The Linnet's Wings The Winter´s Tale, Ravens and Robins - Page 44

The Winter´s Tale Lonely as a Clown by Mike Lewis I battled gamely through the crowds when, floating high o’er ringing tills, the P.A all at once announced a host of great, to-die-for, deals. At Lakeside on a spending spree, with scores of Buy-One-Get-One-Free. Continuous credit I did find, with lots of easy ways to pay, as stretched in never ending line stood flat-screen plasmas on display. Down from a thousand pounds and more, but now half price in every store. The crowds beside them thronged as they out-did each other in their glee. A cynic could but feel dismay in such short-sighted company. I gazed and gazed then sudden thought ‘What wealth has television brought?’ For oft, when on my couch laid prone, in vacant or in pensive mood the TV or the telephone will rob me of my solitude. And then my heart with pleasure fills that I withstood those daffy deals. 44