Christopher Higginson

Rookie - 0 Points (16 April 1944 / Salisbury Rhodesia)

Christopher Higginson Poems

1. Paddy And Mick Were Drinking 10/20/2006
2. Starting Wars 7/3/2007
3. Courses Of Medication 7/3/2007
4. Burying Our Children 7/17/2007
5. Choosing A Wife 8/28/2008
6. Man In The Kakadu Hat 10/11/2006
7. Australian Cicadas Versus Duracell 10/13/2006
8. What You Can’t Say When You’re Drunk 10/13/2006
9. Wildlife In Oz 10/14/2006
10. Time Share In Oz 10/16/2006
11. Sulphur Crested Cockatoo 10/17/2006
12. Surgical Threat 10/18/2006
13. Carol (My Inspirational Friend) 10/18/2006
14. Are You Lonely Too? 10/21/2006
15. Conflict With Interests 10/22/2006
16. The Execution Of Great Uncle Max 10/23/2006
17. World Rugby Cup Preview 11/1/2006
18. Effects Of Hard Liquor 3/1/2007
19. Are We Blind? 5/2/2007
20. Jems The Master Farter 3/5/2011
21. Hara Kiri England 4/30/2007
22. Sense And Scents 2/27/2007
23. Silent Wives 11/13/2006
24. Strike And Stroke 5/15/2007
25. 109 10/13/2006
26. A Husband 4/6/2007
27. Urinal 10/14/2006
28. Hospital View 1/24/2006
29. Zidane, Irwin And Brock 10/13/2006
30. Beware The Trapdoor Spiders 10/19/2006

Comments about Christopher Higginson

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (5/3/2005 9:54:00 PM)

    There is only a handful of excellent poets left on this site and you are at the very top. From the moment I read your first poem, months ago I knew that you had superb talent. I am a bit envious of that but more so of the life experience that you have and of your intestinal fortitude, the courage to say and do what is right.
    My kind of poet, and my kind of man.
    Best wishes
    Herbert

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  • Yasmina Aziz (3/20/2005 4:13:00 PM)

    Amusing and scary knowing that this is life as we know it. No escape from reality!
    Well done Christopher. I look forward to reading more.

  • natomeal speakerpaste (2/16/2005 3:07:00 AM)

    too foward? any suggestions?

  • dissatified exmember (1/24/2005 11:52:00 PM)

    Chris has an uncanny way of telling a story. His work is crisp and his message is clear.
    I enjoy reading his poems very much. He has one fault. There are not enough poems posted.

Best Poem of Christopher Higginson

Beware The Trapdoor Spiders

There’s a kind of trapdoor spider
that lurks in special stores
Because he now has wider
targets for its claws
You need to know just how he works
to trap the game he catches
And how those places that he lurks
have changed and how he matches
Things to tempt and en-tice prey
to get them in his web
All the things he’s learnt to say
when trade is on the ebb

He used to live in Jewellery stores
with diamonds on display
Behind those tasty boutique doors
with lingerie to play
Or in the restaurants and bars ...

Read the full of Beware The Trapdoor Spiders

Starting Wars

Perhaps we British like to fight,
Declare a war and all in spite
That there is none who lack the sight
To come and challenge ancient might

And so the trick is to seem weak
To give a foe a little peek
At what might seem to be a leak
Of strength from one who now is meek

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