A DOUBLE DOSE AND A RUNNY NOSE

Seems to have appeared on some ‘readers’ yet not others – something afoot at WP?

mikesteeden

dining car

Whistles, au revoir doors slamming, ‘All aboard’ and clackety-clack

Budding swains musing upon the delights of whores and debutants

Feigning enchantment when introduced to gentry’s suitor seeking daughter

Nodding more than just approval at the factory owners buxom lass

Either way just mere hors d’oeuvres for the idle young treasures

Halcyon day’s arid couplings of the little else to do

A Grand Tour’s Gare de l’Est embarkation Milan bound

Acid tongues, wet wit, surreptitious glimpses and crocodile tears

Oysters, chocolate pudding, pink champagne and gravy stains in the restaurant coach

Sleeper cars, bunk hopping farces and found out flushed faces

The days when a misplaced carpet bag was the end of her world

Just what is a chap to do?

How soon a summer ends

Sergeant majors, whizz bangs, mustard gas, and sodden trenches

Artillery bombardments, a double dose and a runny nose

Muck and bullets very own immodest sepulchre…

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