May 19, 2014

Daintily Does It

Little Miss Dainty has afternoon tea 
most days at a quarter to three 
Equipped with big eyes and a stole round her neck 
with lips that are red as can be

Shooting her gaze round the Chez Petite Plats
(though it makes good on Earl Grey as well)
Looking to lock with lone gentlemen there 
through this crowding of fine clientele

So finds she a man who invites her to sit - 
wouldn't see her this anxious at all
Gives him the story of being stood up 
then lets crocodile tears start to fall

By the end of the teapot, she cracks him a smile 
the poor man has been suckered in
So their meeting steps on to a nearby saloon 
both their sorrows to be drowned in gin

A room in the public house, they ended up
distress and hurt gone now for sure 
Him asleep in a heap of strong violets and lies 
she quietly sneaks out the door

Little Miss Dainty now heads out of town 
while counting his money with glee 
Spending today in a town oh so new 
stopping off for some afternoon tea




rel said...

My oh my,
I wonder why we didn't see the couple as married and devoted to each the other.
I saw similar situations but not to the finish as did you.

Kathe W. said...

my oh my....she'll get caught one of these days!

Geo. said...

This was delightful! Stoats turn brown in the summer but do they continue that process after becoming stoles? Miss Dainty stole, with some justification, but was it planning or possession by the frustrated dark soul of a stoat stole?

Kutamun said...

Never leave your watch bedhead in public house while sleeping with strange person you just met !

Cait O'Connor said...

I did love this, brilliantly done.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Love the way this was written. He shouldn't have fallen under her spell - but sometimes that's easier said in hindsight :)

Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

Beautiful worlds and crazy story!
Miss Dainty really likes tea, no? I think I didn't do this :b

Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

Beautiful worlds and crazy story!
Miss Dainty really likes tea, no? I think I didn't do this :b

Jon said...

Wonderfully entertaining poetry. There are many Miss Dainties in this world, and many more foolish men to accommodate them.

Rhissanna said...

Hah! This is very good! Dear me, yes, people feel so safe in a tea room, not realising it's a spider and fly situation.

Stafford Ray said...

You never take wives to expensive places like that! These two are on a first date, and she is not buying it. Then again, he might be explaining why his wallet has gone missing.
But, I must say, the feisty Helena has found a story and told it with consummate skill,drawing from experience? :-)

Anonymous said...

Miss Dainty is quite a girl!

Katherine said...

Very amusing little story .. enjoyable read :-)

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