Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: minor, nebulous and oily.
The Yes-But Lady
I want to tell you of a minor gripe
About a lady of a particular type.
This lady rebuts every word I say,
Sort of agrees, then takes it away
[Yes, but I’m sure I don’t do it every day.]
She’s always adamant and quite forthright,
Nothing nebulous, she loves a fight.
[Yes, but that’s because I know I’m right!]
Everything I say has an alternate view.
Is nothing I say good enough for you?
[Yes, but everything I say is true!]
Here, let’s see if some examples will do:
I like bacon and eggs, usually two.
[Yes, but they are so oily and bad for you.]
I think I’ll drive into the city.
[Yes, but the countryside is really pretty.]
I bought a shirt, it’s blue, quite pale.
[Yes, but I would have waited for the sale.]
One day when she attacks, oblique,
I’ll chuck the wretch into the creek!
[Yes, but it hasn’t rained in over a week!]
No friend or relative, alive or dead,
Should see themselves in what I’ve said!
[Yes, but it’s OK; what you write is never read.]
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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