The Man Upstairs

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When she died in her ground floor flat

and had gone to join The Man Upstairs,

the man upstairs, concerned that he had not seen her for a few days,

came downstairs and when he saw her

said a quick prayer to The Man Upstairs,

went back upstairs to his flat

then went up another flight to tell the man upstairs

that the lady downstairs had gone to join The Man Upstairs


The Man Upstairs was completed unmoved by all this

because of course, as we know, he doesn't really exist

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keith jeffries

Sat 16th Feb 2019 11:58

I think the man on the top floor does exist and knows what is going on below.
Thank you for this

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Brian Maryon

Sat 16th Feb 2019 11:29

Thaks all for your interest in this one.

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Fernwood Press

Fri 15th Feb 2019 21:01

This made me laugh. I love playing with words like this. Great job keeping track of all the different men upstairs!! ?

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 15th Feb 2019 14:54

Neat theme, entertaining and engaging in its expression.


Fri 15th Feb 2019 10:26

Thank u Brian....what i couldn't achieve in an year...your poem did that in flash of seconds.

Running upstair and downstair...i lost 20 kgs...hehehe

Nice poetic climbing up n down...?


Fri 15th Feb 2019 10:13

Sort of upstairs, downstairs.

Just wondering 'how' the man upstairs was unmoved, if he does not exist.

Anyhow what does he know about poetry anyway Brian?

I am with 'The Duke'


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