Poetry Blog by Mike Bartram

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For The Big Man

When your 'ship went down' we where there for you.

You where never 'Alone' did you know that was true?

Our love went beyond your songs, the man on stage.

Beyond the rock star fame, adorning every front page.


We read your lyrics, we felt the emotion and your pain.

We prayed that your demons would be forever slain.

A fairer world you sung about, a return of hope and pride.


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One night I met a maiden, lovely and fair.
With porcelain like skin and striking hair.
Standing tall her beauty touched the skies.
And the bluest sky couldn't match her eyes.

The moment was brief but she cast a spell.
I had lost all belief in love, but in love I fell.
But alas this was to be no loving fairy tale.
I didn't chase a dream that felt destined to fail.

Lacking bravery in my ...

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96 Points on 96 Minutess

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30 long seasons and now that moment has come.
In that time 2 European Cups have been won.
And domestic Cups too, our captains have kissed.
But the biggest prize of all we have sorely missed!

Heartbreak there has been over those many years.
Near misses and touching distance, ending in tears.
But lots of times too, we where never even in the race.
Slipping down the table with bankruptcy to fa...

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New Day

It's time I said that awkward 'goodnight'
I look back at you until you're out of sight.
I relive all the moments of our lovely day.
But I never said the things I planned to say.

My feelings for you, I still annoyingly hide.
Everyday there are words that I keep inside.
That's because of rejection I am too afraid.
Why risk a special friendship we have made?

And I go to sleep still wishin...

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A chalk white face, a girl in peaceful sleep.
Eyes closed tight, she has dreams to keep.
She is framed by a beautiful blue July sky.
Children play beneath her and birds pass by.
I wonder what exactly goes on in her mind?
As anything is possible in dreamland to find.
Dreams can be magical and unlock doors.
And invite you to a land where love is yours.
I have my dreams, the whole world does ...

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Angel Dad

No envelope today I have to seal.
That familiar sadness today I feel. 
Today as always is bitter sweet.
The card I write is now complete.
I clear the grass where it's grown.
In the June wind it blows on stone.
I shed a tear and a few words I say.
I think 'if only' as Dads card I lay.
But in Gods wisdom it wasn't to be.
He decided one day to set Dad free.
Head bowed low, I walk away sad.

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No Barriers

If I hold your hand would people stare?
Would some tongues wag at such a pair?
But should we even care at what they say?
As no barriers should ever stand in our way.

Some people might talk behind our back.
Because an understanding of love they lack.
People will eagerly do sums in their head.
But should we worry what's thought or said?

Friends will ask questions who only mean well.

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All The Same

Can you please look beyond the colour of my skin.
And see what lies beneath, feel my emotions within.
Will you then agree and realise we are all the same?
So why does the hatred from some still remain?

My heart beats as yours, we breathe the same air.
Everything about us, except our skin colour we share.
Cut me on the outside, you'll see my blood runs red.
Hurt me on the inside, familiar ...

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Another lovely Rainbow I see on a window pane 


Rainbows all over the world, their message the same.

A land full of perfect Rainbows every day and night.

In these uncertain times, such a comforting sight.

Now Rainbows have a special meaning these days.

Boosting our spirits with their hope, thanks and praise.

On every Rainbow painted on street, window or wall.

We thank our ...

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Does It Bother You?

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So do you feel self-satisfied, full of content?
Was that huge shopping bill money well spent?
Did you ignore the advice, warnings to heed?
Does it bother you, the results of your greed?
Now that your cupboards are full to the brim.
Do you feel a little smug a warm feeling within?
Well how about those now left short or without?
Because the vulnerable will suffer most no doubt.

Or the n...

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Come To Me

I look up at the moody sky, the moon is due.

Clouds controlled today’s sky, I saw no blue.

The rain came and went, hello and goodbye.

Come to me and we’ll create our own blue sky.

Come to me, because I’m feeling lonely today.

Magic can be made with the right things to say.

Together we can watch that bright moon rise.

See it grow from slither to full before our eyes.

Who nee...

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I'm Alright Jack

Some selfish people only for themselves care.

They raid the supermarkets, leaving shelves bare.

With a skip like trolley, shamelessly wait at the till.

Obviously they have the means to pay a huge bill.

They load up their cars, boot, front seat and back.

Looking after number one only, ‘I’m alright jack’

Other Mums have babies to change and to feed.

Why the panic, why this attit...

