Poetry Blogs (2021)

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This is it.

When knots open

And life gets straightened

No more glass walls to see

Mirror speaks beautiful reality

 

When family ties strengthen

What once was loose tightens

Mysteries are left behind to solve

Accepting life as it is and as was

 

When once brittle bonds 

Are made strong 

Through prayers and worship

Then life becomes charmingly exceptional 

 

When you...

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Also by Moon.girl:

Your words | Fissures | Last card | Brokenness |

Daisy chains at sea

A flotilla sits anchored at sea,

A chain-link of unfurled white finger sails.

Bobbing gently on a brine of wax green,

Golden pillowed life rafts with pearlesque rails.

They demand only deserved attention,

Serene these vessels with cargoes of hope.

Beauty in simplicity, do not shun,

The iridescence that keeps them afloat.

Circadian stars with no need of night,

Dazzling ar...

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Also by Graham Parker and his musings:

Clocks | Faded Icons | Matins | Syringa | All-inclusive | Waiting in Vain | John Bunyan's Shed | Garlic 18 | Wordsworth's Shroud | Myopsida Palmatum Atropurpureum |

BFF

For long I prayed

A friend true to me

A soulmate eternal

Friendship that's beauty

 

Two gracious ladies

With long flowing gowns 

Stepped forward

Exchanged hellos

 

After a decade long absence

The two meet again

A perfect time for them

To befriend once and forever

 

Heart's were pure

Soul's awakened 

Now the hellos

 were forever

 

Struggli...

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Also by Ghazala lari:

Blessed beginning | A lantern of hope | Life goes on | The seasons lost | Ameen | Silly rhymes | Beautiful life ahead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Liars and cheaters | Article 5: teenagers during pandemic | Fearful heart | Article 4: Children during pandemic | Plagiarized | Everlasting joy | Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Bright side | Long lost noon | Morning delight | Afternoon memories | Article 2: Dreams | Article 1 | Heaven on earth | Unblocked | At the front | Sound of love | So to say | Beautiful journey |

Retrospective

Hindsight marches in, nonchalant,

And makes one a revisionist historian:

Dilemmas resolved but deleterious

Once again promise to turn mysterious. 

 

So the agony of crossroads past

Is sculpted in high-relief,

While erstwhile echoes

Taunt in high-fidelity. 

 

The farce is interactive

And the thespian exceedingly demanding:

Exhumes storylines thought inert,

Han...

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Also by Holden Moncrieff:

Roman-à-clef | Flickers | A Thousand & One | Temporal | Vernacular | Thebes | Pharisaic | Kafka's Door |

Free Palestine 🇵🇸

As innocent blood smears across the now rubbled streets, 

 

Israel continue their massacre leaving children 6 feet deep. 

 

The unending air strikes light up the sky like exploding stars, 

 

And the ethnic cleansing continues to engender trauma and forge generational scars.  

 

This is by no means a conflict but the bestial oppression of the Palestinian nation, 

 

We ...

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Also by Your Royal Poetess:

14/12/1994 |

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Headlights

Picking you up to go driving
I’d get there early to watch you get ready
both seventeen and tangled
in that unspoken thing between us
Cruising the looping country lanes
in those dim headlight beams
That was our place, alone together at last
Two teenagers, eyeing each other sideways
and wondering who each of us would be
would you always stay right there
would you always be
in the car with...

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Also by Tom:

The Window Box | Chlorine |

memories

WOK

 

A wok

will work

on quite

a lot

but wok's

on foot

hurt if

you drop

word to

the wise

can cause

blood clot

wok can be

replaced

but you

cannot.

 

-Po Wit

 

 

 

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Also by d.knape:

MONEY | BAREFOOT | SMOKE | CONDENSEDPOEM | MUSTANGS | Childproofing A Poem | University Of Stupidity | High Volume | Old Crow | Morning Moon | Short Poem | The Little Things I Do | Not As Young As We Used To Be | Cowboy Blues |

The Last Kiss

With tears in his eyes and heart filled with emotions
He kissed her forehead and said "Apna khayal rakhna"
With all the smiles and pains, he bid her goodbye with that kiss on forehead
Hard for him but he let her go
Holding him back, he let her walk

Being there they were lost
If they will ever see each other or not
Imprinted with that last kiss, she smiled with tears
Imprinted with those ey...

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Also by Gazal Jain:

6th Month Wali Feeling |

Painting in the air

Over soaring seams of smooth

And finely woven cloth

I stretch out my hand and let my fingers

Touch the undulating run of green

Allowing a single finger to sketch the unfolding line

Of raised and proud gently lurking downland

Hills and meadows

I watch a distant hawk waver on shimmering waves

Of unseen sullen heat

 

Then dropping my hand to sweep across

Beaded heads ...

