Simon Armitage

Marsden, West Yorkshire
Simon Armitage
Marsden, West Yorkshire
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I Am Very Bothered

Rating: 3.7
I am very bothered when I think
of the bad things I have done in my life.
Not least that time in the chemistry lab
when I held a pair of scissors by the blades
and played the handles
in the naked lilac flame of the Bunsen burner;
then called your name, and handed them over.

O the unrivalled stench of branded skin
as you slipped your thumb and middle finger in,
then couldn't shake off the two burning rings. Marked,
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Sylvia Frances Chan 08 March 2021
Most deserving poem chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day. Congratulations, dear Professor! So very nice and pleasant to read your amazing poem.
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Bizarre Soulmate 08 March 2021
Chilling indeed passionate but directed in a wrong way
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Bizarre Soulmate 08 March 2021
Just ask her with love admitting love is always good
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Robert Murray Smith 08 March 2021
It seems Dr Anthony Theodore did exactly the same thing.
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Bizarre Soulmate 08 March 2021
Bizarre! ! ! it could be simpler than that just tell her what does it mean when a lover can tell the person
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Raghurama Raju 12 October 2020
I need to the know the place he lived, the times he lived, the way he led his life, to understand the poetry he wrote.
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Soul Mate 02 October 2020
Poem for pyscopqths Only they can like this kind of dark thoughts better just ask her
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Dr Antony Theodore 02 October 2020
I am very bothered when I think of the bad things I have done in my life. Not least that time in the chemistry lab when I held a pair of scissors by the blades and played the handles simple moments of life. t ony
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L Milton Hankins 02 October 2020
Wow! No question this is a finely-crafted piece of writing, but the theme is chilling. I hope you still don't have that bit of residing deep inside of you. Thanks for sharing even though I cringed!
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