Paul Lester

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'Born in Birmingham, England, Paul Lester has published some thirty booklets of poetry, beginning with A Funny Brand of Freedom (Arts Lab Press,1975) , and his paperback collections are By the Scruff Of the Neck(BMI,1995) and Going For Broke(Protean,2004) .His poetry has been broadcast on BBC Radio One and the BBC World Service.
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Paul Lester Poems

1.
Be Kind To Worms' Week

Everybody get your feet off the ground
Wherever on earth your feet are bound,
For beneath you the worms are moving around.
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2.
Down At The Greasy Spoon Cafe

There are those who dream their lives away
Down at the Greasy Spoon Cafe
Where the tea's like mud the spoon stands up in
And the coffee leads to an early coffin.
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3.
Talking To A Wall

One day my living room wall
Began to talk to me
And, naturally enough,
A reply was obligatory.
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4.
The Reign Of The Duck

They made a splash from the first
As you might have guessed,
Took off, as if to water,
With their usual sort of zest,
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5.
I Fell In Love With A Couch Potato

I fell in love with a couch potato
But it didn't have eyes for me.
I tried to talk about Marx and Plato
But it was deaf to philosophy.
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