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Also by Martin Elder:

An island of silence |

Pathetic Fallacy

26.07.20

Droplets fall 
And puddles pool
And I am feeling the chill of lonliness 

Thunder claps 
And rainfall quickens to a roar 
And my words fall on deaf ears 

The birds are hiding away 
And the sun won't come out to play 
And we are emotional strangers in our own home 

How many times can we talk about the same thing without it changing? 
How many rainy days will there be
Before we...

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Also by Lauren O'Donoghue:

Recharge | Addiction | Unreserved | Paradox Girl | Helping | Friends | Hoop | Childhood | Paranoia | My Poetry Book | Rain | Rush Hour | Valentine's Wish | Old Friends | Lentils | Mum | Creative Blocks |

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Old As Love

strange things go through my head

my mind has been to distant places

days merge blindly into each other

lately I've lost a memory for faces

 

just how long have I been in here?

unlike my head my cock still works

wild fears roam like buffalo and yet

in my pants an untamed tiger lurks

 

the matron omits to cater for that

they seem past it most of my peers

yet my r...

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Also by simon lucan:

Nibs | First Light | Rouge | Wings | Grassland |

cockdementialoveoldoral sexsocial care

Colours

 

At the time of colours, no one came here.

The sea-red sand, compacted, stained the floor

Of the yellow valley. Some way above,

Off-duty mountains in teardrops of blue

Topped hedgehog browns in bark of trees. At dusk,

Venus shone, white as glass. No one came here.

Alleged sightings of a stagecoach, a cart,

Or a bicycle, easily disproved,

Confirm this truth, with proof t...

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Also by Stephen Gospage:

Bars | What Matters | Detective Stories |

Perplexed Feelings!!

 

 You messaged me 'Good Morning'.

My reply made me seem busy.

You are right, I was distorting.

Did I act silly?

 

I don't know,

what I did was right or wrong.

I had to show

since it had been long.

 

Time has changed,

so have the situations.

And I am perplexed

with my expectations.

 

I do love you

but don't know what to do.

It's been a whil...

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Also by Advaita singh:

I want to distant you! | Rain, I love this day!!⛈☔ | I thought, You had a crush! | Listening to Heart ❤ !! |

ADVAITA SINGHBALETBEWILDERED.CONFUSED FEELINGSDESIRE.DISTANCEEXPECTATIONSlifeMESSPERPLEXED FEELINGSsad

Another Milestone

Along the road map to our way out
we reached another milestone today
We can take a trip to the cinema 
or visit the theatre to watch a play

Thirty people can gather outside
indoors it’s two households or up to six
Masks and social distancing keeps us safe
as we venture out and begin to mix 

Travel abroad is allowed once more
as long as the destination is green
We can holiday, take a ...

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Also by julie callaghan:

Jordan Banks RIP | WOL Anniversary | Reasons To Be Grateful Week Two | Ripples | Rhododendron | National Limerick Day | At Last | Come Dine At Mine | Escape Room | Bluebell Woods | Tonight’s Walk | Reasons To Be Grateful Week One | Little Robin | The Fourth Of May | Dawn Chorus | The Covid-19 Memorial Wall | Old, New And Incomplete |

the occupation

The occupation

 

Black is yellow

Amber is green

War is piece

And everything is the truth

When spoken from an autocue.

By a man who never got

An Oscar.

More wars in Palestine

And it will go on till someone loses

In this case, the invaders.

A dead sea of suffering

May the west be forgiven

Trespassing

In the Middle East.

In the end, Israel

The wester...

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Also by jan oskar hansen:

an island | the ending | tired angels | ages | the foresight | may morning | India | a little argument | echography | Derik and Floyd | what happens to Facebook | the fear | the abbess | elderliness | what few see | love unseen |

Lost for words !

Fred told Jim he hadn't spoken to his wife for days.

Jim says to Fred,"To discuss the problem sometimes pays.

How did the problem initially errupt?"

"When she spoke I just didn't like to interrupt !"

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Also by hugh:

A conversation between a husband and wife | A hole in one | A thieving problem ! | A painful visit to the dentist | A crack in the Labour mirror | A rash promise | Diarrhoea !! | Dog thefts | Sad Saturday sewer story |

Prophecy

And time goes on, my friend,
Your wounds that never heal,
Will grow an ugly face,
Your troubles never end.
And life goes on and on...
Your dreams that never came,
Will haunt you as you wake,
Your broken heart won't mend.

