The Henry Brothers' Jim Jam Slam

Adrian Henri famously said that,

‘Love is feeling cold in the back of vans
Love is a fanclub with only two fans.’

Taylor Mali compared falling in love to owning a dog,

‘when you’re walking down the street late at night
and you have a leash on love
ain’t no one going to mess with you.’

I myself think,

love is a heavyweight prize fighting slugger/a back street cosh over the head mugger of an emotion/it creeps up behind you and biff bang kerpow like batman/cartoon stars swirling circles above your head/birds twittering on the whys and wherefores/dazed and confused you slump onto the stool between rounds/your corner man frantically wafting a towel/smelling salts under the nose/urging you to get out there/pull yourself together/one more round/wobbly kneed you sway left and right/holding onto the ropes for support/somehow you manage to last the distance and wait/guts churning/unable to focus/for the decision/the…

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About The Henry Brothers

We are English teachers involved in ELT publishing in Turkey, and also touring the country giving workshops and presentations to English teachers, mainly on the use of poetry, storytelling and other lively activities in the classroom. We can be contacted by e-mail to istanbuljohnm@hotmail.co.uk.
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