Monday, August 1, 2011

The Assignation

suggests we write about
'The Moment Before'.


How can I stand here, still and straight,
And see Madam Alberts write?
How can I calmy watch you leave
When I'm filled with such delight?
Oh Willem! I can see you now,
Walking away down the street!
Willem! Who's now my lover,
So smart, so dear, so sweet!
For months now you've been visiting,
You a humble lawyer's clerk.
Yet tonight we've an assignation,
In the alley, after dark!
How often I've let you in the door,
At my mistress's behest!
You were far above me,
A very formal guest.
Yet today, after the writs were signed,
And I showed you to the door,
You whispered, hastily, 'Sweet Klara!'
And more, oh so much more!
You told me that you'd loved me
For many and many a day
And I told you,Willem, I felt the same!
We had so much to say!
And yet we only had moments;
Our words were very few.
But we spoke enough for me to learn
That our love was strong and true.
'I like it when Willem comes to call'
Madam Alberts said, quite coy.
'I think he rather admires me,
Though he is such a boy.
Take this note to the Lawyers;
There's something more to be signed.
And Willem will have to call again
Very soon, you'll find!'
Let Madam Alberts make her plans!
Let her write and write and write!
He may visit her tomorrow,
But I'll be in his arms tonight!

Maxine says
"If you're not supposed to stick Q-tips in your ears what the hell are they for?"


Oh Maxine! How indelicate! You've really made me blush!
When it comes to topics such as these I think you ought to hush!
What goes on in the bathroom is always between four walls.
I don't want to be pictured standing in my 'smalls'!
Or even, heaven help us, in just my aged skin
Fiddling in my ears with Q-tips, twiddling them in!
Let's pretend they're made for babies, to clean their little noses!
They're certainly designed for that, or that's what one supposes!
So just picture a gurgling baby attractively in the nude!
Any other possibility is just too awfully rude!

1 comment:

barbara said...

Enjoyed the story. It flows neatly from the art.
Let's hope it's only Madame who is bound to be disappointed