WILLY

WILLY

My response to Doris Emmett’s Post-a-Day. 

Today I thought I would explore the deep issues around a sadly underdeveloped ego. I think we are all  products of our upbringing and the polishing and influence of those around us as we grow up. I came up with this interesting character and wrote this Villanelle poem. Look out for the story later.

WILLY

Willy was a veritable dancing freak

Considered something of charmer

Sadly a man with a doubtful streak.

He was full of gall and infernal cheek

His hide as thick as plated armour

Willy was a veritable dancing freak.

His dancing steps were quite unique

He’d tread on toes without a murmur

A man with a doubtful streak.

Willy was a cheeky pipsqueak

With the attitude of a public scorner

Willy was a veritable dancing freak.

With long grey hair and bearded beak

He had difficulty finding a partner

A man with a doubtful streak.

Willy sometimes in a fit of pique

Would hide himself away in a corner

Willy was a veritable dancing freak

Sadly a man with a doubtful streak-

©️ John Yeo