Adrian Henri
Birkenhead, Cheshire
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Without You

Rating: 3.8
Without you every morning would feel like going back to work after a holiday,
Without you I couldn't stand the smell of the East Lancs Road,
Without you ghost ferries would cross the Mersey manned by skeleton crews,
Without you I'd probably feel happy and have more money and time and nothing to do with it,
Without you I'd have to leave my stillborn poems on other people's doorsteps, wrapped in brown paper,
Without you there'd never be sauce to put on sausage butties,
Without you plastic flowers in shop windows would just be plastic flowers in shop windows,
Without you I'd spend my summers picking morosley over the remains of train crashes,
Without you white birds would wrench themselves free from my paintings and fly off dripping blood into the night,
Without you green apples wouldn't taste greener,
Without you Mothers wouldn't let their children play out after tea,
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COMMENTS
Alouwou Mandjah 27 February 2020
Without you this poem would never be POD
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Edward Kofi Louis 27 February 2020
Without you around me! ! ! My world will stand still! Love and art. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 February 2020
WOW! 30 times with the words WITHOUT YOU. A most interesting poem full of laments, poetic laments CONGRATULATIONS being chosen as the Modern Poems Of The Day. Hooray! . A 10 Full Score for the lamentic words. I have really enjoyed this unique Song poem. TFS.
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Shaun Cronick 27 February 2020
Absolute pants! Without You...good grief. Without you... Without you my bicycle has just been struck by lightning. Without you I can hear fresh paint dry. Without you I have to flush the toilet. Without you the pixies are after the marmalade.
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Mahtab Bangalee 27 February 2020
Without you nothing With you everything great poem always
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Tom Allport 27 February 2020
With you everything begins? ........a humorous write that is quite right life needs light hearted souls to shine bright!
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Mahtab Bangalee 01 July 2019
without you there is no law without you there is no activeness without you there is nothing you the everything..//////
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Chinedu Dike 05 May 2015
Beautiful love poem, well articulated and nicely penned from the heart. Thanks for sharing.
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Stephen W 13 March 2014
Agree it is absolute rubbish. Formula-written nonsense. You could compose additional lines yourself ad nauseam. 'Without you the moon would just be a yellow circle' or somesuch dross.
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Valerie Dohren 13 March 2014
I don't normally comment on Poem of the Day, but I have to say that this is absolute rubbish!
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