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M.C. Newberry

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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.


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. .............................................

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Audio entries by M.C. Newberry

YOU ARE THE MUSIC - "Show" song (completed) (21/10/2018)

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

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


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)

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Taylor Crowshaw

Tue 4th Dec 2018 19:06

I enjoyed reading your comments on The Huntress M.C. thank you..πŸ’•


Mon 3rd Dec 2018 04:38

thanks for your comments on my poem
"Normal People".
did not realize you are in your 8th decade
as you put it. Good for you!
as we age, people get nicer, don't your think?
either that or....we are just numbed to it all.


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Ian Whiteley

Mon 26th Nov 2018 13:49

thanks for the comments on 'falling down the cracks...' Mark - I find myself falling behind in responding to comments again - so sincere apologies for my tardiness. Yes - the pain of diet and the sweet joy of a new pair of jeans - life is built around such small things :-)

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 15th Nov 2018 14:05

thanks for your comments on 'a poppy in winter' Mark - I'm not really advocating the white poppy as the only form of remembrance - I think the red poppy is for that - the white poppy is more a reminder to think about peace when we remember. I wear both side by side because remembrance, on its own, is not enough for me


Wed 14th Nov 2018 13:04

I'll be brief. Thanks!!


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Ian Whiteley

Tue 6th Nov 2018 15:23

thanks for commenting on 'that which autumn leaves' Mark - I adapted it from a short story I wrote about 15 years ago - so, like a vampire, it's already had 3 lives in the form of short story, poem and audio - I guess I should get round to doing a video and give it another life :-)


Sun 4th Nov 2018 01:16

Humor (or humour) is everywhere.
Especially in waiting rooms.



Fri 2nd Nov 2018 19:10

people watching can lead to poetry-
if you read enough faces
you'll come up with a poem.

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 27th Oct 2018 17:35

Thank you for commenting on I Protest M.C. have a nice evening..πŸ˜ƒ

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Taylor Crowshaw

Fri 26th Oct 2018 20:16

Thank you for the information M.C. I will check him out..T.C.πŸ˜ƒ

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Taylor Crowshaw

Fri 26th Oct 2018 07:35

Hi M.C. I just clicked on to 'Where Do You Go' Can I ask did you do the instrumentals for that track? I really enjoyed the lyrics and the instrumentals. Thank you. I have two sons who are musicians and play guitar.
I really enjoyed listening it was very soothing...πŸ’•

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Taylor Crowshaw

Fri 26th Oct 2018 07:30

Thank you for commenting on ' The Death of Love' M.C. It seems everything revolves around words..too many..too few..too soft..too harsh...inappropriate and on and on it goes. Taylor πŸ˜ƒ

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 23rd Oct 2018 16:41

Thanks for your comments on 'Blood Brothers In Arms' Mark - I think we're on the same page on this one :-)

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Sun 21st Oct 2018 13:46

Thank you so much for your comment on 'For Jordan'. Much appreciated.

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 20th Oct 2018 16:02

Thank you for reading my Rhymers Club contribution, and commenting on same..always appreciated M.C.😊

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Wolfgar Miere

Sat 13th Oct 2018 10:43

Thanks for setting me straight on the Capra/Capa confusion, its always good to get things sorted.

Strangely I had heard of Capa as a famous photographer but had failed to self correct my misunderstanding, thanks for putting me right. I adjusted my comment on Doom and Gloom accordingly, but did leave a comment regarding your helpful correction.

Thanks again,


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Ian Whiteley

Thu 11th Oct 2018 13:56

thanks for commenting on the blog about my new CD 'screaming blue murder' Mark - I appreciate it


Wed 10th Oct 2018 12:43

dear master of ceremonies
i like your "arrest room". funny.

is that YOU on the park bench?

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Jane Briganti

Sun 7th Oct 2018 18:50

Thank you so much for commenting on my POTW. I do appreciate it!😊

Graham Sherwood

Sun 7th Oct 2018 15:50

MCN many thanks for reading Jake's Place. It is a lovely part of our Isle.

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Shirley Smothers

Sat 6th Oct 2018 15:21

Hello M.C., thank you for your comment on my poem SHIRLEY. I do keep plugging along. As Dory the fish from from FINDING NEMO, "Just keep swimming."


