Poetry Blogs (May 2017)

To You I Come

Not because you

Hold a stand

But when life fell apart

You held my hand

 

When all that I could do

Was cry

You wiped the tear

From my eye

 

You listened as I shared

My soul

And why right now 

I can't feel whole

 

And while there might 

Not be a thing that you could do

With compassion you heard

My point of view

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Also by Kathy Cammarota:

Through Tears ( Day after the Presidential election 2016 ) | Bring Back The Good | A Measured Mind |

Journey

Remember adventures that happen on journey
Don't feel a resentment as you chase fantasies
To the ends of this world without the tragedies
That might occur on route, avoiding death's gurney

You might endure some pain as much as you cause it
Opening wide your heart to allow it broken
While securing lessons that giants are shaken
From the feeble nature of this natural split

Whatever comes...

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Also by Louis Audet:

Phoenix Pay System | Cherry Pie | House Party | Seeing first time | Best friend in waiting | The good wife | Sandpaper | Strong Survivor | The passion of night | Dream Woman | Her kink | Collapse | Goosebumps | Women | From a Canadian friend | Acceptance | The mountain drive | Work | The mansion | The park bench | The quiet night | The massage | Depression | The dragon's den | The kingdom | New Porn Star | Sinking feeling | The judge | Two lines | Traffic |

"X"!

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I don’t think your soul
Is capable of being dark as my own
Even when you start showing similar traits
In just a few hours you knew me couple dates
Named me
The black queen
Cause never revealed no feeling
Never left an impression but still made a killing
You said my eyes show all the pain I’ve been hiding
That my heart is a home to darkness and that’s where hate is residing
That’s why I k...

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Also by Pfunzo Badane:

A Kid |

The Masterplan

For all those who think wonderwall is still in the charts...

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Also by Wayne Riley:

Puberty | My Wife | Homeland | The Pursuit Of Happyness | Partial Suicide |

Our strange stay here on Earth

We did not ask for this

We cannot control what we must

We can only rise to the times

And do what we see as right

There is no one there to listen

No parent in the sky

We are the author of our souls

The believer in our faith

Children of the universe

Intellect and compassion?

Built solely from an interplay of atomic particles

Our strange stay here on Earth

The true...

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Also by Kim Whysall-Hammond:

Chalklands | After the Dance | Burning | Solar thoughts or To our mistress, the sun | To walk among ruins |

 

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The Worthy Opponent

One who is strong in will

And full of skill

One who sets out to kill

Opposing the ones God filled 

Much blood had to spill

to pay the worldly bill

Jesus took our cup out of His goodwill

So we won't have to go alone over the hill

His love, to all who believe, He instills 

His promises He will fulfill

With Jesus, we can take that hill

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Also by Travis:

The Good Life |

The Wiseman Speaks

I've seen truth reveal itself over time and wisdom follow closely behind it. And if wisdom would ever get off track, his friend pain would surely remind him. Truth told me that love kills and wisdom told me truth was being truthful. The first time is my life, when wisdom was actually useful. It's no scenic route in life and it's no shortcut to success. Hatred blocks my heart, anxiety taunts my str...

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Paper Planet Spinner Kid

Common sense would dictate

That when a website uses the concept of pounds...

...I think they're pounds? Maybe?

Well, that should indicate the base of operations; Britan.

...United Kingdom...?

Maybe just.....generally European?

Sorry

My knowledge of globes, that explain the world in quilted patches is small. I only recall that lines we're drawn with sticks at some point and dec...

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Also by Connor Lannes:

Give Me An Original Metaphor | The Island of Misfit Boys | Puberty & Desperation | Simon Bette's Cry of the Lost Lamb | Selfie Culture is Just Culture You Stupid Fucking Baby Boomer. | What To Do After You've Participated In A Threesome | Housewives, Magic Circles, and Poetic Gimmicks. | Watching a Group of Angry College Kids is Weirdly Entertaining | Experimental Proposition Following Observation of Apathy |

 

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valediction

linger awhile,weakening love,

for I feel our days together are dwindling,

damaging me beyond all reparations.I ask,

since the inflictions of your inevitable departure are looming

and will cut deeply,that you do not leave me in loneliness,

until my heart has emptied its last tear in preparation for a life in shadows.

