Poem – Bernard Gadd

Another creative prelude
[with thanks to R A K Mason]

This plump cheque award
provides fittingly
screen bed and board
for stanzas on me

They ask no grim
Ron Mason verses
look what’s happened to him
dwindling past curses

I relish the cultured pearls
silken tassels
wait for the girls
the plonk-full vessels

I make few lines of lustre
but lyrics à la mode
nothing to cause a fluster
no one to wince at my goad


Bernard Gadd

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