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Dolphin Moon

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Dolphin Moon

 

How we love your Dolphin Moon                                                                                                                                      The parting of the waves                                                                                                                The shore where our future lies the grass among our graves

Let me take you to...

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Also by Grant Aspinall:

JD | Time is nothing | (untitled) | Yesteryear | Sliding doors | Wake up call | Bewlay brother | A warm embrace | Behind that Jaguar | Donna | Washing machine | Old home brew | Leave me be | Eternal Full Moon | silence | POEMS 2020 |

Sewing the hours of life

Sewing the hours of life

 

The humming needle ticks the hours

As soft rolls of multi-coloured fabric

Flow across floorboards

Like rainbows caressing the grain

 

The stitches make maps, tracks to follow

Seams to explore, zips to open and shut

And open again just to hear the sound

 

The foot lands with certainty then lifts to disembark

To make darts of warp and we...

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The Curtain Falls

The Curtain Falls

 

A dull twilight atmosphere of greyness prevails

Suspended between night and day

Winds gently buffet the branches of failing leaves

As a perpetual drizzle saturates the sodden earth

It is time to sleep, to rest as even autumn is now spent

Fading green leaves with red and yellow edges about to fall

As if flags are lowered at half mast

A chill which find...

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Also by keith jeffries:

November is here | Luis | Blessings Abound | A Dusty Road | The Dinghy of Hope | An Account | The Eternal Void | A New Horizon | The Ecclesiastical Empire | Mendicants Slumber |

The Short Course

Out on the short course today

practising my chip and pitch

dropped a shot in the bushes

and one in the out of bounds ditch.

A pie and a pint with my golf mates

Hobgoblin...ain't life a bitch!

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Also by Brian Maryon:

Unseen Entities | G'nasher | We've got the builders in |

Kiss Chase

big wide eyes

 

storm grey

 

a frightened fawn running 

 

her arse sticking out

 

legs cart-wheeling,

 

what I remember most

 

apart from her beauty were

 

the heavily ink-stained fingers

 

that smelled of cold toast

 

and Marmite,

 

her sandals hardly touching the ground

 

as she galloped

 

across the quad,

 

I was entr...

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Spring's Paradise

As the Earth’s alignment is tilted towards the Sun…

And the number of daylight hours increase…

The trees put forth new leaves…

Making nature look exquisite and at peace!

 

In the early morning, we hear birds chirping in trees…

The cuckoos’ sweet notes captivating us…

The bees’ hum filling our souls with delights…

Prompting that Spring is here, so banish the gloomy gus!

 

...

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Also by Aisha Suleman:

Dedicated To You |

MY FATHERS EYES

 

I’m looking through my Father’s eyes

as a cloud white curtain lifts.

Coal-fired smoke curls upward,

the still street stands bereft.

‘Salt of the earth’ pillars of stone identical to each,

light ghostly chorus as if to say,

'there’ll be no changes here today'.

 

A dismal dawn squints down on those

who long to abandon ship.

While others to their fate resign,

wh...

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Also by trevor homer:

LIVING WITH THE CURTAINS DRAWN | WE HAD THE BEST OF IT | FOR THE FALLEN - [unfinished] |

A JOB OF WORK TO DO

In these dull days of ennui - seeking a task or two

I found myself wondering - and before I knew

It came to me clearly that this much is true

We all have a job of work to do.

 

We each plough our own furrow, me and you,

And sow seed  and deed our whole life through

Depending on our talents and what we pursue,

Doing our best in life's hullabaloo.

 

But whatever we're b...

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Also by M.C. Newberry:

BE GRATEFUL FOR THE DARK DAYS | POWER UP! | THE STUPID STRANGERS | QUALIFICATIONS | PERSONALLY SPEAKING | EXPUNGE THE GRUNGE! |

Seeking the light.

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Seeking the light

 

I am often a frequenter of the path less travelled

Casting a shadow behind me as the future unravels

The pathway ahead bathed by a radiant light

So elusive to find, try as I might

 

Its radiant glow through the boughs on the tress

Pierced the morning mist and brown golden leaf’s

Like shafts, spears of light, thrown from the Gods

Fall all around me,...

