Pity Is As Pity Does

She’s happy now
So I hope that serves as
Some small comfort
As you sit sipping scrumpy

Alone in your apartment
Checking your phone for a text
From someone more interesting than
Your plan provider

If light alliteration can amuse and
Entertain then take that up as
Another pastime to help see you through
The longer you last without speaking shit
To her or anyone else can only be time well passed

Your prime, is gone like the wind
Technicolour and technically over
Or is it all a state of mind
What state is yours in right now

After one too many nights
Lapping at the teat of any of your many
Vices, metaphorical and as meaningless
As the last four years of your life

Time is short, or so they say
Youth is fleeting and wasted on the
Young, yet you could do a lot to slow it
Down, stop sliding down the slippery slope
Of slosh, drink, drunk

You are what you eat and if all that defines you
Is your seat at the bar
Your bank balance and beer belly
And the way the barmaids frown
With pity and disgust

Well, what a pity it is that it’s come to this

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6 thoughts on “Pity Is As Pity Does

  1. If I could tell the protagonist of this tale, I’d tell him:

    Perhaps it’s come to this,

    but it doesn’t have to stay like this.

    Change is never easy, but not impossible.

    Walk away from the past

    Love yourself more

    The best revenge for a broken heart is living your life well.

  2. Builds a very vivid image of the man you’re describing, especially on the second and third read-through. Thank you for the follow and bringing yourself to my attention… really looking forward to reading more.

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