Poetry by Jeff Green

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Rented Rooms

by cricketjeff on July 16, 2012.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

To all persons of negotiable affections
Who ease the ache in lonely people’s lives
To the shorers-up of insecure erections
The substitutes for inattentive wives

We all agree that love and lust together
Turn drudgery to Technicolor dreams
But sometimes we encounter stormy weather
Then living isn’t everything it seems

Perfection’s not in everybody’s future
And making do’s the best that some will see
A pretty girl can be an ideal suture
When life has only promised misery

Some borrowed hope may clear the darkest sky
When purchased love bids loneliness goodbye

Wherever you may be and how you travel
You can be sure that sitting near to you
There’ll be a man who’s sanity would unravel
Without a casual carnal interview.

Through history there’s talk of traded pleasure
Of love exchanged for gold or food to eat
Our brains and strength can win us hoards of treasure
But on they’re own they don’t make living sweet

Those girls who only married for his money
All Queens who wed to aid an ailing state
May think comparisons are rude or funny
But that’s because they’ve twisted the debate

As Terry Pratchett’s seamstresses all know
There’s more to life than learning how to sew

Author notes

It isn’t smooth enough, and the discontinuities are too stark, but I’m finding it rather hard to make words fit together at the moment.