Poetry

Smile And Laugh

By 11th April 2010December 9th, 2019No Comments

I’m Late, I’m Late, for a very important date
People to see, hands to shake, tears to weep
Songs to sing, prayers to read, incantations to recite
People I have never met, yet they look the same as last time
I’m Late, I’m Late, for a very important date

I’m Late, I’m Late, for a very important date
The traffic, the accident, the car parking
The bad directions, the lack of a space
Charges to pay, changes to do
I’m Late, I’m Late, for a very important date

I’m Late, I’m Late, for a very important date
So here I am with my trousers round my ankles
Tie askew, shirt creased, trying to change
Back seat changing, not like when you were 16
I’m Late, I’m Late, for a very important date

I’m Late, I’m Late, for a very important date
Just as I pull the trousers up, zip up
Look forward to see! A man in uniform
Not like mine – like a traffic warden
I’m Late, I’m Late, for a very important date

I’m Late, I’m Late, for a very important date
I shout as I explain to the bemused officer
He smiles, starts to laugh and stops – dead
Now, where is the Church!
I’m Late, I’m Late, for a very important date

Jonathan White

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