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M.C. Newberry

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Updated: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 03:28 pm
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Biography

Author of poems printed in national and regional publications. Also factual articles and short stories. Writer of six on spec screenplays - some read (Paramount <US> and also BBC/ITV etc.) - none accepted to date. But it's great therapy! Poems published by Red Candle Press, Peace and Freedom Press and Poetry Now. This author's "concept" collection of verse & lyrics was compiled under the title "SINGING WORDS" and published by Janus Publishing.Co.Ltd. The Otley Press collection "SPOKES" (2014) - celebrating the Tour de France in Yorkshire - contains my poem "LYCRA CLAD LOONY". My CD - "POETRY TO PLEASE" contains 21 poems in verse form with music settings. One of the poems, "English Hills", was given a four page spread against superb colour landscape photos in the magazine "THIS ENGLAND". Very rewarding in content and context! The cover of the CD, using my photo, adorns this page. Also happily writing songs, song lyrics and tunes, some recorded by Women In Country (JIP Records of Nashville, TN. USA). Admires the craft and skill of yesteryear's poets and songwriters, but can still be pleasantly impressed by more modern material. My comic-crime novel NOVEMBER UNIFORM (Grosvenor House Publishing/ISBN 9781786232502 is available from Amazon (p/back & Kindle) and on order from bookshops.

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THOUGHTS AT CHRISTMAS How fitting now in deep December, When days are short and spirits low, That in our hearts we will remember Those we knew who had to go. Christmas hours are briefly bright... Their spark is spent in winter's pay And soon surrenders to each night When light retreats and fades away. But O how wonderful this living! How magical this life we own, That we are given to go on giving When time takes those that we have known. .............................................

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Audio entries by M.C. Newberry

WHERE DO YOU GO? (17/06/2018)

POSITIVE THOUGHTS AT CHRISTMAS:year old..spirit young! (15/12/2017)

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (01/12/2017)

THE MENIN GATE - Remembrance Day Remembered (09/11/2017)

WHEN YOU WALKED INTO MY LIFE - audio reprise (01/09/2017)

DOWN BY THE MEWSTONE - audio version (30/08/2017)

ENGLISH HILLS - an audio version (27/08/2017)

LAST POST - closing the book (05/08/2017)

YESTERDAY ONCE MORE - a re-post for the summer hols! (01/08/2017)

LOOK AT ME (15/01/2017)

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Ian Whiteley

Sun 19th Aug 2018 20:55

thanks for your kind comments on 'screaming blue murder' Mark - I don't expect everyone to like my particular political view - that's not why I post - but thanks you for seeing some merit in the form - if not necessarily all of the message :-)
Ian

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Becky Who

Sat 18th Aug 2018 21:03

Hi, thanks for commenting "Geneva Airport" and telling your customs story. I have a similar tale: travelling across France in the last great heatwave (2005?), at a time when "Europe" meant that customs controls were no longer at the border, but instead they could stop you anywhere in the country. At a service station they stopped us in our clapped-out soft-top English Ford, me in full festival-hippy gear, my boyfriend (long hair, dark-skinned and bearded) bare-chested in shorts, and basically told us they WOULD find the drugs. They then set the dog to search the car ("find!" "find the drugs"! "go on boy!") before eventually leaving us alone. When we got back in the car we found it was full of dog hairs: I distinctly remember my boyfriend's parting sotto voce comment "next time you bring your dog, shave him first!"

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Anya

Sat 18th Aug 2018 16:30

Dear M C,

Thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my poem The Swiss Watch!!! So encouraging 😘😘😘

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Becky Who

Fri 17th Aug 2018 23:31

Hi thanks for commenting "I can't write today". I love "Thoughts at Christmas" - it speaks to me so strongly as it will to everyone who has lost someone (as in, pretty much everyone, eventually). Thank you.

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Jane Briganti

Fri 17th Aug 2018 17:41

Hello M.C., thank you for commenting on "Who Am I". I too believe that there is so much more to life than what we see. Energies are everywhere...we just need to be open to receive them!

Thank you for your continued interest. Jane😊

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Christine Renshaw

Wed 15th Aug 2018 09:12

Many thanks for your comment on my 'language of trees' poem

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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 13th Aug 2018 18:05

I hope those insects aren't too bothersome. M.C. 😱

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 12th Aug 2018 17:34

Thank you for commenting M.C. I enjoyed reading your poem...Taylor x

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Jane Briganti

Sat 11th Aug 2018 16:22

Thank you for commenting on "A Fly" 😊

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Daemon Cantrell

Tue 7th Aug 2018 15:40

Thankyou for your words on my poem Grandad! I was hoping that people would see what I saw through my poetry!

