Lawrence Beck

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My advice to anyone reading one of my poems: read it so quickly as you can the first time through. Since I write in a rush, my melody will become most evident if you read in a rush.

I have a web site,, which contains more of my recent poems than the 50 I leave up here. I refresh this site every other month.

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  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (12/1/2008 5:30:00 AM)

    your poems are passionate and devastating.

  • Lori Boulard (10/3/2006 7:29:00 AM)

    It occurred to me this morning that no matter why I sign onto this site, if there's a Lawrence Beck post, I'm there. I have yet to be disappointed by anything you've written, Monsieur Beck, and that says a lot. Your poems are tight, real, and manage to balance between pure artistry and readability. It is a pleasure to read you here!
    Cheers, Lori

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Best Poem of Lawrence Beck

No Strong Feelings Either Way

Five days hence, I'll go into a hospital
To have a doctor wire a device to me
Which is designed to thwart the better
Judgment of my heart. The old thing
Tells me I should die. The nag that I
Soon will receive will goad my heart
Back into beating when it stops,
And says it's done. What's the opinion
Of the mind, stay or go, let fate play
Out, or do as we're all doomed to do
These days, hang on at any cost?
It can't decide. It's satisfied with what
It's done, and willing to say, "Fine, it's
Over, " but it's not averse to being
Dragged ...

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