Sunday, 11 April 2010

All aboard the Poetry Bus.

Fatal Attraction.

It's not that I don't like Sebastian Knight,
no, he's rather a splendid fellow.
But his views tend to be on the far end of right
and he speaks with a very loud bellow.

He 'pops in' at Christmas, to bring us a brace
and stays to consume our whisky;
and if there's a female of more than sixteen
he soon gets decidedly frisky!

He likes 'gals' who are 'horsy' and rather well-bred
with stately or statuesque figures.
And once the whisky has gone to his head
the rest of us get the sniggers.

But one Friday night I was one man short
at a party for my friend, Mia -
whose views are considerably off to the left
and who dresses in combat gear.

Sebastian turned up in full evening dress
and was giving his medals an airing.
Mia arrived in a long gypsy skirt
and very dangly earrings.

I saw their eyes meet, and I knew straight away
just what was likely to follow.
Seb was 'smitten' and Mia was 'blown away' -
They're getting married tomorrow!

Any little Seb/Mia's, as they're growing up
will face a political riddle -
their Mum to the left, or their Dad to the right?
Bet they'll stay in the boring middle.


Arija said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your witty ditty...

Rachel Fox said...

I like the 'combat gear' rhyme and the whole merry story.

acornmoon said...

I hope the aforementioned appreciate your wit!

Thanks for your comments, our little grandchild is doing fine thanks, he is six months old now and has four teeth and we are smitten.

Hope all is well with you and your poorly back.

Amanda Sheridan said...

As a bit of a 'political animal' I just loved your tongue in cheek poke at the system. Wonder where you'll be putting your cross on 6th May ;-)

Heather said...

Great fun Pat - I'm still chuckling.

maggi said...

That is the second poem this morning that has made me chuckle. Thank you.

Niamh B said...

Well they say opposites attract! Nice one Weaver - enjoyed Sebastian's character particularly

steven said...

weaver - nice piece!!! i think children get caught in that conundrum in one way shape or form more often than not!!! steven

jinksy said...

Reminds me of Flanders and Swann and the Honeysuckle/Columbine song!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I would love to have been a guest at that dinner party!

Leenie said...

Fun poety. Both for the story and for the rhyme and rhythm. :D

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your poem very much, - still laughing to myself :-)

Titus said...

Oh Weaver, what a gem! Laughed all the way through, but especially liked the descriptions of Sebastian.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Well that was fun! Very witty Weaver.(Rhyme of the week Mia/gear)I wonder are they based on real characters?

Cloudia said...

Excellent little piece!

Aloha from Waikiki

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dinesh chandra said...

He very good romantic poetry.


Dineh Chandra

the watercats said...

faboulous characters!, lol.. and great poem too.. did it happen for real I wonder?

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for your comments. Sorry - you will never know whether Sebastian and Mia are real or fictional - I'm not telling!

Argent said...

Yes, rhyme of the week! Huge fun and colourful characters.

Anonymous said...

Excellent, very amusing, and a bit of political commentary in there too.
thanks for sharing

Peter Goulding said...

This should be read out at the reception! Reminded me of Eddie and Sheena from years ago. Great rhyming.

Karen said...

Fun and funny verse! A great read.

BT said...

Well that is just fabulous Weaver. Well done.