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A Chorus Just For Me

The sky looked down upon me one clear night.

As I walked a Kensington Street, losing the fight.

The moon and the stars came together to kiss.

It showed me the beautiful things I would miss.

The sky was hypnotic, like God had cast a spell.

It showed me hope, no matter how far I’d fell.

I walked the streets until I saw rise an eager sun.

It shone so bright, Gods work still wasn’...

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Angels Only Whisper

It’s not possible for Liverpool to play behind ‘closed doors’...

We might not hear them but there will always be 96 roars.

Plus the spirit of other Reds, ashes buried in the kop goal.

Anfield can never be empty, while inside is every lost soul.

The Kop may look deserted, to the cameras and naked eye.

Flags and banners may not wave, no red scarves held high.

A ghostly, unreal atmo...

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Brave or Weak?

I go into the sea, pockets laden with stone.

I am tired of this life, tired of being alone.

My life lost its meaning many years ago.

A few final tears as I see the waves flow.

The answers I sought never came my way.

So into depression I sunk deeper each day.

I prayed for one more chance every night.

Just to prove myself and to put things right.

But all my prayers alas where...

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7 Years

7 years without you, 7 years crying.
I've tried to move on, 7 years trying.
7 years of regret, full of self blame.
7 years of loneliness and all its pain.

7 years of pretence, of self doubt.
Into hiding I've been if love was about.
7 years on, where do I go from here?
7 more years of the same is my fear.

7 years of dreams of how things were.
Why didn't I show you love and care?
7 years o...

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The Void

Each time love fails, the more I miss you.

A void you left in my life, that’s so true.

As nobody else can compare or compete.

Each search for happiness ends in defeat.

I have to get over you, do my best to try.

As seven long years have now drifted on by.

I have to move on, and make a fresh start.

To forget the past and to find a new heart.

But treasured memories stan...

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For Rachel


If today for you the sun does not shine.

As there’s nobody to call your valentine.

Don’t feel you’ve been left out in the cold.

Because love is out there, it’s just on hold.

Don’t feel disappointed or let down today.

If a bunch of red roses don’t come your way.

Somebody is out there to love you and care.

All of a sudden by your side he’ll be there.

The right person is ...

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Whatever Happened To Me And You?

Gone are the days I cheered you up.

Gone are the days we lifted the Cup.

The days of cuddles they're gone too.

Whatever happened to me and you?

Dark skies where the sun once shone.

A smile to die for has long since gone.

Cold nights alone, restless is my sleep.

Unwanted dreams that cut me deep.

Will the sky above ever again be blue?

Whatever happened to me and you?

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Sefton Park

To Sefton Park, I have visited today.
But it was so different in every way!
I bought a coat hanging from a tree.
It didn't fit my friend but it fitted me!

Magically it turned colour once worn.
It was a beautiful coat, cosy and warm.
Trees we then saw in a pair they came.
Record breaking with a strange name.

We had never heard that name before.
Shelter they gave as the rain did pour.

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Seems Like Yesterday

Seems like yesterday we were playing games.

Now here you are choosing clothes and names.

Only seems like yesterday we sat on the Kop.

Supporting the Reds in your Michael Owen top!


Doesn't seem so long ago when Kim was a pup.

When your little sister would cutely dress her up!

Concerts and shows, our time was fun packed.

A lovely summer’s day to see a T.Rex tribute act.


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The Fly

So to keep the piece, I ate a fly.
Jeab had insisted, the reason why!
I really didn't fancy an insect snack.
So I tried to hide and turn my back.
But then I gave in, just to be polite....
I held my breath, eyes closed tight!
I was told not to shallow but chew.
Just like the lovely Thai people do!
How is my fly served hot or cold?
An expensive treat, or so I'm told.
Rich with protein, wit...

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'Mr July'

'You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours'
The untouchable elite within these shores.
Secret hand shakes and the old school tie.
They look after each other, turn a blind eye.

An Immigration Judge as in this latest case.
Walks free from a Court, no justice to face.
Why did he weep, a verdict never in doubt.
His class and type, the law they often flout.

Class and breeding in court go a lon...

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She left early one morning, to take to the sky.
The wind had changed direction, the reason why.
The children are now happy, so her job complete.
Now another family in need, soon in for a treat!
Where children will visit magical faraway places.
And take part in fairground carousel horse races.
They may enjoy tea parties while floating on air.
Every day a joyous one in their new Nannies care!

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