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bernie shelton

Updated: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 07:01 pm

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been away a long time, used to be known as maipenrai, have hadlots of probs getting back onto this site


Sold I was sold when I was ten to help feed my brothers and sisters my mummy said. they took me to a strange place where the soldiers slept. where me and Victoria who is my friend would sell our trinkets and ourselves when I was ten

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Blog entries by bernie shelton

Silver Foil (20/01/2011)

Nerve (20/01/2011)

Skipping Stones (19/01/2011)

Afghanistan 74 (19/01/2011)

Brown Paper Bag (17/01/2011)

My Puppy Died (17/01/2011)

The View over Maimana (14/01/2011)

Dancing (14/01/2011)

The Bakery (13/01/2011)

She (13/01/2011)

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John Coopey

Fri 21st Jan 2011 00:14

Thanks for your thoughts on Wrong Road Roun'. I thought I'd challenge the conventional usage of the 16th century Italian form.
Glad you emjoyed.

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Paul F Blackburn

Wed 19th Jan 2011 20:34

Thanks for your comment Bernie, though I'm not sure everyone always has the luxury of choice.

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chris stevenson

Wed 19th Jan 2011 19:59

thanks's about our first gone...except for the photos.

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Greg Freeman

Tue 18th Jan 2011 14:32

Thanks for your comment on The Fairies, Bernie.

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Mon 17th Jan 2011 17:16

Hi Bernie - thanks for your comments on Freshfield Sands - very much appreciated

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Fri 14th Jan 2011 17:40

Thanks Bernard - glad you liked it all the best. B (black & white)

Janet Ramsden

Mon 10th Jan 2011 15:27

Hi Bernie, thanks for commenting on my 'childhood' poem.
You are very kind. I'm off to read some of your latest entries now :-)


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Sun 9th Jan 2011 14:57

Hi Bernard - glad you enjoyed Sargasso Remembered and I much appreciate your kind comments

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Sun 9th Jan 2011 09:08

thanks Bernard. B (you and I)

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John Coopey

Fri 7th Jan 2011 11:02

Thanks for your comment on Haircut, bernie.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 6th Jan 2011 20:51

good evening Bernie.Thank you for all your kind comments and moreso for such a beautiful poets photograph.gratefully-Stef.

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 2nd Nov 2010 01:12

hi, thanks for your comment.

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chris stevenson

Mon 1st Nov 2010 20:23

Hello Bernie...thanks for the comment...coincidence?..I'd just come across your poem 'sold'..made me stop a moment and think...we must've crossed in the ether...chris.

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Antony Owen

Mon 1st Nov 2010 10:36

HI Bernard

I appreciate you making the time to comment on my poem Anywhere Street and you had a question on stanza 6/7.

Stanza 6 was written to define the difference in social gaps and understanding between the police and residents of a decaying council estate. Like calling someone mate when you don't know who they are, or a white man calling a black man 'my blood' the police's efforts at integration backfire. I guess like the comments on this poem its all about how expressions are interpreted which is why the poem was devoid of emotion and not bear obvious sides. I was intrigued that your perception of me was pride that in stanza 7 the police van got firebombed.This conclusion was the escalation of violence and a failure from both sides to work together to improve a community. Its also about the legacy of police and how negative events sustain prejudice (miners strike for example). Ignorance to immigrants is another example, residual racism passed from parent to child - lack of education, opportunities etc. Add that to authorities enforcing laws to people who feel let down by society then conflict is often an unfortunate result.

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Ann Foxglove

Sat 30th Oct 2010 19:44

Hi Bernie - hope your problems with the site software are over and welcome back. Your poems are so good because they tackle subjects that make most of what the rest of us write about seem quite insignificant really. (What I write about anyway! Shouldn't speak for others.) x

Janet Ramsden

Fri 29th Oct 2010 12:36

Hi Bernie, welcome back. I too have been away a while and only recently made my way back. Looking forward to reading your poetry again :-)

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Winston (Admin)

Fri 29th Oct 2010 12:19

Hi Bernie hope alls well now, welcome back. Win

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