Started writing poems when I retired. Also, enjoy reading my poems anywhere, and to anyone who will listen really.Have a web site. I self-published my first book in March 2014, which contains 80 poems. It's called WORDS. I'm trying my hand at writing short stories and some flash fiction. http://bears-things.webs.com I have had the pleasure of reading at O Bheal (The Long Valley) Cork on the 21st September 2015 where guest poet was Brendan Constantine from America. It was a great evening of poetry. I hope to go back there someday.. I also read at The Drunken Poet in Melbourne Australia early 2015 Have also read my poems in Manchester, Liverpool, Wigan and Cockermouth in Cumbria. Had a poem published in Live from Worktown in 2015 and another published in Live from Worktown in 2019 My poem "Sexy at Sixty" has been renamed for the next decade it's "Sexy at Seventy"
Humanities ego to resort to violence To settle conflicts makes no sense And yet we still have not learned The art of peace for which we yearned. To love our neighbour as our self And put our grievance on the shelf Could this be in our gracious hands? To bring compassion to troubled lands. With each hill we have to climb Life is lived one day at a time Let the tears of yesterdays storm Bring a smile to a new day born. For everything to be humane We need to be compassionate and sane The worlds compassion still prevails But weighs too lightly on lifes scales © Hazel The Walk We walked through the blue haze of the heather-covered hillside Down to the green valley below past the brown weather washed cabin standing on the grey winding path, Cherries falling at our feet bright red like your lips. Amidst the vibrant gold of the sunlight and the smell of green and lilac herbs on the breeze, I stood brush poised in hand wanting to capture the pink blush of your face, the copper of your hair glistening in the sun. It would have been the ultimate canvas Then darkness descended Thunder rumbled and we were awash with crystal drops of rain. ©Hazel
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Mammogram Blues (29/04/2020)
Every day is Sunday (29/04/2020)
Love Me (23/10/2019)
January Blues (19/01/2019)
Streets of England (10/12/2018)
Too Much to Ask (06/08/2018)
The River of Silence (22/10/2016)
Our House (19/09/2016)
Ghost 3 (19/09/2016)
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Wednesday 10 November 2021
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