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Old Men's Tears

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Old Men’s Tears

 

With hearts as heavy as thunder clouds

What once were torrents

Are now just trickles

Reflecting our futures

In the silver shimmer of our past

 

And they come

In stumbling honour

And their humility

Denies them as heroes

For the heroes were left behind

 

In voices cracked with age

They tell their tales

Of simple duty

In the face of...

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Caring crusaders and daring debaters

Emmeline, Greta, Ruth

Your voices sound loud with the bold toll of truth.

Uncowed and defiant. You refused to give in.

Life-changing campaigning is a wonderful thing.

 

Marathon runners: hard-trained and focused 

With miles in your strides

And pain hardly noticed.

Everyday heroes with strength in your limbs

Your drive and passion a...

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Tall Tree Tanka

Tall Tree Tanka

 

Unfortunately

too many enjoy trying

to fell tall trees

when they should be hugged.

We need to learn to look up.

 

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2014

 

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Sir Arrow Green

Thief  Stealer

incognito   as Hinderstoop 

old want woman,   a bag 

a charcoal  keeper

 bowstring  travelling

 line  counter ears  and Christophers

 

Sir Green claims to be a gentleman Tanner

claims to honeyrights from  Ox Hive

Merry Bee Men in Waggle ranks

around their Bee King

Society outside  Society

 

 

Sir Green  r...

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Dauntless Dick Dark Dee Dee

Spread your skirts  Bessie 

here is Captain  Nice  the  Bandy  Dandy Randy Highwayman

land bored apples   from his  streaming  course

 

He is  nice, dangerous to be bad

new fashioned

 between the times

 

Shouts  slap  a kimbo    Dauntless  Dick defiance at   Red coats  in lights out

master stallion   a two a way a swift  over boxed in  parking

 

For t...

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