Thursday, September 25, 2008

OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER!! NEW POEM!!

Hello,

I have another new poem for you all, hot off the press. I've been writing quite a few new ones this last fortnight and am currently working on some poems with the following titles: REVENGE IS A DISH BEST SERVED..., PLANET ADMIN, I DON'T FEEL THAT KIND OF LOVE ANYMORE, MY DEAD DAD, DAZZLE THEM WITH YOUR BEAUTY, THE BALLAD OF SIR SIMON DE YETI, THE LULLABY OF THE HAGGISH and A WASP IN A WIG. These are all ones I'm working on and are not yet complete...

The piece I want to post today, however, is pretty much complete - although it is a first draft; but I don't think I'll change much before it appears in my next book of poems sometime in 2009, hopefully.

It's called OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER and was written last night in the O'Neill's Bar in Woking, whilst my friends Julie, James and Calum watched the Spurs Vs Newcastle Match. (I'm told Spurs won 2-1, but I was too poetically challenged at the time to notice!!)

Anyway - enjoy the new poem. :)

Paul x

OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER…
(24/09/2008)


You’re old enough to know better…
Riding naked upon your Lambretta…
Flashing your modesty freely…
Or molesting the Bishop of Ely!
As you simper and smile at him sweetly…
Well, you’re letting the side down;
Completely.

You are old enough, but you’re naughty…
If you’re caught – you act outraged and haughty!
You look cross and pretend you’re not fickle!
Whilst your fingers reach in for a tickle…
You are filthy – a stranger to culture…
You are greedy; like some sex-obsessed vulture!

You are old enough to know manners…
So stop stalking me waving those banners…
Shouting; “You can have me; but can you afford me?
If you can then please rampantly board me…”
You old harlot, you, ever so slutty…
Like an acorn you’re round and you’re nutty…

You are old enough to make trouble…
To reduce solid fixtures to rubble…
To send shivers down spines made of iron…
To shake shoulders constructed to cry on…
Seems you scare all the bold and the plucky…
With insinuations that border on mucky…

You are old enough to set an example…
Not to be breathalised or giving a sample…
You’re so wicked you make devils embarrassed…
You make freaks feel unsettled and harassed…
You get worse every day; not for turning…
One would hope there’s some lesson you’re learning…

You are old enough to know better…
On the prowl with your faithful red setter…
On the pull though you’re quite prehistoric…
Really scary and twee and demonic…
Out there doing things I dare not to mention…
You should know better; you're drawing a pension...

Thanks to Kirk R. for taking the photo. Copyright 2008.

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