Poetry Blog by Gus Jonsson (2010)

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Waiting for 'Big'

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Crazy feeling

I’m still alive kicking up a storm

Crash bang bitch talk

Yes oh yes

The sort of talk that I like when I have a mind

Don’t you know?

 

Like you didn’t know

 

Lay me like a blade cold as chrome

Crawdaddy kisses down my spine

They burn like ice

 

Mind and eye filling

Spilling over and over with stingsong

The gone wrong too ...

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Her Space

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Oh how I adore her space

 

With just a trace of grace and favour

Her femininity to savour

 

Oh how I adore her space

 

Her secret nook and cranny

 

Oh how I adore her space

 

 

 

 

Oh how I adore her space

 

With just a trace of lace and French silk

Her blood red nails and her thighs of milk

 

Oh how I adore her space

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Space

Jake (This poem was written for a very dear friend on the loss of her true and faithful friend)

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My big golden boy

Barking at the stars

 

Mars a million billion light years

As my tears crystal into the cold night air

Bringing me rare moments of love and laughter

Dreaming ever after of my big golden boy

 

My big golden boy

Barking at the stars

 

Trying to catch the clouded moon

A silver balloon within a thousand l...

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Measuring The Moment ( Listening To The Seashell)

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Can you hear the nothing to nowhere wind?

 

Measuring a moment

 

Somewhere lost in the far away

The never to come or go again

 

Sunset

Red strokes of night slash bleeding to the edge

 

White sands stinging

 

Crystal kissing

 

Brownest eyes and tumbling hair

 

Pretty toes and yellow shells

 

Measuring a moment

 

Step...

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Beneath the Umbrella Tree

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Beneath the umbrella tree

The where I am tree of who I used to be

Spreads entwined wet bright vine

Ringed by rolling rusting iron seats

 

Dull diesel fume from a single decker green bus

The town hall clock beats out time

Across municipal gardens and abandoned lawnmower

‘The Spurs’ cafe remains open

 

Wednesday aft...

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The Plate and the Spoon (FREEDOM)

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Oh! How I wish

 Said the plate to the spoon

As side by side they lay

That I could be given freedom

From bearing food

For just for one whole day

 

I carry their cake

Their bread and their tart

And To them it doesn’t matter

That me a little platter

Should have feelings

Of the heart

 

Oh! Hush you now

Sighed the silver spoon

Be st...

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freedom

Just Singing and Dancing

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Oh!

What a day

What an extraordinary day

I am standing here in the rain

Tears streaming down my face

Drip drip dripping

Dropping from my chin

Soaking my beating breast

Pouring out my heart

To anyone

Who will sing and dance with me

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A Darling August

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A Darling August

  

 

Black trousers

 Green coat

She won’t be going home alone tonight

 

Right?

 

Wrong

 

She’s a he and he is buzzing

 

A busy bee

A regular hive of industry

A true blue assed fly in the ointment

 

He’s making an appointment with destiny

A testimony to his enduring artistic bent

Primitive colours mordan...

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'The Decision' 'A Review' 'A Dramatic Comedy About a Busker' By Mia Darlone

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The bluesy trills of a clarinet were still honeycombing through my mind as  I left the wet summer’s evening to Manchester’s Jazz Festival and climbed the stone steps into the nearby Theatre Royal/ Coliseum Club. The decision was easy for me to make either I accept the kind invitation to watch Mia Darlone’s latest production  ‘The Decision’ or stay put and listen to an endless night of Jazz bene...

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Boy Meets Girl

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing on the shoreline with a foaming bottle of ‘Cream Soda’ in one hand and a  bag of potato crisps in the other

all the while looking into the small pretty face of a girl in white plastic sunglasses

who was unyielding in her stare whilst sucking loudly on an ice lolly.

‘Where are you staying’?

Said the pretty girl her cheeks drawing...

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Stolen By The Light

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The storm had blown over the Island during the night heralding a dawn that sent white clouds spiralling up against an azure blue sky,

 like gypsy dancers in a  fairground

 

‘Housewife’s Choice’ drifted through from the kitchen

on the breath of hot toast and breakfast.

I could hear Shirley’s voice in time with the wireless.

