by Jean Jones
It’s a varied job this -
It was Gibbon’s History
I was up against recently,
I had to make a stand there, I can tell you
And felt very alone
As I faced the might of the Empire.
Now I’m snuggling up to Lady Chatterley
“A woman’s beauty is like a frail bird,”
Oops! That’s sitting next to Yeats
Last week - must be careful what I say.
I’m the other half, I tend to look
the other way,
My tastes are a little different, I’m more inclined to…
Or perhaps I should say, inclined towards me
Are Harrison Ford and Mr D’arcy
And if I get bored and want something new,
There are musicians, writers and artists,
Some just tower above the others
I have to look up to Shakespeare and Chaucer.
It’s a strange old world, but we enjoy it,
Rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous,
Supporting the small and weak when we can,
We’re a storehouse of knowledge -
Almost every subject is covered between us.
©2007 Jean Jones
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