Bloody Men #rewrittenpoetry #poem

As part of my rewriting the Nation’s Favourite Poems utilising the first line, I’ve now reached, admittedly using  random device called page flicking, ‘Bloody Men’by Wendy Cope. Now, I’m an old guy with no pretentions to a strong feminine side so I offer this with a hesitancy due to my inherently wrongly coded chromosomes. However I hope, even if it doesn’t resonate, it makes you nod a tiny weeny piece. 

Bloody men are like bloody buses

Promising the rules of the road

Mean they’ll know to stop, but make a  fuss

And, with a belch of gas, on they’ll go

Leaving you mystified.


It’s quite enough to grind your gears

And scream, but then one will stop

And smile and you wonder why your tears

Are a better brake than any kind of strop

However much it’s justified.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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8 Responses to Bloody Men #rewrittenpoetry #poem

  1. Ritu says:

    Great rewrite!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thought I recognized that bugger! That’s I! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I’m sure this is exactly what the original poet meant to say …….

    Liked by 2 people

  4. willowdot21 says:

    I like Geoff , I like this a lot.💜

    Liked by 1 person

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