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12:01am Outsideleft's Big National Poetry Day: Ancient Champion Poetry day begins with Ancient Champion's Under Pressure

12:01am Outsideleft's Big National Poetry Day: Ancient Champion

Poetry day begins with Ancient Champion's Under Pressure

by LamontPaul, Founder & Publisher
first published: October, 2021
Ancient Champion - Under Pressure

UNDER PRESSURE

What is it then this pressure thing of wich you speak?
The overwhelming feeling of being time poor
without even the time to go back and correct the typos
in a poem hastily written for NAtional Poetry Dayt

Thanks the gods then for googel docs’ auto crrect

And are you really anyway?
Are you, “time poor?”
Maybe you’ve just mastered mismanaging what time you do have.

I can’t see the pianos that are raining down on you from your sky
They are heavy, but moving slowly you say

Maybe you shouldn’t start something without knowing how it will finish
You never used to do that.
You were the one that always knew.


Something you should know:
Ancient Champion is a musician and a columnist for outsideleft so well known in these parts. AC makes Lift Music for Old Punks, it is alleged. You can hear for yourself, 'Whipped Up and Stripped Down' will be available on October 8th. Ancient Champion's collection of short stories, 'Six Stories About Motoring Nowhere' will be available everywhere, October 15th. 


Joy to Enjoy today:
12.01am: Ancient Champion - Under Pressure »»
1am: Ade Crossen - Thoughtful Choice »»
2am: Jackie Stein - The Battle of Social Media »»
3am: Dave Pitt - Spiderman Brendan »»
4am: Jimmy Andrex - Festival of Brexit »»
5am: Brendan Hawthorne - We Are Here »»
6am: Ahmed Magare - We Cannot Walk Alone »»
7am: Emma Purshouse - Mermaid on the Number 3 »»
8am: Rue Collinge - That Year »»
9am: Deborah Alma - Mother of Pearl »»
10am: Steve Pottinger - Fatima »»
11am: Jay Lewis - Betrayal 1991 »»
12pm: Hollie McNish - Honestly »»
1pm: Emma Purshouse - Five Minutes on a Midland Train »»
2pm: Rebecca Stanhope - Take Your Hands Off Me »»
3pm: Michael Pederson - Here in a Glasgow Tenement - Not Asleep, Not Awake Either »»
4pm: Glyn Phillips - Doorways »»
5pm: PixieVic - Curious Choices »»
6pm Christian Present - Poeme »»
7pm John Robinson - My Reply To You »»
8pm David Benjamin Blower - 47 »»
9pm Emma Purshouse - Feeling Low? »»
10pm Steve Pottinger - Jam today: Mrs Veronica Blake’s manifesto for a brighter future »»
11pm Jay Lewis - The Starling 1976 »»

LamontPaul
Founder & Publisher

Publisher, Lamontpaul founded outsideleft with Alarcon in 2004 and is hanging on, saying, "I don't know how to stop this, exactly."

Lamontpaul portrait by John Kilduff painted during an episode of John's TV Show, Let's Paint TV


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