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THE INN AT THE END OF A LIFE

The sign at the inn swung like a gallows

the light lay low on the heath.

Old Ben was in his settle

sucking baccy through his teeth.

 

Puddles formed on the flagstones

where a one - eyed dog stood watch;

underneath a ragged sky

the inn was dark as a crotch,

 

except for a fire - lit window

that glowed like a winter star,

through which a cluster of faces took in

...

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Also by ray pool:

LETTER FROM THE STREETS part 2 | BATTERSEA AT CHRISTMAS | THE SHORTEST DAY | LETTER FROM THE STREETS | CITY LIGHTS | RECYCLING | DARK WANTON | ALLHALLOWS ON SEA | AUBURN HAIR |

Two Instead of One

It was a simple thing

Just a different bed

She slept for a night

 

A wave

 

One night turned into two

And then three

 

A tsunami

 

Then he pushed back

So she pushed harder

Until they were miles apart

 

And we were in the middle

Screaming just so they could hear us

But its not like they were listening anyway

 

They loved each other?

They c...

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Have a happy smoke free year

Make 2019 a smoke free year,

Postpone death and funeral fear.

Prevent the poison in the tar flowing in a flood,

Avoid the threat of clot formation due to thicker blood.

 

Chemicals in the blood make your heart beat faster,

Furring up your arteries creating a deathly  disaster.

The enemy in the smoke can attack your kidneys and  win,

Also reducing the amount of oygen reachin...

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Also by hugh:

Spider Woman spreads panic,a follow on. | Spider Woman | Oh yes he did ! Oh no he didn't ! | Homelessness ! A plight to fight. | To be buried or cremated ? | The wonder of the worm |

Infinite

Clay and mud
mixed in blood
molten wood
falling under
burnt asunder
I wander
heartless it seems
like all the world
is the idea that we
should be stranded
at the seams
I can't help but unravel
sound tight
I keep it all inside
the helpless cry
of a childhood denied
simmers now
below red black
thick acrid
hell is near
I feel it's burn
a thousand suns
could not be worse
I give m...

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Also by MyDystopiA:

Melons | Silver Grey Blue | Hollow | Cloud 9 | Still | Peat |

Unlock your heart

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Unlock your heart with the grateful dead

The original code is nearly always 0000

Pull off the shackles to unlock your hands and other necessary appendages.

Rotate your heart 90 degrees counterclockwise 

Look out of any window

Squeeze your heart.at what you see

Set a new combination by turning the tide.  

Choose a magical number and never-ever hide, never-ever part

NEVER ret...

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Also by John E Marks:

The unpurged images of day | Flogging a dead horse | A rose garden at altitude under occupation | dictatorship | A slight rewrite of psalm 137. | The beautiful Cathars of Languedoc | Tomorrow belongs to me | Winter Blue | A rare descent | The dying of the light | Lancaster | A drinking man | Identity theft. | Stumbling on broken glass | The price of coal | Quasimodo and Esmeralda | Lifting the Veil/Shelley | Killing off the Elephants | FIX IT! | stormy weather | finisterre to fitzroy | Clone | The Doors of Perception. | A judgement of conscience |

February 4, 2016

The palpitations of life. Unsure. Unforgiving. Like radiation poisoning to the soul. 

Vibrant colors float in the vastness of the depths of hell. 

Feeling every vibe from the endless little souls. 

Dancing in the downpour of weightlessness. 

Yet we're confused. What is real and what is a simple mirage. 

Convincing but deadly. That's the remarkable unfairness of this life. 

Suffoc...

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Also by a.k.:

Untitled Thorns | Master of Disguise | The Kiss of Death | V | Nature pt. 1 | Front Seat Freestyle | Untitled 2 | Untitled 1 |

the mouser

The Mouser         

           

I friend of mine has an old moggy she says

help her to write successful books about suburban life,

big gardens and flowers; envious I tried to find

A cat had seen one outside the apartment building.

grabbed it and scratched but when I hit the pus

over the head with a stone until it lies still in my hands.

