Frenzy’s Flash Feature #1

13 Dec


Welcome to ‘FRENZY’S FLASH FEATURE’ your fortnightly Thursday Poetry/Photograph combination with GREG MACKIE


Greg Mackie

Poet, dreamer, self-confessed idiot. Addicted to chocolate and crisps, he regrets having cancelled his last two dental appointments. Attempts to write stuff.

We hope you enjoy this  ‘Frenzy’s Flash Feature’ entry and Greg will be be back with another great combination on Thursday 10th January 2013. 




Photograph by Greg Mackie

Photograph by Greg Mackie

This is the one,
That struggled and fought,
That slipped from my mind,
And fell from my thoughts.
That wanted to live,
For three verses short.
In a moment of weakness,
I said, “Why not?”

And this is the one,
That ended astray.
That spat on the screen,
Quit town, ran away.
That left, good as dead,
A hollow romance,
That left on the skids,
Another stale dance.
And spared you, dear friend,
A cliché or two,
From that wonderful tale,
Of love, pure and true.

This is the poem,
That ran to the flames,
And died in the fire,
Of our post-modern games.
And I can only say sorry,
For two minutes of pain.
Can metaphoric acid,
Remove semantic stains?

Greg Mackie




5 Responses to “Frenzy’s Flash Feature #1”

  1. orwell531 December 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    The photograph matches the excellent poem beautifully, thank you both.

  2. Greg Mackie December 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  3. poetrynovice December 14, 2012 at 7:37 am #

    Greg, beautiful poem, beautiful image PN

    • Greg Mackie December 14, 2012 at 8:53 am #

      Thanks John! Very much appreciated 🙂

  4. soad88 April 15, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    you have inspired me……..I think I’ll go write something now…… 🙂

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