Talking Whilst Flying Over a Group of Cattle

For GloPoWriMo Day Twenty-One the prompt is: ‘write a poem that incorporates overheard speech’.

(Listening in to conversation
Can lead into great temptation;
You might find with disbelief
Eve’s dropping of her third fig-leaf.)


‘Come sit by me,’ I overhear
With furious indignation,
The woman asks the kiddie dear
To sit beside her, ‘twould appear,
In language that is out of gear —
Quite fitting for her station?

Not that I am a snob with class,
But people thus abusing
The language into such a farce
In good society won’t pass;
Are whom they’d call a ‘stupid … er … (a word meaning rear end)’,
And not at all amusing.

To hear, ‘Come and sit next to me.’
Would give the greatest pleasure.
And it would be, linguistically,
In terms with which we all agree,
And free of commonality —
In fact, a verbal treasure.

© April 2017 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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6 Responses to Talking Whilst Flying Over a Group of Cattle

  1. calmgrove says:

    You’d have a fit
    in the South Wales Valleys:
    “Come sit by yer”
    rings down streets and alleys
    from terraced houses,
    halls and clubs — where’er you sit
    in homes or pubs.


  2. Arkenaten says:

    Maybe if she’s said to you,
    You can come sit by me too,
    And if dear MBH had heard,
    ”Next” would be least bad word,


    Nice one Mr. N.
    If one can’t speak the lingo,
    Rather praat the taal.

    Liked by 1 person

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