Next morning I fed it and gave it wat...

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Also by jan oskar hansen:

beautiful Fado | dead old lady | the deepest sleep | follow the rules | we the humans | the mystery of religion | the maiden voyager | high existence | the race | summit 2018 | breakthrough | a great man (Harry) | thoughts of death | the dilemma | bashful writer | christmas carols | football dream | the happening | a good lunch | once a scouser alway a rebel | war poet | cold wind over Europe | family gathering | serious now | autopsy | cell- phone | Collapsing world | selling books | the intemperate | counsellor | what will be will be | the revolt | crabby morning | writing for the internet | the slow killing of a nation |

As will I

I’ve sunken to nothing it’s all on me

Selections I’ve made not on you i see

Yet truth be told with someone that lies

I’ve chosen to have revenge when you die

My boys will carry my burden to lift

It will drag them to the generational abyss

You will not regret leaving me alone

As there’s no feel that isn’t your own

Carry the weight of me on your shoulders

The rest of your ...

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Also by Reggie:

Distracted | Justice | Wasted | Holidays | Skim | Rinse and Repeat |

Sorry elPintor

Sorry elPintor

 

I just did something, that I almost always desist

By writing a poem on another poets list

Of comments that really should be about them

And what they’ve just written. I must make amends

 

So sorry ‘elPintor’ for rambling on, on your fine poem ‘Sexism’ all about Mums

My comment morphed from being about mums, to me, and being a lost only Son.

 

So here i...

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Also by poemagraphic:

MOD ~ PTSD Part ii | MOD ~ PTSD Part i | YOU | NEW DAWN My Christmas message | A Mother’s Lament | The Age Of Gold | 'The non believer ' | WYSIWYG QUIZ | R and R | Heart broken | The Image-Nation | THE GOON SHOW | Soap on a rope | Moon beams | The BLACK Horizon | Grenfell Tower | The lady with bags at Christmas | The prodigal poem is home | The depth evil sinks | That went down a splash | 5G is a lie |

beyond the gravelost dadlost mumlost son

New Year Rhyme

 

 

How New-Year rhymes we've heard before

put us to sleep, because they bore

 

As New Years come, more aged we grow

then just like the rubbish, out we go

 

We come in crying at our birth

then exit smiling, rear of hearse

 

We hug the world and all its poor

we'd sooner hug the girl next door

 

We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
then get divorced or end up ...

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Also by d.knape:

Welcome To Poetry | Seeds | Poets In Our Midst | The Feeder | The Meaning Of Christmas | Poetry Contest | Opening Gifts | Posting A Comment | Winter Winds | Boys & Books | Plastic Cup | The HOA | Black Birds | Muddy Water | MAIL | Amazon.Com | What Ifs And Maybes | I Think | Wish I Were | No There There | Old Dogs | 33 Degrees | Monthly Bill | Where Wild Things Go | Little Boy's Pockets | Eating Healthy | Tree | The Longer You Live | Dieting | Normal People |

Last of the year

The New Year for me

holds no fear

I'll still be writing crap poems

and crying in my beer

 

Happy New Year everyone.

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Also by Brian Maryon:

Les Miserables | UFO | Keith & Tina's Lightshow | Public Toilets (Lazy Re-post) | Coq Up | Trade Deal With Jamaica? | Sister Doughty | We Don't Move Very Much | Our First Time |

New Year Tidings

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The whale is a big thing.
Jonah had three days in the belly of the whale
carefully considering, and I hear him now.

"This is a good time in the progress of the world.
I know a people of the earth contemplate 
hunting the whale to extinction. Yet
no captain Ahab plunges on his solemn mission.
Only Nippon company men after profit
whatever the cost. Call me apoplectic
b...

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Also by Adam Whitworth:

A Toast To January  | The Stranger | All That's Left | A Short History Of Clouds | Ballad Of The Secret Diary |

A Day Out With Aoife

A Day Out with Aoife

 

Two ‘Seaside Special’ day returns

to ‘Kiss me Quick’ and candyfloss;

 

I was looking forward to the

“Pirate Cruise around the bay (no extra).”

