all content © David B Neal
David Neal is a performance poet living on the "bracing" west coast of Lancashire.
As a published author and writer of poetry, musicals and stories, he is in demand for his humour and pathos, along with the wonderful timbre of his speaking voice.
Much of his work is comical, much of his work is sensitive, all of it is somehow personal....read on....
I am often asked how [and, indeed why] I write what I do.
For any budding poets, read this and learn a crucial lesson.
I had a thought the other night,
full of wisdom and deep insight.
All about the state of the earth,
its people and their intrinsic worth
and global warming and ozone holes
and how to prove that cats have souls
and how recession can be beat
and why no creature has three feet
and how to make all hatred stop
and population start to drop
and how to do away with war
and suck clean power from the planet's core
and stamp out crime and violence too
and organise the world anew.
I knew the answer in the dead of night
suddenly, like a blaze of light
and should it ever happen again,
I'll jot it down, right there and then.
© D B Neal