The Doctor's Tale Humorous poem by Simon Pocklington

The Doctor’s Tale

Creative Writing, Poetry

Humorous Poem by Simon Pocklington

I was called to pronounce life extinct
on a poet

Could it be that
in revolt at being badly written
his poems
had finally ganged up on him.
And one night whilst he slept
smothered him
like spoilt children
plotting to dispose of a parent
to inherit freedom.

But in this case 
his poems
would die with him.

Inspired by a comment made to me by a police doctor.

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English breakfast illustration for observational poetry

Breakfast at the Holiday Inn

Creative Writing, Poetry

Observational poetry

A short curvy waitress,
whose legs open a little too casually.
Blonde hair tied in an efficient ponytail;
her true self only revealed
by the black roots at her scalp.

Serves an Asian man with closely cropped hair.
His face defined by a short beard that is only 
two days past a five o'clock shadow.
Thick dark eyebrows and wide brown eyes
Make him look like he is drawn on an egg.

A bland businessman in crumpled grey suit
sits with his chin resting on the heel of his hand
two fingers pointing to temple 
as if to shoot himself

The Sparrow like girl pecks at a piece of buttered toast.
The toes of her red sneakers touching the floor
like a ballet dancer on point.
Her brown hair swishes like a nervous mare's tail
as she picks a crumb from her cinnamon jeans

A blue whale in vibrant turquoise blouse
circles the breakfast buffet
Pudgy hand grasping her plate she begins to graze
Three sausages, bacon, a spoon of scrambled eggs 
and two of mushrooms.
She pauses; there is more on offer
Beans form streams of orange lava
down the slopes of potato waffles

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