John Wathen

Rookie - 0 Points (11th August 1948 / Blaina Gwent)

Biography of John Wathen

John Wathen poet

I was born in a little mining town in South Wales quite a few years ago. I started writing poetry when I was about 17.Some of my poems are very personal, covering events in my life while others I hope, are humourous.I'm never going to be a Poet Laureate but as long as I enjoy writing them who cares.My approach to poetry is simple, I believe that the vast majority of people are frightened by the language a lot of poets use. Poets who seemed to have swallowed a dictionary and use words that most people have never heard of and certainly would never use. I try to keep my poems simple so people find them easy to read. I welcome any comments good, bad or indifferent.
R J Wathen

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Battlefield

On the battlefield of love you captured me.
You chained my desires and tore apart my soul.
In dungeons you imprisoned my spirit.
In solitary confinement, you tortured me,
stripped my heart,
racked my body with yours,
and then, finally broke me.
You condemned me to the fire, the flames consume me.
I burn for evermore in the warmth of your love.

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