Monday, August 22, 2011

Red Brag

supplied the first line


A fellow who tended to brag
Went round waving a brilliant red rag,
But while he was up-staging
A great bull came raging
And the fellow soon waved a white flag.



I have very often stated
That I think linen over-rated!
True it has a 'posh' cache
As though its wearers hope to say
'Look well! I can afford the best!
My taste is better than the rest!
Synthetic clothes may fit the bill
For those whose bank account is 'nil',
But I look smart in the Real McCoy.
Linen means I'm not hoi polloi!
Only natural fibres pass
For people from the Upper Class!'
Then you stand up and oh the creases!
Your superiority ceases!
Your skirt's all wrinkled where you've sat
Having a pleasant little chat.
I see you looking almost rumpled;
Quite untidy, very crumpled.
You smooth yourself, to no avail;
The creases simply still prevail,
While we, synthetically adorned,
We, the previously scorned,
Rise, unblemished, from our seats,
Being man-made-fibre cheats!
Polyester rules the day!
( a sort of way.)


Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Fun post! And thanks so much for being a wonderful regular contributor to my Limerick-Offs!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Fun post! Thanks for being a delightful, regular contributor to my Limerick-Offs.