And I say
                howl at the wind.
                run with the river.
                drift with the clouds.
                burn with the fever.
        ...

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Also by Aviva Rifka Bhandari:

Sauce For The Goose (Rough Justice) | So Really And Truly Crazy | The Grind | To A Friend To Be Forgotten | The Wonder Tree | Chicken Licken | Deadlock | Taken From Me | Desperate Prayer | Screams Of A Spoilt Child | Real Lows And Artificial Highs | War Of The Sexes | The Hardest Tears | End Of The Road | Dream On | Buried Treasure |

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MOM

I'll make you tea 

as you always said 

stay away from rain 

don't get wet 

shout on us when we play

ate ​​​​​sand with gay 

slattern, we were 

you bathe us till the next day 

your smile when we back from school

you exclude us amid those fools

take away all our worries 

let us play with tools 

when we grew up 

we made you dishes 

you always said you like th...

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Also by Nazia Khan:

Living in coffin | How long I live | Long is the way | Heaven is evil |

THE PRIDE of AFRICA

 

http://www.lateralmag.com

 

Eight billion humans tear this planet apart
Hating each other
Hating other species
Selfishly destroying
All the secret gardens
Of this world
Man came out of Africa
Killing as they went
Killing for food
Killing for ‘fun’.

In Africa now only
Twenty thousand lions with nowhere to hide
Just trying to take care of their pride
They defend each ot...

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Also by John E Marks:

Forgive, forget | Target practice | Generation 27 | The Christie | Water tree | Rainstorm | Empire of the Sun | On first looking into Popōcatepētl | The last Byzantine | Genocide | SPRING SNOW |

SWEET SERENA

 

Sweet Serena what a doll

I saw her walking down the

Mall - she strode through

Soho Streets with flair, she

 

needed to ingest fresh air.

She saw a beggar with his

hat, his face was thin the

voice was flat. She knew

 

she couldn't live like that

although her charity could

surpass the little man with

prospects trashed and so began

 

her street soup k...

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Also by Philipos:

BRANCHES | SPIRITUS | TAKEN IN | CONFLICTS | FELINES | PLODDING | RINGTONES | MAY | WIND SWEPT | BEACHED | RIPPLES IN THE STREAM | SKY PILOT | CHIDINGS | BACK TO SEA | NITTY GRITTY | SPACED OUT | SMALL ARMS DRILL | MORNING POST | BACK ALLEY MAN | MASKS | BROWNIE POINTS | GUSTS | STEPPING ON SHOES | BLIND DATE | BARBARIANS | FIRE POWER | BATTLEMENTS |

Yesterday

My Time had come

I have been as free as I have ever felt

Only still longing to find love again in the heart of another

I am faced with Choice in my direction

Taking faith in making the right decisions

 

The other day I went out to a local Jam session

Where local artist play their instruments in a dance with one and other

The scene being a large red barn built in 1907

whe...

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Setting Out

the new runner bean canes are up

a naked guard of honour

saluting themselves ceremoniously

across the still empty raised bed

the allotment looks season ready,

tomato wires too have been tightened

and whistle a little in the breeze

but the plants are a fortnight behind,

robins, wrens and tits explore

these new vantage points

now the soil nets are off,

it’s time to f...

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We Wake Up Together

 

A morning gong scatters the stars-
dreams retreating to the edges.
Now begin in the middle of things.

Two spirits fell to earth entwined,
the one and only image of Eden.
And guarantee of fruitful days.

Two lions, powerful heads
lolling against one another,
eyes open/closed.

And doves-  
beaks holding out branches
projected for a safe home.

How renaissance draperies follow ...

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Also by Adam Whitworth:

To Known Individuals Who Took, Or Failed To Take, Particular Actions On Particular, Well Documented Occasions. | Merry-Go-Round | Meeting The Day | Lanterns In The Trees | Only The Relevant | Appearances |

The riddle called Love

The riddle called love ... 

A debate as old as the mountains
with no definitive answer in sight.
Who has an answer 
Who might be wrong or right? 

Adel sings, sometimes it lasts
Nazareth sings it hurts.
Ellie Chu from the half of it, thinks it's 
"messy and horrible and selfish and bold". 

Turn it upside down. What is it not?

Love is not guaranteed
nor just a simple choice
  Not...

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NECTOR UNSPOILED



Once it blooms
folds the mental glooms,
nothing in sight
except its bloom bright!

The flower red
on past its petals fed,
Each petal has rosy lips
as if its fragrance speaks.

It speaks the stories old
along with moments gold,
the story of two-unbold
roses never get a chance to unfold.

Each of its nector
remains inside,
in a frozen state
it saturates.

