Is the state of the world getting to you? Express yourself in a poem. Take your lead from any news story and send your poems to

Thursday, 23 May 2013


A man dead
And another dead
Doesn't  matter
Where it takes place

It’s a man dead
And another dead

Human life as cheap as the newspaper you buy
As disposable as crisp wrappers
As worthless as yesterday’s news

A man dead
On its way

A machete
A gun
A slash across the throat
Thank god it’s not you
It’s certainly nothing ... new

© David Mellor

Man dead in suspected Woolwich terror attack

David was born in Liverpool in 1964. He left school with nothing, rummaged around various dead end jobs, then back to college and uni. In his 20s he first discovered poetry, starting writing and performing and has done so ever since. He has lived on the Wirral for the past eight years.


  1. Hi David - a very thought provoking poem which sums up the futility of this tragedy. I'm particularly drawn to the third stanza - cheap, disposable and worthless.

  2. thank you Carolyn for your kind words

    this cruelty inflicted and countless others we have seen leaves nothing..... just grief

  3. thoughts with soldiers family and those who have faded from the news

  4. Very intense, very true, and very well written!
    It really is tragic how so many soldiers who make the ultimate sacrifice for us go nameless and faceless.

  5. thank you or your kind words

    and i agree they appear on the news one day then the next and then we all forget