Nicola Beckett on BANANAS
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Pills and powders flying around the streets, each dealer adding their own unique twist to create a bigger batch of what they call a treat. A lads night out, a festival gone wrong, it doesn’t take much for you not to be so strong. “I know my limit” they say, but the pill that you pop may lead you astray, all that you’ve worked for, all who you love, gone in a flash over a dodgy bag of drugs. Laying...
Monday 24th June 2019 5:25 pm
Lovely smiles at early morning,
Poetic voice says: “Hello”
Shiny eyes yearning look.
Asking happily “How are you?”
When did we met and where!
Few years ago, may be more
It was crowded party there
When she shines out of the door
We had a table, but no talk
Merrily smile, she looks shy
Asked timidly can we walk?
I shook hands, then walk...
Friday 1st March 2019 2:52 pm
“Gemma!” She snapped into consciousness, only partly. Her head was pounding and her fingers felt swollen.
“What time is it?” she murmured. Her eyelids remained heavy still, but they opened wide enough to notice the thin rays of light streaming through the dorm room’s blinds. Gemma shifted her body to face Alex. He looked almost as groggy as s...
Wednesday 2nd May 2018 10:51 pm
¿Le gusta este jardín, que es suyo? ¡Evite que sus hijos lo destruyan!
Malcolm Lowry 1
It had been a good party...
As more arrived, we decided we had to go -
Too quickly; or perhaps too slow
For some, who said it would be best
For most if not the rest
Uncaring of the past
Or the gloom we cast
Bickering with old friends
About the future trends
Saturday 3rd March 2018 5:33 pm
stood there with a blank stare
a beautiful nightmare
this devil in a dress
or an angel in distress
crowd full of women and I’m focused on you
grab another drink the clubs open till two
bartender asks what i’m having
I reply I was hoping for you ..
Monday 1st January 2018 4:47 pm
Twas on this night in '80
I met 2 birds a tweeting
A fateful day for maybe three
Cos these birds have been perched by me ever since
Party, party I heard in a noisy pub
Me and my mate looked at each other with in for a penny smiles
So there we were in a packed flat just near by
One room to drink, one room to dance, one room to, well it was dark
First date so just rooms 1 a...
Tuesday 16th May 2017 7:54 am
Before we moved home my wife and I hosted a New Year Party with usually over twenty attending. We introduced the old fashioned entertainment of singing, poetry, story telling. I wrote the following after the last one.
~~NEW YEAR AT JACK AND JACKIE’S PLACE
THE LONG ROOM AWAITED
GLITTERING AND GOLD
TABLE PREPARED TO ENSURE GUESTS WERE SATED
WINE PRESENTED ENSURING THE WHITES WERE COLD
Sunday 12th January 2014 1:11 pm
BACK O' PUB
We went into the pub's beer garden to see the illegal vodka factory run by Eastern Europeans.
We dance madly around their lorry and sing, "Give us a drink! We're parched like the Gobi Desert. Don't you know, we drank the pub dry? Vodka...
Wednesday 19th June 2013 7:21 pm
We fly towards the new millennium in a heady rush
of life not knowing where it will end,
or if this is only the beginning of the rest of our lives.
Who has fucked who, who is at war,
who loved who? It all seems inconsequential
compared to the death of the millennium.
Will we be happy or sad when those seconds fall
on a virgin new year?
Tuesday 10th April 2012 11:42 pm
It’s Xmas and it’s party time so let’s get down and do it,
your house is the place and your beer is for free as we come and chill out.
The music’s turned up and everyone is welcome to celebrate that festive spirit.
As the hours spin by and the beer flows the party games start,
it’s not charades or monopoly but strip poker and wife swapping as all inhibition...
Thursday 27th October 2011 3:22 pm