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Best Avril Leaf Poems

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The pig

It was a cold and muddy day
as Gertrude lay smiling.
Just the kind of weather 
that she adored.
She could splash around 
for hours in the glop 
and guzzle up 
all her shlopp 
when it was time.
Oh how she loved 
the sound 
of the hog-call.
It would signal 
that special time 
of day for her 
when she could literally 
Her delicate pink skin 
did not tan too well, 
always needing 
a good coating of oils, 
hence the perfection 
in the weather described.
Her trotters, 
she thought, 
were possibly 
her best feature – 
could they 
be called dainty? 
Unlike her large snout 
that she sometimes wished 
could have been 
more discreet-looking. 
She valued her large ears 
because they were 
indeed an asset, 
especially close 
to supper time 
and her eyes, 
well, they were 
the eyes of 
an intelligent creature, 
somewhat underestimated 
by Man, 
simply because 
of the sweet tasting 
tantalising suppleness 
of the flesh 
of the animal. 
What to do 
thought Gertrude, 
but eat, 
eat, eat, 
eat, eat, 
while you still 
could eat, 
at least. 
Because one day – 
every pig knew 
as all pigs know – 
we would all see 
the blade descend 
on us 

Copyright © Avril Leaf | Year Posted 2013

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true worth

sitting with his legs apart
raised up by the knees
and his head slightly bent over
like a Bushman
up against a rock
with hands rolling 
some or other 
desert leaf,
his concentration 
never wavered
from the cellular 
he clicked
his message on

simply sweet
someone sprinkled 
icing sugar 
in the aircon
Sally Sweeny
managed to fool
the entire planet
‘if you’re not selling them
they're selling you’
her personal 
and who wants to get sold 
down the river?
‘certainly not me’
sweet Sally Sweeny

I rock I rule
I’m eminently cool
the king of…
my own delusions
definitely a legend 
only in his own mind 
still boasting at forty
about what he did
in his prime
there’s no telling this guy
I mean he is the proof!

the grains 
of sand
as if 
the hourglass
of Time
as entire lives
passed by
bl u r ry
but for a few

the ones 
who recognised

the worth 
of what is 

Copyright © Avril Leaf | Year Posted 2013

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The gate of love

I’m wandering through foreign sands
To find what I am looking for
I’m looking for a promised land
To uncover territories unknown

The search goes far and yet I’ll say
I’ve never felt another way
I’ve never known
That love could be like hate

Please why can’t I enter through the gate?
I look into the light that leads 
And yet I try to be the same
Yet still I cannot enter through the gate

Copyright © Avril Leaf | Year Posted 2013

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So be it

The walls are crumbling piece by piece
But I don't hear a sound
My eyes are steady, gaze is set
Although the chaos hounds
Its good to be within your grace
Your peace, your light around
Soon a lost one will be no more
I am ready to be found...

Copyright © Avril Leaf | Year Posted 2013

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It has been a long road travelled
and yet the journey has just begun
I would have had more laughs, less tears
and danced till morning comes
but whatever happens, happens
just know I tried my best
a fool I am not prepared to be
it's not my chosen quest
I will always love you
with every breath I take
let's hope its all a senseless dream 
when tomorrow we awake...

Copyright © Avril Leaf | Year Posted 2013