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It started with a kiss,

Never thought it would come to this;

I’m labelled as it is

A predator misogynist;

You and I had danced all night

Beneath the strobe light’s glow,

So when we reached the dance floor’s edge

Underneath the mistletoe

Your cheek was resting on my chest;

I lifted up your head

And kissed your forehead gently then;

I must have been misled;

But how was I to know

How my approach would go;

It started with a kiss,

Never thought it would come to this.


It started with a kiss

And ends up in a courtroom;

Though I’m no chauvinist

As everybody will now presume;

If a guy makes his advance

How’s he supposed to know,

Will it be an unwelcome pass?

Will it be “Yes” or “No”?

I’d played by conventions rules -

I didn’t cut no corners;

In future I won’t be such a fool

I’ll start to use pro-formas;

Yes, before romantic trysts

Perhaps you’d fill in this tick-list;

It started with a kiss

Never thought it would come to this.

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John Coopey

Wed 8th Nov 2017 18:00

I did think twice about posting this, MC. There won't be a man or woman, gay or straight, who hasn't said or done something inappropriate. Which of us should cast the first stone, I say.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 8th Nov 2017 16:36

Play-out to a career that has careered out of sight.
A lament for the lamentable - timely: with the suicide of
that Welsh politician especially in mind.

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