Munday on Monday: R.S.V.P.

Kansas City Star file illustration


Amid the festive salutation,

You’ve just received an invitation

By paper mail — or social — text —

The senders, though, are clearly vexed.

From third (or more) upon the list,

The “favour of reply” is missed;

Who don’t respond with “yea” or “nay”;

So are they coming? Who can say?

But if no “R” or “S” is claimed

Nor “V” nor “P,” well, who gets blamed?

Yes, someone threw a monkey wrench…

’Cause most of us, we don’t speak French!

Don Munday