 

Come closer,but do not pity me.

Though the sorrow I shal...

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Also by Jemima Jones:

redeterminations | cozenesque | loves literacy | spiritless | best rollercoaster ride ever!! | a bastard abandons | above all and everything in the universe | once bitten | soul stripped | ark wanted |

Politicians

Politicians

 

Are they patriots or philanthropists

given to good works and the welfare of mankind?

Do they seek to change for the better

or is there some hidden agenda?

Politicians are a breed set apart

out for themselves from the very start

They preen themselves to receive acclaim

and fast enough to submit an expense claim

They become quite detached from us all

be...

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Also by keith jeffries:

Behind a Closed Door | Italy | Those Halcyon Days | A Wartime Journey | Air Raid | Gallipoli | Air Gunner | The Heat of the Night | The Madding Crowd | The Demobbed | Imagination | Waves | All in All | Turn the other cheek | An Idyll | Fruition | Life´s Span | Soggy goings on... | The Mellow Years | Sunday | Self Destruction | A Train Journey | The Tobacconist | First Day at School | The Ultimate Love | Stress | The Poet Philosopher | Hidden from View | A Circle of Friends | Lost but Held | Old Father Tom | She sailed in... | Turmoil | Berlin | The Tango | Your Book | Reaching Out | Nan | Hither and Thither | The Bike Sheds | School Sports Day | Step outside | If only.... | Seek and you will find | Best of Friends | A Darkened Sanctuary | A Transitory World | Labels | A Dimensional World |

Demos-Haiku

We will stand in line

together, to choose the path

that will divide us

 

© Graham Sherwood 06/2017

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Also by Graham Sherwood:

Argonauts | Masoch | Embrace |

a July

A July day

 

 

Twilight in the village shuttered windows

I’m walking alone, they have all died, dogs 

too and cats have gone feral.

 

Stale heat, as heavy as a stage curtain full of forgotten tragedies,

hangs in the air.

 I take no pleasure of this walk, but I have been indoors all day waiting

for sun-fall and a cool breeze….

 

Back home I open windows, share my...

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Also by jan oskar hansen :

rain falls on sea | the good baptist | sandy walk | on a life-raft | ancient wars and potatoes | an artist and a bottle of wine | inferiority complex | philosophy giants | restless love | the last day | glorious moment | alone in a big city | the enemy are us | the imprint | rigor | sartorial | neptun`s call | Vagabond | rubbed out | the spell | disheartened | forgotten faces |

yin yang

What is sadness?

What is goodness?

What is badness?

What is happiness?

Are all these things the same?

Or different.

What is the same as these things?

I know it's not life.

I know it isn't living.

So what is it?

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Also by Ben Chronister:

crying | what is trust | my first draft of my new book | sadness in the morning | quick shoutout | poem on my family | more poetry |

Your Shoes

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Little open mouths,

worn out tongues, dirty talkers,

they’ve been talking about you

when you’re not around,

how you’ve been

going this way and that,

scuffing them on street corners,

shuffling through the

warm streets at night

listening to voices from open windows.

Look how worn they’ve  become

these imprints of your time on earth

tired as old leather

lik...

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Also by Tom Harding:

Late Summer | Best Endeavours | The Secret | Night Feed |

Online Dating

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Hi there pretty lady.

How are you?

You're so beautiful.

Interesting profile you got

there too.

So, where are you

originally from?

Have you been using this

site long?

Me? I was pressured into

joining by my friend, Tom.

But I think this place

is full of nutters,

Lol.

I'm a normal,

hardworking,

42 year old guy.

Sometimes cheeky and 

maybe a little...

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that moment is so golden

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You are the silence between breaths, that moment that encompasses every potential

Where I’m not only questioning and I’m not just knowing, I'm filling every space in between.

You are the strings that tie my heart down, keeping it from flying away with every little joy.

Fuck you bring me such joy!