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Also by Paul Sayer:

Silence | Gire & Gimble | He’s Behind You! | Blinded by this Covid hype | When The Sad Truth Dawns | I open my Soul | Goodbye old friend | All in all you're just another prick in Whitehall |

a walk hand in hand in with naturepeaceful bliss

Seasons

 

The first few days of Fall arrive

on a blustery northern wind

Summer runs away to hide

as a Norther barrels in

 

The summer heat soon dissipates

a sting is in the air

without a warning Fall arrived

it came in with a flare

 

How welcome is the season change

no matter where it's from

the coolness of the day reminds

thought Fall would never come

 

No ...

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Also by d.knape:

Death Sentence | Dollar Store | Family Of Four | Slow Leak | Toothless Wonder | Telephone Poles | Stray Thoughts | When You Write It Down | BRINGING MORE READERS TO POETRY | CROSSES | The Sundown Syndrome | Of All The Years | Old Ideas---a poem by O.L. Buzzerd | When Someone Dies | Follow The Wind | Looney Tune | Saving Grace | Chicken Fingers | Notice to Poets | Crow Conversations | Getting By | Poetry Pill | Your Happiness | The Nature Of Man | Silent Killer | On Hold |

Grown Angered

Grown Angered

 

     The saddles at Buffalo Bills remain empty,
For ‘the new commercials’ were not ready,
Not keen enough for knife, for gun,

     This wasn’t a warranted event
For A World in Hate to contemplate,
Nor any reference to ‘rough justice’
Can be badged and excused as,
     ‘We all know there is no such thing as rough justice!’


     Those that can, dance, while other’...

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Happy Birthday Simon

Jars

Jam-jar mobile homes

For tiddlers as a kid,

I speculated in vain

Whither went the lid

 

Sweet student summer

Molten and strawberry

Castor candy foundry

Damson, grape, cherry

 

Blanched fruit in drums

Pectin sugar and colour,

Without which your jam

Would look much duller

 

Buff overalls crisply caked

Treacly crystallised hair,

Boss boilers wielding...

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Also by simon lucan:

The Pedant | Crossing | Shade Darkening To Shadow | Custard Creams | Confetti | In The Foyer Of Hotel Lonely | Best Supporting Actress | Eternity Always Wins | The Cellars Of Your Heart | In Chains Of Faded Flowers | Skip Hire | Aversion Therapy | Photos | Shredded | Fusion | I Saw Ice In Your Farewell | The Conscience You Never Had | The Lantern | Ashes Are Better Than Nothing | Shattering | Chiropody | Stairs | Horizons Dont Wait For Anyone | Fearful? | Relict | One of the Chosen |

blanchedbottlingfruitjamjarslidsmoltenstudentsugartemps

My Apple habit

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I am a mobile junkie

constantly keyboard tapping

and waiting for a fix

from the drug of your replies.

 

( (on) an Apple all day keeps real life away ) 

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Also by Rose Casserley:

Early signs | Your Midas touch | Seeking Mother | Love lines |

The Water Diviners

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Treading the fields with his hazel twig

Showing farmers exactly where to dig

Parched crops wilting as far as eyes can see

Water hidden, over there, by the old yew tree

The water diviner struck liquid gold once again

A well sunk, the crops lifeblood soon to regain

Year after year, the farmer’s gratitude enough

Brian the village legend always did his stuff

 

Is water divin...

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Also by deanfraserofficial@yahoo.com:

Never Meet Your Heroes | A Healing For Gaia | Magic Gems | Acting Upon a Dream | The Shaman In The Park | Eyes Open Wide | Illuminated - A Brighter Kind Of Vibe | Turning Back Time In Margate | Stanley |

#inspiration #spiritualgrowth #nature #meditation

Prepared

The bins are full of grain.

The harvest beat the rain.

I have a winters worth of meat.

The, hunting could not be beat.

