Neil Higgins

Billium Bakefear


Notice of absence from Neil Higgins
Me going to be very busy for a while so wont be on the site for a short period of time.
I will return however quite soon.

Billium Bakefear and his trio of plays,
had long since seen their best of days.
Written to better his rival or three.
All had been composed after a snooze and tea.
Yet instead of flow,contrast and fizz,
his repose was a dissipation of biz.
For he had clearly lost his boil.

Should have said mojo but that didn't rhyme.

Never mind he was a contented soul,
who composed when adjure or opaque.
Possibly doing the gardening and snoozing by his rake.
Yet flowers and words should flow so fine,
yet his response was to be so benign.
At the tender age of 198,
he'd outlived his rivals by living late.
Yet the days of stage applause and plaudit,
had been replaced by an ice cream cornet.
As the money had dried up still,
with not enough for a kill,
he would peruse his brain box sauce.
Maybe somewhere there were words to wriggle a course. 
Charge Of The Greyhounds had been his latest venture,
yet the dogs had all run away,
thus some rabbit had seen the light of day,
and confused their plot and more.
Oh dear what an utter shambles,
it was all becoming a bore.
Yet never one to admit defeat,
he'd work on alone to perform so neat.
Yet crowds had abandoned this hopeless tale.
And all those memories had shipped their sail.
So maybe now the time was right,
to put away thoughts of them,
and gently say adjure my friends,
and willingly say Armen.

Comments7

  • Doggerel Dave

    Oh come on Neil - revivals are all the go - when is his next production coming to Sydney?
    Fun write - Based on anyone in particular?

    • Neil Higgins

      To be or not to be.That is the question.
      Sydney or bust 2022

    • Saxon Crow

      Poor BB. Like all great artists he needs to die im afraid!

    • Neil Higgins

      Feels dagger through the heart,and thus falls into the cesspit of obscurity.

    • Teddy.15

      lol brillaint Neil.

      • Neil Higgins

        He lived in Shayford At Uvon in Warwick Shire I think.
        Thanks for reading my dear.

      • Jerry Reynolds

        A fine write, Neil.
        A vivid story, hope he gets back in the groove.

      • Neil Higgins

        Not the bard Jerry,obviously.
        But he did get barred in the end.
        Maybe a future come back 😳

      • Goldfinch60

        Good fun write Neil, maybe it is time for him to rest.

        Andy

        • Neil Higgins

          Many thanks for reading Andy.You are correct.There will be no encore.
          Thank goodness 😎



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