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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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)
The Rebel (26/01/2016)
Martha Street (25/01/2016)
Aisha with Beads (25/01/2016)
Blog link: https://www.writeoutloud.net/blogs/jimtrott
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