Date a girl who reads – II

 “So, what do you go for in a girl?”

 He crows, lifting a lager to his lips
 Gestures where his mate sits
 Downs his glass
 He prefers tits
 I prefer ass.
 What do you go for in a girl?” 

 I don’t feel comfortable
 The air left the room a long time ago
 All eyes are on me
 Well, if you must know 

 I want a girl who reads
 Yeah. Reads.
 I’m not trying to call you a chauvinist
 'Cos I know you’re not alone in this
 but… 

 I want a girl who reads
 Who needs the written word
 & uses the added vocabulary
 She gleans from novels and poetry
 To hold lively conversation
 In a range of social situations 

 I want a girl who reads
 Whose heart bleeds at the words of Graham Greene
 Or even Heat magazine
 Who’ll tie back her hair while reading Jane Eyre
 and goes cover to cover with each Waterstones three for two offer
 but I want a girl who doesn’t stop there 

 I want a girl who reads
 Who feeds her addiction for fiction
 With unusual poems and plays
 That she hunts out in crooked bookshops for days and days and days
 She’ll sit addicted at breakfast, soaking up the back of the cornflakes box
 And the information she gets from what she reads makes her a total fox
 Cos she’s interesting & unique
 & her theories make me go weak at the knees

 I want a girl who reads 

 A girl who’s eyes will analyze
 The menu over dinner
 Who’ll use what she learns to kick my ass in arguments
 so she always ends the winner
 But she’ll still be sweet and she’ll still be flirty
 Cos she loves the classics and the classics are dirty
 So late at night she’d always have me in a stupor
 As she paraphrases the raunchier moments from the works of Jilly Cooper

 See, some guys prefer asses
 Some prefer tits
 And I’m not saying that I don’t like those bits
 But what’s more important
 What supersedes
 For me
 Is a girl a with passion, wit and dreams
 So I want a girl who reads "

:- By Mark Grist

Mark Grist is a poet and battle rapper based in Peterborough, UK, who rose to prominence when his Don’t Flop rap battle against Mancunian MC Blizzard became an internet sensation.

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