Joyous flights of ecstasy in your hugs.

And when I hear you say you need me as much as ...

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Also by Dana Lyn:

Work Sets You Free | Post Traumatic Echos | (but also when she said no) |

 

#poem #love#slam

The Priory

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Like sweet dreams and flying machines

in pieces on the ground

 

Crashing from addiction into hell

their sobriety imprisoned

in a substance free deep well

 

Six o’clock dispensing time

the quivering junkies form a line

white cone cups held out are filled

with anti-nausea suppressant pills

 

At ten its tea and one-to-one

no spoons on silver chains

the t...

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Also by Wolfgar:

Look what i did | No tribe | And the weeping should waken | No quarter | In the heart of drought | Rootless | Child of no hope | Tweseldown | No note | Do you want to talk about it? | Topographic oceans | Dehumanise to survive | Immortal ideas | Pulp |

 

AddictionCommerce in therapyMajor Tom

unclaimable

what belongs to me,of him

goes as far as his heart.

 

I do not have the power

nor would I want to have

of owning his soul,and his mind.

 

Those privileges belong to

the world of spirituality

and the far reaches of total freedom.

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Also by Rose Casserley:

hoping for a much improved sequel | the returning curse | Spirits of Monday | my participation in Mothers longest game of hide and seek | going for it...and then some!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | pre-birth | have a peek at my little 'ol ditties! | eradication of botheration | bleak outlook (inspired by Patricia Wildes recent poem) | the road to capitulation |

Shell game / the nowhere poems

 

While day dreaming  on

our favorite beach,

I stopped then

picked up

a  peculiar

shell that most

reminded me

 of you,

 

and put it to

my heart....

silence...

 

not even

the slightest

stir of

of somebody home

to greet me.

 

you had

apparently left

 long ago.

from this beach

that we used to

walk incessantly

for hours upon

...

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Also by david patrick simon:

Angel fall / the nowhere poems | Rides / the nowhere poems | a DAY IN L.A. / THE NOWHERE POEMS | Last dance / the nowhere poems | Last conversation / the nowhere poems | Flight / the nowhere poems | Pieces of you / the nowhere poems | Another step | Stories from the road / the nowhere poems | Your alright with me / the nowhere poems |

My Song

I will put my song in a basket

and send it up to the moon.

For it is quiet up there

and will be heard in its entirety.

 

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Also by Natfastic:

Jungle | Whatever you do... | Shifts | A Learning Love | Byword |

Crab spider

Self-assured

Yet unaware

Numbly green

Apparent fear

 

Haul self to ground in a fleeting moment

 

Nothing to lose

Nothing to gain

 

With a web

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The End of May

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June will be the end of May!

The 9th will be a celebration day.

We'll dance in the streets of the whole U.K.

Let's make June the end of May!

 

When she came no one expected

she'd hit us with a rock hard Brexit,

so show the lady to the exit.

Let's make June the end of May!

 

June will be the end of May!

We'll halt the NHS decay

and give the nurses proper pay.

...

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BY ANY OTHER NAME

Does Mother Nature show the need

To define what makes a flower or weed?

Everything has its natural place

While Man decides to give it space.

 

The dandelion - or "lion's tooth"

Is one example - and in truth

Would be treasured on a vine

Ensuring its future as a wine!

 

Does Mother Nature seek to guide a

flea to be free of the web of a spider...

Or help the spider...

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Also by M.C. Newberry:

UP FOR THE CUP | BOMBING GOD | WOODLANDS FOR SALE | THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS - a song lyric | BANK HOLIDAY BLUES |

Cock's Away!

 

Back in the nineties, Lorena and John
were making the news with a ‘right carry-on’!
John’s marriage commitments, he just couldn’t keep.
So she chopped off his ‘chopper’ whilst he was asleep!


Lorena then (finally) came to her senses.
So shocked with her handiwork’s dire consequences!
Her ‘unkindest cut’ must have broken the law,
so she picked up his ‘winkie’ and ran for the door.

...

