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Poetic Motivations:76

Poetic Motivations_76

Streets of London

Streets of London

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1.

Sat on a wet pavement, outside of St. James Park tube station, a young homeless girl pulls a shiny black coat button from a McDonald’s milk shake cup. She smiles and places it into her jeans pocket. It means more than the discarded loose change. It may change her luck.

 

2.

In court 4 at Tower Bridge Magistrates Court, Lawrence Jackson of 14 Acacia Drive, Rotherhithe, SE15 is disqualified for 3 years after being found guilty of dangerous driving. His defence of, “I had to drive on the pavement, as the road was full,” causes the Clerk of the Court to raise her left eyebrow.

 

3.

The body of a poet lies undiscovered in a basement flat in South Kensington. Nobody read his poetry, not even him.

 

4.

A single mum with three children takes them to the local playground. Despite the broken glass and discarded syringes the smiles, as they swing through the air and get dizzy on the roundabout, make her believe in the moment.

 

5.

Two billionaires shake hands over a £215 bottle of Chardonnay. Perched at a table in a Mayfair restaurant, they look over the City and in unison shout, “The streets of London, now belong to us.”

 

6.

On a nameless estate, on a nameless street, in a forgotten part of the capital, a mother cries for her son as his bodybag is loaded into an ambulance. For the immediate future he will be known only as victim number 87.

 

7.

Prime Minister’s Question Time, Westminster – In response to the question, from The Right Honourable Member from Lewisham East, re social issues in the capital, The Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Theresa May, states data, collected from reliable government agencies, indicate matters, in London, have never been better.

 

© Davy D 2018

 

 

Thursday Thoughts

Why I write Poetry

One of the best thing things for me about blogging is the interaction and conversation taking place around the poems and poetry. On Inside the Mind of Davy D the favourite posts are those going beyond the poetry and getting to know the poet, what makes them tick; their thoughts, their motivations, their dreams.

 

As a development for the blog in 2018 I am going to have a Thursday Thoughts feature which will hopefully allow us to delve deeper into poetry and beyond the poems themselves. This will include thoughts I have as I research and read for the various projects I am involved with and links to information which may be useful to anyone working with poetry.

 

It will also showcase some of the amazing poetry and talent I encounter on WordPress on a day to day basis. Thursday Thoughts will include links to blogs firing the muse, poems that have moved me to think deeper about the words I encounter and anything else planting a seed for poetry; a piece of music, art, book, photograph.

 

If anyone has any ideas or inspiration that may create some conversation as a Thursday Thought then please let me know. Together we can make 2018 a great year for poetry.

 

Mind Games

Mind Games 2017

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Poetic Motivations-70

Unsocial Media

Unsocial Media

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Without Rhyme or Reason

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Today, I failed to write a poem.
One a day had kept me going,
Until the silence in my head
Expanded and my brain went dead,
And left me feeling quite frustrated,
Forlorn, aghast, demotivated,
Waiting for the magic time
When words appear that seem to rhyme,
And give a taste of an emotion,
Or a sound, of an unsaid notion.
Being a poet is just not funny.
I’m only in it…….. for the money.

© Davy D 2017

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