The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is 'Stuff and Nonsense' by Twilbury Wist

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This weeks Poem of the Week is the fabulous 'Stuff and Nonsense' by Twilbury Wist, a seemingly lightweight drip of words that, once fully digested becomes a cutting piece of satire and reminds us that we ourselves may simply be cogs in some great machine.

Utilising ultra-short lines (a trait of the poet), Twilbury has written something both hugely entertaining and deep enough to have us scratching our heads.


We are waiting for the answers to our Q&A;


Some people
Tend to do
A lot 
Of loud 
I don't know
If it's the clomp
Of their shoes
The pomp of their
self importance
Or the constant
Hurry and rush
Of getting 
I hear them
Stamp stamp stamp
Stamp stamp stamp
All day long
And I wonder
What it says
The state of
The insides of 
Their heads
And their pent up
Or maybe
They're simply 
The pistons 
Of the machine
Constantly reminding me
That whatever 
I think it is
I'm doing
There's no escaping
The heavy cogs
The factory

◄ My kind of poetry: Gaia Holmes

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trevor homer

Sat 18th May 2019 18:35

I've done my share of clomping and stomping in rage against the machine - very intriguing perspective. Well done. T

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Mae Foreman

Tue 14th May 2019 16:35

Congratulations Twilbury!
Thank you ?

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 14th May 2019 16:01

I wonder if those who step heavily are sending out a physical signal
of their sense of self-importance. I have spent much of my living in
varying floor levels, above and below other folk and have been only
too aware of the footfall of others - and even wrote about that in a
poem using the words "elephants on the stairs".
Well done for obtaining POTW.

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John Marks

Tue 14th May 2019 16:00

Keep plodding on. Or not. Stop.

Congratulations anyroadup Twilbury (+ I dunna write that everyday!). Best wishes

John E

jennifer Malden

Mon 13th May 2019 18:30

Congratulations! Liked 'getting nowhere quickly'.


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Jon Stainsby

Mon 13th May 2019 12:17


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Martin Elder

Mon 13th May 2019 10:27

It does make you wonder as to whether some people are naturally heavy of heart as well as tread. However it never ceases to amaze me regardless of build some people appear to more naturally tread lighter than others.
a good and well constructed poem.

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keith jeffries

Mon 13th May 2019 08:01

Congratulations on a thought provoking poem about our mortal existence.


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