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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 6th Aug 2018 12:14

Thanks for lovely comments on my last poem. Darn that predictive text. Now amended..for the second time Lol. Work with the only technology I own..my phone..
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d.knape

Fri 3rd Aug 2018 04:56


what street do you live on.
i hope it's not a dead end.
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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 28th Jul 2018 19:36

Thank you M.C. I appreciated you taking part in the discussion on my blog Wordsmith.
I found it very interesting and informative.
Thanks
Taylor πŸ˜ƒ

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 26th Jul 2018 19:35

sorry - been away and just got round to reading your comment on my profile page. Agree with most of it - but history has shown that, as a threat to the world, the only real player on the stage based on past form - is the fascist state

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 12th Jul 2018 22:39

thanks for the comments on 'red herrings' Mark - I'm not sure who has misread who here - but most of them there left ideologies you mention coincide with my own - this was just a way of me saying - reds ain't all bad
Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 9th Jul 2018 12:40

thanks for your kind comments on 'the weeping angel' Mark - I'm pleased you liked it - and such a lovely thing to say
Ian

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Christine Renshaw

Wed 4th Jul 2018 17:06

Thanks for feedback on my poem x I couldn't bear to put MT and TM in same poem .....perish the thought! Hmmm just noticed they have the same initials .......fancy that

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Don Matthews

Sun 3rd Jun 2018 12:10

I have this beating metronome
Pulsing in my head
Poet , come and synchronize
You and I are wed

I'm just a learning poet
MC does this make sense ?
I know it isn't worth much
No pounds, shillings or pence

DM 😎

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Danny G.

Fri 1st Jun 2018 20:59

Thanks for your feedback on my poem.

Danny

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ken eaton-dykes

Sun 27th May 2018 11:13



Thanks M.C.. Succinctly summed up.


Ken

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Ian Whiteley

Fri 11th May 2018 17:15

thanks for the comments on 'This Is The News' Mark - I'm glad it's not just me that gets irritated by these modern traits πŸ˜ƒ
Ian

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keith jeffries

Sat 7th Apr 2018 12:24

Dear MC., I was both sad and disheartened to hear that your poem Double Guff has been withdrawn from the site. The poem merely expressed a view point with no bad language or overt prejudice. I can think of a number of previous poems which should have fallen into this category but not yours. There are none so illiberal as those who proclaim to be liberal. DonΒ΄t be disheartened but press on my good friend. People went to firing squads for less.
Keith

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 5th Apr 2018 15:33

thanks for your kind comments on 'back to the park' Mark - pleased you liked it - not sure how pleased I am at making you 'moist' but that's another story.
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment mate
Ian

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raypool

Sat 10th Mar 2018 22:44

I enjoyed your tale of Ronnie Kray, Mark, thanks for passing it on. So much has changed. That was really their territory, but influxes of all races has re-defined the area. They were the days of the "geezers" almost passed into legend. I for one enjoy the vibe, though some of their associates were disreputable to say the least. For instance Lord Boothby and procurers of rent boys for the mob. Incidentally, I met Ronnie's driver, Checker Berry, from a family of boxers. He became a ticket tout in the 90s. Now passed on.

Ray

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Wendy

Thu 1st Feb 2018 05:48

Thankyou for your coments I make . I feel so sorry for all who have to put up with the lies and the deciet that is thrown back at people when knowing the truth . One day you never know . kind Regards Wendy X

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Artur Hulboj

Tue 30th Jan 2018 19:53

Thank you for your comments M.C Newberry

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ken eaton-dykes

Wed 17th Jan 2018 10:07

Thanks MC much appreciated.

After a certain age I suppose we all make preparations for the "long lie in" Might as well approach it with a smile.

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keith jeffries

Sun 24th Dec 2017 15:38

MC. As regards my poem The Bus Station. Well said my friend as you have interpreted the mood of this poem as I intended. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Thank you. Keith

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Tom Harding

Tue 12th Dec 2017 23:05

Thanks for the comment MC yes I like the analogy of the different classes...! I should have included that

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raypool

Sat 9th Dec 2017 11:12

HI Mark . I just wanted to retract my claim on a recent post about Your "cynicism being intact" re Sadiq Khan. I didn't wish to imply that your approach to life is cynical, in fact you have a shrewd observational skill, which may include elements of cynicism as in that case. It's hard to all things to all men, and I try to be lively and immediate in replying to comments, and to broaden contexts. So, please take this as a one-off. I would hate to think you got the wrong idea!

Have a good Christmas and vive les comments.


Ray

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