APOLOGIES FROM A VERY CONTRITE WRITER
It’s really very humbling and kind of makes you wonder
To see in typeface bold and black your very public blunder;
When Peter said “You’re going to dread to see your Pentath Story”
I genuinely thought that I could never spoil their glory!
But then I looked; and there it was, right there in the March edition –
My rendering of that great event despatched me to perdition.
‘Cos while I always strive to tell a tale exactly right,
I hadn’t even told a tale! – by cripes I got a fright!
I saw at once that there had been a horrible mistake
Instead of a polished piece I’d sent the crappy notes I make!
I hoped the Pentath people wouldn’t know who’d caused this shame
But when I looked again I saw the footnote with my name!
What can I say? I can’t let such a gaff be too consumin’
But all the same it’s rather grim to find you’re only human!
Perhaps a fitting consequence for putting them in the gun
Would be to tog me up and make me do the Pentath Run!
© Jane Grieve – www.janegrieve.com.au