Ray Mather

Rookie - 0 Points (30th October 1950 / Loughborough, Leicestershire, England)

Mouth - A Frustration - Poem by Ray Mather

I’m no good at speaking
I don’t know when to stop
I know what I want to say
But can’t let the matter drop
And like some frenzied artist
Forever in a rush
Never satisfied the painting’s finished
I keep returning with my brush
My mind’s a messy canvass
Filled with arguments and wrangles
I can’t get the right perspective
Through covering all the angles
Unable to make a statement
Without yet another try
Seeking to be correct
To excuse and qualify
Until finally words are useless
Made harmless and bland
Or overladen with meaning
And impossible to understand


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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