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keith jeffries

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Born in Solihull, Warwickshire, England Brought up and educated in Lancashire Served in HM Forces for ten years Worked in Civil Service for some years Now live in Spain. Interests: Writing, Poetry, Photography, Peace & Justice, International Relations, Spirituality Meditation In many ways I have discovered my true self which is a very illuminating experience. After a life of conformity I am now free to express myself and find poetry a means to achieve this. I believe conformity robs us of our individuality. To write prose, poetry, to paint or compose music we need to be completely liberated otherwise we produce what other people want to hear or see and not what we want to say or achieve.


Faces in Shadows In the furtive light of dusk blurred figures in constant motion some homeward bound with purposeful gait of intent other lone figures who welcome the night delay wandering with predatory delight who live on the fringes of light Day has gone yet they remain those few who are not the same Light diminishes in intensity in a few it awakens urgent necessity They roam alone in the gloom in search of a friend with a room Faces brush by with suspicious ease glances which betray a sensual tease Hands touch, expressions beckon often all is accomplished in a second Night seduces its predators on to secluded corners of fun Havens of passion, soon are reached as fumbling gropings surge unleashed Bated breath with gasps of relief done as if a skulking thief Moments too precious to secure times of heated passion do procure Soon to rejoin those with gait renewed to homes where nought is so lewd Nights of love hastily grasped now long since passed Replaced by neon light now do lure have made the Faces more secure (A Cameo of gay life in the UK prior to legalisation)

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Matthew Nicholson

Wed 29th Mar 2017 11:22

Hi Keith

Thank you for the comment on The Greatest Flame. Matthew

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Paul Waring

Mon 27th Mar 2017 21:40

Hi Keith, firstly, sorry for the slightly delayed reply, I have only just spotted your comment. Thank you very much for your kind words about my poems. I was so pleased to read that have you enjoyed what I've written, especially Nostalgia which was my first attempt at writing in this style. I was really encouraged by the response it received.

I hope you are enjoying being part of the WoL community, I have been on here since December last year and have really benefited from it. Sincere best wishes with your writing Keith.



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chris stevenson

Sat 25th Mar 2017 20:51

Hi Keith . .. thanks for your comment on 'Sewer' , nothing will change .. nobody cares ....

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Sat 25th Mar 2017 12:49

Hi, Keith. Thanks so much, for the comments on my profile and the two pieces. I've always found writing such descriptions somewhat difficult--especially when prompted for anything other than dry biographical facts--so it's good to know that it connects in some way with a reader.

I've been wending through your writing and am finding a common thread of what seems an observant compassionate nature. I will definitely be reading more.

Thanks again and keep posting.


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Matthew Nicholson

Mon 20th Mar 2017 20:06

Thank you again for the comments Keith.

I also wanted to let you know I have set up a new Soundcloud page and recorded/added some of the poems. It is something I have been intending to do for a while. Your latest message reminded me and gave me a gentle kick up the backside.

The links for soundcloud/youtube pages are on my profile page.

Thanks again

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Matthew Nicholson

Mon 20th Mar 2017 05:05

Hi Keith
Just spotted your comment on Society. Don't really know what to say other than a massive wow and thank you. Humbled beyond words.
Thank you

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Jonnie Falafel

Mon 13th Mar 2017 12:33

Hi Keith ~ Thank you for comments on my poems and photos. That's very kind of you and much appreciated. I'm still writing but don't post much any more because publication effects competition entries. I'm going to have a look through your contributions to the site this evening. Very best wishes - Jonnie

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kJ Walker

Sat 11th Mar 2017 10:40

hi Keith . thanks for comment on "we all watch".
I was inspired to write this after watching Punch & Judy whilst on holiday.
cheers Kevin.

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kJ Walker

Sat 11th Mar 2017 07:36

Hi Keith. Thanks for taking the time to read "keep it in the bedroom" . I appreciate your feedback as I'm new to writing poetry.
I've just done my first open mic session, where "Fred's little problem" seemed to go down well.
I'll definitely read some of your stuff and leave a comment.
Cheers Kevin

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