Poetry Blog by ray pool

RICTUS GRINS AND STRAIGHT FACES

I noticed Jeremy Hunt at the front

adjusting his tie for the world watching,

where actors playing Churchill were filmed

 bully beef rotting on the vine

the squatting of force prepared.

For once the dramatics were plain to see

a sense of occasion contained,

body clocks at ground zero

 

flies assembled around shit that smelled so fresh

designed to be impressed. 

boys...

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BYE BYE BLACKBIRD

Something about that eye

not seeing,

not knowing me there

is like a dream

 

of soaring free

the gripping of a branch

consensual sex on the wing.

 

Beside me now on the spade

while clawing at nothing,

it seems unconcerned

 

while the bright beads of bluebottles

steer her to the earth. 

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LONELY RACONTEUR

He'll tell you what you already know

or don't wish to know,

the choice is limitless

the vision narrow,

a window of opportunity for him. 

 

He is pleased with his delivery,

your reactions are superfluous.

It may be the revelation of a recent operation,

the exciting follow up,

his memory for detail staggering

as he watched it onscreen

like kebabs under cool lights...

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AT THE A & R

At the A & R in Charing Cross Road

you'd have to mind your P's & Q's

 

Behave right - no T shirts, jeans or trainers

or it was goodnight

when you hit the long stairs

two floors down to the pavement.

 

You'd see Ronnie Knight

various heavies, luminaries of street trade,

drinks at bargain prices, 

cash at all times. 

 

A drummer mate of mine

low of brow, bit...

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STANDING UP FOR VERA

Some folks are fans of Taylor Swift

Kylie or Beyonce,

but I for one am not impressed,

their singing leaves me quite depressed.

That modern bunch I must admit

just seems a little poncy.

 

When it comes to songs and singing 'em

Vera Lynn is the girl for me,

i'm just now going on eighty three;

my memory serves me right you see.

 

My favourite album of hers I cheris...

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