Poetry Blog by Brian Maryon
If you can move with unco-ordinated limbs
and move backwards when you want to advance
If you shuffle about
with your elbows stuck out
you've cracked it...you're doing the dad dance
It doesn't take much to perfect it
Most of us can do it with ease
With no self esteem
we occasionally scream
from the pain in our arthritic knees
Friday 22nd March 2019 10:54 pm
Everyone said how smart he looked
with his clean clothes and new haircut
as he went out on his final night
And on his return at curfew
they said he was happier than he'd ever been
with no clue that he'd lost the fight
Found slumped in his chair at the table
where he wrote poetry and song lyrics
but that night the only thing he wrote
was an unfinished unsigned s...
Tuesday 19th March 2019 7:52 am
Our lives are shaped by our birth
and by the opportunities we're given
There's no point complaining about your looks
or your background or your wealth
You've just got to get on with it
and play the hand you've been dealt
Take me for example
I'm good looking, healthy and rich
but you never hear me complaining
Ain't life a bitch?
Saturday 16th March 2019 10:32 pm
He is strapped into his wheelchair
behind the various gizmos
that bring him to life
She chats to him as she tidies up.
Slumped in his chair he is silent.
He is unable to answer her.
She gets ready for their usual walk
but today he won't be going.
She is going out on her own.
As she sits in a pew at St Josephs
she thinks about his vacant expression
Friday 1st March 2019 9:49 pm