 

A shuddering halt – somewhere

in the middle of nowhere –

unruly livestock blocked the line.

 

Aoife giggled, ‘Let’s explore.’

 

We walked an ancient track-way:

 

the lane, an overgrown...

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Also by Rick:

Mainstream Student Party | Brendan - a Brief Encounter | To Life (full colour version) | To Life | A Postcard to a Lover Departed | on Arran with Aoife | poring away | hello goodbye |

The real fool

When they’re older,

and it’s all abit too late,

no one will be laughing,

about those green things on my plate,

I eat well, I exercise,

I have tons of energy to work,

yet the coolest person in the office,

is an absolute jerk,

I’m known as “the weird one”,

because I’m climbing mountains on the weekends,

im not out being an idiot,

getting wasted with my friends,

I ...

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POGBA

The sign of Stress leaving your body . The sign of Happiness . A sign like no other . What a difference . Stress Shows . Without Stress who knows .

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Also by Wendy Higson:

Yorkshire Welcomes You | DEMOCRACY | Have a happy Christmas all | IF | WHY SHOULD WE | JUSTICE AND DESCRIMINATION |

The day she found herself 

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Breaking all the shackles

Throwing away all the chains

that were holding her

she finally got rid of the  pain

 

She drew strength

just  from within

that was the day she found herself

and realized chasing dreams was not a sin

 

Pleasing everyone

was not her wish anymore

focusing on herself

became her aim of soul

 

It was very taxing

To identify her tr...

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Also by Shuchi Batra:

The Lost Girl |

Changelifemotivationmy wordspoor young girlStrengthstrong womenwoman power

Happy New Year Everyone

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Happy New Year Everyone

 

As a rhymer I'd be neglecting my duty

To not wish you a Happy New Year

Bate your breath as to what I might say next

To which you can say “Dear oh dear”

 

It's been bloody hot where I write from

Someone said “Hi you flaming galah”

My reaction to this as an Aussie

Is ha-bloody-ha-bloody-ha

 

(No offence Po....)

 

One fan of mine (wh...

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Also by Don Matthews:

I Gotta Rhyme 'Bout Something | Stop, Go, Rover | 40 Degrees | Baby Shower | It's the Day Before Christmas | A Very Christmasy Saturday Rhyme | Who Let This Aussie Grammar-Bender In? | I'm Sorry You're Addicted. Signed Rhyme | Brian Says Marmite Is Superior : What Nerve! | Happy Little Hillbillys Counter | Cogitate | Late Arrival | Sisters are a Funny Mix | From Corner Looking Out | Neurons Are Like People | Could be Interesting. Could be Garbage | This is a Weird One | I'm Confused | Rebel | We're Clever Down Here In Australia | When Convention Takes a Hike | Why Do I Write Poetry? | Wake Up Brian. It's 7am | A Human Crisis | Richard Head for President | 12.01 All Done, All Said |

I wish all these happy moments gets freeze

I wish all these happy moments gets freeze in this winter

For ever, Forever!

All pains, sorrows vanish away

Like all yellow leaves falls from trees

 

I wish all happiness, love and laughter falls upon us

Like a snow fall in the winters and beautifies everything which it covers

Let’s get them freeze along with this breezy chilled wind

 

I wish all these happy moments gets...

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Also by Bindu Trigunayak:

Its a Christmas Day | Dance to your own Rhythm | Its better to move on | Money is controlling our life | Closed That Chapter for Life Long | After Every Dawn, there is a sunrise |

Remain alone

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Remain alone

Monday, December 31, 2018

7:19 AM

 

To remain strong

you got to be among

the people who daily face the struggle

still remain among the people

 

it gives the courage to withstand

and understand

the real difficulties faced

and its origin traced

 

to go away from the mainstream

may not provide you any beam

or hope of any kind

this must b...