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Also by John Andrew Nield:

United Airlines Double-Booking Policy! | The Trouble With Nuts! | 'Pet Project'! | The 'Greater Cause'! | 'A Brush with Art!' |

Last Goodbye

For the sake
Of all smiles that fake
I will forgive
My self to grieve
To forget
Everything I meant
Then I will say
Good bye 
For the love that dies 

Everything I meant
Is what I really meant

And everything I show
Is everything I want to show


Sometimes a memory
Sometimes a history

Sometimes a melody
 That cannot be on rhythm 

Everything I realized
Is what you want me t...

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Also by Gelo leysa:

How can there be nothing? | Last poem that I will right for you |

Green to Gray

Green to Grey

 

I have before seen flowers spruced such to convey meaning,

And I have before been offered a rose,

Of tantalizing beauty.

 

But I sit here in a meadow of dandelions,

(The weeds of a flower)

overgrown,

For the world had left them unkept.

 

I do not see tomorrow through the glass made today,

Instead, I watch the moon shift in the sky,

And I pray.

...

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Also by Adrian Metcalf:

Withered Leaves | Regret | Dear You (Third) | Dear you (Second) | Dear You (First) |

 

 

DepersonalizationDepressionDerealizaitonGreen to GrayImageryJoyousLoveMelodramaticReveringSadness

Milestones

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Lying here comforting my daughter of 9 months beside me, it suddenly occured to me that when she was born I was going to write more, start to share my work, use my time out of work to explore my poetry writing too. You know, all the usual gubbins, before the actual reality of having a newborn who doesn't sleep, has painful reflux and an older, teenage sister or whichever equivalents consume you.

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The Valleys

As I walk through the Valley of Life I look around and think things are alright. With a smile on my face I just  keep on Walking, I hear a voice of someone talking.

As I walk through the Valley of sin. I see people's lives thrown in the bin discarded like they didn't exist. Someone's hoping they won't be missed.

As I walk through the Valley of death as I take my final breath I hear a voice f...

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Life Loved To Death

In loving, I set myself up for loss,

In caring, broken by those who don't give a toss,

What is the point in this moment or next?

We all end up broken, more broken, bereft...

 

From start to finish just feels like a flash,

Earn money, more money, broken for cash,

Tired and more tired waiting for sweet release,

When death's knell calls, signalling my peace

 

So what is ...

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Also by Liam:

Liquid Freedom |

 

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Coincidence or Not?

There's no escape from the thought of you.

I dreamed of you and there you were.

Another day passes and another time comes

And there you are again.

A random stranger I meet shares your name.

A new word for the day and it's your name.

I can't escape!

It's funny and sad, 

It feels like the universe wants it, or a very strong coincidence. 

"There are no coincidences!" you sa...

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HOME STRAIGHT

A jealous wind blows through the rooms

of St.Augusta's Nursing Home

Mrs.Grundy come last Monday

wore her come to bedtime eyes

to beckon Mr. Albert Gregory

and work her charms now recollected

her hands to places reconnected.

 

The word went round from nurse to nurse

whose jobs were often well rehearsed

especially in Mr. Gregory's case

large as he was in the fuselage

...

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Also by ray pool:

O TO BE A POET | MEET THE RUSSIANS | HELL AS PARADISE | REMOVING THE STOPPER | TO THE NORTH! | FORWARD TOGETHER LET US GO | BOVINE POETRY | WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? | DUST TO DUST | ROMEO AND JULIET IN REAL TIME | TO A CURVE | CHESS VERSUS LIFE | REGRET FOR A LOST PAUSE | DEBUTANTES | EXODUS |

What’s bad for your heart is good for your art, they say

And it may be true that poetry is either about pain or love,

Finding or losing a beloved one

Thoughts and creativity,

As a tool to convert them into words in a poem,

Find me, not when I am at my absolute worst, never then

They find me when I am feeling a bit down, disheartened, sad

The kind of “there are tears in my eyes...

