Writers quote challenge /5 at Haddons musings is ‘thinking’ this week, so press🔜 here🔙 to join in
‘Thinking before you speak’
On a pavement Cafe at the end of the street
two smart men took themselves a seat.
Tristan he bragged about his car, £48000 look at it gleam
Mercedes coup’e a Successful man’s dream.
Harry said I worked hard taking overtime when I could
couldn’t take a holiday or even a siesta
His £17000 well spent on a pepper red fiesta.
They argued together the fors and against,
compared fuel consumption the weaknesses and strengths.
Now Mary she sat on the ground by the door
listened to them both open mouthed… in awe.
She sat head bowed a note that said ‘park’
to remind her to get in her box before dark.
Her mac was large came down to her feet
An excellent choice when you lived on the street,
for underneath was all she did possess
Plus two pairs of gloves and four hairy vests.
She didn’t speak nor look in their eyes,
when they lit cigars and binned crusts from their pies.
Silently she sat as they said their goodbyes
Missing the quiver of her lip and the tears in her eyes
They dropped her a pound and crossed to their cars
She could have been an alien living on Mars.
A lightbulb moment!
Let me know what you think, would you have in your excitement looked at Mary? I’d like to think I would have taken my discussion inside and thought about how she would feel listening…