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Time is nothing

Time is nothing                  GLA                        26/10/20

 

When I find you alone in the morning, I'll spread roses for you in the rain. When the squall of the dew begins falling, as the dawn rises over the plains.

The time was nothing between us, It has seen us together in vain, the years that passed us so slowly, they have left without loss, without gain.

When I look at th...

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The Commuter

Poem set to music. to hear the song click this link

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/track/the-commuter

The Commuter                                     

     Verse

She takes the train to the city, and spends her time on her nails, her sharp dressed man waits at the station, and she falls into her arms.                                                                                  ...

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The Hundred Acre Wood

The Hundred Acre Wood

 

I brought a bear from Winnipeg, from Canada he did come.                                   I visited him in London to show him to my son.

Christopher Robin’s favourite bear was living in the zoo, and where it was he came from was why I named him Pooh.

I made up their adventures for them all to pretend, and  looked after each other, they always had their friends.

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J.D.

JD              GLA                  26/10/20

I open my eyes in the morning, Its calling to me from the shed.          A bottle waits on the table If I’m able thats where I am led.                  I’ll pour out a toast to the dawn of the day, put on my hat, walk into the play, today, Its Hamlet we’re playing. Give me a drink then i’ll say:

Chorus: Give me a double, then another double. Give...

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Donner

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/track/donner

Try and keep it down.

Click 'Donner' above

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Yesteryear

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/track/yesteryear

This song is written both musically and lyrically as a homage to Leonard Cohen.

Please click on the link on 'Yesteryear' - above to find the music.

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Insomnia

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/album/spawned

Please click on link:  'INSOMNIA'  above  to hear the music to accompany this poem/lyric.That is if you want to of course...

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Dear Doctor

Dear Doctor,

Its about time I told you the truth, of how I almost lost all of my youth. With 12 admissions into asylums, in Forty odd years, the rest in recovery or drugged to the eyeballs in tears. Locked in a room-its your prison-but what have you done? Injected and jacketed, left believing that ‘You are the One’. Without window or view, for weeks on end, without a friend thats where you lose...

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Caught

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/track/caught

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Rodger

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/track/rodger

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Portrait #1

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/track/portrait-of-you

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Dolphin Moon

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/track/dolphin-moon

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Atonement

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/track/atonement-2

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Portrait #2

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/track/portrait-2

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Ride

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/track/ride

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Dustman

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/track/dustman

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Dear Doctor

Dear Doctor,

Its about time I told you the truth, of how I almost lost all of my youth. With 12 admissions into asylums, in Forty odd years, the rest in recovery or drugged to the eyeballs in tears. Locked in a room-its your prison-but what have you done? Injected and jacketed, left believing that ‘You are the One’. Without window or view, for weeks on end, without a friend thats where you lose...

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Miss Spentlove

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/track/miss-spentlove

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Donna

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/track/donner

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Yesteryear

https://grantaspinall.bandcamp.com/track/yesteryear

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JD

JD              GLA                  26/10/20

I open my eyes in the morning, Its calling to me from the shed.          A bottle waits on the table If I’m able thats where I am led.                  I’ll pour out a toast to the dawn of the day, put on my hat, walk into the play, today, Its Hamlet we’re playing. Give me a drink then i’ll say:

Chorus: Give me a double, then another double, give...

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Time is nothing

Time is nothing GLA 26/10/20

When I find you alone in the morning, I'll spread roses for you in the rain, the squall of the dew begins falling, as the dawn rises over the plain.

The time is nothing between us, it has left us exactly the same.The years that have passed us so sadly have left us with no one to blame.

When I look at the past on its journey, the time comes to remenisce, I reme...

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Yesteryear

Yesteryear                              GLAspinall                 2020-01-15

 

Open the door to yesteryear you all can see him standing there.

With his maiden oh, so fair her skin like silk so black her hair.

They danced around the crowded bar to well played tunes on old guitars.

The drink flowed on into the night until the moon shone full and bright.

All could see their smiling...

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Sliding doors

Sliding Doors                                      GLA     27/08/20      82 bpm

 

Verse

She takes the train to the city and spends her time on her nails, her sharp dressed man waits at the station and she falls into her arms. He doesn’t know that she’s busy with her husband on the phone, on the way to her destination to her lover far from home.

Bridge              She walks into the ro...

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Wake up call

Wake Up Call                             GLA 2020-02-20

 

Lying in a hospital bed the best things are left unsaid

from my point of view.

From the heart I tell you my heart is racing too.

Give me just a few days to say the things I need to.

If I die now, I’ll have to take a bow, but let me live somehow.

 

My hatred left far behind, your kindness and love combined  kept me tr...

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Bewlay brother

                                        Bewlay brother                    GLA            20-03-05

 

One eye fixed on a large centred place

Looking from inward out into space

The other blue with constricted hue

An Other-time alien formed in full view

Was that he came from the role that he took

Or did he fulfil the Golden Dawn book

We know what he showed us he gave us the cal...

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A warm embrace

A warm embrace

A warm embrace as once they fell                                                                                                                 Their love transcended every realm                                                                                                                                  And shut their eyes on lavender field                                    ...

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Behind that Jaguar

Behind that Jaguar                GLA                  2020-03-05

 

Behind that jaguar there is a camellia in bloom

The pink blossom backdrop

Silouettes its perfume.

His noble outline lying in bed

Knowing his place

In the country was bred

With buttons for eyes and batteries to growl

When you squeeze his paw he dutifully howls

He does not know though he guards us today

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Donna

Donna                  GLA      27/07/ 20

I like chilli on my donna onions peppers and tomata, swill it down with lager and a toffee honey chaser. Chilli on my donna onions peppers and tomata, swill it down with vodka and a shot of honey chaser.

Please don’t shout in my ear ‘cause you’re spitting in my beer, can you hurry up your order as I’m feeling rather queer. I’ve got this chilli to eat...

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Washing machine

Washing Machine               GLA                04/07/20

 

You gave it all but they all wanted more. You’ve given too much now, you’ve nothing in store.  A rope like a noose tightens around your neck, then you finally know that its all a stacked deck. How could it turn into a such a crime, to waste so much of their precious time.                                                     You keep ...

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Old home brew

Old Home Brew                 GLA                  21/07/20

Now you wonder ‘what’s it for?’                                                                                                                           As the man in the hat points to the door.                                                                                                                                              ...

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Leave me be

leave me be                          GLA                        23/09/20

 

 leave me be as I wait for the shadow across the sky when sunlight makes amends  fleeting glimpses of reality.

Leave me be to make sense that stole away, leaving endless moonlit nights across the seas to drown in thought by death’s last resort  decided the time had come to stop an anguished end for all to leave me ...

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Eternal Full Moon

Eternal Full moon

 

Collision forces life.

Life: Eternal Truth.

Hell vs Hope= Universal Love.

Rainbow notation.

Music from a black hole.

Chemical drip.

Ocean coloured sky.

Revolving cascade.

Eternal full moon.

Compassion: Realisation:

Spiritual awakening.

Sentient being:

Life; Truth; Soul; Peace; Hope, love.

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silence

Silence              rethought                        GLA        18/10/2020

 

Canvas still, no mark or sound.

Quiet, breath of grace traced anew.

Vast,  heartfelt-undisturbed, inside, sweet spacious thundering silence abides.

Full spectrum, harmonic colour spurts. Colourless impasto hides, yet compressed then splattered onto velvet virgin cloth in rhythm as one possessed.

Delicat...

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POEMS 2020

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