A Merchant So Gallant

image from pixabay, Eveline de Bruin

The merchant was gallant
Though backdated, maybe ancient
He was unfashionably dominant
Not quite the tyrant
But blunt
He’d say constant
And then add, adamant
Not a favourite with the ladies, I’d warrant
They looked away to views more distant
Some few were tolerant
Most were impatient
Cavalier, he’d say with a leer
A rake, they’d say and hope he’d disappear
Not heard of equality?
Madam, I AM that quality
He said, so flippant

74 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Flippant

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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24 Responses to A Merchant So Gallant

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Love how you crafted this, perfect show not tell

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sadje says:

    Excellent take Crispina

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dale says:

    Wonderfully done. I must say being flippant is a character flaw I most dislike (especially from my kids!)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Reena Saxena says:

    Last two lines are awesome 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Eek he ain’t my kind … 😉 Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Bill says:

    So well crafted and wonderfully written, Crispina. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Flippant and more besides! Nice one, Crispina.

    Liked by 1 person

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