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April 2019 Collage Poem: Cleaning the House

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Man Ray’s aggravated coffee sneaked

A glance at the new frontier

Thumbs up, India’s best lemonade,

Top of the pops!

 

An organised death takes Aunt beyond black

Rehydrate the astronaut. The sun approaches.

Whilst cleaning, it’s important to scrub

Behind the fridge.

Catacombs holding rooms in mind of carefully

Packed past chapters.

 

A bank, some bleach, a b...

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Ekphrastic Visions - February 2019 Collage Poem

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Helix barriers all over the world

Riddles flow through digital death traps

What is a man now with no cheap cigars

A mad dead love of afterthoughts gone

 

Mad Tony's hologram cycles around the

Lanes of South Wales as Alexa 

Shouts "Give us 20 pence!"

 

Ooh! I can see Winnie the Pooh

In The wardrobe!

 

The candle, the book, and the wardrobe;

Wet washing and dag...

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Xmas Collage Poem - Bonkersly Good

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Fire burning over memories of Christmas

Santa is riding high into the silk sky

But he cannot come here with Brexit a tie

 

Donna chewed on Santa’s long toenails

As he snoozed on Blitzen’s fat belly

 

Where streaks of Pollock green ache

Like August clouds

 

In love with feathers and glass

As the fires take it all away

 

Widened eyes of the dirtiest faces

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November 2018 Collage Poem: Cheshire Housewives

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Cheshire housewife buys her Hereafter Insurance,

Works hard for nativity with port and gin

Our truth is, success means excess.

 

Then lies were common in family life

Waiting, hiding, broken, when when true

As your eyes sparkle through Mona Lisa smiles

And lies of untruth spoken words

 

Housewife with her gin

And tonic gives Santa a good

Time!

 

Heavy Mon...

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Cultivate Life - October 2018 Collage Poem

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My lightened, chastened offspring

Return to me, unknowing

 

Pincher Martin feeds devious plots

Tick Tock

 

Am I living? Am I breathing?

Life created by a whimper

 

Hyenas rejected at a tender age

Babies burst from beautiful bodies

 

But human nature drives towards annihilation

Leeching veins cling for life through the zealous

Suffocation of being fed with ...

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September 2018 Collage Poem: The Earth is Burning

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Strange seasons clip and slash new life

The hot sand blows into my soldier’s rations

The robot newsreader sounds like comical Ali

 

Bacon butties served under sniper fire

World’s end to wellies, flip-flop relief for Achilles

 

Do I deserve to be loved?

Drowning in an eternal sea of despondency

I rise up and say no

 

The season changes the earth burns

Naked ...

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April Collage Poem: Threads

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Thread-bear walks away, brave and curious

Travelling down a road

Knowing nothing about time and space

 

Happiness of the hangman, as

the Death Row fly is executed.

 

Silken threads, falling heart strings

 

There is death in crowns and crones, in the tender air

We are always cutting threads - or weaving them.

 

I slipped on folded paper that has more than pa...

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December Collage Poem: Waves

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Swansea waves words at passing poets

 

The twenty-fifth day is long and in others souls,

A week later we enter the next chapter with

New raging goals.

 

Kissing capitalism's ass and not mine

Highway traffic moves in waves,

Or should that be it crawls like a crab

 

Marrying a woman from East Texas

She cooked Christmas pudding for dinner each night

In peanut and r...

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August 2017 Collage Poem – Obscene

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Dave left to stab an unwary autistic

 

The loneliness of sand.

 

The man with the photo left

Leaving small details which invoke a hidden world.

 

IT’S OBSCENE!!!

 

Freeing slaves from hidden bondage

Pandora had a lot to answer for

 

Sand in my toes

Sand in my boots sinking in rotten socks

Memories of Mumbai with my daughter,

Waiting for the monsoon

 

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Martin Thinks I'm Catholic

Martin Thinks I’m Catholic
With thanks to Andy N, for suggesting it

 

My father adored me.  He cuddled me in his arms 
after my birth and said, Doesn’t she look intelligent, love?

My mother believed I wasted that intelligence raising babies. 
I was relieved disappointment had no place in her grateful sigh,
as I arrived at the hospital in time to watch her die.

My brothers consider me...

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June Collage Poem: Evil

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Baggy trouser party I will vote for you!

Faded flowers, flowing emotions

 

Jumping over invisible cats

A stucco heron stalks a halting river

Three bags full, why three, why he, evil be

 

Evil wears many faces

Ginger Dorris offered peanuts

I bruise easily. My shelter is flimsy

And fragmented. It tastes of shallowed wounds

 

Sometimes it's a blessing

When a tra...

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May 2017 Collage poem

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Gunpowder walk around, a spark was sobbing

Underneath secrets hopping alongside humans

Inbetween trees weeping in regret

 

Wet willy, slippering down the slope. Pointing at

Your directionless forehead. Hop aboard the bumpy ride.

Wear a helmet. Your tongue is like a whip... but why!