I have wood stacked in a pile.

I have been sewing furs for a while.

The cabin is warm and dry.

If I keep the fire going, I will not die.

I have everything I sought.

So, why this nagging thought?

Oh, damn, I know what it is I think.

I forgot the wat...

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Also by J.D. Bardo:

The Mirror | Going Places | J.P.`s "RIDE" | The skin we are in. | The "beat" | THE KILLER beside me | Give and Take | Infinity | THE BUG | My view | Worn out | Clouds |

A heart-warming act of kindness by Sally Anne an N.H.S Nurse

"I got my sheepdog 5 years ago from 93 year old Alan Leek.

Due to enter a carehome a new home for Cap he did seek.

Five years on I thought how lonely he might be,

I just wanted to bring joy into his life and his old friend to see.

 

"On my trip up to Kendal I covered 300 mile,

Seeing the look on Alan's face made it all worthwhile.

Alan was so happy and Cap was happy too,

An...

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Also by hugh:

A grave Halloween tale | "A home I pray for before I'm dead." | Covid and the witch | "When will I get to see my man ?" | "I love you, your mine." | Made in China | The tears of Diana | Lost for words | A bloody misunderstanding | Scary scripture words | The skip a day diet | A delve into the mind of an evil virus | Lady Luck gave me a chance | Jake's coronavirus cover up | Well done Naomi Jupp aged 15,a newspaper delivery girl in Dorset. | 21 | When will I see you again? | Margaret Ferrier M.P. | 6 penalty points and a £200 fine! | A vaccine is on the horizon somewhere in a scientist's head | Flogging a dead donkey |

Matriarch

What is this dark energy

cloaking the universe

threatening to consume me,

wrap me in a weighted blanket

of silent abyss. 

Some days I’m tempted

to dive into the black hole,

see what all the fuss is about, 

but I know if I do, I will take

a generation or two of

fragile minds with me. 

Weakness is not my legacy. 

I have to stay strong,

be my family’s guiding li...

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Also by Vautaw:

Whine or Shine | Falling | Flow | Petrichor | I Am Poetry | Gravity |

Faithfamilylovemental healthrelationshipsstrength

I’ll try to make it up to you

My big bad temper 

Choking all the time

I never meant it 

I just know that it hurts you 

I guess that’s what I wanted to do, but

I can make it up to you 

It will never be clean.. 

The way All these people look at me

In the darkness I don’t feel so alone

No one to watch ignore me

Happier without a shadow 

In a hole

in a dream

i...

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Also by Evan Marcs:

Only To Freeze | A Cliche | Stand, or Chase | On Level One | Two Is Plenty |

Before it's too late

The last few years

Were void of cheers

All my success

Was average, or less

But the joy of pain

Like a needle in vein

Kept me on board

A cheap sell out fraud

Cold comfort exchanged

For a night of disdain

To awake the next day

A heavy price to pay

As I brush my hair

With my fingers

and bear

The lashes of life

Cut deep like a knife

I’ll get up again

...

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Also by Bon Darcy:

1967 - 1 to 20 | Crumbs from the table |

GARDEN MUSICIANS

 

How I love scentedness of Chives and Mint

and Marjoram, or Rosemary. It so reminds

me of the warmer weather when the bees

are out there humming drowsily away- and

hovering like mini helicopters in the air - yet

to look at them you'd think they weren't at

all aerodynamically supposed to stay up

 

there like that - sometimes I think they own

a language of their own, a...

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Also by Philipos:

PASSAGES | TELEGRAMS | SMOKE IN THE SKY | TABS | PENNY DROPS | OUT ON THE TILES | UP IN THE GODS | VANTAGE POINTS | MORNING PARADE | HUNKERING DOWN | AQUARIA | SMOKE BY THE THAMES | FLUIDITY |

1963

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Help if you want, he said, and so we set about 
clearing the path of snow from door to road 
before the sky, already gravid, a grey clout, 

took umbrage and dumped another load 
on us. He shouldered it like a gun, 
like a man going to war, his favourite spade, 

the one with the shit-off-a-shovel shine 
to the blade, solid as himself, the shaft 
and handle both made of seasoned pine. 

