Life in Poetry
May. 10, 2022
From the age of five my lift offout of the grey concrete fiftieswas the magic of musicals on filmI lived for the plush seat the darkenedspace where quite quickly I vanishedinto the screen and joined themI was Mickey Rooney to Judy GarlandThe Student Prince in HeidelbergDanced George Chakiris in West Side StoryI played every romantic lead down all those years enveloped in each filmsometimes not returning for daysAfter a matinee that imprinted methe world was an alien placewith its cacophony and blasting lightI became the original escapologistPeter ClarkeMay 2022
25.11 | 22:15
Grief is experience through the mundane. Simple but powerful. The accompanying image really compliments the poem.
07.11 | 11:14
A great observation! Social media can be a scary place... I also need to reduce my time there
06.11 | 16:24
A great one, Peter, in the context you describe. I don't read social media myself, I doubt my equilibrium could stand it. 'The balance of his mind disturbed' yes, I think it would be.
06.11 | 15:59
Yes, gossip is a weapon of mass destruction.
In my business as well as personal life I have zero tolerance.
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