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Paul Broadhurst

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In 2006; I got the writing bug; after producing quite a collection of work I put it together in paperbacks and raised money for Charities/Organisations. I have now had my work read out on BBC local radio, printed in magazines, local and regional newspapers, printed in anthologies.had a series of work published in the local press, been on local and regional Radio reading out my work. After attending some local open-mic events, being asked if my books are available, they can now been purchased at; Thackeray’s Books Arts & Crafts, Denton, Manchester. Hope you enjoy this sample


Say goodbye to any high Don’t give into legal highs Those fancy packets hide no surprise Give you a buzz, that’s what you’re told Your mind is changed, your thoughts are cold But it’s your body that takes the wrath Too much one time an early bath Not knowing what’s mixed, in that powder or pill Beware young folk, that thing could kill Be your own person don’t go with the flow Encourage your mates “don’t have a go” Looks fun on the packet as the purchase you glance Like Russian roulette it’s not worth the chance Spring Visit I know its spring; at five there’s a tweet Breaking light; for you this a treat A chorus of sound, for just half an hour Continue your song, even if there’s a shower My eyes start to close your singing is sweet Maybe the odd time, a line you repeat Again waking later, after finishing my rest You then visit the garden much later a guest Sometimes on the feeders, and table is full Bring in the new choir, the day never dull Get the Clap At open ‘Mic’ who’s to say After each piece or the end of play When to clap, let go with applause This an individual’s choice of course Sometimes an outburst can hinder the flow But encouraging raptures can help you know For first time readers, can ease the pain Give the old confidence, a boost again I suppose the audience, hold the key End in silence not good you see So if you are fussy, tell the folks when At the end of the day, it’s up to them Euro ‘Hokey Cokey’ We do not want the made up spin We want the facts to vote out or in We hear that David’s done the deal But in the end is this piece meal Is this good or a smoke screen loss ‘Cause now we hear; Euro law is boss No matter what we think we’ve got Brussels can override the lot To be in the club we have to pay Fifty five million it costs per day Information is needed an important vote This isn’t like betting on the Tote

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Julian (Admin)

Mon 10th Dec 2012 11:30

excellent reportage from the Broadhurst family Christmas Paul. Good hear from you and to have seen you at the poetry jam. Keep up the good work!

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Dominic Berry

Tue 25th Aug 2009 10:21

excellent work at Inside Out man. I was thoroughly entertained throughout. I can't believe you say you don't read often yet you had such a relaxed and easy vibe on stage- very charismatic and hugely enjoyable. Please let me know when your reading round Manchester way next, your stuff is brilliant and it was a joy to watch you perform. well done fella


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