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Jenny Free Verse


Balaclava over my head,
I nipped into the John Hewitt 
and went nervously up to the bar. 
'Are you a poet?' a woman's voice inquired. 
I dreaded the question, so embarrassed. It was a key moment. 
'I'm ... I play with words on paper!' 
I fumbled in my pocket for a pen and notebook. 
'I'm having fun with the language!' 
I laughed - I felt a great weight 
lift from my shoulders 
as she slipped the balaclava
off my head and kissed me. 

'Can I buy you a drink?' the lady 
bought me a Pernod, and hey presto! 
we were off to the races, 
talking passionately 
About Heaney, Mahon and Longley. 

Jenny Free Verse 
gave me her number, 
promised to have a look at my notebook 
and give me some feedback. 

I waltzed down the street, 
got back to the house in ¾ time, 
got my Italian leather, hand-crafted, 
writing journal out from the tall boy 
and wrote, ‘I just met Jenny Free Verse!'

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  1. Date: 4/6/2015 6:52:00 PM
    Hi Ken, is that your site. I would like to check it out... LINDA

  1. Date: 4/5/2015 11:27:00 PM
    ken, Thank you for the sweet reply to my comment. Have yourself a Happy Easter Love LINDA

    colonsay Avatar ken colonsay
    Date: 4/6/2015 3:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks linda, be sure and post some of your poetry to me at all the best and Happy Easter! kenny
  1. Date: 11/3/2014 3:28:00 PM
    this is sure a sweet poem. Hey, I see this was posted a long time ago . Linda, who has passed away, is here welcoming you to Soup in 2012! Hope to see a lot more poems from you!!

    colonsay Avatar ken colonsay
    Date: 11/3/2014 5:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Andrea, thanks for comment. Sorry to hear about Linda's passing but I'm sure she's just changed rooms, as it were, in our multi-dimensional universe. Great site!
  1. Date: 9/14/2012 11:23:00 PM
    thankxxx for your kind comment Ken and welcome to Poetry Soup family .. so enjoyed reading your creative write tonite luv .. a grand tale ..

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 10:09:00 PM
    Ken, great verse about a verse... xox~pd

    colonsay Avatar ken colonsay
    Date: 10/20/2014 11:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks, I'm not averse to a wee verse even if written in Erse!