Sunday, 29 July 2018

That Was the MUSE That Was

Hell for Leather

Once upon a time, the story goes,
there was a country that was beset
by great poverty and a lot of woes,
by tyranny and the national debt.

Whilst the poor walked in bare feet
a famous widow who was profligate
lived in luxury and enjoyed the treat
of finding footwear to accumulate.

She was vain and rather bossy
and had a fetish for fashion shoes.
One pair designed by Sergio Rossi
was favourite and in constant use.

Her expenditure became excessive,
and her shoe collection overgrew.
The tyranny being too oppressive,
the country needed someone new.

Once the Marcos were overthrown
a brave new lady came to the fore:
the aptly named Maria Corazon.
And democracy reigned once more.

© Luigi Pagano

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.