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Rich Hues 10h
Financially Independent,
Retiring Early,
She grabbed the world
By the short and curly;
Her middle name Danger
She lived life on the edge,
Kept her own chickens,
Grew her own veg,
In wellington boots
With her hair in a braid
And by men half her age
Was regularly well
Laid.
Rich Hues Oct 14
I paid to have
My teeth
Whitened,
But when I smile
She just looks
Frightened.
Rich Hues Aug 19
An
Ocean
Of
Passion,
A libido
Pelagic,
The
Wand
By
Her
Bed-
Side
Is
Poly-
Vinyl
And
Magic.
Rich Hues Jul 13
Warning issued,
No one listened,
Beaming parents,
Newborn christened,
Caterers
And a marquee,
But they forgot
To invite
Me.

Dragged behind,
Almost apt,
The baptismal gift,
Badly wrapped,
Turning circles
With that blackboard
Squeal...
An antiquated,
Spinning wheel.
Rich Hues Jul 13
A twisted
Column
Of grime,
No metre
Wordplay
Or rhyme,
An artform
For those
Without
Talents
And the
Lonely
Who lack
                            Balance.
Rich Hues May 21
Beneath the salvaged chandelier from a great ocean liner,
I sip Earl Grey tea from the finest bone china
With a polite little man in half-moon specs
In the cavern of treasures that he collects:
Of hallmarked silver in glass, display cases,
Porcelain figures with colourless faces,
Pearls, ivory,  pallid pieces of jade,
Diamonds set in a Damascene blade
And before a naked Apollo in snow white stone
Plundered by the Goths from his temple in Rome,
The polite little man in his tidy bow tie
Kisses me on the lips as he
Unzips my fly.
Rich Hues Dec 2019
Of crocodiles
And betrayal
Boudica clad
In chain mail,
Cleo   uncorks
Another bottle,
Scythed chariots
Going full throttle,
Gems   and   jewels
And golden bangles,
Crowns                  set
At     jaunty     angles,
Tales    of          lovers
And   kingdoms  lost,
The       clever      men
They double-crossed,
But the sun-god sinks
The       wheel    spins,
And        in   the   end
The Patriarchy wins.
A poem about Cleopatra and Boudica sharing a bottle of wine.
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