14 June 2012

Sign of the Times (repeat)

Sign of the Times

Not my fault!
He was drunk.
His brain
In a funk,
With Drugs.

Okay though
I was safe wiv me knife

Not MY fault!
He lashed out
Aimed for me face
Couldn’t have that -
Flippin’ disgrace!

Okay though
I still had me knife

Not my FAULT!
He shoulda
Stood back.
He shoulda known
I would attack

Okay then, I
Reached for the knife

Asked him outright
Your life or mine?
He didn’t reply
Didn’t give him
The time

Honest, Your Honour
It WASN’T my fault


  1. Crikey! What a good job he carries his lethal weapon with him at all times.

  2. It's all too easy isn't it? :(

  3. of course it was not his is hard to tell sometimes though...

  4. Clever one, Valerie!

    Of course it wasn't his fault!

    Happy Thursday, dear lady!


  5. Hi all, thanks so much for your comments.

    Yes,Pearl, it is too easy these days.

    Brian, You're right Brian, it can be hard to tell.

    Ron, these days it seems nobody is willing to accept their guilt.

  6. Powerful poem Valerie, you are very clever with the prose. Thanks for stopping by, so good to be up and running again :) Have a great weekend.

  7. Hey Valerie, heard you were getting some pretty bad storms heading your way. Hope it doesn't get too bad for you. Read about it here:

  8. Innocent until proven guilty, right?

  9. Hi Denise, yes it is forecast to be bad here. I just hope that when it's over we MIGHT get some summer. I heard say we would have a month's rain in a couple of days. Duh!

  10. I might have to think longer about this one...

    Martha x

  11. Boy........ain't that just the typical answer the Judges hear?

    Of course--there wasn't any other choice, I'm sure! ;-)

  12. Yeah, no personal responsibility anymore, eh? Now, where did I put my Zoloft....?

  13. shifting blame .. a sign of the times
    for sure.. great title and poem !!


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