“You were such a terrible lover, Bee”

LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson

You’re too aggressive Julia,

In a place that I like sweet.

So, although I’m very fond of you,

I really must retreat.

There’s only one person in your life.

And that dear Doretta, is you.

So although you’re gorgeous, stylish and fun,

I’m afraid to say – we’re through.

I waited for you Linda,

You decided not to try,

You loitered about in Neverland,

And let our relationship die.

Sara, was a clinging vine

That wrapped around my life.

I found I had to radically prune

Her plan of being my wife.

You struggled to love me Angela,

It released a demon within.

I hope you’re now in a better place,

Rather than, no win.

I enjoyed our affair Marguerite,

I thought we had some fun.

You seem to think this affair will last,

It’s not, it’s past… we’re done.

One weekend away with Dawn

Drove me to the brink.

We hoped we might repair the cracks

With sex and drugs and drink.

You were such a terrible lover Bee

The emotional damage was great.

But as a friend, you’re my very best.

All I had to do was wait.

Find out more about LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson at lgbtpoetlaureate.org.uk

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