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 four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. 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!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. JT Twissel says:

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

    Liked by 1 person

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