...

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Also by Tony Hill:

THYLACINE* | ROCK POOL | REEK | BLOW THE WIND SOUTHERLY | THE HORSES | PEN | In the Land of Grey and Pink * | SCAR TISSUE |

NURSERY RHYME

Tick-a-Tock-Tick
The sounds of the day
Are clownishly fooling
But won’t go away -
There's a nightmare to follow
This minor delay.

Yes, it’s tick-a-tock-ticking
We’re all going away.
For the old witch is flying -
 to the edge of the moon
and the war is beginning
So it’s boom, brother, boom!

Starlight is raging -
it's all over so soon -
but now it's recorded on  bloody old Zoom..
...

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Also by John E Marks:

The beautiful Cathars of Languedoc | Private lives | Locked up north | Memory | Soul music | Buckle* | The Cure | City of the Bee | Diversity | Crimson & Clover | THE VOICE OF DEATH, THE VOICE OF LOVE & THE VOICE OF ART | poetry is... | Inside Out | BEGGAR | Fear in a handful of dust | Questioning? | SAD | DIXIE | Echoes | Something found | A wise fool | Early October |

COVID FATIGUE

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It could have been the greatest opportunity of our time for us to “step up to the plate”, as they say, and prove ourselves the match of those generations who have gone before us.

Fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers responded to their duty (no doubt, reluctantly) shouldering responsibilities to endure extremes of discomfort and sacrifice.

We have failed. We have failed both ourselves...

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Also by John Coopey:

PARALLAX 29 | DONALD THE ELEPHANT (TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP) | WriteOutLoud Women Blues | "WE-WON-THE-WAR-IN-1954" | CLOTTED CREAM, SCONE AND BLACKCURRANT JAM | SOBIBOR | WE AIN'T GOIN' NOWHERE | ASHES TO ASHES | "WE'RE GOING UNDERGROUND" | OH HAPPY DAY! | RUBENS |

The Irony of Fate

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Ujjal Mandal, India


We are
all the same dolls
made by different hands of God

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Fate

Desolation

Footsteps echo in a silent wood.

 

Birds hush their singing.

 

Cold air fills the space.

 

 

A voice on the wind calls:

“There is nothing left”

 

 

Caught in the air, the memory of darker times.

Times when the woodland thrived; vivacious and colourful.

Before fire and hungry mouths ravaged the tranquil home of many, many vibrant beings.

Before emptiness an...

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Also by J. C. Fleming:

Reflections | Serenity | Sanctuary | Salvation | Elysium |

A Crystal Ball

A Crystal Ball

“Listen Martha! The paper's come, something's happened: 'The Germans glare

At the Andrew, but admit they cannot frighten or defeat it', dear.

That's Kaiser Bill's doing, a warmonger all can see - Queen Vicky's in-law. Spare

Us from the madmen that play people like chess. They'll not cheer.

Yes, and look! 'The Balkans aflame once more – the Turks in flight again,

Th...

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Also by Chris Hubbard:

Sweet Loneliness and the Solitary Traveller | Be Yourself | Vincent Sings the Blues | Into the Storm | The Lamplighter's Hamartia | A Keeper of Secrets |

Chemical Expression of Love

Iodine was mesmerized by your Copper-Tellurium image today. Throughout the day Yttrium-Oxygen-Uranium showcased a Tungsten-Oxygen-Tungsten factor. Yttrium-Oxygen-Uranium looked Oxygen-Neon and only Oxygen-Neon in Carbon-Osmium-Molybdenum-Sulfur.  Irony is that Iodine had a Chromium-Uranium-Sulfur-Hydrogen. Those Lithium-Phosphorus-Sulfur always weave a magic. Those eyes are magnificent to watch if...

