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Monday, 21 June 2021

CARERS FROM AFRICA a poem by Tom Leonard

 

                                                               CARERS FROM AFRICA


                                                                        by Tom Leonard


                                                                   To Terry and Luckman


                                                                     



                                                They nurture my old age


                                           Out of the cradle of civilisation


                                             They shower, top and tail me


                                  As Nigeria is still exploited and repressed


                                    They give me cereal, coffee, and toast


                                             For wake-up breakfast,


                                        And soup and meat sandwiches


                                             For my next to last supper,


                                           As the pains deflate my chest.


                                           They are the gods from Orion


                                                  Who Amon brought.


                                       They are the soul of the Universe,


                                             Who I have always sought.

Friday, 11 June 2021

TONY BOOK, MAN CITY FOOTBALLER AND MANAGER

                                                                                    


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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

CHRYSALIS a poem by Tom Leonard

 

                                                        CHRYSALIS


                                                      by Tom Leonard


                                               Dedicated to Cameron, music maker

                                                                        




On becoming a butterfly,


A caterpillar breaks free from its bonds,


Like a leaf turns into a tree,


And flies into golden ponds,


Like a child chrysalises into the adult


They wanna be.



You can evolve into the great artist,


Newtonian polymath,


Celtic footballer,


Or river dancer of your dreams;


Even when you fall flat on your backside,


And make a pig's ear of everything,


Just shut you eyes and see,



Welcome is a lamb that becomes a lion,


Who defies the locusts of repression,


Who stands for the vulnerable, and the weak,


Who tries to climb the spiritual peaks.



You can chrysalise into your fantasy;


Just imagine, and wait and see;


You have the insights of a Confucius of old;


Just break free.

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