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Boots 2 (WW1)

He slept with his boots on.

Although true sleep is alien to him now.

A cacophony of sound disturbs his slumber.

Fear, being his daily reality.

He had volunteered, the Chorley Pals they called them.

His friends were right there with him, wanting to do their bit.

He had been in the hell to which they sent him for only two weeks and yet he had already outlived all his Pals.

A vet...

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Dividing The Land

How far does it extend this piece of the planet we buy?

Is it to the earth’s core or as far as we can see in the sky?

Guardians of this earth, here to give and share.

How can we own the land, the sky or the air?

Revering nature by giving more back than we take.

Really any other way of living, could only be called fake.

 

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Boots 2

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Come Work In Our Factories

Long hours spent toiling the land, his family had done for generations.

Living in tune with the seasons, never thinking of other occupations.

Farmers his father and grandfather before him had been, what else to be?

Of his sons he was proud, he said “one day you will take over from me”.

 

Come work in our factories, leave your village, leave your land.

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There Is Art In This City

The big wheel is apparently not a wheel, but an eye.

Boxes of people suspended in air and time, up in the sky.

The panorama stretches out before them, a city laid bare.

A few million souls living, they look like ants down there.

Which way to serve them best?

North…South…East or perhaps West?

 

Culture awaits in this. metropolis, but is anything real?

Find a place to go, chi...

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Be Kind To You

Be kind to yourself.

We all make supposed "mistakes" which are not really.

…it is called growing as people.

forgive and move on.

 

Be kind to yourself.

 

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Wisdom Of The Tree

He has lived longer than you or I

Standing tall amongst his forest of friends

What makes this tree so special?

Why are so many compelled to visit this exact tree?

Leave offerings in his branches

Bury gifts between his roots…

Wisdom Tree gives freely of his counsel

Wisdom Tree communicates clearly

For those with ears open enough to hear

Humanity drawn to ask favours from ...

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Understanding Begins With Ourselves

So many feel the need to fight

Living life with no inner light

Why do so many appal

Simple fact that Love is all                         

My desire all lost souls see

Potential for all they can be

Life make of what we will

Finding our own truths until

Our future to be shaping, moulding

Parallel with our learning unfolding

Emotional balance only natural

Energy, happ...

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After Salvador

I had seen him on tv in bygone times

Finding his art entrancing in my childhood

He seemed a little mad and I liked that

Wanting to understand

My mother became my oracle of knowledge

She also worked herself as an artist

Teaching me together with discussions aplenty

I came to know him a little

 

Fast forward into the noughties

Persistence of Memory seen small as life at...

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The Spark Of Understanding

Why is it thought such a fight

Living life within the light?

Purely expressed feelings actual

Emotional balance is only natural

There never was anyone else to blame

Personal responsibility to now reclaim

Life being ours to make of what we will

Thinking purely, truths, freedom until

Our future to be shaping and moulding

Parallel with our learning unfolding

The spark of...

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All The Things (Happy World Poetry Day!)

It being absolutely essential

To live our life to our potential

Drifting along, getting on by

Lazy ways to truth deny

Living this way being soul treason

Finding excuses, rhyme or reason

Looking away from where we should be

Closing our minds to our liberty

My reality took a while to sink in

Inner voice screaming, making a din

To be a poet my path to take

The safe li...

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Summer Rain

To walk in the cleansing summer rain

Nirvana for humans and parched ground

Pine trees, roses, the damp earth

And a thousand other scents

All at once brought alive

Teasing senses with their beauty

Thoroughly soaking wet and caring not

Simple joys of being alive…

 

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Remembering

A man who once lived in Macclesfield, this poem was written in May 2015

Some truths are hard to conceive

Beyond what I’m able to believe

The joy remembered as tears we cried

How is it 35 years since Ian Curtis died?

