Poetry by Jeff Green


Magic words

by cricketjeff on October 15, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

I’m just a fool too set in foolish ways
Unbendingly creating silly scenes
I concentrate on words a lady says
But do not hear the thoughts the lady means

Not everyone can see the way to coax
Persuasion is an art you have to learn
But all my indignation is a hoax
A lovely gift is not one I shall spurn

So I’ll apologise I made my point
No need to be a stubborn haughty man
Who cares my nose was slightly out of joint
I ought to give a little when I can

It’s easy though to put me at my ease
It doesn’t hurt to start by saying please.