Lawrence Beck

Biography of Lawrence Beck

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.

Alas, I must add this: if you write to me asking me to read your poems, I may, but I will not comment on them. I am very sick of numbers hogs who troll through a day's list of contributing poets, and ask each one to read his or her poem. If you write well, someone may notice and comment. If you browbeat people into reading your poetry, the comments you receive are worth nothing.

Lawrence Beck's Works:

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Domestic Bliss

The wife has stormed back home.She's out of sorts.
Who knows?Perhaps she faced some contretemps at work,
And, now, in classic style, she is keen to kick the dog.
Alas, we do not have a dog, so she kicks me.She kicks
Our children.No one can be spared, and nothing can be
Seen as having measured up.The world's disappointed
Her, and we, the wretches who have fallen short of what
She'd hoped would be (a swiftly shifting vision, as her addled
Brain's incapable of focusing on anything) , must

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