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Also by ai ou:

The Salwani Fascination |

love

Facing the Mask (1): Socialization

Lying like a book on the shelf

Trying not to hurt myself

Trying not to harm anyone

It's easier said than done

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Also by Kevin T.S. Tan:

Sheer Delight | Uncharge | French Americana | Animated Space | Community |

introspectionself-reflection

Forever 19

It's almost been 2 years since you left us

I still wake up and think about you at practice

That laugh of yours-- man, I swear was God's perfection

I know you're watching over, you'll always be my protection

I really wish that woman didn't go and take your life

I wish that woman driving drunk had her head screwed tight

Word got to me, I was like "Why her? She was living right?"

...

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Also by Just another writer:

The thing they left out (part 1) |

cycles

Where am i?

I ask my mindless brain as I disassociate

I disassociate to the point that everyday feels the same

Everything i do blends into one giant blob of nothingness

 

Nothing matters. Does it? 

It doesn’t. Nothing has ever mattered.

That's why we alter our state of reality.

We alter it to feel something out of all the nothingness.

 

We take the shot. We take the h...

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Also by Brooke:

where is my mind |

covid-19cycledeathdepression

Imaginary Friends

Been running from my responsibility 
Everything got dark and I lost my vision of myself
The antidote was always in my fingertip
Nothing makes me sober than the past

I won't be a culture vulture of punk
I won't tell a man that he can't wear a dress
I will burn all the institutions that this culture made
I was the kid that got beat up by the punks 

Because I was too sad for them 
The go...

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Also by Damon Blackery:

Mother | Anti-depression | Corpses In My Bed | Puppets | Cry Baby | A Kingdom On The Moon Lyrics | A Letter To The Past |

IDEAS FOR A CAREER AS A VISUAL ARTIST


1. to paint the alignment of The Plough and the oldest fell Black Combe

2. to somehow represent the bird that wriggled its wing in the wood

3. to forge Jim Morrison's signature maybe many times on the same sheet

4. to use the sheet where pictures grew as the front cover of a book and cut off the front cover and stick it on a canvas

5. to explore the style I call “Noetic Maundering” w...

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Also by JOHN F B TUCKER:

COMPORTMENT | POEM | AUTOBIOGRAPHIA LITERARIA | THE NUMINOUS CHAIN | WHY THE SONNET FORM IS TOO SMALL | SOLVITUR AMBULANDO | IN THE FIELD OF NEW CREATURES RESEARCH | EARLY MORNING PAGE | RIMBAUD IN THE POSTMODERN ERA (2) | A FLATTENED IMAGE OF TIME | INSTANT TRAVEL | MAY | BEING THE WOOD | ODE TO OPTIMUS PRIME | HOME FROM BARROW-IN-FURNESS | TESTING THE SHEET | POEM | SIMPLY DESCRIBING A GARDEN AT NIGHT | LIVING IN CUMBRIA | QUAVERS | RENAMING REALITY | A SIGN OF LIFE | THE SWITCH THROWN | LOOK TO THE PEACHYVAN | WALKING TO ICELAND | ENCRYPTION | THE COLOURS OF THE DAWN AT THE FOOT OF SEA NESS | HEARTBOOK | EMAIL FROM AN ALIEN | INVINCIBLE LOVERS | FALLING IN THE DOORS COMPUTER GAME | BLAKEIAN STONE | A SMALL ADVERT FOR FREE SEX | THE TRITE MACHINE | DIET THEORY | LOVE ON SICKNESS BENEFITS | THE INDIVISIBLE KING | THE LESSON FROM JOHN IN ETON COLLEGE CHAPEL | READING MATERIAL | WHICHAM VALLEY AS A SCRATCH ON A CD | CHIEF OF THE BLACKBIRD SPIES | SYMMETRY LIPS | THE FUN POLICE | THE MAD DOG SONG | THE LAST POET'S LAST POEM | BLUE | LITTLE JOHNNY'S AILMENT | PURPLE | BONDING YEARS | THE SOLIPSISTIC KITCHEN OF FICTION | HOPE | I KNEW THAT SHE LOVED ME | THE SCORE FOR THE SHEET THAT GREW PICTURES | RANDOM ACCESS CO-IMAGINATION | SUNSET TO THE WEST |

Friends Like These

 

the people you could be open with
for the first time
are coming to town

control your nerves
rehearse your speeches
isn't it hard to sleep?

closer now
the people who could share
your fears and dreams

compose yourself
your stance and your smile
set out your true nature

these people you yearn to meet
are langorous and oblivious
as angels or gods

it is you who called them...

