Polite force

My husband had never looked  livid
He died down in  ourA and E.
His colour was vivid
His hair was  all withered
He cried,Where the hell do  I be?

I said,you’re in bed with a lady
So I’ll arrange for a speedy divorce.
You’ll have to hurry,
If you wish to re-marry.
If needs be, I shall use  polite force.

He winked at me solemn as Moses
After wandering the Sinai for years.
He said,Dear I love you
There’ no lady above you
Don’t spend too much on my hearse.

Would you like me to marry my lover?
He’s gone cold waiting out in the shed!
He said,don’t ask me yet  for
My  mood’s on a see -saw
Take whom you like when you wed.

But first  give me a nice service
Sing Pie Jesu for me!
Your voice is so sweet
It shall be my last treat.
Oh,Lord,how I  deeply love thee.

I said that is  very ambiguous
Do you love me  best or Jesu?
He said I love both
Yet I love God the most.
So there’s not very much I can do.

He imitated a dying   philanderer.
But alas it was only too real.
My hand on his nose
Almost gave up the ghost.
It froze  and it stuck like a seal.

Oh,doctor can you separate us
For I am not yet quite dead?
My only concern
Is to take a short turn
As my boyfriend is  alone in the shed.

You sinner,the doctor said to me
You committed adultery twice.
Well,I had to be kind
My boyfriend’s half blind.
Is that an excuse for my vice?

I didn’t want love in the garden
As we might have frightened a snail.
It’s not quite  infidelity
To love a man gently
When your husband’s as dead as a nail.

Anyway,my heart is no  longer alive,doc
In the shadow of death ,life is weak
I pretended to be  wicked
As my husband often  bickered
Diabetics  make their carers feel bleak.

I see you were lost in fantasia,
While singing the psalms to your spouse.
I shall forgive you
No-one else lives like you.
You have often kept your wedding vows.

What do you mean saying often?
He’s the only man  I’ve ever loved.
For his sense of humour
Cleared out all my  gloomour
I called him my chicken,my dove.

The force of procreation is violent
And drives lonely women to bed.
God made us like this
As he made  grass snakes hiss.
Upon hearing this the doc fled!

On my feet

My lover is a  man of many words
Most of them are totally absurd
When I asked him why he had to speak
He said ,I was only thinking on my feet

I met him is the staff room  yesterday
He says he is putting on a Shakespeare Play
I guess it’s chance  just who we get to meet
Are we only learning on  our feet ?

He  is  wholly reticent on the phone
His silence makes me feel I am alone
So we went to Express Pizza for a treat
Are we only eating with  our feet ?

He reads Tolstoy, he reads Sherlock  Holmes
He reads those little numbers on the phone
He is a vegetarian,how sweet
Are we keen on keeping off our feet ?

He likes learning languages  so much
 We  have to dream in Yiddish,Greek and Dutch
He has been to Russia. quite discreet
Are they  prone to sleeping on their feet ?

I like cooking lemons and meringues
He is getting  violent hunger pangs
I thought it was a hurricane with sleet
But we  were only  freezing on  our feet


We must be creative as we talk
Listen and   pay heed if men look fraught
Lord have mercy, I am far too  light
I am levitating on my feet

The branches  in the breeze  sway , cats miaow

Already sparrows dart between  the shrubs
No asking where to go or what to do
Before the blossom and  emerging bulbs

No outdoor flowers  decorate  my tubs
The waxy flowered cyclamens are few
Already sparrows dart between  the shrubs

As I watch the sparrows my heart ‘s stilled
The  politics, the corrections are subdued
Yet  trees will blossom  over crocus bulbs

The leaders seek to force a war by will
No reflection, certain what to do
Would I were a sparrow on the sill

Will the warships move their mighty hulls?
From bow to stern they ‘re filled with bombs for U
Yet  trees will blossom  over  tiny bulbs

The branches  in the breeze  sway , cats miaow
Was evolution wise for chimpanzees?
Already sparrows dart between  the shrubs
Our species cannibals ,  can we not love?