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THE SHIP THEY CALL "ALZHEIMER'S"

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THE SHIP THEY CALL 'ALZHEIMER'S'

Hello my friend, welcome aboard

The ship they call 'Alzheimer's'

There's forty thousand under sixty-five

'Young onset' to 'Old timers'

 

It doesn't matter what you call it

The umbrella term's 'Dementia'

On the ship they call 'Alzheimer's'

Every day's a new adventure

 

Forget your hip replacement

And your osteoarthritis

They we...

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MY FRIEND GINNY

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MY FRIEND GINNY

You're a nice sensation when you are on my lips

I love to touch you with my fingertips

I like the feeling when you are going down

You say nothing, and you never frown

 

You're tall, slim and as cool as ice

When you touch my cheek it's very nice

Oh love is blind, yet I can see

You're my favourite G and T

 

Oh my, my, my, my G and T

How I love you ...

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THE INSIGNIFICANT POET

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My thoughts on paper hour after hour

When I lie in bed or in the shower

I do it all so you can glower

I'm the insignificant Poet

 

I stand up here and on my own

Hearing every sigh and groan

Whilst you sit and play on your mobile phone

I'm the insignificant Poet

 

I write it daily, profound and deep

Words to make you laugh or weep

Inspired whilst you were fast as...

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OBAMARAMA


Oh President Barack Obama
'Dodgy Dave' might think you're a charmer
There to be seen
At the 'gig' for the Queen
So have some of this Instant Karma

 

Put UK at the back of the queue?
Is that what you really would do?
When it comes down to Brexit
If we stay or we exit
IT'S GOT FECK ALL TO DO WITH YOU!!

 

(c) Daniel Dwryran

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BACON BUTTY

 

The advice comes from everywhere

The 'Spin Doctors' getting bolder

With lots of little anecdotes

To stop us getting older

 

So read it, take it all on board

You don't want any grief

Two minutes a day is all it takes

For you to floss your teeth

 

Two minutes hopping on each leg

"It's so good for the hip"

Where the hell does that come from?

It makes me wan...

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CROC OF SHIT

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From Facebook came a Croc of Shit

To read and click and share

No longer I'll put up with it

Accused that I 'don't care'

 

"Share this if you have a heart"

"If you 'like' please type 'Amen'"

It stinks more than a day old fart

To read this shit again.. again.. again

 

I don't care if you send a curse

Wrath of God and all his might

One Direction would be worse

A...

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DEALS ON WHEELS

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Scheming, thieving, scumbag bum

Smack head, crack head, someone’s son

A knife, a life, a dealer’s gun

Only mugs do drugs and call it fun

 

There’s ‘H’, 'Meow' and rocks of 'Crack'

There’s ‘E’s and ‘Speed’ and ‘Blow’

There’s ‘Browns’ and ‘Blues’, a bag of ‘Smack’

So cool and good to go

 

Come get your fix, it’s such a must

Steal the money from your Mum

Your Dad’s...

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THE PLACE WHERE ONLY DEAD MEN SLEEP

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Decaying corpses, unique stench
With cordite blowing, past our trench
I no longer hear the warning rattle
But smell and taste impending battle

In the distance sounds a Lewis Gun
Maybe aimed at some unlucky Hun
So far in front of our barbed wire
Amongst the brown serrated mire

The Corporal said this place was ‘Wipers’
Mud and blood and German Snipers
The Sergeant Major called it Ypres
Th...

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TRUNCHEON FOR LUNCHEON

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I heard 'King Arthur' on the 'mike'

In a place that they called Orgreave

Fronting Miners out on strike

Urging them all to 'Believe'

He told them it was "Coal not Dole"

Said Thatcher was a clown

And every Miner has a role

To take the Tories down

 

From Notts. and Derby and the Met

Cleveland, Avon and Somerset

After their luncheons

Drew their truncheons

On...

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MIST ON THE MENAI

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There's mist on the Menai

There's geese in the sky

There's snow on the Mountains

As the mist rolls on by

It runs from the Swellies

To the Irish Sea

The mist on the Menai

Majestic and free

From the banks of the Briant

To Caernarfon's great ramparts

To the edge of the Llyn

Hear the Waders and Redstarts

There's mist on the Menai

Not a cloud in the sky

Th...

