Poetry Blog by Stockport WoL

November Collage poem: Grim but Good

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From spaceships of harmony

Into the fires of Hell

Mouldy undertaking no more

 

A trodden mind, angry in the Nut Bar

I need more than seven words, please

 

Neil Young – grim and grizzled –

Summoned by starship –

Says he can’t go because of his terrible I.B.S.

 

Drinking tears to dry up the well, pointless

Advertising tissues then.

 

She wasn’t always fifty ...

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Don’t Pick up Hitchhikers

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At least 80

If I see tomorrow

I shall see the sunrise

 

The settlements were fragile,

Yet at the same time, strong

 

A descent into madness –

Resurfacing at Thursday Club

 

I’m always happy to stop for a hitchhiker

Over the years I’ve had

Elvis Presley and Lord Lucan as passengers

But everyone thinks I’m lying

 

Slender Man, Enderman, carrying things,

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September 2019 Collage Poem: Out of Line

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Don’t pick up hitch-hikers

Whether at high noon

Or covered in red petals and blood

Dreaming of American skies

 

Trusted positions to make you relax

Be careful not to mention the Karma Sutra

Or a mobile phone will ring

Or a bluebird sing

 

Basildon bonds & lined paper

Snowflakes fall between the lines, melting

 

Oh Walter, dear husband of mine

Stiff as...

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August 2019 Collage Poem - 'Washed Out to Sea'

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Hypnotic Methodist Tingling

A sea of souls awaiting slaughter for freedom

 

Mermaid, just say no

 

On a darksome day we skipped to death

Marked by a felt-tipped pen

 

There is sadness, but not without hope

 

Samuel Bamford is protesting

In Hong Kong

Filming on his smart phone, filming,

Sharing, filming, sharing. Hoping it

Won’t be edited out, won’t be his ...

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July 2019 Collage Poem: It’s All Greek to Me

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Boris lurks in clever Grecian lines

Pernod! Demos, oher!

 

I met her on Tinder, Medusa, she said she was Greek

Now I am stood here with a statue of Apollo

Bandaged babies, lepers and bikes

 

Refrain, refrain, rain

 

Boris Johnson is trashing

Davey’s wine bar,

Demis Roussos is singing ‘Do you

Think I’m sexy?’ to Angie and Dave

 

See the sea, let the wi...

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June 2019 Collage Poem: Going Back in Time

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Overhanging your tiredness

Coming home

 

Ah 60’s! Too young, let’s do it again.

60’s women, short skirts, knickers

 

Don’t look now in Blackpool

The man selling sand is here again

 

What comes before?

Silent silver surfing by the sea

 

Falling into the past

Looking back, we see clearly.

 

Footprints in the sand of disbelief

Nowhere to fly across...

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May 2019 Collage Poem - Looking Up

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Charles Bukowski turned up late

Daybreak at 80, never too late

Scrolling TV banter blown off the run

 

This skydiver is higher than a kite

Look up, it’s raining books

Pouring poetry across over step platforms

Stepping on to Platform Zero

 

Born into this life of looking up too much

The sky is too high, the battle too long.

Lost in the fog of war, always look u...

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April 2019 Collage Poem: Cleaning the House

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Man Ray’s aggravated coffee sneaked

A glance at the new frontier

Thumbs up, India’s best lemonade,

Top of the pops!

 

An organised death takes Aunt beyond black

Rehydrate the astronaut. The sun approaches.

Whilst cleaning, it’s important to scrub

Behind the fridge.

Catacombs holding rooms in mind of carefully

Packed past chapters.

 

A bank, some bleach, a b...

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Ekphrastic Towers Poster

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By popular request.

 

Just right click to download, on most Operating Systems.

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March 2019 Collage Poem - 'In the Wardrobe'

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Silence, echoes, look at the colours

And Distant Distractions

Minks and stoles all of this reminds me of you

 

Silver hunter's knife

Overseer left mute

Soiled aliens desperate in Heaton Moor

Park stumble on a Mel

Brooks look-a-like

 

Inside the man bag, inside the wardrobe

Inside the mind, a voice, a naked voice

Lost in the wardrobe, he looked for 

Dead bodie...

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Ekphrastic Visions - February 2019 Collage Poem

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Helix barriers all over the world

Riddles flow through digital death traps

What is a man now with no cheap cigars

A mad dead love of afterthoughts gone

 

Mad Tony's hologram cycles around the

Lanes of South Wales as Alexa 

Shouts "Give us 20 pence!"

 

Ooh! I can see Winnie the Pooh

In The wardrobe!

 

The candle, the book, and the wardrobe;

Wet washing and dag...

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