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Mediocre Town

The dawn never breaks, the sun never sets.

Dirty grey brown sky is as good as it gets.

Malevolent and brooding it hangs like a veil.

Twenty-three feet above the Arndale.

Where uncouth youth roam in packs.

Their flint like scowls as keen as tacks.

Malice and boredom forged the frowns.

On the not so bright future of Mediocre Town.


But don’t be fooled, these kids are scho...

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DingleberryManchesterMiddletonPerformance PoetryPoems

Sketching in Ireland.

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I sat myself down on a low stone wall,

a semi-circle that splits St Mary’s Road in two. 

I’m just visiting Midleton, you understand…

But I fancied a go at drawing that house -

number 23 – the smart one covered with ivy.


Everyone who passes offers a gentle smile,

a quickly delivered non-committal comment

about the bright, …hasn’t it turned lovely?

surprisingly beautiful...

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poems read by me at Ring o' Bells pub, Middleton 28/8/11

a big thanx to Gemma Lees who hosted the event and invited me along and also thanx to all who showed an interest in my poem book, poems and free download of my work. and to the other poets there, we are family.:)


NORWEGIAN BATTLE (Halifax bomber raised from Norway fjord)



Dull metallic monster sitting on the bottom, forty fathoms

down, crushing weight of black water...

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