David R. Mellor

 

Shopping List

 

Toothpaste  

Bread  

Marge  

Some flour  

Someone to love me…

Milk  

Biscuits  

Friends

That girl on the train

A dozen eggs  

Cheese   

Sex

Washing powder   

Cornflakes  

You

 

 

 

Street Scene

 

That’s a tanning studio

That’s a chippy

That’s a tanning studio

 

That’s a hairdressers

 

Empty shop

Empty shop

Empty shop

 

That’s a smoke free Wetherspoons

 

That’s a closed pub

That’s a closed pub

That’s a closed pub

 

That’s a couple strapped

for cash

 

That’s a family next door

whose giro

couldn’t last

 

That’s a fake tan

That’s a discarded chip paper

That’s another fake tan

 

That’s just a street

come to the end

 

 

 

The Sound of Silence

 

I love the sounds of

America

its melting pot

spilling onto the streets

 

Its ability to fly in

no fly zones – its ability

to kill people who have

nothing to eat

 

I love the sounds of

America

setting souls on fire

its love of freedom

its pursuit of pain

all in God’s name

 

I love the sounds of America

echoed in Downing street

wherever you go I go

whatever you say I say

whenever you die I die

 

God bless America

land of the free

lighting up the world

 

Terrifying me

 

 

David R. Mellor

David was born in Liverpool (England) in 1964. He left school with nothing, rummaging around various dead end jobs. He  then went  to college and university. In his 20’s he first discovered poetry, and starting writing and performing and has done so ever since. He has lived on the Wirral for the past 8 years.

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