Fancy Man

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She’s gone to meet her fancy man.

They lie beneath his ceiling fan,

Which cools them down if things turn warm,

As they whip up the coming storm.


A fancy man’s love knows no bounds,

When measured in enjoyment’s sounds.

Sophistication boost his charms,

As she dissolves into his arms.


She’s aching for her fancy man;

He told her that his name was Stan.

She hasn’t seen him for six weeks;

By now she neither eats nor speaks.


Elegant when shod and suited,

His technique is deeply rooted.

What counts is a veneer of style,

Cheap knowledge and an easy smile.


Where has he gone? She has no clue.

He may have found somebody new.

Though he’d no cause to be annoyed

With all the effort she employed.


Years later, she caught sight of him,

His latest lover tall and slim.

They had just made a trip to Thebes,

And spend their winters in Antibes.

◄ A Hundred Days

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Stephen Gospage

Wed 8th Jun 2022 17:37

Thanks for your very generous comment, Ruth.

Graham - it's a very fair point. I'll work on one. Mind you, maybe he did get away with it! Or maybe his dissolute life is one slow fall from grace, à la Don Juan. Food for thought.

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Graham Sherwood

Tue 7th Jun 2022 23:05

Stephen, I can't believe you let him get away with it! I think a final stanza is required to record a fall from grace/come-uppance etc!

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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 7th Jun 2022 18:56

What a fantastic rhythmically written storyline Stephen, really enjoyed this!

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 6th Jun 2022 22:04

Thank you, Steve. That's very kind. No real experience at either end, so to speak. I suppose you have to be fancied to be a fancy man, and, well......

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Steve Higgins

Mon 6th Jun 2022 01:52

Based on prior experience no doubt
A enjoyable romp, thanks Stephen

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 5th Jun 2022 22:00

Thank you John B, Clare, John F, Holden and John M (so many Johns!) for all your kind comments. John F - I am learning all the time! John M - the compliment is much appreciated. Never having been one myself, I have always been amused by the idea of a fancy man, although I imagine not everyone is.

Thanks to Frederick, Nigel, Rudyard, Telboy, Leon, Bethany for liking.

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John Marks

Sat 4th Jun 2022 23:04


Holden Moncrieff

Sat 4th Jun 2022 22:24

Very cleverly written, and enjoyable, Stephen! 😎

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John F Keane

Sat 4th Jun 2022 20:33

Great, love it.

Chad strikes again, leaving another alpha widow, lol

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Sat 4th Jun 2022 19:56

Love it!😄

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John Botterill

Sat 4th Jun 2022 19:00

A story for all times, Stephen!

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