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Ian Nenna

Updated: Fri, 4 May 2018 10:31 pm

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Been away for a number of years as decided to go back to studying... so, here I am, back again. After studying as an actor and gaining a degree at Liverpool institute for Performing Arts, I am now a tutor. I teach drama at a college to degree level. I am also a Community Arts practitioner working with schools and community groups in the north west. I am an actor, director and writer. I volunteer running poetry workshops for sufferers of fibromyalgia.


DID Did his father expect to see the boy he'd sat upon his knee full of compasion with loving stare safe within this strong mans care Did his mother expect to hear her babies cry, so loud and clear calling for this woman fair to soothe his pain and stroke his hair Did his parents expect their boy full of life and boundless joy to run to them with arms held high to lift him soaring to the sky Did he know of parents fears fathers worry, mothers tears waiting for the news to say their child was coming home today Did they know he'd make a stand for love of them, in far off land and pray, one day, his task would cease to change our world from war to peace Did life conspire to cause such woe when fortunes changed to make it so this lasting sorrow, where once was joy in silked draped coffin, their little boy.

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winston plowes

Mon 26th Jul 2010 22:19

Ian. good luck at the Middleton WOL nightnext month. A great idea to hav a guest decided in this way i think. winston

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Dave D Poet Rhumour

Thu 15th Jul 2010 07:12

Hello Ian - thank you for your comments on 'Mess Time' - I do plan to grow old disgracefully ;)
Best wishes


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Fri 26th Mar 2010 15:14

Hi Ian, thank you for your kind words on "not gone and not forgotten"
"DID" is indeed a wonderful poem and "gibberish" brought a smile to my face as it is a subject dear to my heart.

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Dave Bradley

Tue 23rd Mar 2010 22:57

Hi Ian. Good to see you on WOL and to read one that performed well. Looking forward to seeing some blogs

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Tue 23rd Mar 2010 20:58

Hi Ian , welcome to WOL. Winston

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