poetry is as simple as
the perfect smile
of the boy on the bus
or the way the light catches
a certain flower in the garden
and how if you're lucky
you can see this twice-a-day spectacle
over your bowl of cornflakes

poetry is only as sad as
stealing whiskey from your parents
putting it in your coffee with your
friends, even though it's only 10am
or the way the smashed up shards
of glass after an accident
look like glitter on the road
as you drive past on your way to work

poetry is as romantic as
noticing the scar above his eye
where he got hit aged 13
and how he can laugh when you talk about it
or how he reads your favourite book
and talks to you in a secret language of
quotes and one lines
because he knows it makes you smile

poetry is as simple as the sea

  • Author: mozart (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 6th, 2017 11:32
  • Comment from author about the poem: wrote this inspired by simon armitage ...
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 32
  • User favorite of this poem: dusk arising.


  • orchidee

    A fine write M.

  • Allysnewworld

    More than pleasing to read- can learn a lot from your writing:)

    • mozart

      this is the nicest thank you so much

    • dusk arising

      And sometimes a breath of fresh air like you makes poetry seem so simple and straight forward. Though to another poet, i see the masterful way you've constructed this. Truly a great piece. I like it very much indeed and its going straight into my favourites. Please comment on my stuff.

    • Goldfinch60

      Very good write.

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