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READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, May 6




Readers' poetry
Readers' poetry

This week’s poem, called Not Where I Used To Be, is by John Radford

I am not where I ought to be,

not even where I want to be,

but the one thing that pleases me,

is, I am not where I used to be.

I often felt so up,

I thought I could climb so high.

I felt about ten feet tall,

and if I tried I could touch the sky.

Then, I would fall so low and

I would plummet right down.

If you looked under the belly of a snake,

you know that is where I could be found.

But I am not where ought to be,

not even where I want to be,

but the one thing that pleases me,

is, I am not where I used to be.

But now because I am changed.

Never to be the same.

I have had a total life make over,

and all that is left is my name.

I am so thankful now.

Because I was shown exactly how,

to have my bedlam turned into peace,

and my weaknesses into power.

Though I am still not where I ought to be,

or even where I want to be,

but the one thing that still pleases me,

is, I am not where I used to be.

-- Email your poetry to news@buryfreepress.co.uk. Please put ‘Poetry’ in the subject line and include you name and address. Alternatively, send your work to: Poetry, Bury Free Press, King’s Road, BUry St Edmunds IP33 3ET.



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