Menopause: Silly-Savvy Poem

I pause, just for a nanosecond, to consider the flaw

in the word


Isn’t it women, they such as I, that suffer from the pause?

And what is this pause anyway?

Do women just stop, rest awhile, and take the time to consider,

as I – am doing – now –

the flaw?

The flaw that is the man who stuck the flawed-plural form of himself in front of the pause that was supposed to mine!

The man who couldn’t resist butting in and muscling in on the inaction!

Well, this is just fine, my man – my flaw!

This is just fine with me!

Sit yourself down, rest awhile, and take your time ….

Because, if you can ever get your lazy ar*e off that line and stand up again, you’ll find that your feet will be stuck!


Your feet will be stuck down in the crooked and flawed groundwork of a line of your own making – and the rest of us – the women – still intact – and still speeding – will have

moved                                              on!


Copyright owned by Jay Cool, June 2019

Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay


P.S. Pause there, just awhile, take your time, and click through to the whole collection of Jay Cool’s perfectionism:

Happy Birthday: A Silly Poem

Travel Log: A Savvy Poem

Stone Toes

Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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