Letters From A Debtor

I remember an old docker
His name was Sid
He said here’s my advice
For if you owe a few quid
He said write down the names
To whom you are a debtor
And each and every week
You should write them a letter
And in that letter
You politely explain
That things have got tight
And money is a strain
Tell em each week
You can only afford
To pay one debt
After paying bread and board
Tell em that’s how it is
It’s as simple as that
Then tell em you’ll put
All their names in a hat
Tell ’em each each week
When Friday comes round
You’ll pull a name from the hat
And they’ll be paid a few pound
But always remember
To tell em as their debtor
That if they keep sending
A threatening letter
They’ll all stay unopened
Upon the doormat
And you will not be putting
Their names in the hat

© words escape me 2012


About JB Barrington

The words & verse of JB Barrington; performance poet from Salford. Lovely stuff, touches heart strings and the odd raw nerve - Johnny Vegas Great poems; great delivery - Terry Christian A warm charm, a rapier wit and a real appreciation of words - Louder Than War
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