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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, took a place in the 2007 Manchester literary festival anthology, have a web page on the Write Out Loud site, also attend open mic nights, did a set at The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester Aug 2008, Inside Out poetry night Manchester festival 2009, had my work read out on Page One on 101.8wcr fm radio, and done numerous readings on BBC Radio Manchester.
After a break due to ill health I have 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 in the shop as you glance
Like Russian roulette it’s not worth the chance

Queen for all

I’ve seen the Queen many times, and watched her on TV
There are times … she has passed by, and waved I think, at me
A young princess, brought to the throne, married life just begun
A tour not long in Africa, cut short, you know the one
Journey home, short time passed, plans were put in place
Grief there was to deal with, the public eye you face
Time won’t stop for anyone, Coronation in fifty three
Although came fast, you took the reign, accepted what came to be
Family came, along the way, just took it in your stride
The more you’re seen throughout the world respect and country pride
Yearly round of pageantry, executed, with regal grace
Always enjoy less pressing times makes things less of a race
A Sister, Wife, Mother, Gran; Great Gran; in life you take many parts
So sixty three years have passed so fast, a place in all our hearts

‘Helly belly

Sometimes in life you will need a seat
On occasions as well, be fast on your feet
A rumble in the tum, a warning you know
You can’t take the risk, you must really go
Always remember the route free and clear
Toilet door open, make sure it’s quite near
Landing gear down, relief and you’re off
A stall in procedure, you may well touch cloth
Diacalm or Imodium to slow down the flow
Starving the belly will help this you know
When the trots have departed, dry toast and bland grub
To line up the stomach, and fill up the hub
So taking things easy, your stomach is fit
Back into battle, steer away from bad ‘food’

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Julian (Admin)

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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!

Dominic Berry

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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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