Post-weekend Poetry 106: Lucky by Mark Morris

Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the one hundred and sixth poem in this series. This week’s piece, continuing last week’s unlucky theme, is by poet and short story author Mark Morris.


My rabbit’s foot has broken, I think,
Though it didn’t serve the bunny well
’Cause a burrow-dweller equipped with four of them
Still managed to bid its life farewell.

Then I dug away at the rainbow’s end,
Finding there nothing but mud.
And the wishing well, into it I fell
Coming up wet and covered in blood.

My lucky horseshoe is exhausted too
And I’ve got comprehensive proof,
For the time I first took possession of it
The horse kicked me with its hoof.

So I’m giving up on superstitious things,
Throwing away my last lucky bean,
Stepping onto every crack on the footpath,
And moving house into number thirteen.


I asked Mark what prompted this piece and he said…

I was channeling a country song or maybe a comedy song from the 70s – think Junior Choice with Ed (Stewpot) Stewart, but not that Terry Scot song! It’s a fun poem and that is pretty much how I like to see things. And I’ve definitely never grown up since the 1970s.


I loved it (I was a big Crackerjack fan). Thank you, Mark. Now please tell us a little about yourself…

Mark Morris avatarI’m a mature Englishman and I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I’ve a passion for writing science fiction and fantasy and I’m never happier than when I’m sitting behind a keyboard creating a completely different world or an alternative reality for my characters to reside in. I like to think that I’m quite versatile though and believe that I’m equally able writing in a number of genres, ranging from romantic literature through to tough ‘mens” thrillers, also including the dystopian genres now popular with Young Adult writers.

Lately, I’ve begun to feel a disturbing draw toward poetry. Whatever next?

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3 thoughts on “Post-weekend Poetry 106: Lucky by Mark Morris

  1. Mark Morris says:

    Thank you very much for your kind comments, marcoujor. I love nonsense. I think we all need to do whatever we can to enjoy a little more fun in these harsh times, so we should all try to introduce a bit of daftness and sillyness into our day-to-day lives. 🙂


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