Number One at Number Ten

Number One at Number Ten sonnet poems

One’s trying very hard to find one’s voice,
The problem is one’s sounding rather stiff;
It seems to me that one has little choice
Than take a break and chillax with a spliff.
If ever I should be Prime Minister,
My first act would be legalizing weed;
I’ll make the law like Roger Bannister,
By which I mean with record-breaking speed.
I’ll make the House of Commons speak in rap,
To be an inspiration to the youth;
To make a change from all the usual crap,
I’ll have the politicians speak the truth.
I’ll be the number one at number ten,
Because the weed enhances acumen.

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Malcolm Massiah

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I am a writer. I am shy. I started writing poetry in my youth. I first performed in 1987 at the Avon Poetry Festival along side Bertel Martin of the Bristol Black Writers Workshop, supporting Benjamin Zephaniah.I gave my last poetry performance in 1992 at the Arnolfini gallery Bristol, supporting Labi Siffre during Poetry month.In 1998 for a year, I became the Resident Poet at Bristol Evening Post.I haven't written much since then but in 2014 I began exercising my rusty hand writing sonnets. I hope to continue writing in the coming year.
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