 

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Hilbre

Remote idyllic islands without a single car

Anywhere you would wish to go, is not so far

Narrow causeway walked to get on the place

Bird watching, life taken at a much slower pace

Those venturing here in nature’s celebration

Time spent here like one condensed vacation

Only a few hours to be enjoyed, yet never a bore

Visitors see this a small price, for the island they adore

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Taking Off The Jacket

A comfort zone is like an old jacket

Worn it for too many years

It doesn’t quite fit anymore and definitely looks tired

Shabby and worn out

Carrying on being worn because it’s comfortable

Now is always the best time to leave comfort traps

 

Stretching horizons

Stretching ourselves

Waking as the sun rises on a new place today

The thrill of travel

Exploring

 

C...

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Where To Look?

Pondering the question…

How to be inspired?

Meditating, dreaming

Mind works overtime looking for the answer

Information meltdown time

 

Taking a quiet moment…looking around seeing anew

Inspiration?

It’s in every tree...city life goes on….and yet here we have nature

Nature still manifesting as the ultimate expression of art in motion

What could be more inspiring?

 

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Connections

Our bodies borrowed from the universe

Made of stardust

Everywhere and nowhere at once

Souls having a human experience

Moving ego aside to freedom

Inspiration guiding our actions

Through universal connections

How often the truth hides

Right there in plain site

Seek and we find

I am the seasons

Life to renew

I am divine

And so are you

 

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Wainwright - The Shaper of Lives

I first came across them when a teen

Exquisite drawings for to set the scene

Fell walking made large through illustration

Bringing to life every beauteous location

Lakelands crying out to be walked like never before

Each book read leaving me feeling I need to see more

Descriptions of crag, scree, and the valleys green

Following in his footstep to view each scene

To the Lake...

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Heather

A tribute to Wallasey born astronomer Heather Couper (1949-2020) and her passion for life

 

1986 Halley’s Comet payed its orbital visit

On the clearest, darkest night

Looking skyward with naked eyes

Comet and tail obvious against the stars

Media covered the historic occasion

The Sky at Night had a special guest

Heather Couper stood outside

Enthusiasm infectious

Findi...

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To Dream Of Greatness

I like seaside piers; in a parallel world I’m a Victorian engineer
In this world I am mostly polite and mostly sincere

I like architecture: in a parallel world I designed Carnegie Hall

In this world I just sketch buildings, taking in it all

I like trains; in a parallel world I drive them to Kathmandu

In this world no leaves or snow on the track will do

I like trees; in a parallel wor...

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To Dream Of Greatness

I like seaside piers; in a parallel world I’m a Victorian engineer
In this world I am mostly polite and mostly sincere

I like architecture: in a parallel world I designed Carnegie Hall

In this world I just sketch buildings, taking in it all

I like trains; in a parallel world I drive them to Kathmandu

In this world no leaves or snow on the track will do

I like trees; in a parallel wor...

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It Must Be Him

The place is Birkdale during the British Open Golf, and a case of mistaken identity back in the late 1980’s, as related to me many years later by a friend

 

Seve, he’s my favourite golfer

I recognise him from TV

Look, it must be him

 

He’s going into that supermarket

Let’s follow to be sure

For certain, it must be him

 

Be discrete, play it cool

Keep our distance

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John

Elvis passing on, just about remember the day

Failed to move me much in any particular way

John in New York on the street he died

I confess, when I heard the news, I cried

 

Liverpool airport eventually after John they named

In remembrance of our very own son they proclaimed

A statue of the man they commissioned Tom Murphy to craft

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Windermere Calls Me Back

We stayed in Bowness

Well it seemed the right thing to do

To my 9-year-old self it made perfect sense

And probably would now

Exploring the lakes

Windermere our starting point

I had been given a choice of holiday that year

Blackpool or The Lakes my options

We stayed in Bowness

 

The peace before mobile phones

Up early and down to lakeshore

Wandering and wondering

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Walking With Butterflies

Southport in August

Flower Show attracting nature lovers

I am seeking different experiences

Spontaneous decision made

Heading along the promenade

Breathing sea air

Mixed with traffic pollution

Forward into the unknown

Formby my destination

Nobody else around on this footpath

Eveyone too busy viewing horticulture

Yet here we had another kind of nature

Wildflowers...

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