Harold Pinter

(1930-2008)

Don'T Look... - Poem by Harold Pinter

Don't look.
The world's about to break.

Don't look.
The world's about to chuck out all its light
and stuff us in the chokepit of its dark,
That black and fat suffocated place
Where we will kill or die or dance or weep
Or scream of whine or squeak like mice
To renegotiate our starting price.


Comments about Don'T Look... by Harold Pinter

  • Seamus O' Brian (1/31/2017 3:25:00 PM)

    Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow....
    Reminiscent of the bard's take on life. Thanks for sharing this enjoyable read. (Report) Reply

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  • Alex Sarich (1/31/2017 1:00:00 PM)


    fantastic description of life. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/31/2017 9:25:00 AM)

    Wonderful Poem
    Fantastic short poem.....To renegotiate our starting price.10++ (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (1/31/2017 8:42:00 AM)


    Very nice. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/31/2017 2:48:00 AM)

    Scream!
    Squeak! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (1/31/2017 2:30:00 AM)


    Sometimes it seems that way. Especially when tyrants are in charge. But I choose to see the glass being half full! Excellent poem. Truly deserving of the mighty 10! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (1/31/2017 1:32:00 AM)

    The world's about to break
    Thanks for sharing..... Bernie...😇😇😇 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 29, 2015


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