Robert Melliard

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

Robert Melliard Poems

121. If Only We Could Both Retire Young! 6/11/2014
122. Worry 7/6/2014
123. To My Grandchild (From Afar) 7/7/2014
124. Success? 7/8/2014
125. As I Write 7/14/2014
126. Catch 7/27/2014
127. The Fight 7/28/2014
128. Helpless 7/28/2014
129. Switch Off 8/8/2014
130. Death May Be Easier Now 8/11/2014
131. Asturian Fishing Ports 5/6/2014
132. Heaven In Tuscany 11/20/2008
133. My Spanish Wife 12/21/2008
134. Integration 12/24/2008
135. Compendium 12/14/2008
136. Asturian Raised Granaries 5/4/2014
137. Home Improvements 6/11/2014
138. Not Really Poetry 6/10/2014
139. The Thrill Is Gone 7/11/2014
140. Trampled On 6/8/2014
141. Waiting For My Grandchild 7/6/2014
142. Domestic Bliss Or Blitz? 12/13/2008
143. Jewellery 12/12/2008
144. Love? 12/19/2008
145. Peace 12/29/2008
146. Tapas 12/31/2008
147. Road Rage 3 12/30/2008
148. Climbing 9/14/2011
149. The Big Push 6/14/2014
150. Reviewed In Green (Only Comprehensible For Poemhunter Poets) 6/7/2014
151. Poetry And Song 8/25/2011
152. Big Mistake 12/29/2008
153. Colours 12/20/2008
154. This Time, My Love 6/12/2014
155. Back To Normal 6/11/2014
156. Each Day's A Diamond 12/11/2008
157. This Economic Crisis 12/27/2008

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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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A Winter Prize

Today was perfect blue on white
(clear sky against great snowy peaks) .
There are paths we could have taken.

But we had some things to do
(gardening and repairs and paperwork)
and so we missed the loveliness
this cold, bright day had offered,
as if we'd won a kind of lottery

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