snobby brother

always at family gathering's we used to love singing

about Bill Bailey who would never come home

or the unnamed somebody wanting to be shown the way home

because they were tired and wanted to go to bed.


And our frail old father sat there enjoying it all

a strong smile on his weather-beaten face in lieu

of those huge muscle's he used to carry mother up to bed with

singing along with everyone else

but not you!


you hankered for better times, better people to share them with

and it plainly showed.


For years after, passing the much bigger house than our's

you, your wife and her wealth now live in

I'd retrace the times when we were inseparable, and think

'that's my bro's mansion the lucky sod!


It is one year on and we are having another family gathering

at the cemetery

and I wonder if you will be able to lower yourself and actually attend?    

I have my doubts

but dad would have been pleased if you do.    




◄ my goodbye friend

and they call this SPORT! ►


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Rose Casserley

Fri 19th Jan 2018 15:14

Jemsy and Leon you have my agreement and thanks.

Rose 💋

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Thu 18th Jan 2018 00:31

great stuff Rose. I think that little fib worked quite well.

Its a shame to say this but I think the turning on one's own family is common practice these days in my opinion

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Jemima Jones

Wed 17th Jan 2018 16:24

I think people like your brother are doing what is known to themselves more than anyone else as 'shaking off their lowly born tags'.Lovely poem nevertheless Rose. Thank you. Jemima.

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Rose Casserley

Wed 17th Jan 2018 13:59

I have gone with your suggestion P&S even if I am telling a fib 😁 as in heehee.

cheers pensioneer's!

Rose 💋

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 17th Jan 2018 11:50

I (Mr W) have an 'aloof' sister who has the same attitude to the rest of her family wonder how and why some people adopt that attitude towards their own?

forgive us Rose but we need to hit the nit-picking trail again

we think 'that's my bro's MANSION the lucky sod!' would emphasise how lucky he was and much different a lifestyle he is leading compared to you and yours(?)

P&S xx

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Rose Casserley

Tue 16th Jan 2018 23:43

grateful for the quick reaction Big Sal.

Rose 💋

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