Posted in National Poetry Day 2017, Poem

Poem for National Poetry Day, by Dru Marland

unherd

So many sheep, if asked, would tell
you how they’re wild and free
and independent minded. Well,
they’d say, you won’t catch me
consorting with the common herd.
I’ve even grown a fine goatee
and listen to Coltrane and Bird,
and read the works of well-known potes.
I think conformity’s absurd.

But when they round up all the goats
they’ll hide inside their woolly coats.

 

© Dru Marland

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Author:

Poet and owner of Lola the alert dog. Author of Animal Magic, poems and scientific facts about wildlife. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals, and organise poetry events.

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