Peter Fereday: If There's One Thing I Like . . .

If there’s one thing I like it’s a cliché,
It’s a figure of speech with so much
As it practises just what it preaches, and reaches
The parts other phrases can’t touch.

Yes, a writer's best friend is his cliché.
You can use it through thick and through thin.
It's smart like a fox, thinking outside the box
And it does what it says on the tin.

All my poems are choc full of clichés
And I use them to grab your attention.
For verses with attitude you can’t beat a platitude
It saves using honest invention.

But there’s light at the end of the tunnel
Because that’s all the clichés I know
And I’ve no more to say, so I’ll call it a day
Hit the road, sling my hook, or JUST GO!