It is the big night.
Adequate single malt.
middle-class, middle-age, middle of the road affluence.
memorised the words
Toast to the…
Mind-block is fascinating.
One moment all is ready, the next, nothing.
I remember a similar episode.
The Israeli Ambassador
was visiting Glasgow
it was during the First Gulf War – I remember in particular as I wrote a poem about Messerschmitt’s, Sadaam and innocents.
I stood and asked a question –
It would likely have been some honest, from the heart
like, why kill babies or make people homeless over
And, I was heckled
by a couple of stolid Weegies.
A father and son
I knew from school.
They succeeded in derailing me.
down an empty
And suddenly there were no words.
when too much has been taken
by too many people.
Perhaps an inherited trait;
Being less than prepared.
When raising a point,
I am prepared,
At least the odd word
Scribbled in note-form,
He didn’t have anything,
Just the need to sit down and let people eat.
Was it five seconds?
Moments of self-apprehension can last an eternity.
*Funny that Rabbi is part of Word’s dictionary but not the Scottish form of Robert – Robbie – aka, Rabbie.
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Well Rabbie should definitely be in the Word dictionary.
Just par excellence , in word choice, phrasing, rhythm and repetition e.g. adequate ; middle etc ; mind-block ; stolid Weegies; empty thought-alleys; like a wadi; self-apprehension.
Awkward moments that bring a memory of fellow-feeling.
Just ‘par excellence’!