Please (Written for Nina Lewis)

Please,

don’t censor that beautiful smile,

why mar that moment-meant mouth

with lippy?

You grip me,

when that smile comes from your eyes,

I cannot disguise my delight

when you appear without the mask,

the unnecessary makeup

that breaks up

the raw honesty of your performance.

Please,

don’t censor that beautiful smile,

your eyelashes laugh easily,

your moment-meant mouth

pauses

for poetry,

a momentary stall,

I catch my breath, suddenly realising,

I had not exhaled in a while.

Please,

don’t censor that beautiful smile.

 

 

Written for Nina Lewis (Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2017).  This true sentiment applies to everyone.  You are ALL beautiful the way you are.

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Don’t Start at the Beginning

A discovery of Dickens

and Duffy, Hardy,

hardly enough, he

awoke in me, poetry,

spoke to me, awoke in me,

something wild.

The Animal wept

for ‘The Unborn Pauper Child’.

The lessons and legacy

of Tolkien, my fascination

with the Inklings

and Lewis’ dedication:

world changing,

life changing.

I sensed the rearranging

of destiny,

the message fate sent,

when ‘The Signalman’ began

with the end.

Poetry

Silly little desks

at school,

lecture halls,

stuffed

with stuffy, boring people,

boasting erroneous

cleverness,

for finding

a hidden meaning,

when there was none.

Teachers preaching

about onomatopoeia,

sibilant sounds

and atmosphere,

syllables

carefully counted

and recounted

in raps, rants and raves.

Eminem, secretly

wanted on the syllabus,

so those sat at

the silly little desks –

at school,

might find poetry ‘cool’,

and the stuffy

boring people

will begin to appreciate

‘stuff’,

discover

they will understand

the poet better,

if they cease dissecting

the poems

and enjoy them

for what they are:

Poetry.

 

 

Her Majesty The Queen Has A Copy

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Her Majesty, The Queen received her copy of Lacuna.

Have you got yours?  Lacuna, the debut collection of poetry from yours truly (prize-winning poet, Kieran Davis, AKA Baldypoems) is available here:

Kieran Davis

Sure, you can get it on Amazon too, but I’d love for you to buy directly from the publisher, Black Pear Press.

Edited by the remarkable Polly Stretton, and sporting a blurb written by the legendary Paul F. Lenzi, Lacuna is sure to delight lovers of poetry.

Thank you to all for the continued support.