Lawrence Beck

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My advice to anyone reading one of my poems: read it so quickly as you can the first time through. Since I write in a rush, my melody will become most evident if you read in a rush.

I have a web site,, which contains more of my recent poems than the 50 I leave up here. I refresh this site every other month.

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  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (12/1/2008 5:30:00 AM)

    your poems are passionate and devastating.

  • Lori Boulard (10/3/2006 7:29:00 AM)

    It occurred to me this morning that no matter why I sign onto this site, if there's a Lawrence Beck post, I'm there. I have yet to be disappointed by anything you've written, Monsieur Beck, and that says a lot. Your poems are tight, real, and manage to balance between pure artistry and readability. It is a pleasure to read you here!
    Cheers, Lori

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Best Poem of Lawrence Beck

Russell's Table

I age. I ache. I find it hard to summon
Much enthusiasm for the future, or the
Present. Does this mean that I am
Headed for a seat at Russell's table,
Nodding with the other grumps to
Claims the world's gone to hell?
"It started with the blacks, you know.
They never really had it bad, but
Now they ask for everything, " "and
Women think they want to work.
They don't raise children anymore, "
"And people from around the world,
Wearing turbans, sticking to the
Languages which no one knows,
Come here to take the better ...

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