Poetry Blog by ray pool
Gone and done it now
never meant to but still
they had it coming.
I feel better for it
pushed too far Mr Nice guy
that was me
psychiatric reports, a sentence,
too dangerous on the streets.
Had to make the point
otherwise they'd have got the better
of me and I couldn't have that
Can't expect you to understand...
Sunday 21st February 2021 10:41 pm
Tucked behind a slip road
fringed by chestnut trees
Middlesex nights were spent
on a bridge over a Burmese river,
in a shower with Janet Leigh
at western saloons
through double doors at the Astoria.
Restaurant above where my auntie worked
back in the day,
forthcoming film clips in frames
tempted us boys to flaunt the censors' warnings
U A or X and even H.
Wednesday 17th February 2021 5:41 pm
SUPERMARKET LOVE OF MINE
I WILL TOAST YOU IN ROSES RED
WITH THEIR VAMPIRE'S LIPS
AND WITH THIS CARD WILL SUPER DRESS
SUPPORTER OF KNICK KNACKS AND YEARLY DREAMS.
Sunday 14th February 2021 11:36 am
Firstly the cupboard as tall and as wide as a dormitory
inside the master's cane as thin as a whisper coiled.
The precision of ritual sacrosanct with rightul pain,
the outstretched hand a plea for mercy ignored,
a scything sting, the suspension of disbelief,
Grim set face at one end, sultry witness at the other.
Overarching all this the stiff upper lip
twitching with th...
Saturday 13th February 2021 3:42 pm
Light floods in to illuminate our special day,
Mum all a-bustle
preparing the way
for the scrubbed and considered version of my father,
head of the family, old before I was born.
The light turns to sun as we spill
from the tipped taxi onto a London bound platform
await the dark green masterpiece
of an all singing all dancing electric train
that takes us in art deco...
Tuesday 9th February 2021 3:11 pm
Bereavement brings its retinue, such a long line
coiling around your entrails, hanging onto your coat tails
endlessly posing questions.
The answers, if they come, are always hollow,
echoes on long tunnel walls in dim light.
When you are confounded don't try using reason
wish it well, let it go on its way
there will be other things on your mind.
Sunday 7th February 2021 12:23 pm