Tag Archives: #SeriousStuff

I may be considered a ‘comedy’ poet.

I may be considered a ‘comedy’ poet.

I may be considered a ‘comedy’ poet,

with a quirky style;

because, I am


an all-know-it;

and I try to write poems

that make people smile,

or laugh.


The day of the giraffe tea party had finally arrived,

‘all’ the giraffes were gathered

in the Village Hall;

the veritably hardened of the drinkers

had gathered in the corner by the largest urns,

and they were necking down hot lapsang souchong by the bucketful

and quoting Robbie Burns.

But, some matters ‘are’ serious;

some issues are contentious,

or hot –

potatoes, for example, are not.

Unless you consider Climate Change a hot potato;

or global warming; insensitive intensive farming;

these issues are alarming.

The truth be told,

I am just one poet

doing what he does,

in his own silly way;

but that doesn’t mean I don’t care

about the serious things.

Poetry is not for the faint-hearted: an apology to poets, or the rhyming of dictionaries that is poetically fictionary.

Poetry 2

Proper‘ Poetry?
What on Earth is that about?
I won’t ‘do’ Haiku!

Nor an old Sonnet!
A Rondeau sounds quite severe;
Villanelles! Really!
And a Tanka fits the bill
When sleep needs a head to fill.

Stick with the free verse;
Where a stream of consciousness
That flows so calmly
Can turn into a torrent
And avoid the re-strict-ion of ‘rules
That I find so abhorrent!