Glass Houses Poem by Sailing to windward

Glass Houses

Rating: 5.0

It was a glorious day in Padstow:
A real seaside bucket and spade day.
We strolled the little Cornish port in sunshine:
wifey and girls in search of arty bargains:
me, amused by fat lady postcards.

"We're just popping in here", they said
"Where will you be? ", wifey asked, in that
"we don't want you around, yawning,
while we shop for girly stuff", type way.
Me? , I reply innocently,
Me? , I'll just take a look at the boats.

"Biggest ever " and "buy one, get one free"
The Cornish pasty shop sign teased.
"A super jumbo gut filler please", I said,
lowering my head in shame.

So that I hadn't lied,
I made my way to the harbour.
Sitting on a bench, I unwrapped the paper
and exposed the full meaty magnificence of that
beautiful, mouth watering,creation.
The salt air now complimented with savoury, oniony, deliciousness.

A screech,
a flurry of grey and white, and then pain.
Blood poured from my now empty hand and
Jonathon Livingston bloody seagull,
flying heavy and low, disappeared with my pasty.
I swear I heard a voice from above say,
"People in glass houses fat boy,
people in glass houses..."

Monday, February 11, 2008
Topic(s) of this poem: shame
Paul Butters 13 November 2011

Quite a story! Another slant on pie in the sky. lol

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blue 802 12 July 2008

This piece is fantastic and true to life 10/10

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You're just acheived one of Ez's main ambitions: to write a poem about pie. :) t x

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Sailing to windward

Sailing to windward

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