John Thorkild Ellison

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

John Thorkild Ellison Poems

441. A Calendar 1/5/2010
442. A War Hero's Lament 3/10/2008
443. An Alien's Valentine 1/8/2006
444. A Confession (A Sexual Prose-Poem) 11/10/2009
445. Sex 5/21/2008
446. A Fantasy 4/27/2007
447. A Day In March 8/22/2005
448. A Monody 8/21/2005
449. A Certainty 8/21/2005
450. Epiphany 11/17/2005
451. Poetry Can Damage Your Health 8/19/2005
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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Mourning Sickness

Your endless aching prayers
In the middle of the night
To the unseen God
Bring no peace to your heart
And no respite
To a spirit sickened with grief;
The day comes round the same,
The streets, the shops, the glaring light,
People in the day-centre, mouthing empty words,

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