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I write my poems straight from the heart, Where life's experience plays a big part. Been writing now for quite a long time, And enjoy the challenge of putting pen to rhyme .


The Accrington treat Its the small things that brighten up our day, Like the excitement of Friday and picking up our pay. Getting a seat on the train and hearing our favourite song, Receiving a smile from a friend then passing it along. Accrington was smilling on the 16th of May, When the Queen's big visit brightened up our day. Celibrating longevity and 60 years on the throne, A big day for Accrington to be set in stone. Upright dignified and widely admired, With a dedication to duty which has never retired. For 60 years She's been at the core, Truly British,whom we dearly adore. A model monarch happy and glorious, Hard working,indestructable,long to reign over us. There was joy and jubilation out there on the street, As we all enjoyed the Accrington treat. Please call again Accrington loved your visit,you brought magic to our air, With your Royal wave and smile for young and old to share. One or two tears were shed thinking of the past, Remembering 57 years ago when you were here last. Your visit in a shining moment brought us all together, A proud and memorable occasion ,even blessed by the weather. To see you in Accrington made us feel so warm, As around your loving presence,proud subjects we did swarm. So many happy faces in Accrington,I have never seen, Please call again and see us,your Majesty the Queen. Roy's Boys A drama unfolded on Friday night, Football at its finest full of fight. Roy Hodgson,a hands on coach working with his team, Calm and collected,ready to fullfill a dream. Andy Carroll,aerial combatant,awesome in the air, In the 23rd minute heads in a goal from a Gerrard cross,well done the pair! The second half saw Sweden grow in confidence,playing with purpose and pace, Two goals in ten minutes,put them ahead in the race. The mood of our fans turned from delight to despair, The journey back home was nearly there. But in the 61st minute Theo Walcott was suddenly brought in, The super sub scores and inspires England to win. Danny Welbeck conjures up a winner 15 minutes from full time, Flicked in a backheeler from a Walcott pass,it was sublime. These lion cubs showed their claws when it really mattered, Sweden's European dream was immediately shattered. A boost to their confidence is what the English team needs, A great win for Roy's boys against the Swedes. (Not an avid football fan,bursting into verse was a challenge after admitedly enjoying the excitement of the match)

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Audio entries by hugh

The nits are back ! (05/11/2012)

A contented nit (04/11/2012)

British Gas (30/07/2012)

The Queen's helicopter parachute jump (28/07/2012)

Colorado Carnage (23/07/2012)

Gentlemen,please take a seat (18/07/2012)

Desire (15/07/2012)

Hand picked (14/07/2012)

Protect the swan (13/07/2012)

Mable (10/07/2012)

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Wed 15th May 2024 14:49

Thanks a lot for reading and liking my poem Melody of Love

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Fri 10th May 2024 12:48

Thank you so much for liking my poem. Glad to see you. I hope you remember me. I haven't been here for a long time. I remember you used to comment on my poems.

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Evan Tyler

Sat 4th May 2024 14:57

Thank you for the like on Ant Traps. Just trying something new.

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Evan Tyler

Tue 23rd Apr 2024 16:04

Thank you so much for liking my poem Hugh. I really appreciate it.

Thank you

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Ghazala lari

Thu 18th Jan 2024 16:01

Thank you for reading the article. I'm glad you liked it.

Zohaib S

Thu 21st Sep 2023 13:42

Hey Hugh,

Had the pleasure of meeting yourself in Manchester a few weeks ago, during which you shared some poetry with me. I've had the chance to look at the rest of your work and am equally impressed by your art.

Zo (young chap in the blue shirt having come back from football))

Reham Tamimi

Tue 4th Jul 2023 19:53

I had the pleasure of meeting you today and listening to your beautiful poem on hijab. As a hijabi the words were heartfelt and dearly appreciated. It’s always a beautiful thing when you meet strangers that spread love and kindness in a world where it seems people were born to hate. Thank you for letting me and my friends listen to your poem and life advice, it really made our day that much brighter, and has encouraged us to pay the kindness recieved forward. I wish you all the best in the future, Kind Regards, a fellow stranger ❤️

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Ghazala lari

Wed 17th Aug 2022 05:13

Thank you Hugh for the words of appreciation and like for the poem Closeness to Allah.

