Jean Bernard Parr

Bronze Star - 2,588 Points (26th May.1946 / Sallanches, France)

I No Longer Am - Poem by Jean Bernard Parr

I no longer am
in the world
I'm really out of it all
I don't know the rules
anymore, don't know
the law, don't know
what a dollar is
against the pound,

but as I sit on the bus
and look out over
an arching sky,
(Im aware that the
world is round)
really, wasn't it
always thus?

There was always
a kind of fog there
around mouths and
words, no way to know
who pays the Queen
and can that policeman
imprison me?

And here's me sitting
in the bottom of
a phone box
reading the Beano,
trying to make sense
of a head spinning world
that was my university.

It just seems
more complicated now,
more worlds
more than one
I don't know how.

Topic(s) of this poem: being free


Poet's Notes about The Poem

It doesn't do any harm to feel a bit lost from time to time

Comments about I No Longer Am by Jean Bernard Parr

  • (1/21/2016 11:06:00 PM)


    I become part of this world
    so I don't pay attention that
    much...just going with flow
    or maybe that's what they
    say lost in open...thanks for sharing
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, January 22, 2016


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