Her Prisoner of War.

She keeps her albums in a cardboard box and her singles are left on the floor.

Maybe she’s a girl that doesn’t care but then, she always brushes her hair.


Her bedroom is full of things in carrier bags and empty cardboard boxes.

There’s a bank statement on the side from nineteen eighty five under a TV guide.


In the hallway there’s junk mail and unopened letters and the cupboard door needs fixing.

Someone’s at the door but she can’t hear, the music is playing too loud.


She talks like a chatterbox though she’s got nothing to say but a jumble of words keep coming.

She has a gleam in her eye and a frown on her face but nothing that will stop her talking.


The words keep coming at me and I don’t understand her questions.

But questions and answers are what she was born for

And I’m just her prisoner of war. . .



The History of the World Part Four ►


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Steve Higgins

Sat 11th Feb 2012 23:12

Finally sorted that format, think this is better this way, anyhow, thats the way I wrote it, (sorry Marianne!)

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Fri 10th Feb 2012 18:09

enjoyed the mayhem! If you left click copy from wherever you store your stuff then when you go to make a new blog entry click the paste on the top of the blank box it should ask you copy from word or wherever..that should do it..good luck

just fiddle with it some more :)

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Marianne Louise Daniels

Fri 10th Feb 2012 14:20

I like the format as it is. Leave it!

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Laura Taylor

Fri 10th Feb 2012 09:20

Hi Steve - I had major problems with the formatting myself when I first joined WOL. Are you cutting and pasting from a word doc? Might be as well to just type the bugger out and then keep editing until it works.

Nice piece, btw. Lots of details in there...could be my kitchen, or my daughter's bedroom!

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Steve Higgins

Fri 10th Feb 2012 03:20

This just won't format right no matter what I do. may have to take it out and do it again

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