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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


This time; European Cup 2016 2016 this is our year Team of young players; competing no fear Roo in the midfield to give us control If he keeps his temper; he may score a goal 20 plus Lions will challenge and fight Practice the penalties; maybe needed one night Don’t get disheartened; focus the mind Country is with you supporters behind First game is over, we thought we could win Russia; one minute to go, hopes in the bin Wales next on the list, just two point adrift Heads up into battle, opportunities missed Dragons and Lions, stadium roar Bale takes a free kick; breaths fire once more Pride keep on fighting, one is pulled back 91st minute winner Sturridge attack Slovenia now; must not spoil the party Heads in the air steadfast and hearty Match it kicked off, filled up the pubs For ninety minutes the Lions were cubs No goals are scored, next game will tell A knockout this time, lose and its hell Iceland one down, but soon they put back Our setup and game play we’re losing the knack A few neat little passes, they go one in front Heads they go down; fans starting to grunt Time on our side, they freeze us right out England fans leave, criticise as the shout Game is now over as Roy leaves the pitch Resignation comes out, expected this hitch Back on the plane, Roy not impressed Although the young Lions had given their best We’re good at the build up win games take things steady Our sight move to Russia, next time we’ll be ready Euro Hokey Cokey the End All our heads shot, from the figures and spin No wonder people were hitting the Gin 23rd of June the country decide Outcome here, we have to abide We all had the chance to go out and vote Decision made, and history wrote Over in Brussels, our place no longer fits Bet you’ll miss us winging ‘Brits So now we are out, move on is the best Look to the future, referendum to rest Euro Hokey Cokey 2 Europe claim they give us some money But we pay in; so that sounding funny Unelected council set out the law We find our reforms at the bottom of the draw ‘Cause our proposed deal which Dave told he got Euro council still needs; to ratify the lot But we’re going to vote before this is done At the moment in Europe we’re not number one What of the future if we remain Seen as trouble causers; treat us with distain A single currency we kept well away We survived that disaster, fear factor didn’t pay So forget all the nonsense and political spin It’s your decision vote out or stay in. So this is our future, not a bet on the tote Let’s have a good turn out make the effort to vote 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

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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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