Fighting Poetry #poem #poetry

Once again I’ve taken a famous first line, spun out a sonnet and come up with this 

Do not go gentle into that good night,

Said his gut, after the tall tattooed prat

Began to give him a load of old crap

And offered his chin for a left then right.

The policeman took swabs with a defeated air

And radioed base for some medical help

The bungling nonce caused him to yelp

As another swab was jammed in his eye.

‘I am too old for this lark,’ he thought

With a smile, while his opponent gave vent

To his pain. A typical Friday that meant

A Saturday gone missing. After, he fought

The urge to return to the scene of the fight

And prove, he’d never go gentle, day or night.


About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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5 Responses to Fighting Poetry #poem #poetry

  1. Ritu says:

    Exactly the twisted journey I’ve come to love reading on here!

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  2. JT Twissel says:

    I can’t wait to see what you do with The Wasteland!

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