Friday, 30 March 2012

Forced To Write

When forced to write
A poem right
He finds it hard
Toils through the night
The deadline is
Just days away
And soon he must
A portfolio
So he drafts and scribes
And by-and-by
He finds a style:
This one, not like
Which serves his needs
And seeks to please
All eyes who read.
When forced to write
A poem right

From the author's choice to single-out the lexis 'display,' we can infere that the 'style [he finds]' is crafted for the purpose of being successful in the context of a viewing by critics other than himself. Thus, it is implied also, that the above poem is in fact not intended for public consumption: which is a pretty fucking stupid conclusion to come to about a piece of poetry published on an easily-accesible internet blog.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012


Needing to urinate
Is a feeling
Not so great
When laziness
Does create
A barrier
Between end desire
And one's place
Of current respire

Writer's Block

He works in vain
Can't stand the pain
Of writer's block
Which mocks his mind
Fixing fast a lock
Upon his thoughts
He wishes could be caught
In a net
As if fish
In wet

Tuesday, 20 March 2012


He busks for cash
To buy more lash
Which will all too soon be gone
In a flash
It's not that he's an alcoholic
He's a student.

Long Distance Journey

The long distance journey
Whilst with an end-result worthy
Was more than the passenger
Could tackle

He felt indeed
As if a life on on a ship he did lead
And was glad
Not to catch scurvy

Monday, 19 March 2012

Mothers' Day

Mothers' Day returns again
Get out the paper and a pen
Or buy a card with pre-defined
Over-used words and cliched lines
'You're the best mum in all the world'
Reads the card from every boy and girl
It might be true, it likely is
To each respective her and him
But to write the words
By ones own hand
Is far greater than a card from a can

Whilst it is ambiguous what the author is implying in the abstract phrase 'a card in a can' it can be inferred that this is an allusion to modern Western society's tendency to prefer the quick fix over the sincere solution.

Friday, 2 March 2012

For I will consider my cat Romulus (inspired by the work of Christopher Smart)

The following verse is based on this one by Smart.

For I will consider my cat Romulus.
For he is one of two cats in my home.
For he requests food to fund his sizeable figure.
For he eats too much and is of poor motivation to exercise.
For he will throw up on the rug when he has over-exerted himself on food.
For he will catch small rodents and birds to entertain himself.
For he will toy with the mice and play with the birds.

For he is bored.

For he will present them as gifts, regretfully unwanted.
For he sleeps all through the day.
For he sleeps all through the night.
For he could leave when he pleased but refrains.
For he has nowhere else he wishes to go.
For he is of an unemployed status and has no job to attend.
For he is a cat.

Poetical Analysis:
He writes a poem
About a cat
His cat in fact
Now what of that?
Why does he choose to place
'For he is bored'
On its own line?
Because, of course
It looks important.

The author has chosen to explain the poem's message through another poem. How pretentious.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Leap Year

Leap year
Neither there nor here
Leap Year
Only occurs every four
Leap year
Those born on it needn't fear

For they're only of their age a quarter

Leap year
Won't be back four a while
Leap year
It may make you smile
If you're born on a leap year