SpeedPoets Call-Back-Poet #7: Jo Brooks

I am now officially counting down to next Sunday’s (November 4) SpeedPoets Open Mic Championships. It’s been another incredible year and I have no doubt, the 8 poets who were ‘called back’ will be breathing their finest into the mic when there name is called. So let me introduce you to another one of these poets, Jo Brooks.

If we are to mark the passing of
This Precious Life
Please
Do not invoke
a minute’s silence
That time would turn
hearts into clocks,
counting
beats, breaths, debts, receipts
But I cannot commemorate
in peace and sterile quiet
Though some may seek comfort
in the circumference
Some may find control
in measured emotion but
it is not commensurate
with the chaos and commotion
of those last unholy moments
confounding
belief, doubt, depth, reprieve
and these silent seconds
are no communion
For I know
This one did not go quietly

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Jo Brooks doesn’t like to talk about herself in the third person. If you’d like to hear her fumble through a first-person introduction, head to http://speedpoets.com/2012/03/17/march-call-back-poet-jo-brooks/

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2012 SpeedPoets Open Mic Championships

Date: Sunday November 4
Location: Brew (Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane City)
Time: 2:30pm – 5pm
Entry: Gold Coin Donation
More details at www.speedpoets.com

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3 responses to “SpeedPoets Call-Back-Poet #7: Jo Brooks

  1. Thanks for introducing me to Jo’s writings.

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