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Brian Maryon

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I play tennis...I write poems about social events with my tennis friends. Since joining Write Out Loud I've started to write about other subjects. My poems rhyme, mostly. My influences are Sir John Betjeman, Pam Ayres, Clive James, Spike Milligan, John Cooper Clarke, Roger McGough, Alexei Sayle, Benny Hill, Jake Thackray, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Victoria Wood


the tennis boys picnic worcester beer festival 2013 on the day of the tennis boys picnic mike and stewie were hyper as elves their mummies had dressed them up nicely and let them go off by themselves they met all their friends at the beerfest and ran around laughing with glee they drank a whole bottle of tizer and everyone needed a wee the table was so full of goodies it could have been given the blame for third world hunger, or making the teddy bears picnic seem tame they clambered up into their high chairs and tucked into jelly and trifle martin ate to excess and couldn’t suppress the fart he’d been trying to stifle richie and chris had bad tummies and then just to make matters worse naughty elliot filled his nappy and had to be changed by the nurse by five o’clock they were exhausted their eyelids as heavy as lead their mummies arrived with their jim jams and took them home safely to bed

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

Audio entries by Brian Maryon

Kemo Sabe (22/06/2018)

What's he doing there? (21/06/2018)

The Auditors (20/06/2018)

Something For The Weekend? (18/06/2018)

The New WOPs (17/06/2018)

Not Chuffed (15/06/2018)

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Don Matthews

Mon 11th Jun 2018 16:54

Hello my mentor my friend.

You will see how my poetry is blossoming under your cultural guidance. I had to push my mind to it's limit to sort out you and Tyson. Got there after much scatological deliberating.

Don 😎

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Hannah Collins

Sun 10th Jun 2018 18:21

Hi Brian,
Thank you for your comment on my poem In The Tower.
While I was there I bought a little book written by one of the guards. It had a section 'things they say'.
One American woman arrived at the Tower recently and said 'it's great, but why didn't they build it nearer the Tube . . .?'

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Ghazala Lari

Fri 1st Jun 2018 10:39

Hi Brian, i sure will keep writing without reasons....thanks for reading the poem.

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 23rd May 2018 14:06

you should know better Brian 'the beast beneath the beck' ensures the beauty spots in my northern town are kept free of the less desireable - it's either that or send 'em darn sarf 😉

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Trevor Wainwright

Thu 10th May 2018 09:10

Thanks Bryan, that section is the longest because I spent 17 days there, the forth coming sections are shorter, good job I don't do it as one long saga.

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 9th May 2018 12:18

Thanks for the comment on 'this is the news' Brian - yes - it really gets my goat how the BBC have dumbed down the news - and how much they tailor the stories to their own agenda.
I appreciate you taking the time to comment

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 26th Apr 2018 16:37

thanks for the comments on the crossword thing Brian.
I love doing crosswords - but I let the Mrs do the one in the i-nespaper that we get - because she likes doing them too. This was written from her perspective I suppose - because she always asks me the final clue or two that she can't get and then says "How on earth did you know that?" The other day - I picked up the newspaper and looked at the crossword before she had started it - and though "I wouldn't know half of these answers" - but I still knew the final two that she asked me.

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 24th Apr 2018 13:56

thanks for the comments on 'pub quiz theory' Brian - as with most things in life - we seem to have to make things easy for folk rather than test their true mettle - it get's my goat

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Tue 17th Apr 2018 02:18

humble thank you.

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Tony Andrews

Fri 13th Apr 2018 21:03

Hi Brian

I'd like to say a massive thank-you for your like on my poem "to die a warriors death"

much appreciated


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Sat 7th Apr 2018 17:21

Hi B,

Thank you for your comment, I am glad you like my rhymes. Cheers! Anya x

Hope you enjoy the lovely weather today!

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 7th Apr 2018 11:15

Brian - I've been informed that my poem DOUBLE GUFF has
been removed from WOL because it does not comply with
WOL Codes of Conduct and furthermore that WOL is not a platform for my political views.
How odd considering what has gone before on this site,
often couched in foul abusive language. We may draw our
own conclusions as to the reasoning behind this decision/action.

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Ghazala Lari

Tue 3rd Apr 2018 15:03

thanks for taking out time and reading the poem!!!

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 1st Apr 2018 12:02

Be not afraid Bri!
Thanks for the comment re "Plans on hold".
;- )

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Ian Whiteley

Sat 31st Mar 2018 15:04

many thanks for commenting on the rhinoceros piece Brian - I appreciate it

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Thu 22nd Mar 2018 18:37

Hey Brian,

Thank you for liking my poem Let’s Talk. Kind of you! Anya x

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David Cooke

Thu 22nd Mar 2018 08:49

HI Brian Glad you liked my Washing poem. It's one from a group of poems about the Grimsby Fishing Industry. The men had one day home for each day at sea and a trip usually lasted three weeks. There was a superstition that you couldn't wash a man's clothes of the day he went to sea because it was unlucky - you'd wash his luck away. The poem also goes back to my own vague memories as a kid in the fifties of my mum doing the washing at home and the dank atmosphere around the house.

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Mon 19th Mar 2018 23:01

Hi Brian,

Thank you so much for liking my poem “Wait a minute”. Much appreciated! Anya x

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ken eaton-dykes

Sun 18th Mar 2018 23:05

At 87 an early grave for me is out of the question. I fear the post war generation's reactionary vote against international togetherness will begin a festering escalation of disunity with trade wars building up to the usual ultimate consequence of violent conflict. Why oh why don't we ever learn from past mistakes, instead of repeating them


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Tommy Carroll

Thu 15th Mar 2018 19:20

"Testament" Bri.

Nyanjiru Wambugu

Thu 22nd Feb 2018 18:39

Great poem....great rhyme😘 too

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Brian Maryon

Wed 14th Feb 2018 09:08

Thanks for your comments Cynthia. I have just discovered that when a poem is posted on the blog it has the effect of removing the previous entry's visibility, though previous work is still available in archive. Is this right...are others similarly affected or is it just me?

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 13th Feb 2018 16:00

Rhyme is good. Welcome to WOL. It might be wise to introduce your poems a few at a time. Otherwise, you'll never know if they have been read or not, should readers not take time to acknowledge so many. Just a thought, but sincerely offered. I'm going to try to read more, but I'm pressed today. The days and poems go by so fast. It's a popular site.

Great picture.

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J R Harris

Tue 6th Feb 2018 09:28

Hi Brian; like myself, you endeavour to capture those episodes in your life that stand out like colour sequencies in a b&w movie. Wonderful.

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keith jeffries

Thu 1st Feb 2018 21:06

Hello Brian,
welcome to WriteoutLoud. A very humous poem and certainly a good use of rhyme. I look forward to seeing more in the future. Thank you. Keith

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