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Saturday, 18 May 2013


never known for his subtlety
three pints in at The Anchor
half an eye still on the game
orders another lager

stands tall at the bar
and tells us all
this changes nothing
he wouldn’t kick her out of bed

he’s no oil painting himself
never has been never will
shouts of he should be so lucky
in another life in his dreams

of the old anglo-saxon
to put us in our place
and then the surprise
he takes a sip and asks us

the quacks went at your jewels
with a knife
to save your life
could you would you tell the world?

never known for his subtlety
three pints in at The Anchor
drinks the silence
nods and tells us

looks and more balls
than all of us together that Lara
and then Gary orders another lager
half an eye still on the game.

© Steve Pottinger

Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy due to cancer gene

Steve Pottinger writes and performs poetry whenever and wherever he can. He has a website at stevepottinger.co.uk and can be found on twitter at @oneangrypoet


  1. Nicely penned Steve! Says so much and love the under currents throughout! Well done!

  2. This is great, Steve, the way it turns from the expected. Class.

  3. I very much enjoyed this, Steve. I keep returning to it and reading more into Gary - and I think it deals with the torments and difficulties underlying Angelina's decision (and any other woman that makes this choice)very sensitively.

  4. Thanks for the kind words, folks!