Amos Greig

Rookie - 18 Points (05/04/1973 / Belfast)

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I have been working with a local small publishers for nearly 25 years. I designed their logo and helped edit some of the books. In 2001 I won a bursary to the John Hewitt Summer School and also studied poetry at James Simmons Summer School.My work has been used in several anthologies and I am currently working on my first book of poetry. I also publish an online literary e-zine called A New ... more »

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  • Amos Greig(2/11/2018 1:23:00 PM)

    I wrote the poem in 2010 the poem is about the price of the human condition in a world where industry reduces us to commodities.

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  • julie preston(2/10/2018 8:36:00 PM)

    when did you write this poem? And am I right in saying that the industrial revolution and its cost is at its core?

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Social Decay

Steel capped icebergs' pierce the sky.
In artificial towers
Rapunzels refused to let down their hair,
Satisfied to watch the tired and hungry
Like ants scrabble for scraps.

Sharp eyed ‘suits' stand at bullet proof windows.
In climate controlled towers,
A hand forms an O shape
Crocodile smilers imagine crushing every bug
Before returning to solitaire and innumerable
Facebook updates.

Smoke like a jealous lover hoards the city
Smothers the masses in her choking grasp
Industrial furnaces churn out mass produced
Tomorrow's perfect flawed ...

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