Poetry Blog by Rick Varden

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Don Matthews on We Can’t Breath (Sat, 21 Dec 2019 09:25 pm)

Fred Varden on We Can’t Breath (Sat, 21 Dec 2019 06:43 pm)

Rich on We Can’t Breath (Sat, 21 Dec 2019 09:19 am)

Brian Maryon on 2051 A Space Oddity (Thu, 19 Dec 2019 04:26 pm)

Fred Varden on 2051 A Space Oddity (Thu, 19 Dec 2019 11:48 am)

Fred Varden on 2051 A Space Oddity (Wed, 18 Dec 2019 09:23 am)

Fred Varden on 2051 A Space Oddity (Wed, 18 Dec 2019 09:23 am)

Brian Maryon on 2051 A Space Oddity (Tue, 17 Dec 2019 07:06 pm)

Don Matthews on Reference in Rhyme (Sat, 30 Nov 2019 10:49 am)

Fred Varden on Extra Terrestrial Poets (Audio) (Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:13 pm)

When did I sign up for this?

The stress the strain and endless pain

Is normal in a world where sun is rain

Where white is black

and you daren’t look back

or answer when they say “hey what’s up?”

When was it that for all this I signed up?

 

Don’t get me wrong I do the caring

not for money or gifts but for love and sharing,

and promises I made on that special day

but hey!  When did I sign up for th...

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Moby Dick

Richard Smith is on his way

To sell his products on this new day

As a salesman he’s cool and slick

On his van is painted ‘Moby Dick’

Nothing worth buying that ‘ain’t on board

From milk and bread to fags of course

From early morning his round is set

No need to surf the internet

For anyone else to deliver your stuff

Of Moby Dick people can’t get enough

Sausages, pies, c...

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Hopes and Fears

Hopes and fears for the coming year

At a time when we will all be divorced

from the European Union of course

 

Will things really change, with much less pain?

Or are we set for a bumpy ride against a roaring tide, of situations we can’t control?

 

A need to be braver, stubborn and bold?

With the benefit of hindsight and 20/20 vision

will the year ahead bring better decis...

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Gratitude

Acrostic
Grateful  am I for the things you do and all you mean to me

Remembering all the times we had and all those cups of tea

Appreciated are the favours given when I’ve been up against it

Trouble, setbacks, mountains to climb, and worries over Brexit

Invaluable your advice has been to put my life into perspective 

Thankful am I to one so kind, and one so well respected 

Usually...

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