Thanks n peace

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Stephen Atkinson

Thu 9th Sep 2021 22:21

Thank you Hugh! Nice to have an alternative ending! And good to see you back posting !


Mon 10th May 2021 03:52

have been gone for a few days.

aren't you tired of balancing on one foot?

A Girl

Sat 13th Mar 2021 14:07

Thank you Hugh.



Wed 13th Jan 2021 03:11

horses can stand a lot of cold
their coats get thick
in winter.

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Ghazala lari

Wed 4th Nov 2020 02:13

Thank you for your warm wishes and blessings....?


Fri 3rd Jul 2020 05:00

Rhyming Hugh
Is that you?
Thank you!


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jennifer Malden

Tue 30th Jun 2020 16:34

Hi Hugh! Loved 'First Class Move' . The funniest things happen when flying. I was going out to board a plane once, and it looked really shabby and old, so much so that one did wonder........... There was a little Japanese businessman in front of me, who stopped in his tracks with dismay.The pilot, a lovely Irishman with a shock of red curls, stopped, patted him consolingly on the shoulder, and said, 'don't worry sir, all the big pieces are there'! Then we took ages over time to land, going round and round, so again I wondered if the landing carriage was blocked or worse. Then, there was only a curtain screening the cockpit, and as I was near the front I could see in when the hostess went up. The same pilot was sitting with his feet on the console, hat tipped forward, a drink in one hand and the other arm round the hostess. So I relaxed!!!!!Keep up the good work!


Wed 22nd Apr 2020 23:00

Hugh stands precariously
on one foot,
if he falls in the river
he is kaput!

It wasn't Hugh-
it was me!



Wed 5th Feb 2020 23:42

not sure what you mean by two fish on a trot line
but thanks for reading that nasty poem of mine.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 24th Dec 2019 10:20

Wishing You a Very Happy Christmas Hugh, Have fun and keep writing!


Sat 5th Oct 2019 10:30

I will write My First Car
as soon as I remember
what it was.
cars had stone wheels back then.
a hard ride but...
no flats.

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Chrystel Roberts

Fri 6th Sep 2019 12:36

'inspired to write Aspirations of a refugee'...

You're welcome!

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Chrystel Roberts

Tue 27th Aug 2019 08:45

lol, while I sympathize with the baby in the pram, can't help wondering who was calling...

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Chrystel Roberts

Mon 26th Aug 2019 09:52

Hi Hugh,

An orange-haired stripper? Must be quite a sideshow...

I particularly like your poem ‘An Attractive Addiction'.

I look forward to reading more of your work.

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Chrystel Roberts

Sun 25th Aug 2019 13:16

Hey Hugh,

It's always a pleasure to ‘meet' a fellow poet who appreciates rhyme!

Thank you for your comments regarding ‘Heartbreak and Toothache'.


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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 23rd Dec 2018 21:11

Seasons Greetings Hugh..thank you for continuing to read my poetry. Taylor x

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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 19th Nov 2018 13:40

Thank you Hugh for commenting on The Dance..a bit of nostalgia never harmed anyone...?

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Tue 13th Nov 2018 10:48

Thanks for your comment on Lost Hope Hugh. It's based on real events... So, so sad.

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 11th Nov 2018 15:39

Gnomeless hilarious Hugh..?

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Taylor Crowshaw

Wed 7th Nov 2018 20:45

Thank you for reading, and your kind comments on Times of Trouble Hugh. It is very much appreciated...?

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Taylor Crowshaw

Tue 30th Oct 2018 15:50

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on The Last Apple on the Tree, Hugh..?

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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 29th Oct 2018 16:20

Once again I have to thank you Hugh your support is tremendous..?

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