My Poetry

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I’ve seen quite a bit of poetry as I’ve travelled through blog land. It’s something that I love to read and enjoy, yet I’ve never been successful in writing any. Until today. This is my first attempt at anything that can resemble poetry, so please forgive me if it’s not quite as it should be.

This came about in one of those moments that appear from nowhere. It crept through the great inner space at the top of my head just as I was falling asleep. It was still there when I woke this morning. The first line, about flying to Singapore, must have been rattling around my bonce all night. When I got up this morning, I did that rare thing that I never do and wrote it down. I spent the rest of the morning adding to it and here’s the final result. I hope you like it.

The Poem

I took a plane to Singapore
And all I did was sleep and snore.

I rode my bike on Offas Dyke
Alone and cold, what was I like?

I caught a bus to Wigan Pier
Then sat and drank a ginger beer.

I flagged a cab to old Baghdad
And just saw sand, it was so sad.

I carried a baton to Manhattan
Then took the ferry across to Staten.

Wherever I go, wherever I roam,
There’ll never be a place like home.

I walked a mile to see your smile
And every step was so worthwhile.

It Should Be Fun

Well, that’s it. I did work hard at putting this together and I have nothing but admiration for those who can write poetry. To me, I can find it hard being serious about some subjects, probably why I got into a lot of trouble at school. I like poetry, music and art, yet I always have trouble when it comes to the technical side of things. That’s when it stops being fun. Cadences and things like that, I have no interest in them. However, if a piece of poetry tugs at my heart or a piece of music makes me want to dance, then I like it.

This Could Be The Start

I may try and write some more poetry in the future. I’ve enjoyed this moment of solitary bish bashing of pencil and paper. As of yet, I don’t have a proper title, so for now, I’ll just call it ‘Singapore’ as that is the first line that came to me. As always, I’d love to read any comments you may have. Who knows, it could be the start of something big, but I won’t hold my breath.

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16 Comments
  • incarceratedshadows
    August 26, 2018

    Bravo. Your poem was fun to read .
    I enjoyed it. Keep at it.

    • admin
      August 26, 2018

      Thank you very much, I appreciate your kind words.

  • Invisibly Me
    August 26, 2018

    I think this is brilliant! It’s snappy and catchy and actually logical, you can follow it through and understand the pattern. You did well writing down your initial thoughts and adding to it, I hope you do some more poetry after such a successful piece!! 🙂
    Caz x

    • Trev Jones
      August 26, 2018

      Thank you very much, Caz. Lovely words that I appreciate. Hopefully, I’ll get some more done in the future. Thank you again.

  • Sue W
    August 26, 2018

    I loved your poem Trev it made me smile, it lifted my day, I know it’s bedtime but you know what I mean! Such fun thank you 😊

    • admin
      August 26, 2018

      Thank you, Sue. That’s very kind of you and I appreciate it very much.

  • Tony
    August 26, 2018

    I thought it was fun to read and I can appreciate the sentiment. I once had a go at the Japanese style of poetry “Haiku” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku. I didn’t have a clue, but a couple of peeps thought it was good.

    • admin
      August 26, 2018

      Thank you, Tony. I appreciate your kind words. I haven’t a clue what Haiku is, but I shall delve into it. It took me forever to come up with this. 🙂

  • Jay
    August 27, 2018

    Well done! I think it’s very sweet.

    • admin
      August 27, 2018

      Thank you, Jay, I appreciate your kind words.

  • angloswiss
    August 28, 2018

    I promised myself to read this poetic masterpiece and have at last hot round to it. If it rhymes it is poetry. Am looking forward to more. This was good, a world trip in poetry and even including good old Wigan.

    • admin
      August 28, 2018

      Thank you, angloswiss, I appreciate your kind words. I shall endeavour to do more

  • curryNcode
    August 28, 2018

    That’s definitely a good start. I take forever to write poetry and I have to be extremely depressed too…

    • admin
      August 28, 2018

      Thank you curryncode. I would like to try and write some more. It’s a shame you have to be extremely depressed to write it.

  • restlessjo
    August 29, 2018

    It made me smile, and that can only be a good thing, Trev. Keep experimenting! Why not? 🙂 🙂

    • admin
      August 29, 2018

      Thank you, Jo. Glad you enjoyed the poetry and yes, why not.




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