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Learning won't stop

After uni, college or school

You may reach the top

Yet still feel a fool

For each day

Brings new teachers

In many a disguise

Though sadness

Will feature

In the end

You'll be wise

We're all learning

Lessons

Just not in a class

We find out 

The best things

From our days

As they pass

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life lessons

Abandoned

Feeling down
because my muse
abandoned me again.
Maybe to teach me
another lesson
about leaning on him,
instead of mining inspiration
from deep within.
Seeking satisfaction
outside ourselves
is perhaps the greatest sin.
It is a game no one wins.
So, back to the blank page I go.
Just me and my pen.

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Shepherds

When I was 7 years old, I went with my mother to visit her friend. I heard a dog bark when we knocked on the door. I love doggies! "Where's your doggie?" I asked. "I put him out back. He's an old police dog and isn't used to kids." 

"Stay away from him," my mother warned. 

Despite her warning, I went in search of the doggie and found him chained to a stake in the ground, head down, dark eyes...

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ROUND ONE

ROUND ONE

 

There you are with your BA (Hons) in English Literature,

5 years of studying poetry and prose.

Yes, you’re a real academic, all those years

in lectures and seminars. Got you a decent career

and a real nice income. Not like me

who did it the other way. Taught myself

to write, been published many times.

See what you think of my poems and my book.

Your critis...

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