Better people

 

Over there’s where the better people live.

 

They talk better than we do.

They live better than we do.

They work better than we do.

They play better than we do.

They wash better than we do.

They smell better than we do.

They make love better than we do.

They feel better than we do.

They flirt better than we do.

They tow the line better than we do.

They doff their caps better than we do.

They mow the lawn better than we do.

They touch their forelocks better than we do.

They clear up their mess better than we do.

They psych themselves up better than we do.

They push the boundaries better than we do.

They take risks better than we do.

They make their excuses better than we do.

They touch up their bruises better than we do.

They kick against the pricks better than we do.

They take a dive better than we do.

They slay the dragon better than we do.

They roll the dice better than we do.

They splash their cash better than we do.

They cut the mustard better than we do.

They do the deal better than we do.

They make ‘em squeal better than we do.

They keep their noses clean better than we do.

They sit on the fence better than we do.

They ply their trade better than we do.

They soap their car better than we do.

They go up West better than we do.

They fall on their feet better than we do.

They hit the ground running better than we do.

They cover their traces better than we do.

They stuff their faces better than we do.

 

And, in a hungry world,

They taste better than we do.

 

So it’s not all bad news.

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Michael Triandam

Thu 15th Oct 2020 03:17

Hannibal Lecther would have enjoyed this one.

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Stephen Gospage

Wed 14th Oct 2020 15:45

Thanks for the kind comments and likes, everyone. I'm glad that you found this poem enjoyable. It was originally called 'The great taste of better people' but at the last minute I shortened the title. I suppose it depends what kind of taste we are talking about.

As you say, Tommy, not a case of Hobson's choice, although one wonders who these 'Better People' are and how long they will stay that way. And is it too late for us to join them? Do we want to?

More questions than answers, as usual.

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John Coopey

Tue 13th Oct 2020 21:37

Unusual and excellent.

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Stephen Atkinson

Tue 13th Oct 2020 21:09

Love it! 😄

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 13th Oct 2020 21:03

Such options. Not a case of Hobsons choice then Stephen 🤔🤔🙂

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Greg Freeman

Tue 13th Oct 2020 18:09

Something different - and brilliant, Stephen.

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