I should know by now

after all these years

of saying the right things

to the wrong people

Drowning in crocodile tears


I try them for size

Maybe a good fit

not quite composite

but nevertheless I’ll memorise

what I think they want to hear


It’s no laughing matter

standing here, alone

bearing your soul


Remember to enunciate

so they’ll appreciate

the time it took

to get their attention

a mention in dispatches

Passing comment at football matches


He’s all right he is


©Ash Cheyne 2017

Daily Word Prompt Challenge – Memorise





Author: Ash Cheyne

I'm Scottish but I live in New Zealand ! I write stories and poetry. My dog Charlie is a great sounding board.

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