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keith jeffries

Email: moganero_22@outlook.es
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Biography

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 ,Ignatian Spirituality and other Spiritualities, The Slav Composers, Contemplation, Meditation and my two dogs. Work: Spiritual Direction & Writing 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. I am an activist for peace and justice. As poetry is a highly subjective genre I am reminded by a friend of mine, who is a professional photographer and artist, that one´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

Samples

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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Danny G.

Mon 11th Jun 2018 20:29

Thanks for the words of encouragement Keith, I appreciate your feedback and thanks for taking the time to read my poem!

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keith jeffries

Mon 11th Jun 2018 15:46

Hello one and all.
Thank you indeed for congratulating me on POTW. It is an accolade which should be shared by us all, because without your comments, criticism and advice I would not have persevered. Thank you all so very much
Keith

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Darren J Beaney

Mon 11th Jun 2018 07:53

Hi Keith

Though I would invade your space! And say a quick tahnk you for reading my stuff and taking the time to add positive comments from time to time!

Cheers

D

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Hannah Collins

Wed 6th Jun 2018 20:47

Thank you for your kind comment on my poem.
Really appreciated.

Hannah

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Wendy

Tue 5th Jun 2018 07:07

Thankyou Keith for your comments it’s been a long time coming my writing and I’m enjoying myself writing things down . And I’m sure there will be a lot more love Wendy x

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Danny G.

Mon 4th Jun 2018 15:08

Thanks for taking the time to read my poem and commenting on it. Very much appreciated! 😊

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keith jeffries

Mon 4th Jun 2018 09:32

Kevin,
Thank you for this. Your scribblings were some of the best humrous poetry that I have read in a long time.
Please don´t underestimate yourself. My e mail is
moganero_22@outlook.es
Do keep in touch. I hope one day you will return to the site and fully participate as before.
Keith

kJ Walker

Sun 3rd Jun 2018 22:37

Hi Keith. I'm fine thanks. Just taking a break from posting and commenting on this site. I no longer have a profile on WOL so although I can receive messages i can't post them privately. I do still visit the site occasionally, and still hit the like button from time to time. I don't honestly think anyone will miss my talentless scriblings. There are some brilliant poets on here and i was never one of those.
I'm still enjoying your postings when I do look in. Please keep me informed on any developments regarding any publications. But you have to leave a contact detail for me to reply.
I hope you're well too.
Cheers Kevin

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Ian Whiteley

Sun 20th May 2018 12:51

thnaks for the comments on 'Windsor Street' Keith - a topic that certainly divides - I think it is opnly fair to balance the psycophantic outpourings of our national broadcaster 😃
Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 16th May 2018 14:51

thanks for the lovely comments regarding 'sunset over lupset' Keith. It was a snapshot in time - childhood in 60's council estates was far from sad 😃

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Matt Tyldesley

Fri 11th May 2018 13:55

Hi Keith. I just wanted to echo everything everyone else has said. It means so much that you read/rate our/my stuff. You're like the WOL gardener, watering the seeds.
Thank you, Keith.

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Anya

Thu 10th May 2018 06:07

Good morning Keith,

I wanted to thank you, for you taking your time and reading my poems! Thank you for commenting too! Your words are inspiring and so supportive! Thank you, thank you!!! Means a lot!

Anya xx

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Danny G.

Tue 8th May 2018 23:09

Thanks for your comment Keith, I appreciate it.

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 1st May 2018 12:26

thanks for commenting on 'pain killer' Keith - I appreciate your support and for taking the time to comment
Ian

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Joe Williams

Wed 25th Apr 2018 21:17

Thanks for commenting Keith, and I'm glad you liked the poem. It is sad to see a dying art, and I think a lot of people who might not even play can relate to the loss of a piano.

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 10th Apr 2018 14:48

thanks for commenting on 'the collector and the collected' Keith - yes, I too am guilty as charged - I save everything (except bodily fluids)
Ian

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 7th Apr 2018 11:11

Keith - I've been informed by "Alex W" (a "moderator" at WOL) that my poem DOUBLE GUFF has been removed
because it does not comply with WOL Codes of Conduct and
furthermore that WOL is not a platform for my political
views (sic). How odd, considering what has gone before on
the site, not least involving often foul abusivel ;anguage.
We may draw our own conclusions about the reasoning
behind this decision/action.
MC

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 5th Apr 2018 15:26

thanks for your kind comments on 'back to the park' Keith - a sad but true tale of loss

Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 3rd Apr 2018 14:59

thanks for commenting on Eostre Keith - I appreciate your thoughts
Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 5th Mar 2018 20:52

Many thanks for your kind comments on 'Sacred Path' Keith. It is something that still affects me - having lost a close friend in January - I appreciate you taking the time to see its merits and comment
Ian

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 17th Feb 2018 00:18

Keith your comment is appreciated now stop copying my hair style.

Yours etc

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LEON STOLGARD

Fri 29th Dec 2017 20:52

your true sincerity for my part has not gone unnoticed keith

kJ Walker

Thu 28th Dec 2017 23:36

Happy new year to you too.
And kind regards to the Gay Manta Ray. I hope he finds what he's looking for.

Cheers Kevin

kJ Walker

Wed 27th Dec 2017 10:31

Hi Keith. Thanks for commenting on Embassy Christmas.glad you enjoyed it. I couldn't let Christmas pass without posting something. Cheers Kevin

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 28th Nov 2017 23:16

Hi Keith, Ray, Colin and Jon
Thank you all for your posts and I can advise you of my intent to write a massive thriller about containment, strangers and with no point of reference- a bit like my local- Tommy. ;- )

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 25th Nov 2017 21:08

Thank you Keith for your comments re "Excuse my hands", I get your point.
:- )Tommy

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ken eaton-dykes

Fri 24th Nov 2017 21:37

Hi Keith.

Many thanks for your comment. Just my logical take on a soulless? once only existence.

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Artur Hulboj

Fri 24th Nov 2017 20:41

Hello Keith
Thank you for your positive comment and kind words
I also read some of your poems, and I really like the
beautiful expression of feelings.
Kind regards
Artur

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ken eaton-dykes

Sat 11th Nov 2017 09:14

Thanks Keith

Much appreciated.

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Philip Stevens

Fri 3rd Nov 2017 22:43

Hi Keith thank you for your complements especially around my dulcet tones, a scouse accent of which i have one, i worry in case it grates, so believe me, im more than flattered around your positive feedback, im glad you have enjoyed, some of my work and i have connected ....phil

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