Poetry by Jeff Green

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Small Mercies

by cricketjeff on October 27, 2011.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

A girl that the Kray twins both knew
Indulged in a tantrum or two
She chopped up her Mother
And cut down her brother
But father’s complete, thanks to glue!

Author notes

On the train I was trying to write a dark Limerick in my head for Black Narcissus’s contest but like this one they kept insisting on being darkly humorous.

Non-Brits will need to know that the Kray twins were notorious East End Gangsters.