Silver Star - 3,460 Points (JUNE 7 1964 / ABERDEEN)

A Chore I Suppose.... - Poem by GRANT FRASER

I smashed a yankee
candle in the bathroom,

glass shattering!
all around the bowl,

in it, picking out shards,

I tried to sleep, couldn't,
so I cleaned out Pluto's

this is the 'real',
with my brown robe
rolled up above the wrists,

there was some old baked
with a dry skin of orange
in a pan,
they looked slightly alien,
their little forms
all taut together,

then the Sun came out
and ran back in,

I didn't succeed
and then I did,
but only because
I formed the impression
that I had,
I still haven't,
but I have,
the arguement continues
into my fifties,

things will roll along
on their own accord,

conscience and guilt
always want to play with me,
what you do with all that
(serves you right) ,

maybe I'm turning into Anne Sexton?
(with the bits)

there's not enough humour,
and a lack of the real hiding
all around me,

I need laughing gas,
not Sylvia Plath,

(no offence Queen
of the she Poets,)

have to go and round
up all those scant things
I paint,

smudges of proof,
I don't know,
things to keep you sane,

and the word brush,
it makes a grimy splash,
on the big dirty
mantle of time....

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Comments about A Chore I Suppose.... by GRANT FRASER

  • Clarence Prince (1/27/2016 8:38:00 AM)

    Smudges of proof,
    I don't know,
    things to keep you sane That sounds right!
    Thanks for sharing, Grant!
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/14/2016 3:37:00 PM)

    'we—poets of the world—wish
    to make our voices resonate
    in the minds and hearts
    of all women and men
    who refuse to be silenced
    by hate and violence.'

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (12/20/2015 2:29:00 PM)

    Hello Grant! our book is ready
    at this very moment it's in revision
    by Amazon. In a few hours (6-12 hs) it will be online

    - - - - - But wait my email....
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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