This silly poem is the one that got me started writing verse again in 2001 and is still one of my favourites. It’s the plea of a cheating partner begging for forgiveness!!
It was originally published in my first book JUNK/FOOD in 2001, (published on lulu.com as JUNKFOOD/ROLLERCOASTER.) I recently published a compilation of my favourite poems from my first four collections as WOOED AWAKENINGS just in time for my first poetry reading in April 2008. Find out more about the book at: lulu.com/content/1240988
I was staying with a friend, Damian, near Manchester when I wrote this on a Sunday morning in October 2001. I had been flicking through a book of poems he’d been given for his birthday and many of them reminded me of the style of poetry that I’d written, back in 1992 and I decided to try and have another go… I first read it on Radio Wey in late 2001 and have also recorded it for a CD.