 

Tip of the tonge. Sharp or soft

A host of feminist vegans

Lie in a pool of his o...

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January 2017 Collage Poem - Hungover

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Homeless salvation in the snow

Begging barristers of poisonous kingship

 

My mug of prison tea

Is the hangover drink for me

 

The morning after a too merry night of play

No regrets until she calls me the following day,

A sparkling jet of water streams

Into the glass

 

Poetry; art with words

Truthful tunes played by a Pied Piper

 

Happy drinks, happy times

...

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December Collage Poem: Disappointment - Part 2

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Crossing over reflections

Mirroring his own life

 

Life is disappointing; but love is always

beautiful, even across dreary railway tracks

kniving through his childhood

 

Hair kissed under Homeric stars

Whatever the weather.

 

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December Collage Poem: Disappointment - Part 1

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The difference is disappointment

drowning in a child's mouth

 

Ladies for tea please leave

that tasty last cake for me!

 

Brought back to life,

but find nothing but silent blackness

 

A smile, a nod, generosity and warmth

I haven't been disappointed

 

The Beatles all white album

on a railway platform

summer is in their eyes

too full of chocolate and ins...

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October Collage Poem: Déjà vu

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Skip to the blue book, where Kerouac

Sounds better than Spanish

 

Pouring madness into teacups

Weeping daily for the return of summer

Relinquish, forgive, summer

 

Washed up love on a bed of lies

 

Impelled by the weird sisters

Into someone else’s destiny

I have got a mental block

Can’t think of the rhyme

So you’ll have to wait til next time

 

A mi...

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September 2016 Collage Poem: A Better Place

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Andrex from front to back

Thank you, thank you Andrex!

 

Disordered by lines of deja vu

Press the button and get turned on!

 

A bitch of eternity, especially

If you are a 'Good Wife'

 

I like fish and chips washed

Down with some beer

Autumn dreams, sparkling clear

 

Kissing echoes, blowing words

From a distance, past lives, long exposed,

Zoom into ...

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June WoL Collage Poem: Anger and Peace

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You gaze into the viewfinder

Joining cults

Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries

 

Love escaped through

A hole then took it over

A bridge upon the moon

 

Rupture, we all, sod it!

 

The pen swoops and captures.

Laughing anteaters following screaming demons

 

Bee working to death

 

Procession of American angels

File across a bridge to the moon

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May 2016 Collage Poem

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Internal dreams follow you around

with a golden enchantment

 

No one knows the girl who is all alone

In a pub where no one goes

 

Witchcraft, murder, death and anger

 

An accidental queue jumper, that's me!

No one expected doughnut eyes

 

The eager needle drinks its fill

Leaving pools of shadow across antique eyes

The worst death is self-inflicted

But...

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Hats off to the 60s: December 2015 Collage Poem

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Risky potential in another file

Back row snog leads to a smoke

 

Down on the couch with my

Ticket to ride

Carrying yesterday second hand

Across finer memories across leafy roads

 

And cherish the richest poor child,

Wellies, winkle-pickers, sinking mud.

 

And Mary pondered these

Things in her heart –

Women are smiles. Love wears wellies.

Telephones are sex...

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Hats off to the 60s

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Risky potential in another file

Back row snog leads to a smoke

 

Down on the couch with my

Ticket to ride

Carrying yesterday second hand

Across finer memories across leafy roads

 

And cherish the richest poor child,

Wellies, winkle-pickers, sinking mud.

 

And Mary pondered these

Things in her heart –

Women are smiles. Love wears wellies.

Telephones ar...

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November Collage Poem: Smoke

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Neutral mind draped across grimy windows,

Got to be cocks and screwdrivers

Ducking and diving across unexpected surprises

 

Policies of strange girls from Blackpool

and Brief Encounters recycled in Staleybridge

 

Lumps of snot tubes or mask

Red sore skin rubbed to rust

 

We meet in hospital corridors,

Platforms of abandoned train stations

 

It was 50 yea...

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August Collage Poem: Making Poetic Hay

 

A caged bird in Wetherspoon's

Flashing jazz through messy mental maps

On skull-grey stepped buildings

Where books and more books glimpse

of measured escape

 

Over corridors blocking ways out

edited down stopping feelings

of revenge pleading eases

enchanted in a warped love

 

Messy murder, mental madness

Who is free and who is caged?

 

Too many hang-up...

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Heart of Stockport I

 

M60 atop Manchester's posterior cusp

Hurtling force divides and creates, binds and destroys,

Cut me slowly, cut me quick, careful now

Not too deep

 

Just like Concorde passing over

the viaduct with its engine vibrating

on the tracks

I'm lost. Blocked. What is hidden in the river?

 

The naked road is rusting away

I follow the arterial route to your heart

Gia...

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Easter WoL Collage Poem

 

A riotous toast to Queen Victoria

the lighter the better, under the table

black dagger stabs my heart

 

Oh! To be in Anglesea;

so beautiful - 

death, rape, law, sacrifice. The more things change...

