Whispers in Russian

Whispers in Russian

If you have nothing good to say
then “hud yer whisht” said grandma
though there are times to speak:
explanations deserve clarity and calm

delicate subjects are best broached
with a soft voice and gentle touch
but words of romance are best uttered
in French with a twinkle in the eye

whilst some things are, as grandma knew,
best left unsaid, there are some matters
that should be aired with the utmost care
and for secrecy’s sake are whispered in Russian.

Shhhh!!! Москве правила!!


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