January 30, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Robert Frank



David R Mellor



The Island of the Dead



Under the soft snow of Alabama

They let him hang from a tree

To tell them “no one messes with Mary Lee”


In a classroom 50 miles south they picked on María Guadalupe.

And made her lick pee


At a special school they broke off for tea, went back to their dormitories

And saw Steve Jane and others too burnt to see


In the Island of the dead

They made America cremate again


In the White House he sat petulant and cold

Letting loose

Women to be slapped

Blacks to be murdered

The poor to die in the street


But in the soul of the dead

America was great again










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.

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