A Pretty Ditty


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A  PRETTY DITTY


asterisk1a

Yes, dear, of course,
You’re the source
Of my discourse

And I really do fear
That if you were not near
Then I wouldn’t be here

But you said I can’t write
So to prove you weren’t right
I really just might

Have a go at a poem
‘Cos I”m no protozoan
Much more Leonard Cohen

So I say to you, darling,
I won’t be alarming

Instead I’ll be charming

I’ll write you a ditty
Both witty and gritty
Decidedly pithy.

asterisk1a

So, what is a ditty?
… Tell the committee
It’s got to be pretty!

Not any old dirge,
Or nonsensical splurge
Would most likely emerge.

And no sort of verse,
However terse
Or completely perverse
Could possibly be worse.

… SO, HERE GOES …

asterisk1a

It’s a pity
When a ditty
Isn’t witty

It’s a shame
When a dame
Gets the blame

It’s absurd
When a bird
Can’t be heard

And it’s sad
When a lad
Turns out bad

When a boy
Full of joy
Becomes coy

Tell me why
You don’t try
To comply

Why disguise
All those lies
I despise

I can tell
You’re not well
When you yell

It is said
Lose your head
You’ll be dead

Do not sigh
That is why
I will try

You will  find
When you’re kind
I won’t mind.

asterisk1a

So your disdain I pre-empt,

Can I now be exempt?

With this brave attempt

I’ll risk your contempt.

asterisk1a

 

 

 

 

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11 thoughts on “A Pretty Ditty

  1. This was great! …and one day I am going to use these lines “I can tell
    You’re not well
    When you yell”
    …. it’ll get me into trouble for sure, and then I’ll remember you again, Roland! 🙂

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