Verb Love

Verb Love
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 perfect.

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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26 Responses to Verb Love

  1. Still struggling, Geoff. I hope you get this appreciation

    Liked by 3 people

  2. joylennick says:

    JOLLY good. Geoff. Remove that last ‘is’ and it is perfect…xx

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Sadje says:

    Nicely done.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. willowdot21 says:

    That’s really cute Geoff and even a silly name or double entendre there ….love it 💜

    Liked by 3 people

  5. I suspect it will be an imperfect match!

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Elizabeth says:

    OMG. How about fitting pluperfect into the next one? LOL

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Fun stuff, Geoff.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Pluperfect if clot = bloke

    Liked by 2 people

  9. tootlepedal says:

    You have obviously got a great future.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. KL Caley says:

    Aww cute. Great poem, Geoff. KL ❤

    Liked by 2 people

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