Let's the roses bloomed again,
...

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Also by DR. MUKUND BHANDARI:

WAVERING WIND | What is charity? | GONE ARE THE DAYS... |

The Blame

The bird had put the blame

On the wind

To escape from the accusations

Made by the rose

The wind had put the blame

On the season

To define herself as the breeze

That every flower wants to seize

The time had put the blame

On the ambigous space

To defend her soul once again

Arguing that she was not feeling the same

The artist had put the blame

On the lyrics of t...

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Also by Begum Burak:

Gathering |

#painblamelifepoemreal

please don,t

how do you kill a man thats already dead 

how do does who cant undertand

cone to and understanding 

why do the stars of the world always hace to fall, before they shine 

office blocks and jail blocks both hold prisoner 

but son today whos holding you ransom 

oh please be reasonable when stealiing souls 

please be gentle when yourbreaking hearts 

not all thiefs play at night...

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Also by Keith Byrne:

to you | life | her | open | from the soul |

Love Lives Here

Urgent house repairs

cracked damp window

shiny peeling wallpaper

musty smelling carpet

plaster flaking ceiling

heart to heart

mental stress showdown

depression discreetly leaves

when you say

I love you

knowing battle lost

limited influences here.

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Also by Nigel Astell:

Held Accountable |

sunshine shines within

Book Shelf

 

transpose your sentimental self

into the books that line your shelf,

 

become the beasts that fearsome roam, 

possess their traits as if your own,

 

devour the words you fall upon

feast until the hunger’s gone,

 

and in that knowing spare yourself

that you might share what counts as wealth.

 

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Solace in the storm

The grey canopy threatens and thunders.
As rain patters, the earth starts moaning.
The angry storm unleashes its fury.
The trees are drenched in rain water
The flowers are swept away
The beauteous verdure is muddied with flood water.
Revengeful winds slap everybody.
Relentless rain water rushes into houses.
Tropical cyclone has mercy for no one
Save for the man who walks through the ragin...

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Harry Potter

Harry Potter's adventures have been enjoyed,
He was a boy wizard who could not be destroyed.
There was a bad mage, known as Voldemort,
And it was Harry's death that he sought.

Harry survived and he was raised by muggles,
Who were cruel and harsh and cared not for his struggles.
But Harry entered a school where magic was taught.
It was a huge castle and it was called Hogwarts.

Ron and Hermi...

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Also by Stuart Vanner:

Star Wars | Pubs |

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WEEKLY WALKABOUTSVERSE, E.G., 196 OF 230: BLYTH

Poem 196 of 230:  BLYTH - AUTUMN 2002

After a day
    Of moulding work,
I made my way
    To Blyth’s centre,
Where windmills play
    Near the staithes,
And where one may
    Dine or choose at
The Art Cafe.

(C) David Franks 2003 - https://walkaboutsverse.blogspot.com

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Mermaid's purse

Lips, bruised with Rioja,

she wanted to bathe,

I sparked up candles,

fumbled for towels,

and as it thundered

she invited me there,

soft peach, grape kisses,

the air, warm and wet,

as I popped another,

glugged us to the brim,

gifted myself, each toe,

knee, thigh, suds dripping

from the heel

as I worked it,

soft and circling,

all the way down,

to the g...

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Also by Mike Watts:

October |

Why Poetry

What is it?

About what I went through in earlier times

That makes me want to write about them

With a flowing rhythm in rhyme

Why is it?

The focus always seems to be about negativity

And the painful pitfalls of our society

Of moral injusticies encountered by me that are a crime

How is it?

I remember the times that were good

But, so often feeling sad, only write about t...

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Also by J.D. Bardo:

Over the "Hump" | DESOLATION | The Accidental Best Friend |

6 reasons why I can’t sleep with Alexandre

6 reasons why I can’t sleep with Alexandre

 

His dark skin

Those muscles

And tall stature

 

His broken English

Makes conversations strained

But to me— it doesn’t matter

 

I want to climb him

Like a deep mahogany

Timber ladder

 

‘Tell Rasa I’m single’

He said to his housemate— my buddy Amelia

The thought of him on top of me

Made my body tingle

 

...

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Ode to Nature

We are in a new age

Where our minds are racing,

From one topic to another.

Are we in constant search for new information?

And It's information overload.

Our mind is like an ocean-

 with its fierce commotion of waves.

Our gadgets,our companion

But does it enslave us?

Is nature becoming alien to us?

Longing to be in tune with Nature.

The wondrous joy and peace it bri...

