Eliza cursed her name,

who in their right mind

would fetter their child

with an antique like that !


As a name it is centuries old

from the Old English

meaning "The Chosen"


Good god, she thought,

I am already forty years old

and still on the damned shelf;

how long does it take to choose ?

◄ The Smug Bastard

Meltdown ►


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Sat 2nd Feb 2019 21:42

I find a true seeker in this poem David, a curiosity for what might be , in a darkly humorous context. Equally strangely, I always have difficulty with the pronunciation. Is it "Lie sa" or "Lee sa" as in Liza Minelli. Another conundrum you have triggered off!


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M.C. Newberry

Sat 2nd Feb 2019 20:10

Forty is the new thirty, so take comfort Eliza and do little (geddit?)
except be a fair lady. ?

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