POETRY PLEASE: Readers’ poetry from the Bury Free Press of Friday, August 30

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This week’s poems are by Jean Batram and Wilf Daniells.

NEW PET AND BULLY CAT

A hamster in the house – the sheer audacity!

Staring from your cage at me – I’ll bet you taste like mouse.

My missus gave me quite a pat and said ‘Don’t look at him like that,

He’s our new pet – don’t you forget, you great big bully cat’.

My word I’ve caught some mice – out prowling late at night,

And when my whiskers touch your nose, I’ll give you such a fright.

You hop about and stare me out – so cocky, so I’ve thought, I’ll curl up now and have a sleep and dream that you I’ve caught.

-- JEAN BATRAM

DINNER SINNER

I can’t resist a ready meal

Although at times I seem to feel

I should resist the hiss I hear

When ready’s time is getting near

I think I should cook for myself

But ready looks good on the shelf

The tempting pictures swell my heart

From peeling spuds I now depart

Not to be a kitchen slavey

Boiling veg and making gravy

No greasy plates to scrape and wash

Just dump the packet, squash, squash, squash

Into the bin, if it’s a sin

At least it helps to keep Me thin.

-- WILF DANIELLS