November 21, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Satoki Nagata



David R Mellor



Time wasted, time wasted, time wasted me



I didn’t realise how bad life could be

Until I realised I was me

Naked in front of the mirror

Bulges where there shouldn’t be

Time wasted, time wasted, time wasted me


I didn’t realise how quickly the clock of time could

Cover me, leave me, breathless, and not

how it should be

Me up a tree

Me with you Carl creating Marvel figures before tea

Time wasted, time wasted, time wasted me


And you my father and mother feckless and insecure

Gave me a back bone of a cripple always to spend my life on the bottom of the sea, for sure

Time wasted, time wasted, time wasted you and me








She Scrolls up

She Scrolls down



She scrolls up

She scrolls down

She likes

She loves

She’s shocked and surprised


Sends a photo

Sends an update


She likes a photo of her child…

Who’s just fallen on floor


She scrolls up

She looks down


She is shocked and surprised …

Takes a photo

Of the bloody mess

Shares it online


Her Friends

Scroll up

Scroll down


Pass comments 200 (at least)

Sits back on the bus

“Now wasn’t that an event”











david r mellor

David R Mellor

Born 1964, (Liverpool, England) difficult birth, didn’t find my voice until my youth. Years of thinking I was nobody and treated as such. However, hit the paper papering over the scars. Found understanding and belief through words. I have been published and performed widely from the BBC, The Tate, galleries and pubs and everything in between.

My poems are autobiographical, others topical and several my take on life. Hope you enjoy reading as much as I have enjoyed writing. Please feel free to share your thoughts on links below.

Contact: David R Mellor  [email protected]

Facebook – The Poetry of David R. Mellor

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