Waffle Me #poem

The other day I was accused of waffling, of not getting to the point. Irritated, my muse returned with this

In Praise Of Waffle

They were rather blunt the other day

And their tone was really sharp

‘Get to the point,’ came the demand

And ‘Come on, you’re having a laugh.’


I’ve been called the Confused Middle

Not sure which end I’m at,

But this need to taper wears me down

I’ve become a stub of a chap.


Now I’m not the type to diss a point

And please don’t think me feeble

But why do they attack me so

This need to always needle?


But I’m adept at deflecting pricks

And hoisting by another’s petard

And making sure their shit don’t stick

By blunting every barb.


There will come a point in time

When they’ll willing confess

That obsessing on a meme or theme

Is frankly rather pointless.






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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19 Responses to Waffle Me #poem

  1. trifflepudling says:

    Wafflers of the world, Unite! 😄

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    I guess they are telling you that you are

    hemming and hawing
    beating about the bush
    beating around the bush
    straddling the fence

    That about covers it!

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  3. Waffle me well and waffle me often
    given some time their attitudes soften.

    With apologies to Cyrus S Tottering.

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  4. I’m going to take up waffling. I need to buy an iron though.

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  5. arlingwoman says:

    Waffle. I always think of food when someone says waffle. Praise to waffles and butter.

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  6. Chel Owens says:

    This is why you save them for breakfast foods.

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  7. George says:

    Razor sharp!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Norah says:

    I know just what you mean. How rude!

    Liked by 1 person

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