Time Heals All
The bastard stole my wife! Has he no shame?
A toady little swine at school, today,
Though bigger, richer, he is just the same -
And all it took was third-rate Beaujolais!
I had to buy her flowers, jewels, gin,
Expensive restaurants, Covent Garden (twice),
Before she’d entertain the thought of “sin”,
Yet he seduced her at a bargain price,
No doubt assisted by those snorts of coke.
But time heals all, they say. I called him first:
“I’m sure that you’re a decent sort of bloke;
Let’s mend our friendship while we quench our thirst.”
I shook his hand, apparently sincere,
Then, when his back was turned, peed in his beer.

Brian Allgar

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