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Poem of the Day > 9. Poem - Simon Armitage

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message 1: by Lee (new)

Lee POEM - Simon Armitage

And if it snowed and snow covered the drive
he took a spade and tossed it to one side.
And always tucked his daughter up at night
And slippered her the one time that she lied.
And every week he tipped up half his wage.
And what he didn't spend each week he saved.
And praised his wife for every meal she made.
And once, for laughing, punched her in the face.

And for his mum he hired a private nurse.
And every Sunday taxied her to church.
And he blubbed when she went from bad to worse.
And twice he lifted ten quid from her purse.

Here's how they rated him when they looked back:
sometimes he did this, sometimes he did that.


message 2: by Lee (new)

Lee This poem shocks me everytime I read it


message 3: by Hilary (new)

Hilary | 2082 comments I haven't heard of Simon Armitage before, I'll have to kook him up. I agree with you, Lee, it's quite shocking - but totally believable.


message 4: by Tracey (new)

Tracey | 304 comments Thanks for pointing this out Lee. Again, this is a great poem and shows the different sides to people. I think I'm starting to like poetry, or at least I think I like this poet.


message 5: by Lee (new)

Lee Yay - it took me a very long time to get in to poetry - but I really enjoy it now.


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