Do it BackwardsOnce upon a time, long enough ago for this tale to become muddled folklore, there was a talented young man who desperately wanted a pair of skates. Times were hard, there was war and rumour of war, and hockey was fast becoming a popular diversion from all of it. Skates, and a very good pair of skates, ones designed by the fastest skater in the world, Norval Baptie, were particularly special and this particularly talented young man wanted them more than he had ever wanted anything. All he would have to do to get them would be to beat Norval Baptie himself in a race. Ever the showman and the gentleman, Norval Baptie offered to race backwards while his challengers could skate forward. Norval Baptie was at the height of his speed skating career at the time, but facing him while he skated backwards especially for such a pair of skates was a tempting challenge. The young man entered and the race was on, but as the race unfoldeDo it Backwards3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Think youve got it tough?
Think youve got it bad?
Im married to the most unintegritous cad
Wholl sleep in just about any box he can find
And its not the box of the shipping box kind
While Ill bet you think thats not bad at all
But he drinks too, its true, till hes got enough gall
To come home and pretend he has two very large balls.
Oh is that so, Mary Jane, well I bet my lifes worse
Its the worst sort of worse, why its nearly a curse
Thats my life for you, thats the truth I do swear
Its a harder life than yours for I live with bears
Not teddies or plushies, but the real live things
I bet youll think better now of your cad and his flings.
Neither of you have it bad, none of you have it hard,
I just lost my retirement to a bet in a bar.
I bet you think a gambler isnt worth your pity or hugs
Since they hang around winos, and gangsters and thugs