Get the Hint and Please, Repent!
A door that opens with a creaky hinge
is sure to make me frown and cringe,
but nothing makes me shiver more
than a lengthy lecture by a raving bore.
When at a party, I walk away
as they pontificate and bray,
but at a lecture or in church
one just can’t leave them in the lurch.
This is when a raging cough
quickly developed, can get one off.
A rapid exit towards the door
delivers you from any more.
More naive listeners might excuse
since they have not seen through your ruse.
More clever ones view your quick exit
wishing they had thought of it!
So those who think they have much wit
and find it difficult to quit
when displaying it to others
(with the exception of their mothers,)
take heed when those you’ve asked to gather
to hear your blah blah blah and blather
start to cough and start to hack,
bolt out the door and don’t come back!!!
The Prompt: Cringe-Worthy–What’s most likely to make you squirm?