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painpoetry

after midnight in Shouldbepulleddown Street

Street lamps meekly glow

in the small hours

as they tumble by damp dominated slummish terraces

and down pungently cat piss reeking alleyways

 

a lonely beer pleased staggerer

half whispering

half silently mouthing

wonderous promises to no-one but his inebriated self

goes on his stumbling way

undisturbed by yowling hissing cats

each defending their impoverished terr...

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Also by Patricia and Stefan Wilde:

for those left to read their dying days menu | Jerusalem? nay Mr Blake! Justuselessscum! | Widow baiting | only the intellectuals need not reach for their Good old days dictionaries | malignant growth of realisation | For the love of greasy girders |

Sanitary Towels For Men

Sanitary towels for men -
No why
Only when..



 

 


 

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Also by Suki Spangles:

The Quantum Paradox | As A Fragrance Ghost With No Name Drifts By |

Another

Lost in the damper of the mess I created not knowing how to find my way out. No hope, no light at the end of the tunnel asking myself why do we need the love of another, why do we need that, to feel the love of another. I don’t know how to live life without feeling like a complete  failure  after you're told that so much in life you begin to believe the mean stuff that people say.

 

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Polyester Fluorescent Workwear?


   
      If things were so spun that I 
dressed my lady I'd gaze on an Aztec princess.
A summer's warmth her eyes radiate! Jade and gold 
catch the light. Charms and tokens of love 
sparkle in earnest. Silks and feathers shimmer;
bring motion to emotion in my view.
For my life as backdrop I am ecstatic.
This is the picture to die for. 
     Back here in this flat world, England 2017, 
s...

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Also by Adam Whitworth:

Contrariwise To The Newest Wrinkle | Always Mistaken | Land Of No Return | We All Agree | Pastoral | Love Begins At Fifty | A Consideration |

 

love

A Win-Win Approach (A poetic one-scene drama)

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Characters (All together six)

Ethiopia (Mother) , Blue Nile (son) , Riparian Countries (Two-R1, R2)
International Donors (Two- D1, D2)

A background music about Blue Nile  River and a backdrop about Blue Nile fall

(Abaye Negateba Habtun Yafesewal,
Chesalba Nedage Belew MenYansewal /
Day in and day out Abaye (BlueNile)
Pours down its wealth,
It will not be a hyperbole if
I dare call i...

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Also by Alem Hailu G/Kristos:

Self Destruction |

 

blue niledamwin-win

rainy day in may

The cafes alive today

The throbbing throng

of hardy rained soaked song

in idle chatter

of weather, all too much

baby’s prams and buggies

mothers aging matriarchs

food frying toasted boiling baking

plates of omelettes toast sausage

egg and chips

steaming tea mocha latte

coke and 7 up

mugs cups and chinking glasses

pensioners sit in silent stare

of mock re...

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Also by Martin Elder:

Bar room blues |

YOUR LITTLE GIRL.

do not worry about me, i am no longer the baby i was

do not be stressed up, your little girl is taking care of herself

though life is not easy, she is trying her best to make ends meet

though the road is not smooth, she is trying to make it through

 

i have to admit it is hard making my  own choices and decisions

with fear that i might have taken the wrong way

i had been fond ...

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Also by kanini Beatrice:

THE POOR THING. | THE PROMISE. | FUTURE DAUGHTER. | REACH FOR THE STARS. | TAKE CARE OF HER | IN THE NAME OF LOVE | YOUNG DREAMS | MUSINGS OF THE HEART | SHE IS MY MUM | YOU | SHE IS JUST A KID. |

Wet Dream

I went to recapture a slice of youth

and hear that song about a leaky roof

that made us sweat in the discotheque

up near and bumping leg to leg.

On Sunday evening at The Castle Stage

I came for Wet Dream and got Songs of Praise.

Max Romeo, wherefore art thou?

Is this all that you sing of now?

The name of Jah, the road to Zion -

where is the bed we used to lie on?

...

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Also by ray m:

We One  | We Loved You, Juliet | Voodoo – A Brief History of Mental Health Treatment | Villa Nil |

Better for my soul

Days have gone till I've felt something strange,
would I feel like that again?
Will my life be with the sweetness I haven't known yet?
One can do so much,
one can feel too much.
I admit I ache for something,
something unknown.
One thing is for certain,
I might feel it again.
Might not be the same, 
maybe more...
Better of this ache,
better for my soul.

