Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Here goes, with more prose!

Well, I went to the Brighton Poetry Society gig last night (29 June) and had a lot of fun. There were some great poets on stage and I was slightly nervous...2 pints later (thanks Tom!) and I was ready to go - just in time for the halftime interval! A band went on after that then the mic was opened up again so I seized the chance and did 3 of my poems. They seemed to go down pretty well and I got a good round of applause - so now I've got the poetry bug and can't wait for next month's do! Anyways, here's 2 new poems that I performed last night...

This first one is based on my experiences being a DJ over the years...


I'm not a fucking jukebox
Sorry, no requests allowed
There's always one comes up to you
When you rock a crowd

You don't like the track I'm playing
Telling me what I need to do
Out of 200 people here
The only one is you

"What would fit
Right in - right now
Would be some Fatboy Slim"
I'm playing funk and soul and rock
I ain't fucking playing him!

"Call yourself a DJ?"
Yes I do - I have for years
I love my music, always have
From when I first had ears

But you've been dancing all night long
So why start being a pain?
Go wait for the next track
Don't fucking speak to me again!

The next one is based on me being from Whitehawk - a council estate in Brighton - where we speak all common like! Dropping H's etc. Not exactly the Queens Hactual Henglish don't you know?!

(In this poem, where the words are spelled out i.e. C.H.O.C.L.U.T. you say each letter, ok!)


Phonetically speaking is what I do
So let me do some phonetics for you
Chocolate, now that should really be
Pronounced C.H.O.C.L.U.T.

For amazing, drop the A from the beginning
And it's F.I.N.G.
When you spell out 'thing' and
Fell free to use F.R. double E for the number
and E.R. becomes an A on that last word - like when you're spelling 'Rumba'

B.A.R dash B dash Q at B.N.Q
Lets break that down
Means barbecue at B & Q
With dropped A and D cos you make the 'un' sound

But with some words spelling them right
Takes less effort than putting sound into sight

Like P.O.E.T.R and Y
Is said P.O.E.R.T.R. double E
And not poe - try

So here's my last example
If you needed more proof
After I'm done here, I'm going home to my bed
Under my own R.U.T.H. - roof!

All (c) G. Phillips

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