Tony Jolley

Rookie (17th June 1958 / England)

Tony Jolley Poems

201. 'The Glorious Dead' 11/15/2006
202. How The Moments Come 6/29/2005
203. 00.04 25.12.04 8/30/2005
204. Eleventh Hour 11/11/2008
205. About Your Skin 7/8/2008
206. Pavements And Partings 4/1/2008
207. Your Call Is Important To Us [yeah, Right! ] 3/27/2009
208. The Story Of A Life Lost In The Telling 5/29/2008
209. Your Left Hand 5/27/2004
210. (red) Indian Summer 3/17/2008
211. Fire On Your Finger 10/6/2008

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  • Jerry Hughes (1/3/2009 4:06:00 PM)

    I have no hesitation saying Tony Jolly is one of the best educated, and imaginative writers gracing the pages of poemhunter...

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Best Poem of Tony Jolley

Your Call Is Important To Us [yeah, Right! ]

….Ah, no, not us, I'm afraid…

[Trans: for 'I'm afraid' read 'hallelujah! ',
What did Douglas Adams call it? –
An S.E.P.: Someone Else's Problem', thank god! ]

Why don't you try this number – I'm sure they'll be able to help.

[Trans: they won't have any more of a clue than me,
But at least you'll be off my back
And I can log you as a 'problem solved' and a 'happy customer'
On my spreadsheet
And all under the 'three minutes a call' target too! ]

I'm sorry, all our agents are busy at the moment –
We'll be with you as soon as we ...

Read the full of Your Call Is Important To Us [yeah, Right! ]

Start Point: Geology

This middle-aged Man o’ the Bay
Wasn’t so much Starting out
As already sailing, full-steam for France,
Arms spread wide in greeting
From Start Point to Stoke Fleming;
Solid shoulder cliffs
Leaning lovingly into their future
With such tender intent;
Headland eyes scanning horizon for sign

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