Uncle Bert

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I remember Uncle Bert.

He had had a stroke.

His mouth was always open

Though he never spoke.

 

He sat on his armchair

Alongside Aunty Pat

Who did the speaking for him.

She was good at that.

 

He once looked a film star

A Gable or a Flynn.

And often charmed the ladies

with a rakish grin.

 

But then one day he emptied

and forever after that

Loyal as a labrador

he followed Aunty Pat.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Uncle Bert

  1. I guess it is. It’s been decades since I even thought about Uncle Bert then the other day I was reading something totally unrelated and the first 4 lines popped into my head. You never know šŸ™‚

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