Verb Love #poetry


Her past was tense, poor Sally McGraw
Perched on that fence, neither either nor or,
Plucking a flower, he loves me or not
Driving her crazy, forget-him-the clot.
But Harold McGee’s principle weakness
Is plain, you see – a crippling shyness;
Harold loves Sally, and that awful defect
Will not stop them marrying, their future is perfect.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. 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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9 Responses to Verb Love #poetry

  1. willowdot21 says:

    This is beautiful and perfect and really cheered me up today 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Chel Owens says:

    Awww. You old softie.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. From past tense to future perfect – very clever

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Eileen says:

    hmmmm…….marriage didn’t change the frustration of dating, with him being quiet and her always waiting, with them both too late learning, that he could only express his yearning, in writing.

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