Raymond Farrell

Gold Star - 25,305 Points (02/09/1954 / Perth, Ontario)

Raymond Farrell Poems

801. The Matchmaker 4/27/2015
802. The Flea 4/28/2015
803. Life Is Far Too Important 4/28/2015
804. Psychiatry 4/29/2015
805. Any Mortal Knows 4/29/2015
806. J P 4/29/2015
807. Tonight As I Ambled 4/29/2015
808. That Pill 4/30/2015
809. My Sinnner's Prayer 4/30/2015
810. We Irish 4/30/2015
811. To The 5 Point Ulster Calvinist 5/1/2015
812. It Is Enough 5/1/2015
813. This Is My Earthly Dwelling Place 5/1/2015
814. A Mystery 5/2/2015
815. The Chinese Medical Student 5/3/2015
816. The Lady At The Jewish Bakery 5/4/2015
817. When It Comes To Poetry 4/23/2015
Best Poem of Raymond Farrell

When It Comes To Poetry

When it comes to poetry
I feel like David
Before he went out to meet Goliath
Saul offered him his armour
His sword, his breast plate
His helmet, his shield
But in the end he refused
Saying he had not proved it
For he was but a shepherd
Not trained in the use
Of weapons of war
He took merely a sling shot
And five smooth stones
But any giant can be slain
By such a crude weapon
If the stone finds its mark
And I can offer
No grand words
No breath-taking imagery
I commend all
Who operate at those lofty heights
But I am just
A ...

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I Always Arrived Early

I always arrived early
The first day of elementary school
To be first in line
Upon being admitted to the classroom
I made a beeline for the back corner
To lay claim to the desk beside the window
No one can under-estimate
How important this was
For during the inevitable

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