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Jim Trott

Updated: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 04:01 am

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I am lucky to have been born in Guernsey and to have lived in this beautiful place for most of my life. My interests are varied, but they all tend to fit into the artistic category. Be that playing and listening to music, or writing and reading. My reasons for joining Write Out Loud are to have access to other poets' work, to have an outlet for my own poems, and to make contact with like-minded people. My poems tend to be prose poetry, which I hope some of you might enjoy.


The Rebel He was a man of high intelligence "Alphonse the Boffin" they called him Though he wasn't a boffin And his name was Raymond. But they knew that, somehow, He was different. He didn't often socialise Because he hated nonsensical small-talk And the people who felt compelled To play that game. Rain is rain, sun is sun. Who really cares? He thought. Perhaps, deep-down, He was a rebel Though he didn't really Fit the bill. Okay, so he didn't wear a watch Because he hated Being constrained by time, And he was more likely To gorge himself during lent Than to fast. If it's right to comply And wrong to be different, Then Raymond accepted, Without a care, That he was a passive rebel. So be it. Pancho Villa, Che Guevara, Robin Hood - And Raymond Best to be remembered For being a bit odd Than to be forgotten, he thought, With irony, As he let the cat out, Kissed his mother's photograph And put out the light.

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Blog entries by Jim Trott

Henry & Lucille (07/02/2016)

The Gnome and his Snakes (05/02/2016)

And the Walls did Weep (01/02/2016)

Killing the Long Game (31/01/2016)

Tom's Battles (29/01/2016)

The Hat (28/01/2016)

Nicole (27/01/2016)

The Rebel (26/01/2016)

Martha Street (25/01/2016)

Aisha with Beads (25/01/2016)

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Tom Harding

Sun 20th Mar 2016 22:52

Hey Jim, many thanks for your recent comment on my poem!

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David Cooke

Sun 14th Feb 2016 17:02

Hi Jim Glad ytou liked the sax poem!

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 9th Feb 2016 11:52

Hi, Jim,

I have much appreciated your comments. I fully intend to scope your work in detail; didn't want you to think I was ignoring you, especially since you're making an effort to participate wholly.


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Laura Taylor

Mon 8th Feb 2016 11:27

Hi Jim

Thanks for your note on Bathtime.

It's a deeply unpleasant memory from childhood that has plagued me for years. I thought to try and exorcise it through poetry. Stu's take is close to the real thing.



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Sun 7th Feb 2016 22:11

Cheers for recent comment Jim...v. kind

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Noris Roberts

Thu 4th Feb 2016 01:15

Hi Jim, no need for blushing :) I really appreciate you comment on my poem Vibrating in the unison of the scream of passion. Thank you.

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Jim Trott

Thu 28th Jan 2016 15:27

Thanks for all your comments guys. Raymond is so pleased!

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Thu 28th Jan 2016 11:53

I agree with the comments about your telling a good story, and having a gift for an ending. I'll watch for more of your writing being posted.

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Robert Mann

Thu 28th Jan 2016 11:09

Jim - welcome to WOL. Loving your work so far. Lets have lots more please.

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Laura Taylor

Thu 28th Jan 2016 10:37

Morning Jim

Y'welcome :)

Ha. I haven't worn one for over 10 years ;)

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Tue 26th Jan 2016 22:32

Oh God, did I just have a senior moment. I now can't found any mention of Greaves . Sorry if so.... gulp.


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Tue 26th Jan 2016 22:31

hello Jim. Thanks for comment on That was the Seventies. I just noticed your mention of Jimmy Greaves who I saw briefly at Spurs in 1970. Without boring you , I remember Gilzean backward heading a goal at the same match , I think. Owzat.

I agree with Laura, your sample poem is excellent. There is something magnificent about eccentricity. Let's hope it doesn't get squeezed out of society any time soon. Ray

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Laura Taylor

Tue 26th Jan 2016 14:15

Hello Jim and welcome to WOL. I really like your two blogged poems, some lovely use of language/sonics/ideas, but wondered why you hadn't yet blogged your sample poem, cos that's my favourite one of all :)

I look forward to reading more of your work.

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