Poetry Blog by Brian Maryon
Home from holiday
Back in Britain
A country divided
Not by the usual things such as football
We're all flying flags and wearing waistcoats now
And there's no longer a north-south split,
not now they've got their powerhouse
and the midlands has its engine
Besides, the north starts at Luton now
It used to be religion
Christians and non-believers
Thursday 19th July 2018 12:23 pm
She gets on her lounger at 9
and doesn't get off till 5
Sometimes I have to poke her
to check that she's still alive
But what if she does stop breathing?
What would I do if she's dead?
Should I rush to re-marry
or just get a parrot instead?
Let's face it, they don't eat as much
They're less of a pain
and easier to train
Monday 16th July 2018 9:01 am
Saturday 14th July 2018 9:37 am
Thursday 12th July 2018 9:04 am
The ball leaves the racquet like a bullet from a gun
The receiver assesses that the ball is going wide
He stands his ground; there’s no reason to run
He couldn’t if he tried.
Was it a gust of wind, or intervention from The Lord?
because the ball now appears to be going in
His previous decision not to run is looking flawed
He’ll have to take it on the chin.
Monday 9th July 2018 9:20 pm
Sunday 8th July 2018 11:43 am
When men have a wee in a public loo...
Sometimes you're up for it
and playfully direct a strong jet
to move a piece of gum around the bowl
negotiating the gaps between the yellow blocks
Then sometimes you're bursting
but you can't go, you get stage fright.
It's even worse when you're hemmed in by two big blokes
and there are no sides to protect your privacy
Friday 6th July 2018 11:35 pm
We're off on our hols next week.
When my wife suggested self catering
I said "I'm not having that -
there's no way I'm taking my own cat"
No, we're going half board.
Let's hope I'm not fully bored
lying around the pool doing nowt
but slapping on the factor ten.
I could always take a bike out
and go beyond the local town
but what if I have a puncture?
Thursday 5th July 2018 11:27 pm
Tuesday 3rd July 2018 9:56 pm
Tuesday 3rd July 2018 12:25 am