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Beware the winker, he will appear at your gate,
Disguised as an honest workman, or wearing a suit,
But always and forever with that smooth -lking style.
“Surely”, that wink says, “we two know how the game is played,
We are in cahoots against the man.
And cash in hand we will give the system a good run around.”
He will call you mate and offer to polish your roof at a knockdown price.
He will conjure up an extra special one time only deal, tailored specially for you,
An unmissable offer to resurface your dreams and refurbish your life.

Beware the winker, the winker is sly. Keep him at arms length and don't shake his hand.
The winker laughs ingratiatingly when you make a joke,
Sighs sadly at your troubles and sorrows, which by some strange chance only he can cure.
And that peculiar acrid smell which hangs about him, and he claims is aftershave,
That is certainly sulphur.
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
Neat words with a nicety of expression...
btw: line 3: "skulking"?.... best wishes, Peter.
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
Ta Peter. I hadn't noticed that prob on line 3, it should have been "talking"
I've tried to edit it but to no avail  :(
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Jumbi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this! it's got a great feeling of progression, especially building up to those last two lines. 
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
Thanks, much appreciated.
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