John Thorkild Ellison

Rookie - 113 Points (17/04/51 / Edinburgh)

John Thorkild Ellison Poems

401. Nocturne 11/26/2006
402. Look At The Time! (A Drinking Song) 10/12/2008
403. Counting The Stars 10/28/2008
404. A Child-Murderer 2/15/2009
405. Dirty Weekend 2/9/2008
406. False Love 6/23/2008
407. Love Gone Wrong (A Nightmare Song And An Answer To The Evangelists) 8/28/2008
408. Hooked On You 3/26/2012
409. Forgive Me For Being So Good 6/3/2012
410. A Cure For Poetry And The Curse Of Individualism 4/17/2012
411. Alone 10/12/2012
412. A Love Poem For Nicola 1/14/2013
413. A Confession Of Love 7/28/2013
414. An Alcoholic's Remedy 1/6/2015
415. A 'Bad' Mother Grieves 3/6/2011
416. Dying Earth (A Green Poem) 7/19/2010
417. A Housewife's Lament 2/11/2011
418. Having Sex In The Car 4/23/2012
419. A Cigarette 5/27/2010
420. Letter From Prison 8/19/2005
421. A Cocksure Chat-Up Line (Sonnet) 1/7/2011
422. A Ballad Of A Rock 'N Roll Dreamer 4/3/2010
423. A Poet Complains 5/13/2009
424. A Lost Child 8/30/2005
425. An Alcoholic 10/17/2007
426. Compassion And Anger 7/18/2008
427. Misery Of Addiction 3/7/2009
428. Alcoholic Blues 9/9/2008
429. Forgiveness 12/4/2008
430. A Woman's Choice 9/11/2008
431. Micky The Tricky 1/12/2009
432. A Case Of Double Values 9/3/2009
433. A Poem For A Friend Dying Of Cancer 11/30/2012
434. 'For Godsake Hold Your Tongue And Let Me Love' 9/7/2010
435. A Drinker's Prayer 1/24/2008
436. The Alcoholic Gives In To Temptation 6/3/2008
437. A Walk In The Country 1/29/2006
438. A Brush-Off 3/1/2010
439. Nursery Rhyme For Hitler 11/13/2007
440. Alcohol 4/1/2008

Comments about John Thorkild Ellison

  • Killian Brooks Killian Brooks (12/28/2013 9:44:00 PM)

    Your poetry is beautiful, all the ones I've read so far, seem to have the balance of darkness and innocence is so hard to write. I really like the sort of emotions they stir up in my chest.

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  • Keith Oldrey (5/8/2012 3:12:00 PM)

    Thank you for Sex in the Car at last poetry with a purpose

  • Natalia Sozh (4/30/2012 12:41:00 AM)

    I really enjoyed your poem: the sense and the language as well. There's music and good humour in it. I even feel like translating it in Russian. Thanks a lot!

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (10/4/2011 3:10:00 AM)

    Respected Sir,
    If you may kindly spare your valuable time, please read my poem and comment because your comments will boost my energy. most of the poems are in english some are in other language. if you do not understand other language please intimate me, I would like to brief them in English. With kind regards - Ramesh Rai, rkrai100@gmail.com

  • Joshua Livengood (7/19/2010 10:00:00 AM)

    John i must admit, your poem Dying earth was unique. its the first poem on here that ive written down and re customized to my liking. you chose just the subject for a poem, and in mine as the same, which i call running silver sphere (earth) , i basicly took your ideas and turned them around in my viewpoint, though maybe a line or three i kept unchanged. but all aside, well done.

Best Poem of John Thorkild Ellison

Poetry Can Damage Your Health

The day my doctor died of smoking
I bought myself a fat cigar -
I realised he must be joking,
His funeral was so bizarre:

A dwarf in multi-coloured clothing
Sang louder than the parish choir
And though my heart was full of loathing
I leapt upon the funeral pyre.

I'd often longed for such a roasting
And knew it was my friend's desire,
I shouted out 'We'll all be toasting
In Hell's incandescent fire! '

Don't be discouraged by this story,
Smoking cigarettes is fine,
Inhale them on your days of glory
And drink your fill of rich, red ...

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The Pilgrim's Complaint

Walking this bitter path with You,
I wonder why it has to be like this,
Your death in torment in the name of Love
Betrayed in the garden by a traitor's kiss.

There's so much pain in the sweetest song
And so much sorrow in a tale of bliss,
So much guilt to atone for wrong;
Tell me, O Lord, why does it always have to be like this?

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