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Also by Hasmukh Mehta:

The human tendency | Calm down when hurt | Single aim of love | Tongue -lethal weapon | No use to cry | Global poets | Back in game | Secret of life | X-mas tree for all | The noble work | Keep clear | The true path | Let us unite | Life is a chance | I am my own woman | Hidden beauty | Say hello | Make it happen | Steady silence | Never complains | The human psychology | The purpose of life | Something to ponder | No boundary for love | Precious tears | Fragrance be smelt | The poetry and mass | Malkign the humanity | Spiritual enjoyment | Real significance | Worthless life | Worthless life | No prelude | Global concept | Selfless creature | The life is | With red rose | Corruption and | Natural instinct | An intimate love | Holy body | Vow with | Life's idelogy | Time bound | Clear funcation | Stay with | Own stability | Love with fragrance | Unsure of | Store nothing | Real poetry | Oh! father | I shall come back | More thirst | What an entry | Escape ego | Small drop | No joke at the poor | With divine reflection | The shining side | With a honor | Give you peace | At the new height | The peace lovers | With an innocence | Journey further |

Jadia4708au

The Long Notes

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The Long Notes

 

I did two long numbers tonight,

Unusual for me,

uncharacteristic you say,

well, quite.

 

Went well but as ever

I wanted more,

You know the score,

For expression, fame

and adulation,

We're sometimes

just tuppenny whores.

 

Yet still content

to be with like-minded souls,

Beatniks, blues and jazzmen

breathing the same rarified air...

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Also by Chris Bainbridge:

Tempted | Donor |

The Death of a Toad (tribute to Richard Wilbur)

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https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=24922

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Also by Lucas B. Foley:

sound I | Preface (2008) | first | new | rise | more | peach | rate | turn | embed | everything | layer | race | night | about | away | purpose | however | ear | pen | ocean | Miles From | Subtle Upsides | The End, Again | Charcoal Motorcade Profile | black harsh blue | Crescent |

The Inner Sprawl

The Inner Sprawl

 

A morass wallowing in its own destiny

faces of anguish,vacant, lost in a 

conundrum of terrestial confusion

Eagerly in pursuit and pursued

driven by all that should be detested

yet now set upon a pedestal of glory

A beggar with dog of adoring eyes

blue smoke wafts his presence to passers by

Some ignore to rush with bated breath

others bewildered ...

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Also by keith jeffries:

Undercurrents | Banks | Nocturnal Incarceration | The Non Event |

Self-Defined

Never let Haters Define you by the box they create for you! They persecute you because they FEAR you and your Greatness!


She crawls on self-defeat

with her sore bare feet.

Jagged cracks play on tiles;

i deem them infantile.

 

Reflections of old wake

as memories overtake

the waterfall of tears

which draws oh so near.

 

Waves of empty promises

splash against thi...

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Also by Poetikaly Anointed:

The Nativity Told Poetikaly |

HatersPoetikaly AnointedSelf-DefinitionSelf-esteemSelf-IdentitySelf-Worth

Once Back Then

When school was up I ran to the gate,

I was very young and it was winter rain

And I had forgotten my coat.

I was hungry and waiting, searching every face,

Like one of those little dogs left on the motorway.

One by one the mothers collected their children and took them home.

I was left standing by the gate alone.

Still optimistic,

Trying to make every stranger's face into he...

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Also by Hannah Collins:

To The Sea | The Three Sisters |

compile: root manic (12/;/2018)

'Like he said you get small and you can see yourself and you tell yourself he needs to go to sleep yeah he needs to go to sleep he needs to shut his eyes and relax before he can feel how small he is and how big his pulse is, creeping like spiders across his psyche, his unconscious world pulled tight like babyskin, shaking him awake under the sting of panic over phantoms that were never there.

s...

