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keith jeffries

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Updated: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:22 pm

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Born in Warwickshire, England Brought up and educated in Lancashire Served in HM Forces for ten years Now live in Spain. Interests: Writing, Poetry, Photography, Peace & Justice, International Relations, British & European History, Spirituality, The Slav Composers, Meditation and my two dogs. In many ways I have discovered my true self which has been 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. I am passionately opposed to any form of prejudice as I consider it to be one of the greatest evils of humankind As poetry is a highly subjective genre I am reminded by a friend of mine, who is a professional photographer and artist, that oneĀ“s poems need no introduction or explanation. They should be open to interpretation only. I wonder how other poets view this. I welcome all constructive criticism as I often feel the need for some direction. Thank you

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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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kJ Walker

Sat 8th Jul 2017 18:16

Aye Up Keith. Hope it went well with your publisher. Let me know when the book comes out, I'll definitely order at least one.
Cheers Kevin

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kJ Walker

Sat 8th Jul 2017 06:55

Hi Keith, I've missed you over the last week or two. but then you treated us to two for the price of one.
I particularly liked Winds of Freedom. to me it read like you were contemplating your own mortality, but as usual I probably got that bit wrong.
nice to see you back
Cheers Kevin

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Matthew Nicholson

Thu 29th Jun 2017 16:06

Hi Keith

Sorry for the slow reply to your last comment. I've not been on the site for a while. Things have been a bit hectic the last few months. Gigs in and around the North of England and then a house move which now sees me residing in Worcestershire.

Thank you again for the positivity of your comments. I've got loads going on at the moment, busy tackling numerous poems which again reflect the same empathic style. I will of course add these in due course as thet are finished.

I am also busy looking into funding options at present with a view to securing the necessary funding to record my first EP and a first collection of poems. There is still much to be done on this but now I have moved back to the mainland I am doing all I can to progress and spread the work as far as I can. I hope you are well and still enjoying life in Spain.

Kind Regards
Matthew

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kJ Walker

Sat 17th Jun 2017 19:29

Hi Keith thanks for commenting on 'the foundling', and thanks too for recommending my stuff to the 'highbrow lady' I don't know what she'd make of my drivel, but don't be surprised if she gives you a wide berth next time you meet.
Cheers kevin

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keith jeffries

Thu 8th Jun 2017 00:17

Rachel, thank you for this. Personal development and self discovery are on going processes which often need the affirmation of others. Thank you again. Keith

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elPintor

Wed 7th Jun 2017 23:58

Great bio, Keith..almost like a personal emancipation. Keep speaking up, my friend.

Rachel

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keith jeffries

Mon 22nd May 2017 19:39

Ray, thank you. I am happy to take the risk. Keith

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ray

Mon 22nd May 2017 11:31

At the moment I'm thinking I'll spend more time on the site, so I'll be happy to offer advice. You may grow tired of me. I know I do.

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kJ Walker

Sun 14th May 2017 09:40

hi Keith, thanks for reading and commenting on "Shut Thi' Clack". it was based on an ex-service mens club we went into when I was in the TA. It was armistice day, but bingo still took priority, and we all had to sit in silence till it had finished. I found it funny how it was acceptable to talk during the turn though.
Cheers Kevin

john walton

Mon 8th May 2017 22:49

Hi Keith

Thank you for your comments today - Enlightenment is obviously the first poem I've posted on here so to get your kind words was much appreciated.

Regards
John

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Garry Rowlands

Mon 1st May 2017 11:23

Hi Keith, thank you for your recent post on my blogs and profile.
I had some major stent work but am now fine. My nearr heart atrack came out of the blu.and im ok so as long as you take your angina meds you should have worries.
I was born in lancashire (widnes so now in cheshire) and educated in Warwickshire - warwick university.
Now in South Cumbria.

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Jason Phillips

Mon 1st May 2017 04:30

Thank you for the positive comment! It means a lot

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Darren Lea-grime

Sat 15th Apr 2017 08:46

Hi Keith, thanks for
the comments on my poems. I often wonder if anyone actually reads anything I write. I'm interested in your comment about conformity in your profile, one of my relations served in the army until he was about 40 and has only just really found his own voice. Ive enjoyed reading your poems especially a mountain journey. Daz

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MARIA

Fri 14th Apr 2017 08:02

Hello Keith! Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to read my poem. I read your poem in your profile and I really liked it. I saw you write a lot. It is a good thing!

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Ghazala Lari

Thu 13th Apr 2017 11:48

Hello Keith, thank you for showing interest in this poem. not many people like to read about scriptures, spirituality or God. thank u for your lovely comment.
-ghazala l.

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Colin Hill

Wed 12th Apr 2017 11:03

thanks for the extra location details Keith. They have put me in mind of something I wrote a year or so back on a flight to Gran Canaria. I will repost it for you to read if you get time. Cheers, Col

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Ghazala Lari

Tue 11th Apr 2017 16:45

dear keith,
thank you for reading my poem..."i have a dream". your appreciation means a lot to me.
i truly feel, peace is much talked about these days but rarely we feel that peace. everyone is at war..with themselves, within family, neighborhood, countries at large....i wish somehow true peace could spread throughout the world.....thank you for your sincere comment.
regards
- ghazala l.

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Ricky

Mon 10th Apr 2017 02:15

Thank you for your kind comment.

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Paul Waring

Sun 9th Apr 2017 18:05

Hi Keith, thank you for your kind comment about 'The Innocents', much appreciated.

Paul

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kJ Walker

Sun 2nd Apr 2017 19:57

hi Keith, thanks for comment on Sylvie. I was in two minds about posting it, as it seemed unpolished.
I'm not doing it at my next open mic, but maybe the one after. I'd like to hear it myself, done by someone who can deliver it better than I can. i'm still a bit timid as yet, and I think it needs someone who is more confident.

cheers Kevin

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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.

Cheers,

Paul

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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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elPintor

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.

elP

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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
Matthew

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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
Matthew

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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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