Bland On Bland – The BookThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Affair“.

You have to give credit to JVG for not mind being “obvious” about a choice of theme. Give the headlines all over town this week you can understand him wanting to contribute to the “debate”.

A great show this week, a wonderful discussion of the weeks “goings on” ( get your minds out of the Canberra gutters people) and the upcoming “wrong end of summer”  3RRR BBQ Day next weekend.

Ed Bates provided the guitar backing, had his birthday today. There was a cake, the usual embarrassing fire hazard of candles and sadly all pictures of the event were confiscated at the door.  But the day did seem to bring out a wonderful performance, have a listen to how it went below…

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An impetuous affair, abandoning all care
Youthful hearts awakened by desire
They met in Fawkner Park; instantly a spark
That in moments would ignite a raging fire

A passionate affair, he so debonair
While she possessed a strength, intoxicating
Confident and young, wilful, highly strung
Impulsiveness both found stimulating

A scandalous affair, though they made a dashing pair
All reason lost to animal attraction
Their families disapproved and as one would not be moved
Knowing lust sires no lasting satisfaction

It was a doomed affair, two lovers unaware
Of the consequences of that blissful day
Emotions unrestrained, affections not contained
She found herself in the family way

It was a ruinous affair, her family in despair
How could this happen? They were at a loss
Had she lost her mind, to bond with other than her kind?
Now they’re lumbered with a Shih Tzu Pit Bull Cross

© Copyright 2018 Ian Bland

Also have a listen to “Everything or Nothing

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