I've been writing poetry for 40+ years. Won some minor competitions, placed runners up in many more and in mid 90s had 9 poems broadcast on BBC. Spent too long working and writing behind a desk so 2017 has been the year to have a go at the Open Mic stuff and been fortunate enough to have appeared monthly at Manchester Central Library throughout the year. Also joined Stockport WOL which is a fabulously talented small group and one which I am proud to be a member of.
A Strange Chorus 4.19am. A grey half light comes through the high frosted bathroom window, cuts laser-like across the smooth marbled floor towards our bed. Low air conditioning hums in competition with your purring snore. Somewhere close a strangulated scream erupts over the terracotta rooftops like a woman assaulted; her cries for help echo down alleyways and passageways, curdle blood, tease imagination, strike primeval fears through the soft dopey haze of sleep as barking starts: then squeals and yelps herald a dervish chorus, a sick din orchestrated by an avian jinn.
All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.
R. P. I. (02/06/2022)
Cargo 200 - Special Delivery (13/05/2022)
The Last Dream of Donald (10/09/2021)
Lonely Windows (13/07/2021)
This Is A Time (16/05/2020)
The Mayor Stands (22/10/2018)
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