Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Breakages and Rifts

If you break a wine glass

and don't offer to replace it

does it show a lack of class?

And when one's in-laws

insist on you paying

do they clutch at straws?

Some say that it's crass
to demand compensation

and they should let it pass.

Others argue that since

it was quite expensive

pardon doesn't convince.

And recompense is hard

as the owner demands

cash or credit card.

But the culprit's spouse

may be forced to consider

re-mortgaging the house.

© Luigi Pagano

Woman expresses shock as in-laws send bill of £156 for broken wine glass

Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.