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Cheers for taking time to look at my pages, I have been writing for while. I am from Manchester and I'm aware that some of my stuff has a bit of a regional bias or references, sorry about that, but hey ho! Much of it is thoughts that have been with me for years and haven't found an outlet. Favorite poets include T.S. Eliot, D.H. Laurence and the lord God himself Dr John Cooper Clarke (praise his name). I'm really welcoming of comments positive or otherwise, thanks again for taking time to read.


Extract from- Do you remember Heart and Soul? =================================================== Heart and soul, You didn’t have to sell it, or give it away, It was there for everyone to see, And the band just left you wanting more. We cried and laughed, As it seeped into every pore, And became embedded in the skin, Creeping through the system and Beyond the conscious, It shaped everything we said and did. Some nights we used to just hang like this and talk, Or walk from town past midnight to the rhythm of a dragged drum With the buzz of the earthy hum left in our ears. I thought these times were gone.

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Audio entries by dazzer

Do you Remember Heart and Soul? (04/05/2015)

If Cameron Came To My House (audio) (18/04/2015)

Deansgate Bridge (audio) (15/04/2015)

Deansgate Bridge (first ever reading). Do You Remember Heart and Soul (30/01/2015)

Talkin' late night, buy it now, extended warranty, consumer durable blues. (23/11/2014)

THE COSTA COFFEE (14/10/2014)

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keith jeffries

Sat 15th Apr 2017 10:17

Hi Daz, thanks for your comment and message. Please never under estimate your poetry. I have just read Hey Hipster and it is really good. You are right about conformity as it is nothing more than a form of conditioning which robs people of their very inner being. Keep writing mate. I love it. Keith

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keith jeffries

Fri 7th Apr 2017 10:00

Hello Daz, I am a relative newcomer to WOL and recently came across your profile, the poems of which I have enjoyed, especially Late Meetings, Today we painted a door, Finding Myself and Performance. I like your style and wit. I look forward to reading more. Thanks. Keith

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sun 23rd Aug 2015 11:26

Daz, I am so honoured that you went home that very night and took the time to research 'Star Songs' on WOL. On Friday, when I found your comment, my heart skipped a beat as the email threw me back six years. I know I had tears in my eyes. Thanks again for a wonderful surprise. And encouragement to keep writing.


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Ged the Poet

Sat 25th Jul 2015 13:29

Daz.. thank you very much for your very kind appraisal on 'Truncheon for Luncheon'. Your own account relating to this part of our social history is superb.
Met and sat with you at 'Guitar and Verse' in Tyldesley with Jeffarama last year. (Ian Whiteley and Paper Town gig). Keep on writing Dazzer and I look forward see and hear you and your stuff again. (Like your audio stuff as well). DD


Tue 16th Jun 2015 12:56

Hi Daz, thanks for your kind comment on 'kick arse steam-punk fucking wonder woman', I appreciate it. It was a fun one to write ;)

Lynn Hamilton

Sun 14th Jun 2015 17:05

Thanks again for reading Dazzer.

Lynn Hamilton

Fri 12th Jun 2015 13:32

Thank you for your lovely comment Daz. The night was great and my nerves were frazzled by the end but being in good supportive company certainly helps.

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Adonis Storr

Sat 7th Feb 2015 12:38

Thanks for the kind words Darren good luck with your writing/performing feel free to send me a message for any tips or advice ;) A

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Jackie Phillips

Sat 31st Jan 2015 22:34

Thanks Darren for you lovely comments on my poem 'The Man Next Door'. I never thought I would live to know someone who is truly homeless as I would like to think my door is open to any of my friends or family if they are in need. I have learnt though, that some people can feel so worthless it leaves them unable to grasp a helping hand, even when it's thrust right under their nose. There are too many holes within society's safety nets for these people to fall through.

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Nigel Astell

Fri 12th Dec 2014 15:43

Reading your comment
made me think
a quick check
yes it's true
underneath broken zip
I'm wearing my
famous extra tight
red and blue!

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Laura Taylor

Wed 10th Dec 2014 09:36

Eh up! Ta for your note on me Tesco poem - it's proper funny watching them slide down innit?! :D :D

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Darren Lea-grime

Thu 6th Nov 2014 20:12

i do hope so julian!!

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Julian (Admin)

Thu 6th Nov 2014 15:46

thanks for your comment. She might well be doing so.

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jean lucy thompson

Wed 29th Oct 2014 22:23

thanx dazzer :)

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Jeff Dawson

Sat 18th Oct 2014 09:05

Hiya mate, great to have you back on the site!!

Keep on writing mate, and hope to see u soon, Jeffarama!!

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Ged the Poet

Fri 17th Oct 2014 21:13

Dazzer. Good to see you back.
Loved the Costa Coffee the first time around. Very clever. Deansgate Bridge is very poignant and moving. Keep them coming. DD

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Graham Sherwood

Thu 16th Oct 2014 17:26

Daz, the technical chaps are snowed under with important systems stuff but tell me that if you can sign in using your old email + password ( there is a way of getting a reminder of your password if forgotten) you can then delete your old profile yourself. Give it a go.

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Darren Lea-grime

Wed 15th Oct 2014 10:51

thanks for your help graham, if they can delete the old dazzzer account i will be able to use that name again...good job ive not made my name yet :) thanks again for your help and encouraging words

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Graham Sherwood

Wed 15th Oct 2014 09:30

Good to see you're back on here after your sign in problems Daz

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