Men Oh! Pause

A 10 MINUTE EXERCISE. Pick a word from the dictionary, at random, without looking and write something about it. I picked MENOPAUSE. Hence the following piece:-

I wonder if the menopause
could possibly have been the cause
of the parting of the way
for Bill and me, as just today
he said, “I can’t take any more,”
and went off with the man next door.

It’s true I’d thrown the cat at him,
followed by the Kit-Kat tin.
He’d only said that I looked tired
and my new hat he’d not admired.
His parting shot, as he went out
was, “Women, I can do without.”
He had decided, from that day,
it would be safer to be ‘gay’.

© Marion Sharville

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