Jonathan Ballam


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I've been writing poetry since the age of 10. I was weaned on Yeats, Ted Hughes and R.S. Thomas. I see myself as a hunter of simple images. I also enjoy philosophy, heavy metal, and social commentaries.

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Peter Piper

Peter piper picked a pair of pristine pens
From the local bookstore.
They were blank
Silver coated Cronin chrome, with two small golden knobs on the end
They had nothing too important on them
Not enough to make up a silly nursery rhyme anyway

Jeremy Peter wrote round ringing and wrought words
He crafted the bleak blankness into a sizable hole.
He sat down in the kids corner, where his own private world
Strung up in books and a tethered conscience
Grew

He carefully clipped and cropped, cut and trimmed a poem.
It was silly and stupid…probably ...

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