 

Da Dada da Dada da da…daa dah

Dah

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Men Of A Certain Age

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I hate men of that certain age dressed in brown leather blousons

 

Faded blue jeans that cry out for an arse

Tired white trainers way past their best

I hate men of a certain age in baseball caps

Gold earrings and large sovereign rings

 Adorning black dirty fingernails bitten to the quick

 

I hate men of a certain age

 

I hate men of a certain age dreessed...

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Katie is a Barmaid

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Katie is a barmaid

She has fiery red hair and a love me only mouth

Her smiles warm like summer

Then pass

Like clouds before a rising moon

 

She’s over there

Just over there

I’m over here

Just over here

Drinking in wishes

Swimming in beer

 

She tongues pearly teeth

Hanging like a spinning spider

Upon every boorish indecipherability

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She Loved Sundays

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Taking both of my hands in hers she leaned forward

kissing me softly upon my cheek.

 

'I've had a really lovely day today

I love Sundays

 

How about you’?

 

I smiled a broad beaming agreement

Lying should never be easy

I'd never found it difficult, but then I was well practised.

 

I had always agreed.

 

 

I had always agreed.

c...

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Pandora's Box

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Within the box

Came the light

 Spiralling into the smothering depths

 Through the sinning lullaby of siren song

 

 

An underworld

a stone cold lake

Wherein stood a castle

 

Wherein behind a door of yew

A library for the gods

 

Books and discoloured prints

 Laid scattered

All about the floor

Furniture

 Small dusty web strand...

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To FarTed

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This time

 Edward

Love of my life

I have had just about enough

Of your corduroyed flatulence

 

Perhaps it was the Eggs Benedict

Or

The Guinness fried fish kedgeree

I suspect it just may have been

That together with the Scampi Brochette con Aglio

Not to mention

A breakfast glass of Sauternes

 

Will you never learn?

 

You pervade...

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She is just a Gypsy Girl

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She is just a bonny gypsy girl

No frills no fancy

A pretty girl

With flowers in her hair

 

A gypsy girl

 

 

Long legs spangle dangle

In her garnet red patent leather shoes

And

Shining silver buckles O

 

 

Ruby down her henna hair comes tumbling

Curling dancing

 

 

Her words

 

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Jack Came Dancing ( Re - Post Oct 2008)

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A hundred or so Years ago

Dark Came chancing

With a ripper's knife

Came he dancing taking life

Deftly in that midnight hour

Came the stripping

Then the ripping

Just as lightly he was flitting

Into the darkness

After slitting snow white breasts

Plump pleasuring flesh

Dr Death awaits concealing

A heart

 A womb congealing

Watching bloody 'n...

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Jack the Ripper

Culver Cliff

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Finger light

Tremble

Touching pictures of sky

August sailing clouds

Tumble billowing

Chasing curtains of rain into a cresting sea

Blackberry

Red Clover await a salted kiss

Purple Musk

Thistle dance

Anywhere dancing

Temporal feathe...

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An Innocent Abroad ( A Soldier’s Letter to his Chaplain)

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She’s over there

I’m over here

Tell me

Where’s the sense in that

There’s never been a letter

Or a hand knitted sweater

Just a photograph of her Mother

And

Her poxy little brother

In the garden

Last September

 

Burying

My cat

 

While I’m overseas

She’s down there on her knees

She’s often there

I’m often here

 Wi...

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Claw and Bloody Nail

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I wear my Fathers temper

Like a belt

Tight about me

A

 Fight about me wherever I go

I wear my Father’s second sight

Looking both left and right

So that I might know just exactly

Where you have been

And

 Who you’ve seen

And

More importantly

Where all of this is leading to

 

 

Suspicion

Oh

The agony

Raw

Claw and blo...

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A Thousand Oceans

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I waken to the grey smear of day

How weary the wait

Chilly chatter mornings

Rolling like debt

Into never ending anywhere shrill

  To fill the longest heat of day

Until 

Like a gypsy’s promise

A kiss

Soft upon wetted breeze

 

The night

 

 

 

The night is familiar

 Like pages

Opening within a cloak of comfort

Wherein ...

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Claire

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What do you wear Claire in the morning?

What do you wear Claire last thing at night?

What do you wear Claire?

And

Would you dare Claire?

In your underwear Claire

 

Or

Doesn’t that feel right?

Would you do it just for spite

Like you did to me last night

 

You know just the right things to say Claire

Yeah, you certainly have a way Claire

About you

Don’t wanna be without you

Never gon...

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