Tony Jolley Poems

Hit Title Date Added
91.
Sirius ('Jenny' To Us)

She was a small, slate-grey & white ball of frightened fur,
Cuddled deep down in an old cardi'
Cradled on our knees
As we cornered carefully home to Kinson from Hampshire....
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92.
The Edgington Boys [two Sides]

I knew them.
Knew them as well as one can know two names engraved,
Side by side in granite, lead inlaid:
Henry and William Alfred, a brace of Edgington boys
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93.
Ballet 'In Flagrante' [the Modern Ballet Virgin]

They say you'll love it or hate it and there isn't much room in-between.
I was sure I was going to squeeze into that slightly grudging middle ground:
Appreciative of training, skill, strength, grace, movement and artistic interpretation,
But left slightly untouched because I've two left feet and little affinity with the dancefloor
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94.
Girls Don'T Always Have Fun [with Apologies To Cyndi Lauper]

Girls don't always have fun
When you stop to think about it.
If you stop to think about it.
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95.
The Day That Never Was

Day off.
Hot.
Too hot.
Swim.
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96.
Things I'Ll Never Be

Pregnant.
Young again.
Thin.
Rich.
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97.
What She Sees

Wonder what she knows:
Whether she hears what we hear,
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98.
Refused

Saw your picture
From a year,
A country,
An imagination away.
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99.
Different

“It’ll be different! ”,
He said,
Not perhaps knowing
Quite how right
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100.
Velocité D'Amour

My life changed again today –
Took a quantum leap of such unique proportions
That it defied Heisenberg’s ‘Uncertainty Principle’,
For I know the time, the place and the velocity:
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