surely not till the thin lady sings?

after placing her coin-hungry battered beret

with a HOMELESS sign next to it

on the pavement and

after positioning each of the two bin bags 

containing all she had in the world on either side

after making herself comfortable

with the forlorn-looking collie dog

lying head in lap

used as the perfect sympathy card

to soften up passers-by

and perhaps just perhaps 

before being arrested

she could have been about to sing 

as graciously as she did so yesterday

almost like the recorded version

the flower song from Madame Butterfly.

Aren't our police 'persons' wonderful

in turning up at the wrong moment? 


◄ Mister Twister

shroud ►


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Rose Casserley

Thu 28th Dec 2017 13:17

so true Leon. Mild Jems?! tell that to the blocks of bloody ice I once knew as my feet! ?

cheer's you two.

Rose ?

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Jemima Jones

Sun 24th Dec 2017 16:32

it looks like its going to be mild over the next few days Rose so people like this won't have to endure snow and ice.Really enjoyed this piece.Thank you.Jemima.

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Sat 23rd Dec 2017 14:11

problem is Rose in knowing which of these unfortunates are genuinely homeless and which are professional beggars. Good one though girl!

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Rose Casserley

Thu 21st Dec 2017 21:55

appreciated Desmond.Just to point out that the opera song mentioned in this poem is sometimes referred to as

The flower duet from Madame Butterfly

but being on her own the lady in the poem obviously could not sing both parts.

Rose ?

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