Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,553 Points (25th March 1943)

The Contract - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Pencil it in, if you're not really sure,
Then if you're not happy, you may want to withdraw,
But I'm sure upon reflection, this is just what you need,
Studying your requirements, of which I have taken heed,
We've viewed all your preferences and now I do feel,
We, at our end, can give you a good deal,
I wouldn't want to rush you, if you're not feeling ready,
Now read it all carefully, it can get a bit 'heady',
There are no hidden extras, to give you alarm,
And I can assure you, that with us, you'll come to no harm
For when it comes down to this transaction with us,
The whole process is one, we will do without fuss,
We will deal with it promptly in a couple of days,
If you get it in fast, I can tell you, it really pays,
Just leave it in our hands, and we'll make this job 'light',
Now your signature, please, What! you can't read or write!

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about The Contract by Ernestine Northover

  • (3/13/2006 4:11:00 PM)

    Lovely ending.Some contracts are written by people who are willing to take everything you own if you can't comply with expectations.They hold a smile, the type a snake makes just before it bites you.Then ask you to sign the dotted line as if they are promising you the world.Great write Ernestine Love Duncan. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008

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