Thursday’s Child Revisited

11 Mar

I make no excuses for reposting this. It is one of my favourite poems to read aloud.

A Faded Romantic's Notebook


Thursday’s Child

Well, I hear that you have been travelling

with a friend in an open-topped car,

and you revealed to him all your secrets

and you showed him your operation scar.

You painted his name on your mirror

with a lipstick glossy and red,

and you posed for imaginary photos

in the warm nest of your unmade bed.

He sent you a handful of spidery poems

that you captured with pins on your wall,

I read them when you were sleeping

and they seemed to make no sense at all.

Yet you recite them when you are bathing,

trailing your sharp nails over your thighs,

and you emerge mysterious and glowing

with a wild, vacant look in your eyes.

There is more to this than just attraction

or some strange late night trick of the light,

and you shouldn’t be reading his memoirs

in a dress that is so…

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Posted by on March 11, 2015 in Uncategorized


6 responses to “Thursday’s Child Revisited

  1. lusciouslibby

    March 11, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    I hope the chorus comes to you, and that you sing it for us someday…😌

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lusciouslibby

    March 11, 2015 at 10:48 pm


    Liked by 2 people

  3. barbarella234

    March 12, 2015 at 5:33 am

    This was lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Heartafire

    March 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    a masterpiece



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