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Monday, 30 September 2013

GLUM... I've just found...

this strange new word.
Well to say I've just found it
might imply I'd lost it,
which of course common sense tells
me I can't have done.

Which ever way you look at it...
inside out, upside down,
back to front...
there's no getting away from it...
it's a jolly good word.
Four letters to boot.
On the face of it,
it more than tells you what
you need to know.
It doesn't ask for sympathy,
a toothsome word, 
an honest word,
not requiring
explanation.
People just get it.
In fact on hearing it this morning 
and feeling exactly that.
I adopted it, nay, I nicked it.
I carefully put it in my pocket and
walked off with it. 
Gently glum sat in my jumper, 
cosy and content.

 Cosy and content?

Perhaps not, because with
each step, it seeped out of my top,
slithered down my leg and fell
to earth, keen to get away.
I'm wasting my time here,
I'll look for pastures new.
It now sits on the path waiting
to hitch a ride.
If it's you it chooses
do what I did,
give it temporary residence
and move on.




6 comments:

  1. Love this post LL and love the meme.

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    1. Thanks Carol, glad you're still around.

      LLX

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  2. Delightful. I can see it slithering now.

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    1. Slithered away it did... thankfully!

      LLX

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  3. We have pockets loaded with Glum, up here, in't North! Can't give it away.

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    1. Ecky thum'it! You sure it's not Glam and you've got confused?

      LLX

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