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


Don't unplug your hub. said...

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

Akelamalu said...

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

Brian Miller said...

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

Ron said...

Clever one, Valerie!

Of course it wasn't his fault!

Happy Thursday, dear lady!


Valerie said...

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.

Denise said...

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.

Denise said...

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:

Pat said...

Innocent until proven guilty, right?

Valerie said...

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!

Marthaamay O_o said...

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

Martha x

Mel said...

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

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

HermanTurnip said...

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

faye said...

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