Tag Archives: Poetry

Arc Troubles

it wasn’t raining until Noah built the arc

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Noah though he could fix the arc

with just a phillips screwdriver

the geese disagreed

 

~

with thanks to Paula Light for the phillips, thought, geese prompt

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Canada Geese, the golfers least favourite bird

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Paperback Writer

poetry is a equal mixture of English and angst

The printed version of my poetry anthology Seascapes and Serenity Lost should be available on Amazon within the next couple of hours.  It’s a 10 by 8 inches, magazine-sized, paperback.  So, I thought this old Beatles song would be rather fun.

There’s also a much cheaper kindle version of the book.

Of course the paperback will look great on your coffee table.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

the picture is mine too

it’s all in a dream

Poetry Anthology

Seascapes and Serenity Lost

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You can probably learn more about me by reading some of my poetry anthology than you could ever learn from anything I ever posted on here ~ and I have promulgated some gritty and very personal stuff.

Anyhow, my anthology is now available on Amazon, in several important countries, including the US, UK, and points east.  (For some good reasons, for the next few days the print copy is ‘author only’)

The words and pictures are all my own work, and there are a lot of photographs interleaved with the poetry.

I am also deeply indebted to Jan Olandese, who edited the whole thing.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the shining sea

talks with me

a carnal woman

maybe she was that way because she was sad and lonely

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leaving a carnal, sexual, woman

one battle over, one victory won

the long struggle that will end

one day in honesty and freedom

not for her, not for years to come

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

heading to her favorite bar

to look for a much younger man

Armistice Day

they were young, they were pals, 744,000 of them died

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they shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:

age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

at the going down of the sun and in the morning

we will remember them.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

lest we forget

sad sweet goodbye

you never lose someone you have truly loved

~

let the rains fall

and wash away her tears

let me be strong

and take away her fears

let me be kind enough

to wish her well

now she loves another

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

walking away from everything

carnal drinking is messy

addicted to sex, hitting the bars, picking up younger men

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I was mystified

she cheated and lied

sadly that’s bad

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

she likes young men

when she can get them

and they know what to do

if not for her

cheating doesn’t come from a lack of love
it comes from a lack of respect

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I saw you with that whore

open dress public amore

that’s only the final coup

guess that we’re through

nobody to blame but you

you could never be true

got to find someone new

well baby it’s a fond adieu

so stew you faithless bore

you can’t hurt me anymore

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

did you have to choose someone older?

 

her eyes spoke to his soul

behind her beautiful eyes lay secrets darker and deeper than the sea

~

 

it took me years to realise

that much to my surprise

I could find paradise in her eyes

 

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

her beautiful blue eyes enraptured his heart

Dreams of Love Lost

don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened

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adieu

she’s gone

we were forever

how can love be over

it’s hard to control sadness

when will my heart beat again?

she knows I can never love another

crying the longest sad sorrow of adieu

~

 

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

better to have loved and lost

than never to have loved at all

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