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 Out-Of-Date Emotion 12/23/2008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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Each Day's A Diamond

Each day's a diamond
when you lose someone you love.

You realize just how near death is.

We walk along a narrow ridge,
steep cliffs on either side.

And as we go,

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