a conchy band called ECHO
played a sexy FOXTROT
and the vino was con secco.
Meanwhile at the GOLF course
near a big luxurious HOTEL
in INDIA JULIET had found a KILO of
old LIMA beans that had begun to smell
and she asked MIKE for counsel
but he really didn’t care
he was too worried that NOVEMBER
was approaching with its frigid air
and what would OSCAR his poor
PAPA do stuck up there in QUEBEC
the poor old ROMEO
without a credit card or cheque
pining for the warm SIERRA
where once he danced the TANGO
with some woman that he met who
wore a UNIFORM the color of a mango.
So no one was the VICTOR in the end
they all drank too much WHISKEY
and took off for Honolulu…
besides who really needs
an X-RAY just to tell
a YANKEE from a ZULU?
NATO ALPHABET SOUP
copyright Cynthia Jobin 2015
NOTE: The background sounds you may hear midway in the audio are those made by my old cat, Beau, who decided to come sit by me and have a sneezing fit as I was recording this.