Res John Burman

Rookie - 0 Points (27th October 1942 to 'Not Yet! ' / London, Middlesex, England)

'Alias' - Poem by Res John Burman

A parcel returned.
‘Addressee Not Known! ’
I phoned to check
But the address was right.
“What name are you living under? ”
He told me.
“What’s that, ” I asked, “an alias? ”
No, No, ” he said,
“That’s my proper name,
The one you use is my alias! ”
Good Grief!
I’ve only known him
Forty four years!
It was easier in the old days
When none of us
Had surnames
And I was known as
Restless!


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Copyright © Res JFB 3rd May 2013

Comments about 'Alias' by Res John Burman

  • Bronze Star - 2,911 Points Michael Morgan (5/3/2013 6:19:00 AM)

    very good characterization and mis-en-scene. No trouble to read. Painless shift of focus. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,921 Points Babatunde Aremu (5/3/2013 6:17:00 AM)

    Great write! I like it. Keep writing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, May 3, 2013


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