Wendy Cope


Some More Light Verse - Poem by Wendy Cope

You have to try. You see the shrink.
You learn a lot. You read. You think.
You struggle to improve your looks.
You meet some men. You write some books.
You eat good food. You give up junk.
You do not smoke. You don't get drunk.
You take up yoga, walk and swim.
And nothing works. The outlook's grim.
You don't know what to do. You cry.
You're running out of things to try.

You blow your nose. You see the shrink.
You walk. You give up food and drink.
You fall in love. You make a plan.
You struggle to improve your man.
And nothing works. The outlooks grim.
You go to yoga, cry and swim.
You eat and drink. You give up looks.
You struggle to improve your books.
You cannot see the point. You sigh.
You do not smoke. You have to try.

Form: Light Verse


Comments about Some More Light Verse by Wendy Cope

  • (1/30/2019 5:34:00 AM)

    I WALK A LONELY ROAD! ! ! THE ONLY ONE THAT I HAVE EVER KNOWN (Report)Reply

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  • (10/24/2018 9:46:00 AM)

    Wow what a great poem (Report)Reply

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  • (2/10/2018 3:18:00 PM)

    You read poetry. You have to try. (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (2/12/2016 3:24:00 PM)

    Indeed, she speaks the dreary soulless truth and then she lifts her chin up and calls it some more light verse- -such a sad life for such a brave life. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/12/2016 8:41:00 AM)

    Why on smoking only it applies every bad things. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015



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