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Miscellaneous poetry

July 15, 2015

Here’s a bunch of random poetry that I’m uploading ‘to the cloud’ so that it is available for all eternity.
Poem written while walking home from Bryndwyr to Yaldhurst for some reason

Slap my drunk shins with your windblown mailers
As you the greedy sun goes to swallow up the stars
Just because you are the closest
And I could walk forever and still be in the beautiful suburbs where space feels so cheap
But there are so many wonderful humans in this patch
That distance and elevation are easily forgotten
The walk home equals one times the latest drake album and ten or so passing taxis
And one Facebook poem about what home is

(Christchurch, 21/12/2014)

Two short poems about being back in Christchurch

The houses and the people who are inside their dark interiors
I’m sure they’re as interesting in Addington as they are in Kelburn

But they feel much less alive because the willing trees have no wind to dance with

The blenheim road over bridge
Used to be that one bastard climb home
Now it’s a feeble imitation of a natural hill(Christchurch, 11/1/15)


Attempted screamo lyric

Our passion could have burned this city bare
Blackened and dead
Nothing left but bonded hearts
You had the flame and I had the fuel
Did you turn your light away or did I forget to tend the spark

I forgot what you said and I forgot to care
Began cleaning up
Too afraid of mistakes for a new start
Bodies and words blocking the heat
Better to say nothing than admit it was my defeat

Scorch away my dead ugly love
And sow new seeds
Into the ash of my memories
Shooting for the sun we missed
Our aim was lost when we first closed our eyes and kissed

(Wellington, 17/1/15)


How to tell if you had a good night

Did you answer honestly all questions honestly asked of you?
Did you realise every time some tricksy bastard was asking you something
And therefore answer ironically so as to not support their efforts?
When a beat dropped, did you dance unselfconsciously?
Did you eat Burger King if and only if you were really hungry?
Don’t forget to smile at all the pretty people who smile at you.
Enthusiastic promotion of great works of art experienced by yourself to others who have sadly not enjoyed them can’t possibly be a waste of time.
Introducing yourself to others who sit over there and look cool is not as hard as it seems and is a good way to earn bonus points.
Without any wind or rain to clean the filth away this summer I hope you tried
To keep all the nice people safe and satisfied

(Wellington, 1/2/2015)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2015 9:09 pm

    Nice work Giles!!!

    You are indeed talented… hope all is well in Welly! I’ve got my audition on Sunday…. trying not to over think it too much!


  2. July 16, 2015 9:52 pm

    Still stalking my blog! Wellington is nice still, and it’s funny how people complain about the cold and wonder how I manage to bike to work in shorts. I’m heading off to a little farmhouse/bach thing in Otaki this weeknd!
    Break a leg, you’ll be awesome 😀

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