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Also by Zach Dafoe:

Svarmr (12/30/2018) | 0813 (12/16/2018) | 0552 (12/11/2018) |

who were you lying to guess it doesn't matter now

The Magic Cure

It soothes it calms

and helps us to reflect

It’s been around for many years

No needles to inject

 

Medicinal, ingestible

A wonder of the world

Not the opium of the people

but can be addictive 

none the less 

 

In many a crisis it is used

In hospitals or prisons

Suitable from the very young

to those growing old or wizened 

 

It’s suggested if we’re fe...

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Also by Fred 'Rick' Varden:

I only work for the council AUDIO | ‘At Christmas time with bells on’ AUDIO | ?At Christmas Timewith Bells on!!? | Virus Alert! | ‘The Scimitar’ | ‘Transfixed’ | The Ostentatious Mr Glitz | If These Things | Hope Valley | I’m not a celebrity | ‘PARLIAMENT’ | Friend or Foe? |

Richer in Giving

There is immense value

within each one of us

that is cumulatively enriched

when we share with each other.

 

But when it comes to giving,

sadly we hold back

in the pretext of protecting ourselves

and then ironically wonder

where has the goodness of this world gone?

 

It takes wisdom to realise

and courage to admit

that what you have accumulated

through v...

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Also by Larissa Pereira:

Connectedness | Break away |

Black Red Rose

A Black Red Rose stood in a sparkling vase

As the sun shone through, the water glowed of wine

The thorns surrounded the stem like green lace

 

Everyone stopped to admire her beauty and strength

Her intricate accents that were enhanced by the sunshine

A curvy, longated stem with length

 

One day a petal slowly to the ground fell

Than another followed, making a line

Soo...

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Also by Cassandra Magan:

Appreciation | Isabel |

Victorine

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“Wot you looking at?

I can sit ‘ere if I want -

This ain’t the bleedin’ Champs Elysees

an wot if I did take off me knickers

It’s an hot day innit

An’ anyhow ‘e made me put me knee up

to hide me parts

They’re all talk anyhow these philosophers

they don’t reckon us girls -

(I can paint tooy’know)

’an ’course we’re impressed

anyone who can talk for an hour

and stil...

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Also by Alan Travis Braddock:

To the New Year | Poor Bloody Infantry | Escape velocity | Graptolite | Beetle | Gods et. |

Wallflower

I feel like I'm here all alone
There's people here beside me
I know they don't love me
I'm just a wallflower listening to the conversations

If I fade into my mind I'll find hate
Not for anyone here but just myself
I'm in the city of drug addicts
Broken and all alone 

I've overdosed myself on love
Now I'm paying that the price in blood
I could get addicted to drugs  
That wouldn't fi...

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Also by Damon Blackery:

Silent and Patient | Space Cowboy 15 Coffee Shop Blues | A Sign of Love | Look At Me | thesaddestofboys | Words of The Waiting Man 25 ( Drunk, Lonely and Emotional.) | Words of The Waiting Man 24 | A Word From Our Sponsors Today | No Strings Attached | I Won't Love Again | Growing Weary | Midnight Cafe Dreams | Echoes |

She,

held her self still.

And I

recalling her face yet

that with my mouth

I forced the enquiry,

and argued the pressing

to her lips

Like those wants

of wishes sated

we had with marbled hurt

turned one back

against the other,

that was forever

like the past

both of us

going nowhere,

always

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Also by Tommy Carroll:

Persephone | Then 19 | Nietzsche Declared | Word Smith | Cocktails for who? | What lay between |

Three Pennies

I gave you three pennies

that one winter’s morn

when the dancing had finished

and we felt so forlorn.

 

The first for that kiss

when we were first lovers

ne’er to be broken

lying snug under covers.

 

The second for our child

for one oh so fair

a cherished little treasure

but not long for this air.

 

The third for hearts broken

no healing can mend

...

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Also by Jon Stainsby:

Eternal Relief | A chariot bringing good news | Lark song | Ghosts of the past | Naked | No Silence | Wanderings |

Sadness

NEW YEAR CHEER - a lyric

How we love those Christmas songs

That take us where the heart belongs

And happy days that go so fast

Recalling a past we'd love to last.

