Guest Writer Spot

When I set my recent New Year challenge, a writer called Joy Lennick contacted me and sent me some of her wonderful poems. They weren’t on the subject of the challenge, but she wondered if I’d like to feature them on my blog. Of course I would! Enjoy 🙂

She knew she shouldn’t be there…
He – eyes like a Spanish summer sky –
ravished her with an
avalanche look
she would remember for ever.

The Jacob’s coat he wore,
pungent aroma of white spirit;
alien glances of Bohemian friends…
brushes, assorted,
laid in an orderly row –
like hairy soldiers waiting to
go on duty –
intruded on the dusting,
the washing-up,
the ironing.

Perhaps those eyes
would ravish her again
She smiled and basted the



There was a fat lady from Cheam
who dreamt a ‘chocolate cream’ dream.
Then, with calories loaded,
she simply exploded,
and never again was she seen.


There was a thin lady from Cheam
who wrote much graffiti, obscene…
She was caught in the act,
with her tools all intact,
and was told quite severely, ‘Now clean!’


A course of drugs?
A placebo, maybe?
Or just a funny rhyme?
On consideration and rumination,
the latter will be just fine.


If you’d like to read more of Joy’s work, please visit her blog.


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13 Responses to Guest Writer Spot

  1. A pleasure to read these, Esther … now following Joy, thanks to you and her words – my kind of thing!

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  2. Lovely to see Joy over hear, Esther. Great poems

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  3. joylennick says:

    Hi Esther, Thank you so much for spreading my words. Much appreciated. Enjoy the new year! Hugs xx

    Liked by 1 person

  4. teachezwell says:

    I will always have avalanche eyes and hairy soldiers in my brain!! The description of those brushes is SO clever.

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  5. Reblogged this on DSM Publications and commented:
    Check out these wonderful poems from joy Lennick as featured in this post from Esther Chilton’s blog

    Liked by 1 person

  6. joylennick says:

    Many thanks, Eric and Don, and ‘teachezwell. xxx’

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