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I Bit The Bullet

I bit The Bullet,

but I didn't bite the secretary.


The Bullet ran the phone factory,

to hire and fire was his game.

I was just a humble employee

caught in The Bullet's aim.

I never knew his real name.


I bit The Bullet,

he put his finger too close to my head.

I bit The Bullet,

now he's lying in a hospital bed.


The Bullet always hated me,

for what I don't know.

Every time that damn phone ring,

he say I pick it up too slow;

he say I answer much too slow.


The Bullet came around one day

while I talk to my bookie.

Unauthorised use of the phone, he say,

you can have your P60,

you can get it from the secretary.


Reflexes got the better of me,

but we all reap what we sow.

To lose is bitter but revenge is sweet,

there's just one thing before I go

"I been shagging your secretary".


I bit The Bullet,

the secretary speaks in my defence.

I bit The Bullet,

and she swears it was an accident.


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winston plowes

Fri 1st Oct 2010 12:30

great this one Ray. Win

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Sat 25th Sep 2010 22:41

while I eating an endive

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Ray Miller

Sat 25th Sep 2010 21:56

Thank you very much all. Cynthia, who said anything about nipped? I bit The Bullet, and I've got my own teeth still.The big error in this poem, I think, is the P60.Don't I mean P45? It's been so long I can't remember.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 25th Sep 2010 17:51

Very sly, and truly funny, especially with the vernacular twist. Different styles are wonderful to work with, showing other facets of the poet's personality. Question - why would a nipped finger put him into a hospital bed? Rabies?

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Cate Greenlees

Sat 25th Sep 2010 10:06

But you did shoot the deputy... lol
Love it!
Cate xx

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Dave Carr

Fri 24th Sep 2010 17:10

Are you going to sing it?
Very good.

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Fri 24th Sep 2010 14:38

I love the humour Ray!

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 24th Sep 2010 14:27

How clever are you? (Very!)

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Greg Freeman

Fri 24th Sep 2010 13:04

Marley, Clapton and Miller ... I like it

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Laura Taylor

Fri 24th Sep 2010 12:09

Got a sheriff's badge? Very good :D

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