Raymond Farrell

Gold Star - 25,433 Points (02/09/1954 / Perth, Ontario)

Raymond Farrell Poems

801. Just Writing To Let The World Know 1/27/2016
802. Haiku (Logic 101) 3/12/2016
803. Tv 1/10/2016
804. Haiku (Pick Your Pain) 11/15/2015
805. Sometimes I Wonder 9/7/2015
806. Such Are The Ways Of The Youth 9/20/2015
807. Anger 7/20/2015
808. What I Miss 7/5/2015
809. Five Steps You Die 6/28/2015
810. Haiku (Husband) 7/2/2015
811. Haiku (Deep Sleep) 6/8/2015
812. Haiku (North America Today) 5/10/2015
813. Chinese New Year's Eve In Hangzhou 4/3/2015
814. Politicians 4/17/2015
815. The Short Stocky Young Chinese Fellow 4/4/2015
816. Free Will 9/5/2015
817. The Curse Of The Media 6/26/2015
818. Civilization 7/7/2015
819. You Say We Need Peace 4/27/2015
820. Tonight As I Sit Under The Locust Tree 4/25/2015
821. The Lady At The Jewish Bakery 5/4/2015
822. 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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