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Jacqueline Phillips

Updated: Sun, 6 Jun 2021 10:34 am

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My writing is a journey of discovery. I learn so much about myself, the world and what it means to be a member of the human race every time I put pen to paper. I am enjoying my travels and have gaining so much knowledge from all my fellow writers along the way - thank you. Long may my journey continue.


The Shed A shed that my father built sits in the sunshine, The youth of the neighbourhood there gather and mix, Each evening they moan about parents and homework, Enthuse over alcohol, music and sex. The songs of Madonna blast out on the tape deck, Shouting to adults, 'You're not welcome here!', Within brown walls of wood with a taste of cheap cider, The sharing of hormones and sweat keeps all clear. Fear of the future and where it may take them, Fear of appearing to be who they are, Of not fitting in, of being an outcast, To the song of a virgin I sit where they are. In a shed, in a garden there once sat tomorrow, We hid from our future and laughed at old age, That's now just a memory, a shared past of friendship, The future's caught up and it lives on this page.

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Audio entries by Jacqueline Phillips

PRETTY PINK (24/01/2018)

Who Am I? (12/01/2015)

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Nigel Astell

Thu 25th Jan 2018 15:20

Thanks for your liking on In the Darkness - - -

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Ian Whiteley

Fri 18th Dec 2015 23:11

thanks so much for your kind comments on 'Herod' Jackie - sorry it's taken a while for me to respond - I've been in Austria on holiday - just got back.

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Tue 29th Sep 2015 22:48

just to say thanks for your liking of On the High Plains!

It was a dream in the sense that there is the hope of something dreamlike unable to be confirmed; but I twisted that line into a trap for the mind!!

regards Ray

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John Bastard

Tue 8th Sep 2015 05:56

you're a fucking gem.

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John Bastard

Thu 7th May 2015 05:47

hi friendo

thanks for reading me a while back. I haven't had much time to float along this site in a while, but I glance at it and your comments always do good to bring me back.

hope this message finds you well. :)

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Ian Whiteley

Sun 19th Apr 2015 20:48

many thanks for your kind comments on 'in the halls of the kingmaker' Jackie - apologies that it's taken a while for me to thank you - been away from WOL for a little while. I appreciate you commenting


Sat 18th Apr 2015 05:06

HI Jackie, Thanks for your kind comment on the ramblings, good to know others can relate - the injustice of being punished when you don't know what for, unforgettable ;). I'm sure I've probably given my own kids some similar memories...

Preeti Sinha

Sun 22nd Mar 2015 11:31

Thank you Jacqueline ! Jacqueline is a lovely name :)

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Steve Higgins

Sun 22nd Mar 2015 01:32

Sorry you found 'I dream About Love' too sad. I suppose it is in a way. Here's something about love thats a bit more upbeat:

Thanks for looking in,
best wishes,

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John Bastard

Sat 14th Mar 2015 22:39

Oh lord,
you're really too kind. Thank you for reading. :)

I think that being vulnerable is a huge part of all artforms, and most art is humanity clawing its way out. I'm just lucky that words and I have gotten along so far.

writing, like life, can hurt. It can be an uncomfortable admission to yourself and to other people, but usually it's for the better. Steps forward on glass are better than none at all. Or at least that's what I think right now.

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 5th Mar 2015 19:26

thanks so much for your kind comment on 'Dexteram Patris' Jacqueline - much appreciated x

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John Bastard

Wed 4th Mar 2015 15:31

morning/evening jaqueline

I'm smiling like an idiot that you called Raycharles a 'piece.' If I was pretentious I'd describe it as a satire of found poetry, but it's really literally a personal conversation copied, pasted, and reformatted to make it readable. But it is verbatim: it was a bad night with a good ending.

Sometimes my life feels like somebody's making it up, and when I'm talking to someone my mouth moves like I'm an actor, before I even have a chance to think about what I want to say.

If you want to know more about Raycharles, there are some other things way way way back that I wrote like loveletters before I was on WoL that I imported onto here. They are all named 'Ray Charles' followed by a number.

Just went over your new pieces. I would love to hear R.A.M. recited -- I, too, suffer the malady of a drifting mind. The problem is finding the surface again, sometimes.

Lady Spodden is simply fantastic -- very well paced and the language is fucking perfect. genuinely, i'm impressed and humbled.

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John Bastard

Sun 1st Mar 2015 09:34

sure. I'm not very good at recital -- part of the reason why I'm here in the first place-- but I can give it a shot.

pick one.

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John Bastard

Fri 27th Feb 2015 21:23

Thank you for continuing to read me.
Embarrassingly enough I get excited when my inbox reads that you've been over something new I've put up. :)

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Chris Briggs

Fri 27th Feb 2015 12:32

Jackie, Thanks for the comment on 'Pringles Bladder', glad you liked it, to be honest I prefer to write (and perform) 'less cerebral' narrative poetry as would rather make people smile than make them think.

I should have written 'Do Not Try This At Home' on the bottom ;o)

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Thu 26th Feb 2015 16:04

Thanyou for your lovely comments I hope I have plenty more poems to write wendy

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Sat 21st Feb 2015 14:49

Hi Jacqueline thanyou for your comment on my poem EDITH my mum had eltzimers for 25 years she was lovely and died aged 95 regards Wendy Higson

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 17th Feb 2015 18:17

Thanks very much for commenting on 'Mama' Jackie - I'm pleased it spooked you (if you see what I mean)welcome to WOL - I appreciate you taking the time to comment


Mon 9th Feb 2015 01:50

Hi Jackie,
Thanks for your lovely comment on Mummy's Happy Rhyming Poem, really appreciate it :)

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Thomas J Steele

Fri 23rd Jan 2015 16:00

Hi Jacqueline, thank you for your kind comment on my poem A Journey In A Lyric xx

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Greg Freeman

Tue 13th Jan 2015 14:00

Glad to hear that the shed your father built is still standing, Jacqueline. I enjoyed this sample poem, full of wisdom and humour. And I was pleased that you enjoyed 'Tewkesbury Abbey', too. Thanks for your comments. Greg

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Anthony Emmerson

Tue 13th Jan 2015 12:53

Hi Jacqueline, and welcome to WOL. Your sample poem really struck me. I found it intelligent, grittily wistful and honest. It has good rhythm, nothing "forced" and I'm sure will appeal to many readers. I look forward to seeing/reading more of your work on the blogs page. I hope you will find that WOL is a useful, friendly and supportive community and that you enjoy all the facilities it has to offer.

A.E. .

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