putting the record straight

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putting the record straight

Postby Richard Hedley Atkinson » Mon May 26, 2008 10:19 pm

putting the record straight

i guess the big secret is
to
stay
about
twenty one

all your life
like the great late DJ
John Peel,

like an eternal
adolescent.

and never believe anyone
else

or the paper
or anything or a poli,
unless what they say, write , report

is really
the truth
and has feelings attached

which is hard to
find these
days.

because
it
normally hurts,

the truth
that is.

and makes
you want to cry

or laugh
or both.

a friend said there were no
more

poets,
only critters.

an American phrase
which can mean
a child

in a non nasty way,
more of affection i think.

i guess the great poet
must be a critter

to see and report on things,
feelings,
life

fresh
like a kid
with a dirty nose.

they tell me i used to be a kid
once

but i don’t believe
them.

i still want to sing in
a

punk
band
that would have me.

get into
the top
ten

of anything
still going
strong.

I’m not
that bothered
really.

i can’t write
anything
tonight

not drunk
enough.

so i thought
I’d write
this

just to put
the

record
straight.

it takes guts
and maybe some
drink
to really

tell the truth.
I’m still
trying

or at least i hope and prey
i still am.

but
i never
prey.

well i do,
but only

when
the
truth

hits me
between the eyes
of my very own mind

and can even cause
a

wry
smile or two.

even i have
too
sometimes !

no pain,
no
gain.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN !
and the IKEA regime !
let the spirit wane for the art to appear

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Postby Louis P. Burns aka Lugh » Mon May 26, 2008 11:37 pm

hahahahahhaha @ those two final lines Ack - PRICELESS :lol: ..!

Massively superb poem mate. Like all your work that I've read elsewhere, I am sure I will return to it many times and find new nuggets of great insight and maybe even jump-off points for a poem or lyrics, essays, rants or short stories of my own...

Good to see ya posting to Rich. If you need anymore stuff uploaded to our servers, just holler and I'll sort it for ya dude...

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