Sunday, 24 February 2019

No Place for Such A Preface

Addressing the Editor
of a newspaper as Sir
has caused offence
and created a stir
among some readers
who, with certitude,
have said the tradition
shows a sexist attitude;
that it is ridiculous
and also offensive.
The beleaguered man
didn't become defensive;
he wrote that although
he was not a feminist
from this hated practice
he would now desist.
He added other papers
had been educated
and agreed this anomaly
should be eradicated.
I don't want to comment
so I sit on the fence
and therefore I cannot
cause any offence.
I don't know about you
but we could employ
a simple address
by shouting: “Oi!”

© Luigi Pagano


Luigi 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.