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So I wrote a poem. So I rewrote it. So I rewrote it again. Then I read it. It was depressing. So I thought I'd write another one.
So I wrote a poem. So I rewrote it. So I rewrote it again. Then I read it. It was depressing. So I thought I'd write another one.
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So. Things have changed. I earned a few quid. And I wrote a poem. See, things have changed. Before I would have said, "I wrote a poem", and maybe "lend us a few quid", or just "I wrote a poem". So, my values got all messed up along the way; I mean wasn't this supposed to be a critique on arts funding? No? What? Anyway the truth of it is that I pitched here before to raise money for a poem. I got money. You got poem. Simple. Well, not really. I bought a re-fill for my pen and a notebook (see video) which was great, really great and I got all fired up on coffee in Milan which was fabulous and I wrote a poem. So? So it was a bit about my dad (see video again). So I went home to see him. So the truth is that this left us both a bit confused. So poetry does that. So I needed to throw some more light on the subject. That's what poetry is. Throwing light. I'm asking a fiver. Throw it in. A Lady Godiva. A Jack's alive. Lighten your load and mine. So?

Risks and challenges

There are many risks involved in writing poetry. These include: 1) Prolonged bouts of melancholia. 2) Laudanum addiction. 3) Eventual madness. There is also every possibility that A) I will not finish the poem or B) the poem will be shit. In case A) the poem will be presented as an unfinished work. Case B) will probably result in one or a combination of the following: 1) Prolonged bouts of melancholia. 2) Laudanum addiction 3) Eventual madness.

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    I will send you a limited edition (1 of 4) printed and signed copy of the poem.

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    I will email you two passwords where you will have exclusive access to read the last poem and this poem, finished or unfinished, online.

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    I will email you the password to the last poem I wrote as well as to this one (if I finish writing it - please see risks).

    You will have 5 minutes on-line via Skype or FaceTime or messaging or whatever to tell me where you think I'm going wrong.

    "I mean, one poem was enough wasn't it? And it's obvious why you're depressed. OK the first poem was good, hey you wrote a good poem, woo woo, but it's a poem. Listen up it's a poem! Who cares? Let's talk about your father..." etc. So you get the picture. Only it's a poem. And there'll be two of them. Maybe. You get five minutes.

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    I will send you a signed copy of the poem, finished or unfinished and presented in book form with your name printed in the credits. Those who have already made pledges of £10 or more will automatically qualify for this added reward.

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