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Poem for today by Ken Mason

Arts Richmond

Online - 02 May 2020

Poem for today by Ken Mason

SHAMED

I was in this very smart restaurant

Well, I know it is name dropping, but it’s

Not as bad as posh shopping

Posh labels?

I suppose

Anyway

 

I met these two lovely German girls

One strait haired the other all curly curls

We chatted right through our meal about

This and that

As one does

But in English

I felt so ashamed

 

At the very next table was this

Hungarian bloke who joined in with his

Anecdotes which had us all just laughing

Fit to burst

As one does

But in English

I felt so ashamed

 

And finally there appeared with a swirl this

Dark eyed and glamorous Italian girl with

Teeth as white as snowflakes

Talking

As one does

But in English

I felt so ashamed

 

I never learned another’s way

Because there was no need

All should speak our Mother tongue

Was my classes creed. It was

Up to Jonny Foreigner to

Make things very clear

As one does

But in English

I feel so ashamed

By Ken Mason


Shamed

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