Treasure Island

Charlotte Peters Rock

(20th century / England)

Carry The Banner


Managing doormat in rose-coloured glasses
shock of grey hair and a simpering smile

Snowy net curtains whose pattern surpasses
that of the neighbours she watches the while

Baby pink nightie - blue bows right across it
perfumed lapels and toilet-roll cosies

Tidiness fetish and cushions to cosset
Fluffy white teddie and roses in posies

Feminine vision in Mills `n' Boone manner
If Cartland keels over she'll carry the banner


15Jan1996 CPR

Submitted: Saturday, March 03, 2012

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