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(A re-post of one of my greatest hits)


Mi firstest poems wa’ yonks ago;


I’ve lost ’em (God be thankst!);


Full o’ trite naivety


An’ post-pubescent angst.






Some of them’s political


(I put the world to rights)


I solved starvation on mi own -


Right On! An’ Outta Sight!






I took to wearin’ neckerchiefs


As Byron could ‘ave once;


It din’t impress mi granddad -


It made me look a ponce.






I pined wi’ unrequited love


(I’d never ‘ad a shag!).


Mi ‘eart ‘ung ‘eavy wi’ chagrin -


Mi balls like saddlebags.






Owd up! I’ve found mi book o’ verse!


Still filled wi’ arrant pap.


On balance though I ‘ave to say


They beat this loada crap!





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Wayne McLellan

Wed 24th Apr 2019 23:20

We need more humour in poetry. Thanks for sharing John?

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John Coopey

Mon 25th Mar 2019 15:19

BLACKIE! Where ya bin? I’ve just seen your “Like”.

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John Coopey

Mon 25th Mar 2019 04:00

You’re welcome, Don.

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Don Matthews

Sun 24th Mar 2019 21:40

There should be a lot more humour on the site. Thanks for boosting this tradition John ?

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John Coopey

Sun 24th Mar 2019 19:11

Many thanks Dorothy and MC for you kind thoughts.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 24th Mar 2019 18:00

And now you've reached the "choo...choo" stage. Well done, old mate! ?

<Deleted User> (21487)

Sun 24th Mar 2019 17:28

I totally agree with Hazel - it is so good to have a giggle

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John Coopey

Sun 24th Mar 2019 12:50

You’re very easily pleased, Hazel. But thank you all the same.?

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Hazel ettridge

Sun 24th Mar 2019 12:16

Made me happy. Thanks John.

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