August 9, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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David R Mellor




Pillar box red – Pillar box dead



An off the public school cuff remark

Meant “in jest”

at “Johnny foreigner” to him and the rest


led to her beating

led to her death


Pillar box red

Pillar box dead


He writing aloof in the Toffs Telegraph

High above us all

Trickled down to the street below


Pillar box red

Pillar box dead


It’s ok to hate

And now ridicule

And now persecute


Taking down the veil

For hatred to be revealed


To kill and maim

People different

Including, eventually you






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]

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