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2010 Poetry Challenge

National Poetry Month



Ivor Hogg

Sheer Sex discrimination...........Sonnet

I canít read music, never could
But as a boy sang soprano.
I should have learned but never would.
I knew that soon my voice would go.
I cannot sing as I used to
and know I never will again.
But I still sing when I want to.
My neighbours wish I would abstain.
When my voice broke I was upset
but there was nothing I could do
but try my hardest to forget.
I had been a boy soprano.
Just one of natures little jokes
she never plays on girls; just blokes.

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