Poetry Blog by Trev the Road Poet:

The Saluting Boy on Omaha Beach

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Today 6 June 2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of D Day, it is also the 5th Anniversary of a remarkable event an human ingenuity by an 11 year old American boy by the name of RitchieIn 2013 with father he started Project Vigil, a personal remembrance project dedicated to the memory of American soldiers killed in the D-Day invasion of World War II. In 2014, during the week of the 70th anniversary of ...

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2019 Trev goes to...... yes Texas again. Part 10 The Journey Home

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Image: Circuit of the Americas, home of the U.S. Grand Prix, besides which this 3.4-mile racetrack hosts concerts in its Austin 360 Amphitheater. I always wondered where it was. As it turns out it is South of the airport, this is the first time I have seen it.

 

30.4.19 - 192) Rose to face departure day, sad heart, sky of grey

To reception bound, coffee to bring me round

Hoping today t...

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2019 Trev goes to...... yes Texas again. Part 9 McAllen to Austin

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Image: Back in Austin, flowers on the roadside verge opposite my motel, photographed on the way to supper.

 

29.4.19 189) Great night last night, what a delight

Supper in Mexico, potions just right

Didn’t feel alone, welcomed as one of their own

Treated well, interacted and found friendship as well

Sadly had to bid farewell,

US Border, bit of a queue, that’s it we’re through

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2019 Trev goes to...... yes Texas again. Part 8 McAllen

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Image: My friend Clark Von Heller encouraging an up and coming young pianist called Kevin (see poem 158). Clark is showing him the chords for his variation of Pachalbels Canon

 

23.4.19 – 158) Breakfast an’ I’m reflectin’ on last night

It seemed things for Clark weren’t goin’ right

At his evenin’ class no one came,

Then his amplifier gave up the game

So another was bought at a mu...

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2019 Trev goes to...... yes Texas again. Part 7 Kerrville to McAllen

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Image: Clark's Colonial Flag, always flown on my visit to depict English Poet in residence, we have even devised a ceromony for the flying and striking of it.

 

22.4.19 – 154) Once again it’s dark like yesterday,

Once again I’m on my way travellin’ some more,

The road Poet on tour

I leave the motel turn left an’ then I’m once more on Interstate 10

An’ offer a short prayer to driv...

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2019 Trev goes to...... yes Texas again. Part 6 Lamesa to Kerrville

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Image: Statue of the Guadalupe Bass, in a park at the side of the Guadalupe River, it is the state fish of Texas, and found only in the Hill County streams of  Texas, some of the tiles have been crafted by Kerrville citizens as a testament to the natural resources of Texas.

 

21.4.19 – 145) Once again it’s dark,

I’m leavin’ another motel car park

East horizon hue, tells me sun up ain’t...

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2019 Trev goes to...... yes Texas again. Part 5 Lamesa

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Image:  Early morning in Lamesa and the moon setting I was surprised the picture came out so clear.

 

17.4.19 - 127) Yesterday had gone alright,

All sorted an’ a bed for the night

But this mornin’ a surprise, couldn’t believe my eyes

My car keys weren’t seen,

Not in my pocket where they should have been

Not in my bags or anywhere, couldn’t find them nowhere

Searchin, high a...

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2019 Trev goes to...... yes Texas again. Part 4 Austin to Lamesa

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Image: The Panhandle Plain, arid and flat compared to the roadside views on the first part of the journey from Austin.

 

16.4.19 - 124) Kick Butt last night as usual a blast

Some thought it was a shame it was my last

Fewer than last week but we weren’t dull,

Recitin’ like the room was full

We had a ball then it was time to say “goodnight y’awl

Cos’ today’s the day I head out W...

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2019 Trev goes to...... yes Texas again. Part 3 Austin

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Image: Performing at Kick Butt a coffee house where open mics are held and they never like to turn anyone away. It is also a place where anything goes and does (within reason), not for the faint hearted. Note my Yorkshire tee shirt 

 

31.03.19 – 32) Woke to face the day, cool an’ sky of grey

Then away, breakfast stop, task number 1

The to AWR to see what needs to be done

Welcome mad...

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2019 Trev goes to...... yes Texas again. Part 2 The Journey Out

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Image:  My suitcase at Austin Airport this year it arrived at the same time.

 

30.03.19 – 20) Departure day, taxi arrives I’m on my way along the M62

The day after we should have left the EU

Nothing more to be written or said as to Manchester I head

Look to the day ahead and more, as I begin my 9th poetry tour

Into a fog bank nothing to worry about

A few minutes later and I’m ...

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2019 Trev goes to...... yes Texas again. Part 1 The Run Up

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Image: Don Sitton legally blind for his entire life was a presenter at KPET Radio in Lamesa West Texas for 29 years, beginning in 1989. A familiar voice on the morning show he used to interview attendees at the Lamesa Forrest Fest. We met in 2011 when I first performed ther and struck up a friendship that lasted till he passed away on October 13 2018. I always looked forward to our intreviews I sh...

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