Roddy Williams – The Atheist Poet

Yaroo! Beast! (2016)

Back to Greyfriars I go
welcoming me with plummy words
vowelling in an English limbo

Pupils get hampers
postal orders
Nothing changes
year to year

The boys do Latin prep
a regular prayer
apart from Bunter

Liar
Thief
Fat face of anarchy

He does not change either
changes nothing but
his yellow jacket
that once smelt of paper and jam
not this kindling coat
that smells of nothing

I say you fellows
outside though
on this side of the wall
Bunters have taken over
fat owls are let loose into the world

Liars
Thieves
Fat faces of anarchy

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4 responses

  1. yes the poetry all the poetry i see your poetry i believe it to be poetry i have poetic thoughts reading your poetry it’s real poetry and you can tell because it’s a picture of words and it’s symbolic of something bigger i wish i was more a poet so that it’s meaning would be deep with me i barely understand the poetry but that’s how i know the poetry is deep

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    October 8, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    • Thank you. Just keep writing. And keep reading. You’ll get there.

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      October 8, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      • okay cool don’t mind me networking here on wordpress …. i’ve been working on my 9th wordpress blog for two days now and all the community is up in my life … i’m getting all the likes … i never had this much community before … i didn’t really understand that poetry was the sweet spot for wordpress … but i’m getting all the love … thank you

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        October 8, 2018 at 10:36 pm

      • No problem man

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        November 4, 2018 at 12:33 am

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