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LIFE IS JUST A FOUR LETTER WORD

LIFE

 

Life is just a four letter word

Sometimes it can be so absurd

Like the broken window that just occurred

By the stone that’s thrown by the teenage nerd

Through bloodshot eyes with a vision blurred

Afraid to speak because his voice is slurred

And if he did it wouldn’t be heard

Through the itchy teeth and the tongue that’s furred

Through too much bread and lemon c...

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PORTREATH

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(This poem is dedicated to the select members of the S.A.S. .... Surfers Against Sewage)!

 

I’m just swimming in Portreath

Just going through the 'motions'

A large environmental car thief

Made of a thousand witches potions

 

I’ve streaming eyes and raspy throat

A throbbing head and aching ear

The only safe place is a boat

I’d never write “Wish you were here!”

 

...

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ANOTHER GREY DAY

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My eyesight’s going

My nasal hair is growing

And my hair now looks so grey

 

My knees are creaking

My elbow joints are squeaking

And my voice won’t work today

 

As I sit down on the tiles

It’s not good for my piles

And I start to really feel my age today

 

My back it sometimes aches

My favourite meal is now Corn Flakes

No one cares about what I might have ...

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FIREFLY (Revised)

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Majestic flames

Yellow to ochre

 

Leaping sparks

Out of Hades

Aimless spark, Oh

Delightful ember

 

Of Lilliputian beauty

Fragrance akin to

 

Burned incense

On hot charcoal

Lovingly

Lying low, in state

On the Tuareg

Carpet of dreams

Kaleidoscopic flames enhance

Subtle shades

 

(C) Daniel Dwyran

 

 

 

 

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LAST CHANCE SALOON

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Liquer in the front

Poker in the rear

You can go down to the pub

If you only want a beer

 

.........I'll get my coat!  ;)

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THE LOCAL PARKIE

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The dirty dark blue overcoat

Had long since seen a better day

A hard life, over sixty years

Has him set in his own way

Guardian of suburban parkland

Where all the Children play

 

The eyesight of a shithouse rat

From the days when he wore khaki

Remembers Dunkirk and it’s beach

Queuing up still makes him narky

The Kids know not to mess with him

Because He’s the Lo...

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HAWKEYE THE NOO

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A native American, Hawkeye the Noo

Emigrated to Scotland in '72

He loved deep fried Mars bars and the odd Irn Bru

But now he knows not what to do

 

The mountains and plains were a wonderful yardstick

As his ancestors populated desert to Arctic

But Hawkeye he settled for a wigwam in Partick

But now he knows not what to do

 

He's always been proud to call Scotland his h...

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COCKLES (FOR YOUR HEART)

 

I’ll gather the Cockles from Red Wharf Bay

Best soaked overnight in salt water they say

Then boil them in water that is fresh from the tap

Then simmer, five minutes, they open no crap

 

A bowl with some milk and the Cockles go in

Then stir with your hand like they’re having a swim

Remove and then place them in self-raising flour

Once coated, then sieve. This starter’s ...

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NORTHERN CHARM

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Oh how I miss the Northern Charm

Builders' Tea and Bacon barm

Pie ’n’ peas and Cheshire cheese

Drivers that stay calm

 

People speak without a plum

Ecky thump and ee by gum

Tripe and Onions, Granny’s bunions

Boddies Bitter bites yer bum

 

Cheshire cats the grinning mousers

Tacchini wearing scally Scousers

West Pennine shower, Blackpool Tower

Our backyard and ...

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WHERE DONKEYS' POO

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Suncream, Sandwiches, Sea and Sand

Warm sheltered rock-pools on the beach

This British green and pleasant land

Where Donkeys'  poo and Seagulls' screech

 

Grandad’s hanky on his head

His rosy cheeks a shade of peach

His Daily Mirror long since read

Where Donkeys' poo and Seagulls' screech

 

Grandma’s at Bingo every night

Her handbag with her like a leech

Her rol...

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RANGE STEW

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"Unload!.... safety catch, pouch, magazine off..

(From the range we smell the scoff)

"Clear, ease springs"

The Sergeant sings

Time to queue up at the trough

 

There's nothing quite like the old 'Range Stew'

Two rounds of bread with a nice hot brew

From the mess tin

I'm not jestin'

Made by chefs who have no clue

 

Soft boot shuffle with your mate

No place here...

