John Thorkild Ellison (17/04/51 / Edinburgh)
Advice to the Naive Lover
What did you really expect to achieve
Going round wearing your heart on your sleeve?
It was such a mistake, one could almost believe
That now that it's over you've got a good right to grieve!
You've had some bad luck, yes, I know it's a shame,
But at the end of the day you've got yourself to blame,
First learn the rules before playing the game
Or all your adventures will end up the same.
You were far too obvious, so awkward and shy,
When you should have been nonchalant and knowing and sly.
Please spare me the embarrassment of starting to cry,
You've outstayed your welcome, now it's time for GOODBYE.
If you want to succeed then take my advice
And refrain from being so wonderfully nice,
You've been much too generous and now you're paying the price,
Just expect some surprises when Fate throws the dice!
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