 

But as the festive days recede

And we look to where our lives will lead

Each in our own way - with cheer or tear

Says hello to a brand new year.

 

So - raise a toast - and raise a smile

And reach out over many a mile

To welc...

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Also by M.C. Newberry:

HIGH WHITE CLOUDS | CHRISTMAS SNOW - sung by Marcie Summers (bless her memory). | WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES AROUND - a seasonal carol/song | 'ALLO 'ALLO | THOUGHTS AT CHRISTMAS - a seasonal re-post | DEVON LANE | SIBLING SENTIMENT - a Saturday theme poem | REMEMBERING HARRY O'NEIL | MOVE IT! - a Saturday theme poem | TESTING TIMES - a Saturday "theme" poem |

long and deep

When the moon wanes

and shadows cast; long and deep

When the soul billows bleak

to the fatigued of life

I will breath for you

as you turn frail and fall

like autumn leaves

I will love you all the more

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Also by DESMOND CHILDS:

Gaze of time | Black roses | succubus |

Freeman Street, Grimsby

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Location! Location! Location! It’s a mantra

the upwardly mobile intone,

who have set up shop elsewhere –

catchpenny merchants with tricks up sleeves,

purveyors of pleasures and deals.

 

On a street where ripples of boom

and bust have long since subsided

beneath the tide of failure

the footfall of ‘three day millionaires’

kept all the rest in business.

 

Awaiting...

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Also by David Cooke:

A Waldorf Salad |

Dearest.

You think that time would make it easier and maybe I'd just forget.
I still think about that day often but I'm starting to think about it less.

I don't know if I should feel guilty because you're not always on my mind.
Or maybe that's just what happens when you've been gone such a long time.

I do wonder if you'd be proud of me and the things that I've done.
Would you tell me that you're happy...

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Also by Nick:

Vasovagal Syncope. |

dearestgrievinglostLove

For A While

I've not been on long for a while

My hearts been broken for a while 

My feelings have been taken to trial

But I've been thinking a while

So many people around me but feeling lonely 

I'm a mother but sometimes it's hard to find me

Some times I just long for trust

Not many peoples wishes but I'm begging I must 

Unload my troubles 

To some people I could be speaking just bu...

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MONEY AGENT

It's not just the plunge

it's walking BLIND

 

No one to hold my hand

no one to understand

 

my need to know

so I can go

the best way for me

 

Information is

sedation

for my pain

 

I do not mean to 

interrogate

 

I'm just starting

this journey late...

in life

 

By Lynn Hahn

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Also by lynn hahn:

THINK AGAIN | MR TAX MAN | THE RED HAIRED ANGEL | WOOF WOOF |

THE BIG MATCH

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We’d gone to watch it in a pub near Durham in April of last year.  We’d taken a cottage for the weekend to celebrate my 65th.  Jayce had been mortified.  It was the weekend of the big match and all his friends and family had got tickets to Wembley to watch it.  But we’d phoned the pub up and they’d assured us it would be on the big screen.  So we went.

The bar was almost empty when we arrived b...

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Also by John Coopey:

THE OFFICE CHRISTMAS DO | STUPID WOMAN | AND SO THIS IS BREXIT | THE GOVERNESS | GIVE THE DOG A BONE | RUNNING SCARED | THUMBS UP! | KEN DODD'S DOG'S DAD'S DIED | UP THE ARSE 2 |

It's Easier to Believe

It's easier to believe
I am a child of the most high God
than to live a life of despair.

It's easier to believe
everything happens for a reason
than to question fate.

It's easier to believe
love is everywhere
than to give in to hate.

It's easier to believe
in forgiveness
than remain a victim.

It's easier to believe
in abundant blessings
than mounting problems.

It's easier ...

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Also by Vautaw:

Connections | Quill | My Muse |

angelsbeliefsdepressiondespairdestinydreamsevolutionfaithfateforgivenesshatehopelifelonelinesslovemanmankindspiritualsuccess

Division

Because I can no longer kiss you

no longer feel your skin

beneath my fingers

or hear you in the night

Because I can no longer call you

no longer sound your name

beneath my breath

or hear you whisper soft

Because I could not stop time passing

could not return time's sand

beneath its glass

or heal the wounds of time

Because I could not hold you here

could yet y...