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BEACH FIGHT

There was a fight down at the beach today

Much to my horror and surprise

A large crowd stood there watching it

I could not believe my eyes

 

I saw a man who had a stick

Proceed to beat his wife

Blow on blow and on her head

To an inch within her life

 

The frenzied crowd just screamed for more

With a loud and raucous din

I got there as the Police turned up

And...

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'C' THE LANTERNS

Oh wondrous River Avon

Gurgling gently and so free

Dissecting Bradford-upon-Avon

On through Wiltshire to the sea

See the lanterns, hear the children

Watch their parents smile with glee

Once the festival has started

Please do not look for me

I'll be in the —anal Tavern

Hoping they've replaced the 'C'!

 

 

There is less than a week to go if you want to enter.

...

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FLIP-FLOPS AND BOTTLE TOPS

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His Mother makes them both a snack

Jamal, he sits out in the back

Upon an empty old rice sack

Flip-flops and bottle tops

 

In Gaza, fun for girls and boys

Are simple things that make no noise

For Jamal they're his favourite toys

Flip-flops and bottle tops

 

He plays outside in rubble dust

His Mother smiles and is not fussed

It's safer there but only just

...

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PERFORMING RANTERS

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Here's to all Performing Ranters

The whoopers', and the waving panters

Stuff academics licking asses

Scowling through rose-tinted glasses

 

Before I get my recompense

What is a 'Poet in Residence'?

A girl who writes

Lives in a tent

Is she a  'Poet With Intent'?

 

Let's have a workshop.

Make a bid

Then charge the punters all five quid

Liquid lunch and ...

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WANDSWORTH WUFFIAN

Five years and nine months

Can you tell what it is yet?

It's not long enough

 

So whilst on 'A' Wing

Bend down to pick up your soap

Whilst in the shower

 

No 'Two Little Boys'

Just 'Jake the Peg's middle leg

Summary justice

 

A didgery-doo

Try your Kangaroo court sport

It's coming to you

 

Then why no remorse?

Banged up at portrait's pleasure

L...

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HABITAT HIPPY

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The cheesecloth dress, Doc Marten boots

Tie-dye shirt and beads

Slightly dippy, Habitat Hippy

Bags of sunflower seeds

 

Roedean Ladies, cultured accent

No stranger to the Hilton

Full-time work, likes to smirk

In the summer goes to Pilton

 

Not for her the great unwashed

She finds them “Oh so creepy!”

Vegetable matter, and a warm ciabatta

Plus a duvet in her T...

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IN LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLL

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The Sun rose up and from the East

Warmth spread out on the hill

It melted frost, warmed birds and beasts

In Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

 

Fluffy clouds they ruled the sky

The air had a slight chill

So nice and fresh, left steamy breath

In Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

 

Hanging baskets on the walls

Cobwebs on the 'cill

The Platform’s shorter than the sign

In Llanfairpwl...

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WORLD CUP WIDOW

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It's the World Cup in Brazil in two thousand and one four

I’ve fed and bathed the kids and they’re in bed

He's late back from the pub, just like a hundred times before

England play today and something that I dread

 

I know that England, if they win, they'll all be celebrating

He'll bring back cans of beer and fish and chips

I've  prepared myself for later and a 'bout' of drunk...

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SMELLY BOGS AND DIAMOND DOGS

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I flash back to the Seventies

Tank tops, flairs and glad rags

Boys tanked up on Strongbow

Girls danced ‘round their handbags

The Unions’ ran our Country

Power cuts blacked out our Street

Smelly Bogs and Diamond Dogs

Ballroom Blitz and Tiger Feet

 

Jackson 5 and Motown

Trojan, Stax and Northern Soul

Football terraces ran with blood

The workforce on the dole

I ...

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GLASTO IN MY GARDEN

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GLASTO IN MY GARDEN

I stared up at the silver Moon
A weekend at the end of June
Solstice gone, now here so soon
I've got Glasto in my garden

Had no chance to get a ticket
Put my tent up, near the thicket
Nice fresh air, you just can’t lick it
I've got Glasto in my garden

I’ve got some “grass”... with clover in it
I’ve got some “pot”... with a plant stuck in it
I’ve even got “shit”...

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