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Very new to reading and writing poetry.


Treasure Island End of summer, 'fore winters coming, in term break set a sail, We cast the mast to roam from home, for Treasure Island tale. Pirate ship, holiday trip, on beach in foam, and spray, Black Jack and Long John on stormy Whithorn play. Wave on wave the crest curls surge, breakers roar and smack. Surf in retreat, sound carbine rounds, pebbles tumbling back. Battle ground, war cries resound, children shout and squeal, Fight and flight against the tide, with heady dash and zeal. A daring rush to rock outcrop, between the flood the fail, Returning lash, around them splash, cuts off their homeward trail. Driftwood muskets, shells in buckets, defend archipelago, As gales gust and oceans rush, besiege them all below. Like gun smoke, the steaming sea, their hair all crystal beaded, Coalesce on face, the silver trace, on cheeks the mock tears seeded, For comrade lost, his gum boots topped, retires in dampened hoses, For Lucozade, and Mum's first aid, in stockaid gently dozes. Scermish over, back to Dover, walking hand in hand. War forgotten, spoils ill gotten picked from rippled sand. Muscle cups, and winkle whirls, cockles ribbed and fanned. Family fun, over, done, our Treasure Island band.

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Blog entries by Beno

Leaving (27/11/2018)

Scooter Club and The Lost Boys (19/11/2018)

My Eleos (13/11/2018)

End of Play (16/01/2018)

Raven Beauty (08/01/2018)

NHS Reform (16/12/2017)

Downham (12/12/2017)

The Willow Girl (05/12/2017)

Honey Bees (28/11/2017)

Seeing Dying (21/11/2017)

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jennifer Malden

Thu 13th Dec 2018 16:30

Hi Beno! I really owe you as I had a look at GMH's work and it was a revelation. Only knew Pied Beauty and The Windhover, so had no idea he was so revolutionary for a Victorian,
Glad to hear it was only overboozing the cause of the Qs and As differing so much.
Keep up the good work. Jennifer

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Becky Who

Fri 30th Nov 2018 14:30

Hi again, thanks for commenting "liar pants on fire", and congratulations on POTW!


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Joe Williams

Mon 26th Nov 2018 23:49

Thank you, I'm glad you liked the poem!

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Hannah Collins

Sun 18th Nov 2018 17:42

Hi Beno,
Thank you for your comment on my poem 'Poppies'.
Great to hear from you.


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Kate G

Sun 18th Nov 2018 10:50

Hi Beno, thanks for such lovely commentary on Daddy's Girl. My Dad was critically ill last year and after many close shaves, he is still with us. He is a beautiful gentle man and these words were very important to write. I'm inspired by your work and look forward to learning from you. Warm regards, Kate

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Jon Stainsby

Thu 15th Nov 2018 07:40

Hi Beno, you write beautifully.


Tue 13th Nov 2018 17:47

I dunno
your poetry
rhymes play
like a piano
while mine
are all

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Becky Who

Tue 13th Nov 2018 14:54

Hi Beno, thank you for your kind comments to my poem "Leaving Home". I don't think our paths have previously crossed on WOL (I've only been a member since summer), I've been enjoying some of your poems and I look forward to reading more. You have such a poetic, crafted style, with beautifully-balanced phrases and intricate rhymes that make paper sing (or in this case, a screen). I look forward to exchanging further with you.

Best regards
Becky Who

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kJ Walker

Tue 5th Dec 2017 21:03

Hi Beno. Just re-read all your postings (for the umpteenth time now). I'm really enjoying all your stuff.
You say that you are new to poetry, but already you have the technical ability of someone with many years experience.
To me your "Treasure Island" poem is the one that really stands out. It really floated my boat.

Cheers Kevin

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 29th Nov 2017 11:33

Welcome to WOL, Beno. You have a fine feel for words and the drama of using them well. You will enjoy this site. Really nice photo too.

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Wolfgar Miere

Thu 23rd Nov 2017 13:26

Hi Beno, good luck in your struggles regarding Downham...I'm sure it will be worth it.


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