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Also by Chris Armstrong:

And so this is eX Ministerial Accord Season | The Ghost of Christmas Passed | The Siren | The Love Token | Conversation in a Harbour Cafe | The Scribe and his Lover | Colourblind |

alonefreedomlonelinesslosslovepartingpassionvoices

The Kiss

It started so tentatively.

Arms reaching awkwardly,

a frisson of fear until

her arms respond.

A nervous coming together of lips,

which then part

to allow a hesitant foray

past the confines of teeth.

And relax,

as tongues begin to twine,

at first timidly,

then with increasing confidence.

Gradually, the embrace becomes tighter,

yet more comfortable,

bodies a...

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Also by Trevor Alexander:

Theresa May Not | Heartache | Christmas Is Coming | Twitter Twit |

For E. Pound from the Thoroughly Smug

I didn’t really understand what you meant

When you said you saw a family picnicking

And they were happier than you,

Even though I felt it must be true.

 

And when you said you were happier than I was,

I knew you weren’t actually speaking to me,

But I decided to stay miserable

Just so your poem would always be true.

 

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Also by Randy Horton:

Christmas Rap | Advice for Nonbelievers | Another Train Song | Salutations for Sally | Close to the Flames |

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The Day Will Come

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It's 2 o clock in the morning, soon 3 then 4!
It's a cold, cold night and the rain does pour.
I'm not as young as I was, but a job to be done.
As I pack away the famous Knotty Ash drum.

The moggy skin coat I lay across the back seat.
Dicky Mint sits quietly, another show complete.
These times can be hard, but please hear this.
The day will come when these times I will miss.

Costumes, h...

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The research is mixed

 

We hold them until the joy 
Runs out of their faces
And they give up 
Any notion of escape

Once broken
They walk around timidly 
Mouthing what we drill into them
Without too much stuttering

A few are more difficult
To break we defer to 
The more experienced amongst us
To show us the advanced techniques 

Of course we are constantly 
Monitored so any sign of sympathy
From us...

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Christmas Eve Miracle

Merry Christmas to me!

Tonight

In the wee hours of the mellow moon

That shines like a keyhole to Heaven

I have a belly once more that 'knows'

Its God-given design -

To receive my food

And de-construct it

With purpose unparalleled

Re-constructing those elements

That nurture my physical body

Leaving my brain, my 'soul'

Free

To thrive in their own esoteric sph...

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III.

outstretched    hand your hand

 grasping    reminding

 reciting    the parts of

you like a litany to me

[everything that I can still remember]

singing your life like a

prayer

 staccato

 pestilence petulence

precision

lost among the

             waves of time


 

this time.

 

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See sun

A bright day 
he said 
I wish it's a long time until 
the sun goes down
The sun never goes down 
in my realm 
the ruler proudly proclaimed 
and looked out 
of the window in the tower 
beyond the horizon 
farther that the eye could see

You can see 
it 
in a different view 
the jester said teasingly 
The sun always goes 
down

Out there he hurried 
to add

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Your Happiness is My Happiness

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the sun stretched on the morning full of dew
white butterflies enjoy orange ostrich pistils
I was face down in a sad moment
the sense of self extinction was stunned

singing birds swinging on guava leaves
the young tip tinged with joyful luster
my desire ran aground in a fake atmosphere
my dream is entangled in thousands of questions

rooster shouting in hoarse voice
lined up the geese ...

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Bending reality

Your own mind is yours to keep,
as long as you don't decide to follow the sheep,
Start bending all reality, this will give you your own normality,
Dance in your own style and you will stand out a mile,
Sing songs where ever you go and put on your own one man show,
Do what you want, will make you full of glee,
Then you will find you will be absolutely free,
Freedom is a state of mind and thi...

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