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Also by Anna John:

Freedom |

Lack of Confidence

Should God be real despite unample proof

I'll stand for Him before I stand aloof

If heaven's gates refuse me when I die

Let not my lack of confidence be why

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Also by The Chessplayer:

A Goodbye Unsaid | The Moment of Death | Felt | Good Times | Notice (Haiku) | Belief Is Like a Bird That Nests | The Roaring Rain Outside | The Void |

dubito ergo sum

RICHARD

For my brother 30.01.1937 - 13.05.2021

No one lives forever - today that's been brought home to me,

And never send to know for whom the bell tolls - it tolls for thee, you see.

No recent answer to the telephone and emails that were ignored...

The mind conjured up its reasons - perhaps he just got bored

With the expectations that went with the thought.: Reply you idle man!

You're ...

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Also by M.C. Newberry:

TERSE | BARBARY COAST | EMOTIVISM | BEDDED BLISS |

Living in a Box

 

Living in a box

Keys turned in locks

Afraid to go outside

 

Ignoring the phone

No-one at home

Turn out the light and hide

 

Family long gone

Knows she was wrong

Shut out the outside world

 

Aware of the shame

brought on their name

White flag not yet unfurled

 

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Also by Chameleon:

Something of a Loner |

No Longer Home


This time the birds are a cacophony,
The cold air too sharp.
Solitude and peace have become loneliness and deafening silence that crushes,
And I'm soothed no more.

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NOT OK 9

For everyone who believes their dog is loyal

I hate to inform you, that you've been screwed

They play that best friend card to the hilt

They'll go to anyone who gives them food

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Also by Joe Marcello:

ALL IN COMPASS |

Control Has Been Lost

I think it's to let it go 

So I've lost control again
Wish I could tell you that my soul was proper
I sold it along this dusty road
I saw godlessness in everyone
To cut a good kid without fear

The road to hell was built on good intentions
I only felt so alone without her love
With her, you can't be a good man 
Without her, you can't be happy 
So pick before the world blames you 

I...

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We want to feel right

It’s pointless, it’s wrong, it’s not the business of anyone but me

It’s just something you do, well not something “you” do 

Just a few seconds lost in the mind saying things out loud like I’m known to

Something about the focus, the frustration it boils into, that even though I’m not angry at all

Not provoked, not right, not even believing what I think 

But the feeling of the focus, ...

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Also by Krab:

Steps |

Puddles

Why did you leave when the rain started dont you need a umbrella?

Do you need me to be your umbrella for todays showers

I will give you that I rather walk in the rain

With you through a thousand hurricanes 

Just to splash in puddles with you again

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new inkreincarnation

A bad day....

A terrible thing happened this morning when I was on my way to work

This fella was on the high street, he was like a lunatic gone berserk

He smashed a bus stop window and threw a brick at TJ hughes

He was walking funny, and looked peculiar, he was barefoot with no shoes

I pulled over to try and help him, because I could tell he was in the dumps

I reached into my passenger foot well,...

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Also by Ged Thompson:

There's a life |

THE BLOOD SERVICE VAMPIRES FROM LEEDS

I've just given my 50th donation today.  I was disappointed not to be trumpeted in.

 

I’ve seen many movies that starred Vincent Price

Or Karloff or Christopher Lee

I’ve watched at the cinema or on the box

Where I’ve peeped from behind the settee.

I saw Captain Quint get clean bit in half

By a fish we just knew as Jaws

The Exorcist too made me sweat at what next

They’d f...

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Also by John Coopey:

LEADER OF THE PACK part 3 | THE GARDEN | "AS SURE AS GOD'S IN GLOUCESTER..." |

You and I

Longing for yearning 

Shortly becoming desperate 

Why the rush?

Brace the troughs 

Ride the euphoria 

Knowledge is paramount 

Understand your design 

And all will be fine

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Also by Cody Roach:

Keep me | Finding my way home |

Fallen Nation

 

Christopher Columbus was the catalyst for our decline
Followed by a swarming plague of European greed
They came to divide and conquer and take our lands
Seen as savages of their knowledge we had no need
For generations we loved and lived at peace with nature
The buffalo roamed free and the rivers teemed with life
We had a deep connection and respect with the earth
Then the pale face wh...

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Also by Tom Doolan:

May |

Thankfulness!

Thankfulness, A Nightmare passed!

 

A Nightmare has passed!

A devil had arrived in our lives without a bang

Do I have, do I not?

These questions engulfed my heart and soul

The heat so peaked in my body and reached 103oC

That couldn't be cooled down easily with any pills

That devil has captured me with his strong grip

I was gradually succumbing into its grip

 

Could...

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Also by Bindu Trigunayak:

A prayer! |

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