Lea Simpson

Rookie (16 October 1979 / Johannesburg)

Lea Simpson Poems

1. This Probaby Too Ambitious New Start 2/26/2006
2. Like A Caveat For Maternal Love 2/26/2006
3. Thinking Hard 2/27/2006
4. Mister Blair 3/2/2006
5. Sleep's Uncharted Ocean 1/30/2006
6. Lebanon 7/20/2006
7. First Kiss 1/14/2007
8. If I Had The Thing 8/1/2007
9. Spinster-Phobic 4/27/2006
10. The Rainbow's Feet 5/21/2006
11. I Heart Ny 1/30/2006
12. A Second To Pray 1/23/2006
13. I Know Why God Gave Me A Smile 1/23/2006
14. Nothing More Shitty 1/25/2006
15. Shattered 1/17/2006
16. The Giant 1/18/2006
17. I Need A Bigger Boat 2/26/2006
18. Behind A Dirty Peephole 2/28/2006
19. Night Can'T Wait For Summer 1/30/2006
20. You Must Be A Magician 2/18/2006
21. Ode To Johnny 4/24/2006
22. Music Man 5/22/2006
23. My Trenches 6/11/2006
24. Weatherman Decides When It Snows 1/27/2006
25. Sylvia 5/26/2006
26. Obviously, I Blame My Father 1/30/2006
27. Fact 1/20/2006
28. Sticky Fingers 3/1/2006
29. A Muse 1/26/2006
30. I Can’t Wait To Drop My Trousers 1/31/2006
31. Blanket Bombs Descend 1/30/2006

Comments about Lea Simpson

  • Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (6/22/2006 8:19:00 AM)

    you have a remarkable talent, Lea, of writing the most concise and heaviest poems and wrapping them neatly in small packages. your poetry is simply wonderful to read and damn brilliant to watch unfold. thanks for sharing your heart and your humour.

    Jake

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  • Max Reif (2/26/2006 9:22:00 AM)

    On the day I'm writing this, February 26,2006, Lea has 20 poems posted, many of them short. The longer ones, I believe, are all, or almost all, in rhymed stanzas (not generally *my* favorite cup of tea) . That should not keep you from reading her poems. Among these are some of the most brilliant lines I have ever seen! As I wrote under one of Lea's, 'You are only 27, and you've already written things as good or better than Dorothy Parker, the 'bard-ess' of barbed, rhymed verse.' There is a haiku among these 20, that says as much as many whole books! Lea has a brilliant mind and a wonderful disregard for the 'polite' and the conventional. I harbor a wish-it may be completely irrelevant to Lea's intuition, in which case she should not follow it-to also see how this wonderful mind would unfold itself in completely unfettered, free verse, and even prose stories and essays.

Best Poem of Lea Simpson

Blanket Bombs Descend

Ghost flights piloted by evil men
Flying overhead
More young soldiers sent to war
En route to join the dead

A sick and cold child shivers
But only blanket bombs descend
Global warming dries up rivers
And our army’s all we’ll send

Middle America with giant asses
Force fed like the meat they devoured
Patriotic working classes
Exploited but feeling empowered

What shall we call this new democracy?
We’ll put you in power then you do as you please
Sounds more like hypocrisy
Like a war with an imaginary enemy

This fear mongered kind...

Read the full of Blanket Bombs Descend

The Giant

My father the giant as giant as can be
Big, strong looking down at me

Giant feet I stand on top of,
so that I move when my giant dad does

My father the giant as giant as can be
I look straight ahead now and it’s you that I see

And all my steps are my own these days
but you’re still my giant in innumerable ways

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