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Lex George poem

I hope you like my latest humorous poem!

 

To that bright young lady
with painted nails
and lipsticked mouth
taking the money,

or it’s sometimes,
the tight-trousered
young man
taking every chance
to glance
at the mirrored doors,

I would just like to say
that you too will be old one day

And so, if

it’s not too much to ask,
I know it’s not your task,

but

could you look surprised,
let doubt come to your eyes
when I ask for a concession
You could so easily lessen
my pain,

and that of all the rest
queuing for their free
paper cup of coffee
we’d think you the best

and whilst we grumbled
about needing to seek
our bus pass
or other proof
so you could see,

our hearts would sing

I know it’s not your task
Is it too much to ask?

 

Meet The Author...
Lexley George
Who Am I?

I’ve been writing poetry and short stories for some time but “How Could She Persuade Him” is my first venture into a novel which I self-published through Amazon. (see the advert).

My favourite Jane Austen book is “Persuasion” and this was the inspiration for my novel. Anna, the heroine is older than most rom-com heroines, ‘old hen’ rather than ‘chick’ lit. As she laments, “Why was it that in all romances the heroine had to be young, sassy, and slim? Why indeed?

I suppose all novels are to some degrees autobiographical but I’m not Anna although she does have some of my characteristics – especially comfort eating!

Apart from writing I love cooking for friends, reading and trying to keep fit with dancing and swimming – something has to counteract the over-eating! I also belong to a reading group and host one for local writers. I do try to concentrate on writing though and have just produced a collection of poems* and am working on another novel. This is more of a psychological thriller.

When I was younger I lived for a few years each in the West Indies and the Middle East - both great experiences. I also enjoyed teaching evening class cookery for quite a while, before starting my own catering business in Wales. One of my regular clients was a recording studio and despite knowing nothing about pop music after the 1960s, it was a great experience getting to know all the groups. They were always very worried if I liked the piece they were working on!

Now my husband and I are lucky enough to have retired to live between Southampton Water and the New Forest. When we have time we really appreciate the beauty of the area. However, like most of us “people of a certain age” between all the activities and family visits to our four children and nine grandchildren we wonder how we ever had time for a “proper” job.

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