The loneliness of Lucy

No husband or children Lucy lived alone,

Zero text messages at Christmas not even from Vodaphone.

No-one to nest with over the Christmas break,

To pull the crackers and share the cake.


Going to the cinema with automated  ticket  machines, Lucy felt at ease.

There was no shame of saying,"Just one ticket please."

No food in the fridge,no kids and only two plates,

Nothing in common to entice female mates.


Phone stopped ringing,party nights didn't exist,

A mug full of gin to help her get pissed.

A week after Christmas the new year does loom,

Friendless,family less,damp days and gloom.


But Lucy got a job at the local KFC

And married a dentist who came in for his tea.

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jean lucy thompson

Sun 1st May 2016 23:24

Good for Lucy Nice poem Hugh

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Yvonne Brunton

Wed 9th Jan 2013 18:26

Like the twist at the end!

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Nick Clifton

Wed 9th Jan 2013 00:58

Solo-ness flipped by the final couplet. Hooray!
Ta muchly, Nick.

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Dave Bradley

Mon 7th Jan 2013 23:06

This was all sad and Eleanor Rigby-like then the surprise happy ending. She'll need some mates as well as a husband though

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