Poetry & Writing

Peter’s Corner: “It was the same every day.”

So you say, so you say, but how could it possibly be the same every day?

Two dinners could possibly be identical if prepared by MasterChef-winning microbiologists, and it would be possible to wear precisely the same clothes two days running although not everybody would be happy to do so, but honestly, two days could not really be anything remotely close to identical, no matter how powerful a superficial feeling of sameness and monotony in one’s life there might be.

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Peter’s Corner: A New Partner or New Shoes?

Pay Dateline fees or not? I have to choose,

but really need two pairs of decent shoes.

I don’t like dating, being rather shy,

while disappointment sometimes makes me cry.

 

And then, your sense of humour must be “good”.

I do not laugh when others think I should!

I think I will cut down a bit on booze,

then buy myself two decent pairs of shoes.

 

By Peter Cox

July 1 2006, revised Jan 18 2018

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Peter’s Corner: Offer of a Free Helicopter

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Always thinking that night, and I just never slept.

Helicopter, free gift – could I really accept?

For behind the controls, I would not prove adept.

So I had to decline, but I afterwards wept.

 

Could have sold it, I think, for a pretty good price.

£85,000 would have been rather nice.

But I looked in a drawer, and I found 80p.

All I needed to buy quite a fun DVD!

 

By Peter Cox

22nd December 2017

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Peter’s Corner: The Rainy Day Rain Man

The first Rain Man was French, and he had a habit of saying “”Après nous, le déluge” meaning “After us, the flood” because he could make it rain very heavily when he wanted to, and because he liked heavy rain. He is now known as the Rainy Day Rain Man because he could not only create rain, but also create rainy days as well. He was known in French as L’Homme des Jours Pluvieux.

He liked the expression “It never just rains, it pours”, and often saved up for a rainy day then having made it rain heavily and go on raining all … Read More »

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