Poetry Blog by David R Mellor

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Standing in the crowd

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Staring at the billboard…
I feel so important to you

Staring at the shop window 
I am tempted to believe…
If I empty my pockets I will forget about you

Sitting on the sofa 
Watching the adverts of pristine lives…
Each and everyone 
Not a care in the world 
Joyous at the insurance policy
Or furniture that just perfectly fits in

Lying down 
Just prior to nails being hammered in…
I...

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lost soulsshopping

The Screen

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Words flicker on the screen blocking out our dreams
They want more and more not nine hours but twenty spinning the clock till we crawl on the floor 
Words decay in front of our of eyes a meaningless babble cross referenced and died 
Then they lift our dying limbs to type a few more
Then leave our rotting carcass by the door

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workplace modern world

The Path Becomes Slower (WW1 100 years)

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The path becomes slower…

The orders become louder

The constant din of shattering shells

Like pots and pans being washed and put away by you

 

My Mind becomes slower…

The generals clearly don’t know what to do

I take a bullet carefully  from my friend’s arm, as if I’m holding you

 

My sleep has become numb…

The path to the other side has become shorter

Like the one ...

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WW1

The Hokey Cokey (Brexit Mess–up mix)

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You put David Davis in out
In Dominic Rabb, out, in Stephen Barclay 
You shake them all about
You do the Hokey Cokey and you turn this country upside down 
That's what it's all about...

Woah, the hokey cokey
Woah, the hokey cokey
Woah, the hokey cokey
Knees bent, arms stretched, let me out 

You put your right wing in
The moderates out
In, out, in, out
You shake them all about
You do t...

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Brexit

Pillar box red - Pillar box dead

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An off the public school cuff remark
Meant “in jest”
at “Johnny foreigner” to him and the rest

led to her beating
led to her death

Pillar box red
Pillar box dead

He writing aloof in the Toffs Telegraph 
High above us all
Trickled down to the street below

Pillar box red
Pillar box dead

It’s ok to hate
And now ridicule 
And now persecute

Taking down the veil 
For hatred t...

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Boris Johnson

Liscard – Wirral 27-29 July 2018

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The neck of the wine cracked open

And I thought I’d better join them

But I didn’t

Instead I looked in or dipped my toes into

Or faced a discrimination so many had done before

 

Friday –

As our taxi rolled in “the Keg” was letting loose

Those just out of school to fight over a woman

Or beat themselves up

I fiddled with the cash machine, as if on the edge of a war zone

...

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wirral

Swan Song

No life is right

No life is wrong

No life is left

With just a swan song

 

Somewhere along the life-line

You woke someone up

You made someone happy not fed up

And although you let people eat you up inside

You were too young to realise

 

That your life

Is not right

 

Your life

is not wrong

 

Your life was singing,

as it will at the swan song

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death life

"Dating In A State"

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I’m hanging around on a dating

In a state

Keyboards covered in tobacco, crisps, sticky with beer

Telling someone I like to climb mountains,

I’m calm and sensitive I’m in  control and I’m solvent

But I’m typing.. words …I can’t ….see

 

And I’m starting to spill truths

 

“Divorced” “Kids”

 

“Oh “

 

I like betting, drinking, smoking ,doing most things to stop me...

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Internet dating

Please take all your belongs with you When leaving earth

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Please take all your belongs with you

When leaving earth

 

Collect all your troubles

Pack them tight

As your leaving tonight

 

Remember when you loved once

Count each one of them,

On the last breath,

Don’t miss any out

No matter how small

 

Please take all of them with you

When leaving this life

 

Mistakes X

Regrert X

Pain X

Grief X

And s...

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life after death loss

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