02/06/2015

#poem #poetry #amwriting #micropoetry may compilation

I rarely look up - for the sky is blue or it isn't
 - it rains - hails - snows - clouds skit
but it doesn't do much beyond being sky

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 I'm terrified of this pencil
the vast expanse of this paper
and the stuffed bird

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there was once bump
   then a baby
and no sooner do you get used to them
than you are buying a hat

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when the dull and conventionally contemporary attack you
take as a compliment of their dullness and your relevance

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 in the kingdom of small things
we all are kings and queens
though more often we are knaves
breaking hearts with clubs

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on the buttocks of hills
the lambs run in gangs

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 those cheery shadows up on the rocks
cataract spots against the sky
- small as birds before the moon

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through the blurring of trees out-roll the fields
enclosed in patched hedge and wall
flock dotted cream and white

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the beauty of a poem
lies no in what we see or taste or feel
none of that is real
- but what is left behind

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 hidden griefs
to cloak our secret discontents
- of true significance

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I wanted to be a stand-up
but was scared of the booing -
so I opted for poetry
and the implicit crassness
of hecklers

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the tulips in the memorial garden
pout under the caterwaul
of children - all in costume -
gathering for the grand parade

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england and ireland
are brothers divided
by the unwed and jealous
scots and welsh sisters

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 in the days when there was only meat
they ate flowers as a treat
and honey to sweeten
the pottage of evening


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of course not
you wouldn't believe in doctors
if you believed in death

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 this is not a statement of authority
and will not be until I place a full stop

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and today I shall be happy -
wear carnations for buttons
and say how-do to the robin
on the fencepost

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I'm told I'm cold
or perhaps chilly
though I try to be bold
I'm often silly - like us


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peace:)



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