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Also by Adam Whitworth:

Every Day | Goodbye To All That | Congratulating Louise Gluck On Her Nobel Prize | At The Station | You can't see the join | D.S.O.T.M. |

Cold Fiction

 

Works of fiction should be as cold as stone;

There’s no point what’s invented being warm.

Created stories must be read alone

(Imagination’s better on one’s own)

And fantasies should take a cooled-down form.

 

It’s facts which generate those sultry days;

At least they have the merit to exist.

Pursuing, like the Earth, their melting ways,

Not blinking when they’re sin...

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Also by Stephen Gospage:

A prisoner's verse | Creating the illusion of flight | An English tale | Better people | Critic's choice | Daleks at Fenchurch Street on a rainy day | Bodies on the battlefield |

Dryad

She shivered in the misty morn
Her shoulders hunched, her face forlorn
She sat upon a fallen tree
At what she stared, he could not see
Into the woods, she stared so hard
At something she could not discard

Tom, sat beside her, said 'Hello'
But no emotion did she show
'What do you see, out in the trees?'
Her hissed reply made his blood freeze:

'THE DEMON! It watches, and eats up my bre...

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Also by Stephen W Atkinson:

Such Dreams as Stuff are made on... | Cooking Pot! | Head Space | The Darkness And The Light | Bed Of Bones | Above The Clouds | Seven Little Girls... | Ethereal Streaming |

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Take My Hand

 

Take my hand brother, sister, 
As I have taken yours before, 
It doesn’t necessarily hold truth or answers,
My hand holds something more important, yours, 
And true, it cannot take away your pain 
Nor shield you from the rain in this stormy weather, 
But it might help you to stand again, 
And it’s just a little easier if we stand together, 
So take my hand brother, sister, 
As I have...

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Also by Jason Bayliss:

Owning Stones | Gire & Gimble | The Bitter Pill | Open | Captain Of Your Soul | Here And Now | The Witches Of The Pond | Hush The Winds | Rome Lays Charred and Smoking | Clay |

memento mori

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Splashing Along

 

Splashing along 

In muddy water

Past the wall

Behind which

The off white

Ageless

Stones stare

Back at 

Wanderers

And seekers

And pilgrims

And guests

Memento Mori

 

Seeking words

In ancient 

Tomes of beauty

From long list

Of names

From long lost

Homes 

And forgotten

Names

Of every type

And custom

And ...

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Also by I'm not a poet:

Hessian sack | Faith | An open letter to cancer | All we are saying is give peace a chance 1980 | Lost Love I miss You My Glasgow Girl | The Twenty-seven Club | Sorry Love. | (untitled) |

spiral

It's only when you're here
that I'm my loneliest 
I know you'll dissapear 

and leave me to seek  
your next face and shape 

will you one day decide

to stop changing your face 

and stay for a little 
cause i really miss you 

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Ullswater

Establish the fact

buried silence

copper hammered

refreshing pale

spontaneous sparkling

words

waterfall

Daffodils perfect

set and dancing on

a light breeze

Ripples disturb

surface

timeless like a judas

pointing a finger

at he end of being

alive

Orange and yellow

see trough the greens

dominant like

bright red

Truth with a twist

King of ...

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Also by Rudyard Kooistra:

Der mittag | Another castle | The subway, 1950. | Cartier Bresson | River landscape | No title. | Falls | Flock | Style. | Elisha | The writing shed, Dylan Thomas. | Staffa, JMW Turner. | The hospital at Arles 1889 | Rooftops 1878 | New mills | Valley and church | Pissarro 1868 | A taube | River | Stahl | Ersturmung des dorfes |

The center of everything, in the middle of nowhere

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the midpoint of the universe,

the center of everything

in the middle of nowhere

that’s you

 

space is infinite all around

think about it

your thoughts chase

the ever-extending boundaries

with the speed of light

but the limits are nowhere to be find

they are set by your mind

 

no need to be a scientist

to know, what can't be known

...

