‘Nosey-Parker’ was the given theme for my writers group this month and I found my thoughts turning to a certain inclination of myself and women in my age group!
Mrs Nosey-Parker sets out in to the day
To stick her nose in everything
And make sure she has her say.
She listens to conversations
And if they have a theme
That Mrs Nosey knows about
She has to intervene!
The mothers in the bus Queue
Having their morning chatter
Do not know the woman behind them
But hey, that does not matter!
As they discuss their babies
(Absolutely no business of hers)
She twitches for opportunity
To stick her nose in theirs!
She has wisdom on every subject
From child-birth to death
And once she’s started holding forth
She does not stop for breath.
She talks as if she’s an expert
Her knowledge quite profound
And if anyone tries to argue the case
She will always stand her ground.
From gardening to child-care
From bunions to cancer
She knows the score on everything
And always has the answer.
If anything is private
Or not for Nosey’s ears,
She feels quite frustrated
Because she always fears
That if it’s not her they are asking
How on earth will they sort it out,
For only she can tell them
What life is all about!
Chrystabell July 2015 ©