Francesca Johnson

Rookie (I'm a metal tiger - there's your clue / Europe)

Dennis, You'Ve Got To Go..... - Poem by Francesca Johnson

Dennis, you've got to go.

I don't know who you are
or where you came from.
All I know is that you have to go.

Your name inscribed on my work surface
is detracting from the beauty of the wood.
I can put up with the knife cuts.
Just.
And the ancientosity of the wood.
Very easily.

But your name has to go.
It doesn't fit in here.
So I'm sandpapering you away.

Rub...rub...rub...


Poet's Notes about The Poem

That inscription was carved into the wooden work surface of my first boat, Plod. It did get rubbed away. The boat now belongs to two very special people - youngsters - who are studying hard for their degrees. And they love Plod just as much as I did.

Comments about Dennis, You'Ve Got To Go..... by Francesca Johnson

  • (8/19/2008 11:20:00 AM)

    Ha ha... so very lovely to read your words again Fran. It's been too long. HG: -) xx (Report)Reply

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  • (8/12/2008 3:12:00 AM)

    Replace old history with the new, no matter how hard it may be. That's my girl! t x (Report)Reply

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  • (8/11/2008 8:50:00 PM)

    LOL...Well...I've heard of washing em out of our hair....but never sandpapering em off our desk top! ! LOL Loved it Fran! Good to see you back again!
    Hugs,
    Dee
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  • (8/11/2008 6:03:00 PM)

    great poem, loved it, (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, December 7, 2012


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