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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


‘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’

Black Friday

Just popped out for a paper, two feet inside the store
Shop was like a battleground, chaos and much more
Everyone was pushing and grabbing what they could
Then a bloke got one in the face, I guess it was first blood
No more normal queuing, morality has now gone
We’re shopping for a bargain, we’ll batter anyone
We have gone mad, we’re getting worse, greed is making us poor
Credit cards well in the red, but still we’re wanting more
This thing came from the USA, like sheep consumers spend
Black Friday, black eye, a barmy day, another crazy trend

Lady killers

Shopping the one thing, you know we’re the best
We sniff out the bargains and barge out the rest
If we spot something, on that big rail
Keep out of the way if it’s in the sale

Sometimes we’re cunning and grab up the lot
Then sort out the good stuff, away from the grot
But there’s an odd time when the garment has gone
We hope it’s too tight and it’s back when tried on

You turn out a stalker when pushed, if you fail
If you lose that item you spot on the rail
A doubt on that face, it’s time to move in
It could mean the item is prey once again

The garment is moving, back into stock
Weigh up the comp like a kestrel you clock
Just an inch more, and back on the rail
Grab it up quick, this time you don’t fail

Off to the till to tot it all up
Bruised and all battered by the risks that you took
“Hanger’ and rage all soon fade away
“Look at the money I’ve saved here today!”

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.


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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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