Anthony Di'anno (North Yorkshire)
Biography of Anthony Di'anno
Grrrrr, I am going to be a poet,
Apostrophy's haunt me.
As do the commas,
The council house grammar school,
The limits in vocabulary.
Still I am going to be a poet.
Regardless of the well fertilised soil my words have grown in,
BECAUSE OF IT,
I am going to be a poet.
Not so that I may write great tomes to vanity's muse.
Nor to knock on doors seeking her vote.
Merely so that I may share words that have grown,
In worlds I have known,
True to their right.
In their true light,
I am going to be a poet,
My interpret heart,
Out in the open,
Fearless and free,
I am going to be more than this poet,
I am going to be all that is me.
First I must learn how to read.
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Many years have passed yet diminished not,
The youth that skipped upon your smiling face,
The memory burns ever unforgot,
As though branded into permanent place,
We had been up all night swapping stories,
Stifling laughter amid the stifling peace,
Whispering tales of girls and their glories,
Unaware of fragility in life's lease,