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Sunday

Walking home from church. Like seeing the sun rise over the week ahead, mind full of penitence, a righteous child, wrapped in reverential warmth and a sense of duty fulfilled. That place of comfort, as short lived as chocolate, such … Continue reading

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A Voice in The Wilderness

(For Harry) Metastasising senses forever unfathomable darkening eyes, off to visit another place in the long grass. As you ferret for your quarry, so many lives you follow to play with once again, returning each night to your bed. We … Continue reading

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The Honeymoon’s Over

Spring’s promise of high summer has passed, the lush greens gone, and now less vibrant. Parched. Stale somehow. Disappointing. The promise so much sweeter than reality; the heady warmth; sun filled days and mirage haze the balmy heat, hot naked … Continue reading

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Children

Their wayward spirits pull in opposition to wavering forces of parental aspiration. They threaten fraying threads in seams of bedlam’s bursting bag that barely contains the chaos. The morning school run a controlled explosion ruthless and well oiled the caring … Continue reading

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The Dream of A Poet

I woke up with a start some time ago; A very familiar path; from sleep infused, in semiconscious state, with dreams of the unpleasant, into a slow and rude awakening. Was it a mystery magician or con artist, the evil … Continue reading

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First Christmas

This poem is dedicated to children the world over; to all the children in my family; to my great niece, Neve, to my grandchildren: Jessica, for whom it was originally composed two years ago, but particularly for my grandson, Leo, and to … Continue reading

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Christmas Gold

(An English Sonnet with a Seasonal message) What is it that our childhood dreams foretell? Illusion, which reality belies: Enthralling images that make hearts swell Of snowmen, carrot noses, coal for eyes, The carol singers, Santa hats, mulled wine, With … Continue reading

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From Yorkshire, Ahem!

Ahem! It’s down You don’t pop up to London It’s down You pop down to London. From Yorkshire it’s down to everywhere else!

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It Could Get Verse

What do you mean it could get verse! We know that on Twitter, it has to be terse and wholly agree it could get a lot worse or we poets know well of the poetic curse of a line that … Continue reading

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The Road

Why are you racing headlong to your destination. Does a quickening of pulse, a shortening of breath make you feel alive, minutes before your death. Or that moment with your very worst revealed, the consequence of which our fate was … Continue reading

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