The David Thomas Show

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Do you know this man?

Submitted: March 04, 2008

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How’s it going, David? Beer’s cheap in this place.

Oblivious to both sentences, Dave stares out into space.

His eyes glazed cold and mouth turned down in a less-than-friendly face.

Welcome to the David Thomas Show.

 

Alan talks to Andrew. David interrupts.

It’s his very strong conviction that the government’s corrupt.

Interjection over, the silence is abrupt.

Time out on the David Thomas Show.

 

Turn on, tune in, pay attention please. Now don’t you touch that dial!

He’ll offer random words of advice but you’ll rarely see him smile.

 

Then Dave chats to Al and Andrew, offers them advice.

He addresses them like they’re not quite there; he’s TV’s Mr Nice.

His life’s a piece o’drama. Here, have another slice!

Soundbites from the David Thomas Show.

 

The lady calls last orders at ten minutes to two.

Andrew and Alan climb in a cab. Dave Thomas climbs in too.

He tells the driver where to go and, when there, what to do.

Directing on the David Thomas Show.

 

So where you off, tomorrow Al? The divorce courts did you say?

I’ll tag along if you don’t mind; I’ve nothing planned that day.

I’ve had a thousand lawyers and I never had to pay,

Just gave them slots on the David Thomas Show.

 

He’s a living, breathing encyclopaedia but too big for his shelf.

In his passport it says “expert”, written in biro by himself.

 

He clambers from the taxi, leaving them to pay the fare.

He doesn’t stop to say Goodbye and neither really cares.

A frown of concentration and his head’s once more elsewhere.

Goodnight, God Bless and Thanks – it’s time to go.

Tune in same time tomorrow for the David Thomas Show.


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