Mon 1st Oct 2018 02:27

Where there's a pub
there's beer and grub
don't drink too much
or you'll get clubbed
Contain yourself
it's best because
you could end up
with just a nub!

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Mae Foreman

Sat 29th Sep 2018 19:39

Dear M.C. Thank you for taking the time to read my long long message! I do value well founded criticism, hence my message! And I hope I find a profession that offers me insights into the human condition too, it's ultimately what fascinates me the most. I guess that's where you get all your inspiration and, mind you, that is what I meant by "experience" . I hope my words didn't sound too much of an angry outburst! I'm not used to expressing my personal views, out loud, in English, unsolicitedly, and I hope I didn't scare you! Thank you for all the advice! I love your work and I hope I manage to write again something that you'll like! πŸ˜ƒ

P.S. I think kindness, the simplest thing, can be a lifebuoy when you're stuck in the quagmire of cynicism.


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Mae Foreman

Sat 29th Sep 2018 14:15

Dear M.C. Newberry, I was looking at our very short conversation in my profile and taking a second look at my response to your lovely comment on my poem "I can olerate Death" I realized that what I said was quite a humdrum thing to say! The truth is I'm not good at commenting,I'm not good with the literal things, I am also not very crafty with words, or precise, for that matter; sometimes I ask myself why I bother to write, and then I remember: It's cause I got things to say. I'm young, that may be obvious to you who from what I understand are very experienced but I've been places. Places a young person shouldn't pass by that early on and I've seen things. Things that most people see when the greater part of their life has passed things that a few lucky ones will never see. And yes, I got stuff to say. This I do. So thank you for your comment! appreciate it more than you know! And allow me to rephrase my response: Yes, death does intrude into our minds! But God damn it, at my last minute, right before He takes me away I still got the last say with my last words! If I manage to beat him with my words and with my actions he doesn't really have the last say. I'll fight him like hell and even if I lose I'll know that through my fight I will have showed much more power than the only one he hold over us! He only has the power to eliminate us but He can't shut our mouths or the mouths of the ones we leave behind. I urge whoever bothers to listen: Speak up! Write out Loud! because "scripta manent"! And If we have to go before our time, if we can't go in our own terms, if He tries His best to deprive us of the right to hold our heads high and humiliate us we can still go kicking and screaming! And our screams will not be pleas and whimpers and cries of cowardice! They will be glorious curses and triumphant battlecries! Death lasts only a second but our existence, if we are loved, if we have have loved, can last forever. So, since you quoted W.E.Henley I'd like to do so as well:

"It matters not how strait the gate,
how charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul!

P.S. Forgive my fixation. I'm new at exposing my work and any kind of feedback is much sought! And definately deserving something more than: "Live like there's no tomorrow!" True as it may be!

Thanx again!


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Ged Thompson

Sat 29th Sep 2018 00:59

Thanks for the kind comments on my poem about Fred

I don't get o here very much anymore and often miss comments but i just saw yours

Thanks again


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Ged the Poet

Fri 28th Sep 2018 10:50

Thanks for your very kind words on 'The Ship they call Alzheimer's'.
I do have an alternate Verse 9 (which I have used for a local Dementia support group).

Alternate verse (9)...
When you see me do impulsive things
Risks I normally wouldn't take
It's how I am my friend these days
All I'm asking is a break

As a performance piece the line with 'piss take' has the shock factor. Much appreciated M.C.


Thu 27th Sep 2018 10:30

Re Lundy.
Thanks MC.

I wondered whether I really needed the "Miss", then decided it fitted better with the rhythm.

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Tue 25th Sep 2018 05:52

Thankyou for all your comments much appreciated my mind is a whirle it was a pleasure to see a man with such convictions and being truthful he would have my vote any day it’s a pity they are Ridiculed so much for being honest. I’m sure The truth will out. Kind Regards Wendy x

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Tommy Carroll

Wed 19th Sep 2018 00:31

MC your comment re "Her smile" is a touch that your recognition is something that warms.

Thank you


Mon 17th Sep 2018 23:36

dropout or suicide???
i knew my poetry was bad
but that's pretty extreme.

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