Archive for ‘poetry’

February 15, 2018

My Love is Like . . .

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December 30, 2017


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November 12, 2017

Remember them

by duncanr

October 28, 2017

Trevor’s Trapped Testicle

by duncanr

September 28, 2017

National Poetry Day

by duncanr

Damn, I nearly forgot
[these days this happens a lot]
here in the UK
its National Poetry Day
so get off your arse
lest this descend into farce
and submit your best shot
as a comment

August 5, 2017

How to be a Man

by duncanr

a few months back, I posted a poem on Madhatters by Simar Singh on the subject of ‘marital rape‘ – see here

in this poem, he addresses societal expectations of what is considered appropriate behaviour for a man . . .

July 29, 2017

The First Time

by duncanr

I remember the first time I tried it
I was only a lad o’ sixteen
And though she was younger than I was
She was much more composed and serene.

It was doon in the byre on the straw
At the end o’ a fine summer’s day
The air was scented wi’clover
And the smell of freshly cut hay

I was eager, but . . .

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May 8, 2017

Penis Privilege, Marital Rape, and a Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender

by duncanr

based in Mumbai, UnErase Poetry is a newly-formed community that promotes and produces spoken poetry in Hindi and English

the Legal Rapist . . .

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February 17, 2017

The Chaos

by duncanr

Dearest creature in creation
Studying English pronunciation,
   I will teach you in my verse
   Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse.

I will keep you, Susy, busy,
Make your head with . . .

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January 29, 2017


by duncanr

though set in Ireland, this poem addresses issues familiar also to women living outwith the emerald isle . . .