 

And still the penny rolls like a sunset

cascading what it simply used to mean.

We worry not, for our lady still holds

the sky whilst she sings.

 

The anxiou...

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Writing Prompt for Monday

Take Wilfred Owen's poem, Conscious.  Find it here: http://www.poemtree.com/poems/Conscious.htm  Write it out, leaving a blank space under each line. Interpret each line as you understand it, using your own words. Take what you have written and re-write it without looking at the original poem. Check that you have not used any of Owen's words or phrasing: you should have an entirely diffe...

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October Collage Poem: Sacrifice

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People die for what they say - a sacrifice

I would say.

 

Promises unfulfilled in darkrooms

 

my pen massages,

carefully and lovingly

the waiting page.

 

She is everywoman: sacrifice, laughter, death.

 

U kip I kip we all kip

 

running saved her life

she is all giving

 

the painting of the dog, howling

 

she is all-giving, all-taking, all-lov...

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September Collage Poem: Merseyways

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Wonderful woman lost in her mirror,

worn subject of a Swiss dream

cobbled on the back

of the toilet door.

 

Tiny lights

observe their image

fragile; a subtle glance.

 

The river wild, the river loved, the river mild.

History, life, rivalry

my eyes were filled with tears

from the sight

 

to play by Petrarch's rules the Bard foreswore

 

swept away...

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August Collage Poem: First Jobs

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Strangled thoughts inside and out,

Lost chances rust in lonely sidings.

 

Tailor driven across hope

buried deep under steelworks

strangled in lies

 

hope made of granite

and reinforced steel.

 

The tosser on the dance floor

Throw him into an IT grave.

Once you get used to something, your

imagination loses its mind, use your

imagination and look at som...

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Options - February Collage poem

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Bardic warriors in the worn tartan

of Christie Cleek declaim

their savage lines:

It's never too late to be early

and catch the wind

 

Taxed to death

Heaven-sent

the mirror whispers a thousand words

we seldom notice

 

Stuffy, smoky stifling atmosphere

of shouting people:

What do they put in our beer?

Stop killing our world -

and don't be late!

 

...

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January Collage Poem: Beginnings and Exits

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Mothers of sons dream troubled dreams

of blowing leaves and anniversaries.

Give me an energetic brush every time

 

it smells like winter, trees sigh softly

and nature floats my boat. Red and gold

leaves scurry along in the force

 

the pungence of words strong enough

to sting the nostrils, sweet enough

to bless the ears

 

glamour in fleece and recognition

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September Collage Poem - The Sun

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Gold Mastercard buys timeless words;

Sun sets on gyneocratic fruitlessness.

 

I listen to the bird to find the sun.

I listen to the sound behind closed doors,

scratching the soles of your shoe.

 

Let him have it for justice;

I sensed a fox in my hollow lounge.

Nothing so warm on a cold day,

as a smile.

 

The sun oppresses, like governments;

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February Space (February 2013 Collage Poem)

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Sudden light falls shining

through tentative air;

I've got Plath married to Larkin -

where did that come from?

 

Let the Queen

take us from reality,

dreaming of coupling

and cosy nests.

 

Death and the maiden: sure as taxes

and angry mothers-in-law;

secret sadness

masked by convention.

 

Your heart-beat

beats with mine;

I...

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Victory at Christmas - (December 2012 Collage Poem)

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Shimmering words slide across sea-shells;

Franglais babies reach out to the world -

Poetry translates from pole to pole,

Beautiful in any language.

 

Nigel’s naked naughtiness

And still we ask “Why?”

Down the generations, -

Fatherless shaped spaces.

 

Today has been a really good day

Crushed into a cattle-truck;

 

While ghosts await visi...

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Stockport WoL August Collage Poem

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Out of the frame comes hollow art,

Fly as high as life will let you

 

One hug means all the world to me

 

Things aren't always what they seem,

Clothing as well as beauty can be skin deep.

 

Things tatter in dreams

Like soaked pieces of paper

 

A brave sun struggles to penetrate the clouds

 

Red stilettos on the pier

A deck chair with no pr...

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Giving (Stockport WoL Collage Poem)

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Pulse to pulse, drowning in feathers

Swept by tides of love all moonful midnight,

In the sea and sand having

A pint and potatoes with no salt,

 

Love is sweet whilst it travels

Close to each other and nature

Together we share time

And time in turn shares us

 

The pain of recognition bites

Like the rail tracks turning, turning…

 

Streaks ...

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November II - Collage Poem Created by Stockport WoL

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Bonfire fire implodes at the expense
Of a failed assassination attempt
 
Blowing piles of ashes
Signalling contempt
 
Green woodpeckers find green man in French tree
Green skies lying across blue hills
 
Luscious, swaying, sighing trees
Movement trickles, follows downward –
 
Movements of sound, eddying round and round
The plumed bride waves h...

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