Category Archives: Poetry

Four Poems About Cursed Soldiers

Freedom Each morning is a shock. I wake alarmed and watch The birds fly lazily. It is a blessed day. A blessed day for me. Prayer Requests Pray for me, Father. Pray for us. Pray for our bullets and our … Continue reading

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Cemetery

We are not truly brave. Not yet. Around the graves, We gather up the leaves And let ourselves believe In good orderly death. Savouring Beckett’s breath We think are the trees, Which quaver in the breeze.

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London

Someone wrapped lights around the trees To make the streets more beautiful For tourists relishing their weeks And lovers savouring their lives. Now, like hopeful, pathetic kids In the red glare of police cars, They shine with feeble innocence And … Continue reading

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Drinks In June

Summer is almost as its peak. The air is warm, and fresh, and clear. Outside the bar we sit, and speak, And laugh, and sip our pints of beer, And talk about our future plans, And where we want to … Continue reading

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Europe

Maybe I should visit Paris. Potter up the Champs-Élysées. Marvel at King Louis’ palace. Drink wine in an outside cafe. Maybe I should visit London. Wander round Westminster Abbey. Take a shopping tour of Camden. Hitch a ride with a … Continue reading

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This Be Another Verse…

It fucks us up, our DNA. That is the sad but honest truth. It makes our hair turn thin and grey And sends our lipids through the roof. It makes maths lessons wearisome, And gives us dreadful allergies It tortures … Continue reading

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Two Polish Poems…

Gdansk After gold and suits of armour We find simple unframed posters Bearing empty, bomb-torn ruins In stark and spectral black and white. We know these streets. We wandered them And lunched beneath their stately walls And arches that seemed … Continue reading

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