Close to you

2 May

To the tune of  ‘Close to You’ by Bacharach and David (performed by The Carpenters)

Why do bruises suddenly appear
Every time you are near
Because of them I don’t want to be
Close to you

Why do friends not come anymore
To our house, to our door
Just like me they don’t want to be
Close to you

When you’re home the hounds in my head they all howl together
And were they real they’d tear your face apart
But they’re only in my mind and so
They can’t act out what’s in my heart on you

That is why I’m going to leave
It’s to make you believe
Then you’ll see, no-one wants to be
Close to you



And on the 9th day…

2 Apr

Day 2 of napowrimo – not following the prompt today – sorry!

Day 1 – I meet you
We talk and talk all night

Day 2 – I see you
My heart leaps at the sight

Day 3 – I touch you
And tremble at your kiss

Day 4 – I love you
I’ve never felt such bliss

Day 5 – I propose to you
And recoil at your retort

Day 6 – I hate you
To you it’s all been sport

Day 7 – I cut you
I rend you at the seams

Day 8 – You stalk me
And haunt me in my dreams


Poem done wrong for day 7 of napowrimo

7 Apr

Daddy, I loved my cat and my cat loved me
I cuddled her every day
She purred in my ear like the rain on the roof
Daddy, why did my cat run away?

Daddy, you told me to be always polite
You said respect every woman and man
But you really do say some terrible things
Why do you not respect my gran?

Daddy, you said that we should not say naughty words
If we swear Jesus Christ will be sad
The words you say sound like swearing sometimes
Aren’t ‘fuck’, ‘shit’, ‘bugger’, ‘cunt’ also bad?

Daddy, I think that you are a wonderful man
Although mum sometimes says you’re a jerk
There’s just one thing I wonder and wish I could change
Why do you spend so much time at work?

I realise now that this poem is wrong
The question is not to be in each verse
It’s to be at the end – the last line of the rhyme
Could this poem be any worse?