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Ian Nenna


I am a Wirral based writer and am a co-founder of the Mortonarms Live in, well, Moreton on the Wirral. I have a strong connection to Birkenhead, spreading out to The Wirral and Merseyside in general. I am fairly new to Poetry having only picked up a pen four years ago, obviously I have picked up pens prior to this, and even since, but in a poetical sense, well, you get the gist. I have had some of my scribbles placed in a couple of booklets, but do not consider myself a 'published' poet. Look, I find it difficult to write about myself so thats all you are getting.



Did his father expect to see
the boy he'd sat upon his knee
full of compasion with loving stare
safe within this strong mans care

Did his mother expect to hear
her babies cry, so loud and clear
calling for this woman fair
to soothe his pain and stroke his hair

Did his parents expect their boy
full of life and boundless joy
to run to them with arms held high
to lift him soaring to the sky

Did he know of parents fears
fathers worry, mothers tears
waiting for the news to say
their child was coming home today

Did they know he'd make a stand
for love of them, in far off land
and pray, one day, his task would cease
to change our world from war to peace

Did life conspire to cause such woe
when fortunes changed to make it so
this lasting sorrow, where once was joy
in silked draped coffin, their little boy.

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winston plowes

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Mon 26th Jul 2010 22:19

Ian. good luck at the Middleton WOL nightnext month. A great idea to hav a guest decided in this way i think. winston

Dave Dunn aka Rhumour

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Thu 15th Jul 2010 07:12

Hello Ian - thank you for your comments on 'Mess Time' - I do plan to grow old disgracefully ;)
Best wishes


Sarah Cox

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Fri 26th Mar 2010 15:14

Hi Ian, thank you for your kind words on "not gone and not forgotten"
"DID" is indeed a wonderful poem and "gibberish" brought a smile to my face as it is a subject dear to my heart.

Dave Bradley

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Tue 23rd Mar 2010 22:57

Hi Ian. Good to see you on WOL and to read one that performed well. Looking forward to seeing some blogs

Winston (Admin)

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Tue 23rd Mar 2010 20:58

Hi Ian , welcome to WOL. Winston

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