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2010 Poetry Challenge

National Poetry Month



Peter Willowdown

Headstrong

Bird song
headstrong
waiting long
rotten pong
on the shore
nevermore
someone didn't
close the door.

Jellyfish
on a dish
poke it with
a knife and fork
seagulls scream
like chalk
on a backboard
bed and board
in Nightmare Hotel
I don't mind the penguins
but what on Earth's
that awful smell?

Bird song
falling trees
eczema on my
nose and knees.
A procession of priests,
a puma unleashed...
ah, now I see,
it's the wild beast
of Etting's Moor
in Room 23!

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