-G.N.D. 

    

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No Place For Angels

No Place For Angels

 

    

     We believed,

We thought nothing could stop

‘Our’ evolution,

     Would even go to

War to settle difference of

Ideology,

     But, we’re no different

Now than thousands upon

Thousands of blind years,

     For we’re still singing war songs

And frightening the babes

So distraught as shells fall

And Martyrs scream battle crie...

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Also by Noetic-fret!:

None of You Truly Know | Dark Entry |

Earsplitting

Shrieking with laughter she free wheeled down the hill

Plaits like twin kite tails streaming behind her

Starlings screech. An owl, late to bed, screams blue murder

Her red cardigan, an emblem, against the unrelenting green

Straight legs held aloft, exquisite pleasure of heels

Digging into thin air. The rush of wind on soft cheeks

Exhilaration of speed, obliterating all thoughts o...

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Also by Hazel ettridge:

Child |

Buzzin

When you want to hate us

we're gonna show you love

we're gonna show you decency

we are a city united

defiant and inked with bees

we will rise and soar above

we turn hate to honey

with a sting more powerful

than anything you can bring

we're party people, we're kin

we were born to live forever

we hold tight, we stand together

we love one another, we win.

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manchester

My Bundle of Joy

When I feel so down and low

When I think of losing hope in life,

I look and stare at the photos on my wall

And see my bundle of joy brightens up the day.

The happy eyes and glowing faces,

Just hearing their laughter makes me feel great,

I will then be calm and will hear me say,

This too shall pass and All is going to be well...

All of this I am doing for my bundle of joy's ...

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Dictionary (acrostic)

Dr Johnson's work of art
Inspired some to look up 'fart'
Caused others though to search with ease
Thoughtful terms like 'whiffy breeze'
In those great enlightened days
One could get folk to mend their ways
Now alas, it's plain to see 
All too many are stuck, like me
Rambling through a short word stock
Yet still his book thwarts writers block

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Also by David Lindsay:

A Fair Exchange |

 

Acrostic

A Dog's Life

 

he talks to me as if I know

I just tilt my head

give him the eyes

 

thinks I'm his best friend

all I want is a long walk

a few wees, a dump

 

a sniff around lamp posts

bushes and trees

quick catch up on the news

 

he has to read that paper 

he's just bought 

or sit watching TV 

 

thinks he's in charge

but you don't see me

picking up after ...

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Also by Paul Waring:

Bitchin' In The Kitchen Sink Drama | minds under arrest | Begging For Time | That Thing We Call Nostalgia | The Politics of Billy Liar | Only The Lonely Hear Górecki |

Time

Time heals

tends to peel away the pain

calms your brain

stops you from going insane

takes the rain and turns it into sunshine.

 

If you give it time your world will grow

beautiful flowers

provide long hours

of joy.

 

By Lynn Hahn

 

 

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THE GOBBLER AND BLACK DOG

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Two of the most popular women at Durham when I was a student there were The Gobbler and Black Dog.  I didn’t know their real names – I wasn’t in their company long enough to find out.

But they were good sports and did their best on the back seat of the rugby coach as we returned from away matches to commiserate with the team if we’d lost or celebrate if we’d won.  The remedy was the same.

Th...

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Also by John Coopey:

The 'Ostage Situation | FAREWELL TO THE LANE | CHARITY MARATHON ROW | SIX WOOD WIZARD | THE QUINTESSENCE OF POETRY |

A little something to eat

These hunger pangs 
Are in salivary glands
No malnutrition 
Or double vision 
Just mental desire
For what is dire
For the body and soul
As it becomes a goal
To eat to be happier
The body gets flappier 
As we lose inhibitions
And old traditions
Of meat and two veg 
Of brown toast and egg 
Now pancakes and syrups
Fizzy drinks and hiccups 
Gassy stomachs and minds
As we indulge in al...

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