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That Night

That Night (June, 2017)

I didn’t really feel I had the right, to write about that night,
Because I was on the other-side of town, safely in a house, tucked up tight...
I didn’t really feel I had the right, to write about that night,
Because I am not considered poor, and am classed indigenously white...

I didn’t really feel I had the right, to write about that night,
Because I won’t ever ...

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Some Life Affirming Moment

Some Life Affirming Moment

Amidst the monotonous, suffocating, monochrome greys and browns
A sudden sighting of a sharp, piercing shape of other confounds,
Immediately reigniting past, pastoral, long-forgotten scenes
Where absolutely nothing else now matters, but to be lost in this dream

Slowly and unsurely, a bloody, muddy, sinewy bone-shaking hand,
Reaches out to the mesmerisingly flo...

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Tommies Gone

An imagining, inspired by the WWI play,
'All About the Boys' by Robert J. Fanshawe.
About the final days of Wilfred Owen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lUVykzfJJY&t

TOMMIES GONE
 
We’re going off to War
Don’t really know what,
We’re fighting for
But as they, cheer us on
And make, such noise
We proudly, sing this song,
‘All about the Boys’

We’re doing it for King and Coun...

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An Unexpected Garden Guest

Outside, I spied in wonder,
An enormous Elephant Hawk-Moth Caterpillar,
As it writhed up beside me one day,
Just in time to take its breakfast order
With his trunk out in front, and a large dark body,
The full-length, of my largest forefinger,
Leaving me to linger, at the sight of such an affront,
Upon my unsuspecting veranda

“So what would you like, for your first bite,
To break your f...

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When The Fall-Out Settles by Andrew G. Ogleby

When The Fall-Out Settles

When the fall-out settles
Who will want to remember, all the Old Battles
Who will want to remember, all
the Glorious wins and scores,
The crushing
defeats and despairing draws?

 

When the fall-out settles
Who will want to remember,
the exact details
Of all, that was said and done,
The wasted time, that’s gone,
And remain consumed, by that yet to come?


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When The Fall-Out Settles

When The Fall-Out Settles

When the fall-out settles
Who will want to remember, all the Old Battles

Who will want to remember,
All the Glorious wins and scores,
The crushing defeats and despairing draws?

When the fall-out settles
Who will want to remember, the exact details
Of all, that was said and done,
The wasted time, that’s gone,
And remain consumed, by that yet to come?

When...

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Hashbrown Town

I took a trip down Hashbrown Town,
To take a look around, and found,
Everything there, was textured-triangle
With angles rounded, and not at all Square

Unlike Toblerone Town, where everything is,
Monochrome mocha, with sides geometrically true
T'was more akin to deep-down, Old Dorito City way
Having uneven slopes, covered in a crispy-golden hue

Milling around, downtown Hashbrown Town,
...

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A Nature of London

Violent splashes of survival,
Thriving through cracks in walls
And drab pavement slabs
The City's lungs losing their bark,
As they choke down its gargling soup

Pigeons dining out on spew
Left behind by someone who,
Had one too many over their few
Whilst the parakeets' sudden startling screech,
Almost knocks small ones off-a their feet

The Capital Fox on the prowl,
After the wanton s...

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Searching for the Spirit of the Season

Searching for the Spirit of the Season
Searching for something we can believe in
Searching for the rhyme and the reason,
That undefinable and indisputable feeling

But where to be found?
Up in sky or down upon ground,
Amongst trees or far out to sea,
Or around the hearth of a loving family?

From presents received and given,
Or from the depths of solitude,
That deserted walls have hidd...

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