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The Salesmen

Beware the window salesman
He’ll stand about and chat
And sell you frames, conservatories
And flaps just for your cat
He’ll even do you offers
On gutters; facias too
And heaven only knows his deals
On front doors – good as new!

For in all truth he’s just so like
The car salesman down the street
Who sells you a soft top with just
Two front and no back seats
Despite the fact you’re pregnant
With hordes of kids at home
For somehow he convinces you
You need some time alone!

You need some time! Well don’t you just!
But in reality
With baby number 5 soon due
Those days you cannot see
Yet still you drive away from there
In red Mercedes Benz
To house with new conservatory
Both salesmen now your friends!

Mercedes-Benz SLR (C199)

Mercedes-Benz SLR (C199) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Less Haste More Speed

Woke up really early
With busy on my mind
That feeling of great urgency
Activity to find

Jumped out from the duvet
And rushed into the day
Tripping in a hurry
With breakfast on the way

Dashed out of the front door
Grabbing keys and drink to go
In haste swishing so quickly
Doing nothing very slow

Tore right through the traffic
Jumped aboard the train
Hurtled down the subway
The day’s agenda on my brain

Got into the office
Slumped at the desk at last
To recall that it was a day off!
Should have taken things less fast!

English: Commuters on London Bridge 8:50 on a ...

English: Commuters on London Bridge 8:50 on a sunny May morning, and London Bridge is packed with commuters, many having arrived at London Bridge station. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Poet

As you paint a picture
With the lens of your camera
In the aperture of a second
Capturing all there is to behold
To seal an image
That rests on the optical nerve
I too will paint a picture
With the lexicon of a vocabulary
In an opening of your mind
Seizing a moment in time
With imagery
To linger on the staves of your soul

 

Predator

He curls up there
In a bundle of adorable black fluff
Dreaming of what? We cannot know
Until suddenly! Without warning!
He pounces!
And toes become his prey!

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What Is Love If

What is love if
It is not tolerant
Unprejudiced

What is love if
It does not release
Unshackled

What is love if
It does not accept
Unconditionally

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Writer’s Block

The page is blank
The mind is wiped
The words are gone
Ideas all swiped
And this they call
A writer’s block
Where heart stops short
And stills the clock
To dry out ink
For a short time
Until pen finds
Rhythm and rhyme
And once again
Picks up a pace
To be inspired
To fill the space
That laid all blank
When mind was wiped
When words were gone
Ideas all swiped
So that such pause
Rejuvenates
To breathe new life
Exhilarate

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Beyond Shadows Of Doubt

When we obsess with what is wrong
We fail to see what’s right
We turn the lights out on our worlds
And only have the night

Where darkness so obliterates
The truth in many ways
Missing the good, the better stuff
That brightens up our day

So use the umbra to perceive;
The rays that shine behind
And go past shade with all intent
To refocus the mind

To concentrate on goodness and
The greatness all about
To chivvy up and bring a smile
Beyond shadows of doubt

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