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VxPoem ID: 7630

Category:
humor

Posted: November 23rd. 2004 7:29:29 AM

Views: 1457

(Pagan) Paperback Writer.

by Jemma Hawtrey

Age Group: Adult



(Pagan) Paperback Writer.

With assertion, claim and counter-claim
The writers march down through the days
Mangling modern life and history
In their quite creative ways

So-and-so did this and that
Although So-and-so was never there
We’re making up the universe
With quite amazing flair

And I personally knew old Gerry
And he said that and this to me
Notwithstanding the old reprobate
Died when I was barely three.

But Hark! I hear a distant sound
Hear I the winds of change?
But alas, tis just another theory
That’s caught the Academic Mange

And Lo! The pagan paperback writer
A disparate tangent he will seek
In hopes to keep the pay check
And that reputation will last the week

And over the last long fifty years
Different camps, they rose and fell
But at least it can be said in truth
We favour those who, at least, can spell

And day-by-day the new names rise up
Like young grain at the start of year
But with the passing of the Pagan Harvester
Many, like ripened barley, fall & disappear

But in all the claims and ‘honest!’ stories
A truth’s kernel must still lurk
For though a full half of it is garbage
It still seems, somehow, to work

© Copyright Durin ab Iceni (Jon Marriage) 23/11/04 11:21




Author's Notes: Disclaimer: 'Old Gerry' was a great man, but he was also somewhat of a fabricist and doesnt seem to have been above modifing the truth in a way not easy to find.

However, sometimes, its what you get from it that counts, not how you got there. We all owe the man a great debt.

This poem was inspired by a quote from The Unnamed Witch in Ronald Hutton's book.

I hope you enjoy it & write me with comments

walk in light

Durin


Author's Location: Colchester, England
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