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Firemajic
August 26th, 2014, 05:24 PM
Thank you Pip for mentioning Pam Ayres's poetry in a poetry thread. I read her poem" Oh,I wish I'd looked after me teeth", I could not stop laughing...If anyone else has a favorite poem--I would love for you to share, or maybe just a link to the poet. Thanks! Peace...Jul

escorial
August 26th, 2014, 05:59 PM
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Roger Mcgough poetry..makes me laugh


Out of work,
divorced,
usually pissed,
He aimed low in life
and missed

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SURVIVOR
Every day,
I think about dying.
About disease, starvation,
violence, terrorism, war,
the end of the world.
It helps
keep my mind off things.

PiP
August 26th, 2014, 06:08 PM
Hi J, that is also one of my favourite poems :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhdaYCPvnKM

Firemajic
August 26th, 2014, 06:32 PM
Pip--I went around for days muttering" Oh I wish I'd looked after me teeth", my Husband kept asking what was so funny--I said you just had to be there...

escorial--Thanks! I saved that in my favorites, I loved "Mrs moon," and "Let me die a youngmans death". Good stuff!

Chesters Daughter
August 27th, 2014, 02:42 AM
Excellent idea, Jul. Thank you for creating this thread. I posted this piece, which I am very attached to, in Published Poetry last week:

http://www.writingforums.com/threads/149887-The-Madness-Vase-by-Andrea-Gibson

Firemajic
August 27th, 2014, 12:50 PM
Lisa--I understand why that poem resonated with you, as it spoke to me also. I guess it does not matter what trials and heartbreak we are going through, suffering is suffering, and by the very nature of pain, it is isolating. I loved the lines "Stay with me, stay with me, stay with me", as if she was there,sharing your pain...Thanks. Peace...Jul

Firemajic
August 27th, 2014, 12:57 PM
escorial--"He aimed low in life and missed"--I am not such a screwup after all!:-({|= Love it! Peace...Jul

Gargh
August 27th, 2014, 01:46 PM
I'll have to post this as a link, I think... it's probably best anyway because it has the odd naughty word in it...

If You Don't Want To Be In A Poem Don't **** A Poet (http://ivoryfishbone.wordpress.com/poems/) (scroll down) is one of my favourite poems, happens to be by a friend of mine, and always makes me both giggle and smile.

Firemajic
August 27th, 2014, 02:01 PM
Gargh--It was amusing, and I can see why it made you smile. I also ehjoyed "I remember" and "A poem for a new home". Thanks. Peace...Jul

The first poem my Grandmother read to me, was "The wreck of the Hesperus" by Henery Wadsworth Longfellow. That was the exact moment that I fell in love with Poetry...Peace...Jul

jagrissett
September 1st, 2014, 12:01 AM
Responding to Escorial's poem. I read this poetry slowly and take in all the words. From a content perspective, I feel it would help someone who is struggling with coping with the struggles in life. From an English standpoint, language arts' viewpoint, I feel that this is an experimental poem. And yes, I really FEEL the quote at the bottom, "the only one who can heal you is you." I am Andrew and I really appreciate the work and the inspirational quote.