Now I were walking down Queen Street
Having had most pleasing conversation
With two of my fellow '' Old Codges ''
Dear Llyde, and dear Patrick
We'd covered much, many subjects
Shock our walking sticks at Trump, May
Rees-Mog, oh what a treo they are!
WRONG, hear and over there!
Finished off their coffee, me my pot of tea!
Then we went our separate ways, steeping it out
With our walking sticks

On my way down Queen Street, I stopped,
To roll a cigaret, flick my unreliable lighter!
A young lad, walking up, took sympathy at my plight
Lit my now soggy roll up, smiling
I thanked him, said: '' May you Live Long And Prosper!''
His smile all the broader!
We pared, both getting on with our separate walks
As I were a walking, an old lad, sat on a bench
Spoke out to me, saying: '' I try not to use mine ''
'' As it courses me back much pain '' I reply, I'd stopped
To listen to what he had to say
I explained, I'd had had three slight strokes
''That affected my ear and so affected my balance''
He smiled, we, parted, as I were about to set off
I said: '' May You Live Long And Prosper! ''
Now he grind, we shook hands, two old blokes, friends well met!

ken d williams

The Dyslexic Wordsmith

Poetry by ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-10-25 at 19:33

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
You made me chuckle warmly as I read this, Ken. And chuckles are hard won these days so my hearty thanks for that and this lovely walk with you and your mates. Live long and prosper!!

Kathy Lockhart
Oh Boy! Thank you for this Ken. It made me laugh and enjoy a piece of life. It was delightful. I think I would love to wrap myself up in a quilt made of pieces of life just like this. What a patchwork of warmth that would be. :) kathy

Lovely poem, ken. Great read. More people should
read your writings. Maybe wouldn't be so much
senseless killings these days. We need this kind of
caring. Have a great day.

I love this, I think it's the friendliness on all sides. It's a little like this in the village where I live and mat you live long and prosper Ken, I'm all the richer for reading this.