Photo By Jools Thatcher

Photo By Jools Thatcher

The theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Yearning“.

This week JVG was playing at the Port Fairy Folk Festival, so once again Dan Warner had the control panel. It made for a totally different show.

No Ed this week.

To hear this week’s poem – just click the “play” button below:

Also have a listen to the songs on the New Album “Angel In Reverse


Yearning

“What a pile of shit” she sighs
Lays down the script and rolls her eyes

Looks out on the garden: a pensive gaze
Indulging in memories of halcyon days

When stories had substance: dimension and grit
Her talents respected: her passion and wit

Loved and loathed: they cried and they laughed
She was who she played, supreme at her craft

A killer, a tyrant, a saint or a whore
God, to be challenged, to extend, to explore

Now stripped of her feathers and placed in a cage
Because “Men mature while women age”

All that’s on offer is doddering grannies
Faithful companions and featureless nannies

Ill-conceived stories: hackneyed plots
Less about acting than joining the dots

Patronised as “The Grand Old Dame”
Once was the painting, now merely the frame

They reel off her triumphs as though she were dead
They adore her, of course: on a porch, not a bed

What does it count, to be held in esteem?
When they toss you the scraps: too old for the cream

Her agent reminds her, she’s lucky to work
She reminds him who paid for his Merc

Lucky to work: on that they agree
“But if just for the money, then triple my fee”

© Copyright 2014 Ian Bland

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