Stuart Clark – 2 poems

INITIAL WAKE

Initially, it was all a bit of fun
Having a bit of a yarn
But in the wake of what has recently been said
I’ll try for a seminal piece
Just get it straight in my head
A seminal piece would set me up right
Comfortable possibilities for life
But what if my scribing is considered tripe
Would I dig in and put up a scrap?
A reservoir of ability, full and ripe
Or would I sit back and accept
Mediocrity my constant
But then aren’t many of us alike
Consumed with the fear of failure
Frightened to climb on the bike
Initially, I was dreaming of success
Wallowing in fiscal comfort
But in the wake of what I’ve recently considered
I’ll relax and chill out
My seminal piece left undelivered.

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ENCOUNTERED INTERCEPTED

They come in droves
Searching for a brave new world
Searching for a better life
Maybe they’re right
The majority are good, some are bad
That’s the way it goes
I encountered the good
The media informed us of the bad
They told us we had to stop them coming
Freedom of movement intercepted
It doesn’t seem right to me
I’ve travelled to see the green grass
Why can’t they?
We’re on this planet together
People pursuing freedom, comfort and a happy life
We could take Madiba’s lead and forgive
Retribution and reprisals only create more strife
Take care of your neighbour
And they’ll take care of you
Whatever culture
Whatever creed
Don’t listen to the hateful propaganda
Don’t succumb to the greed
Revolution doesn’t have to be bloody
It just has to start with you.

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Stuart Clark is part of a poetry group in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire; the group meets fortnightly at their local pub where they read poems written in the previous two weeks.  The poems are based on two randomly selected words taken from the number of books in the pub and the words can be anything, though sometimes the group forget and have an open night.  The group started four years ago though Stuart Clark has been writing poetry much longer for fun.

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