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Also by Lasse Krey:

The blank page |

Purpose

WEEKLY WALKABOUTSVERSE, E.G., 126 OF 230: WATERSCAPES OF OLDHAM

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Poem 126 of 230:  WATERSCAPES OF OLDHAM - AUTUMN 2000

On a wet windy autumn-day,
    Within Greater Manchester,
Inside Oldham Art Gallery,
    A wooden-shelved greenhouse lay.

And on the shelves were neatly placed
    Not pot plants but clear-glass
Clean-water-filled bottles and jars -
    Photographic-transfer faced.

So - as aquatic sounds streamed through,
    From speakers upon the wa...

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SEAGUL

Begging seaguls amongst the people
Stalking humans outside restaurants  and chip shops
Eagerly awaiting leftovers knowing it is theirs if something drops
We as humans are complaining as if they are a pest and in the way
They would be at sea if the fishermen didn't take their fish away

Now a seagul has a heart and  with a heart should be a soul
To you he may not be useful ..but hes here to pl...

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Also by Sarah Louise mcnee:

CONSTITUTION | GAME OVER CASANOVA |

pigeonseagulls

Annuver poem

My poetry is rather crappy It's not designed to make you happy

In fact it's rather the reverse Depressing and at times perverse.

Sometimes I like to make it rhyme And other times it feels just fine

To end with a non rhyming line Like this. Or that. Whatever.

I'd love to write all flowery But pretty words don't work for me

My eyes don't hear the jingly bells Or see the pretty fairy d...

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Also by Jain Gawne:

Message to a racist |

Movies at Midnight

Streams of consciousness,
Trapped in a panoply of celluloids
And abandoned plastic films,
Catch my eye.

I share them on the big screen
Where silent silver stills breathe
And glide across skylines
At midnight.

They inch closer to me.
The starry-eyed starlets seal
The gulf that lies
Between our eyes,
And fill my ears
With secrets and whispers
That I've heard before
In theatres, studio...

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The imbecile's verbal dosido

 

"Egypt will blow up
The Grand Ethiopian
Renaissance Dam!
Ethiopia ,a symbol
of Pan Africanism,
Could forget
Its development map,
For Egypt will help
Carry on colonial legacy
In to the future,"
So  did
A verbal dosido
The ill-famed abuser.

"We dote on Egypt,
Terror sowing
In Ethiopia.
Ironically a terrorist
My self
I will strike out
Sudan from terrorist
Blacklist
If it sid...

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New World History

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I dreamt of the
end-of-the-world
last night as I stood
and watched as
two planes collide
and I hear the sound
as from a memory.

The felt warmth
of neutrinos
scarring an image
through every skull
like a beautiful
Angiogram.

We sighed as the missiles
wrote their new world history-
though shorter than a blink.

 
foto & poem T Carroll
 
 
 

 

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Be very careful with the images on television 

For your eyes may believe what it sees

So avoid the visions of others 

And let your mind see what it believes 

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"Armed Men"

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Armed men"

In the middle of a cold night,
Hands clutched on our lovers
And our lovers on us
Birds in a distant singing gleeful songs,
Stars smiling down on us
Everything flowing in its own tranquility.
Then, we heard gun shots
and our heartbeat became still
We ran towards the window
Peeping cautiously so they don't see our eyes.
We saw them,
men in black with bloodshot eyes and a har...

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Sheltered in Place

they will never know the stillness, 

the silence, as the world hushes

when the first snowflakes drop out of the sky.

 

they will never feel the crisp air

or see white blanket the fields

as it does every year.

 

kept indoors,

safe and warm,

where humidity breathes,

where mist showers from above,

and crawling critters burrow,

where life continues.

 

under...

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