Pretentious (Poetry)

25th June 2017
I could put these words down
any way I choose
cut them up and mess about
so a reader might suspect
I’m either on the booze
or just some renegade ignoring
the “how to” or the “don’t”
and determined to be different

But all that’s passé and pretentious
so I won’t
***
OR

O POET TURN PRISON INTO PROSE
I SEE SUPER SPORT IN IT
'TIS NO SIN TO PRINT
NOR ENTER TRIPE IN
PRESENT TENSE

SPIT UP SOUR SOUP
ONE PERSON SENT
TO STRIP IT SORE
TREE TO OPEN STREET
SPIN SUN TO TEST
ITS NITROUS PEST
TIP IT INTO PRIEST
SO INTEREST PINS
TEN PEERS RIPE TO RUN
PIOUS OR NOT TRUE
SPENT OUT OR USER PRONE

O STEP ON PORTENT'S SPINE
REST IN ITS TOP-TIER SUITE
ON TIPTOE PUREST STONE
TRUST PRE-SET TO STOP OR STUN

SO I SORT 'PRETENTIOUS' —
PUT TO ROUT
'N' TRIP IT INTO PUN