Robert Melliard

Rookie - 10 Points (20 - 5 - 1953 / Georgetown)

Robert Melliard Poems

1. A Winter Prize 11/21/2008
2. Things Or Life 12/11/2008
3. To My Busy, Helpful Wife 12/13/2008
4. An Alternating Current 12/14/2008
5. That Line 12/15/2008
6. How Long Will This Go On? 12/16/2008
7. When? 12/17/2008
8. Gentle Ways 12/18/2008
9. This Love Wins Through 12/19/2008
10. Yet Another Example Of Murphy's Law 12/22/2008
11. Kinds Of Inspiration 12/22/2008
12. Out-Of-Date Emotion 12/23/2008
13. My Muses? 12/24/2008
14. Mum 12/24/2008
15. Mum's Cooking 12/25/2008
16. Have Ticket, Must Fly 12/26/2008
17. Dressing 12/26/2008
18. My Pre-Lunch Drink (In Memory Of My Brother) 12/26/2008
19. An Old Boat 12/27/2008
20. Tradition 12/28/2008
21. Meeting 12/29/2008
22. The Cellar 12/29/2008
23. Christmas 12/30/2008
24. Road Rage 2 12/30/2008
25. Road Rage 4 12/30/2008
26. Wine Bars 12/31/2008
27. Free Cider 12/31/2008
28. Video Recall 1/2/2009
29. The Homecoming (In Memory Of My Brother) 1/3/2009
30. Life Breaks Us Down (In Memory Of My Brother) 1/5/2009
31. Poetry And Bills 7/2/2011
32. Our Dog 7/2/2011
33. Our Simple Dog 7/2/2011
34. Beach 7/3/2011
35. A Rare, Good Man 7/3/2011
36. Our Dog In Certain Places 7/4/2011
37. Neighbours 7/5/2011
38. A Stray 7/6/2011
39. Otter 7/7/2011
40. A Place I Know 7/9/2011

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This Economic Crisis

My son has given up his job:
he survived for almost a year
but finished up stressed-out.

He worked fourteen hours a day
for 1,500 euros a month.
He is a land surveyor;
he studied for five years
to get his degree.
That was his first job
and he is disillusioned.

One night they kept him in the office till 5 a.m.
then he had to go to work again at 8 a.m.
and measure accurately all day.

If he made a mistake
the company would lose money
and he would be responsible.

Another night they had him measuring by lamplight:
the job had ...

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Things Or Life

She says they ought to change the tiles
in kitchen, hall and bathroom,
or that the sofa's getting old
and needs replacing soon.

He says they shouldn't spend their cash
on THINGS, but on enjoying LIFE:
explore the world with no-frills flights,
a backpack and a penknife!

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