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M.C. Newberry

Updated: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 03:28 pm

markone05@live.com

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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.

Samples

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

IT'S A HEARTACHE THING - Country Lament (22/09/2019)

DOWN BY THE MEWSTONE - folk song (21/02/2019)

AN IRISH REJOICING - song (13/02/2019)

CHRISTMAS SNOW - sung by Marcie Summers (bless her memory). (23/12/2018)

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 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)

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Comments

d.knape

Wed 16th Oct 2019 00:18

Master of Ceremonies---
you got it right.
the poem is about the innocence of children
and how they express themselves.
thank you.

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Fred Nicholson

Sat 12th Oct 2019 17:09

Some may agree this subject, 'Color Matters'
is infuriating, frustrating and downright annoying.
These experiences are not ouchies, that first appear
in the body. These grouped emotions start up stairs
and may become headaches and body maladies.

I hear you loud and clear!
White Black Pink Ochre
Rough Dry Baggy Firm
skins don't matter to me,
and it's not about skin tone.
My tone is paper bag brown.
What do you name yours?

It's about generations of families
severed from their rich cultures,
deprived of their native languages,
and given Jesus Christ to worship.
400 years later we watch Wakanda
and munch on hot buttered popcorn.

It's about Native American Indians. STOP!
Think about that. They certainly are natives.
American because of Mr. Vespucius.
Indian because of a geographical error.
90% of them were killed purposefully,
some not, by folks wanting to own land.

Physical, emotional and spiritual abuse
starvation deprivation and outright murder
may have long lasting affects (or is it effects),
on someone's outcome. What do you think?

It's about feeling it in my bones,
not just reading or thinking about it.

'Color Matters' is not just about Indians and cowboys,
or Crayola hues. It's really about Black and White.
This is North America, where one(1) drop of African
blood makes you black. You ever hear such nonsense
where you live? This won't be found in current law books,
but it lives on, in the heads of many here in the U.S of A.

M.C. Newberry, I don't know your racial heritage
and do know the adage about birds of a feather.
It has been that way AND change is quickening.
Each successive generation is more tuned in.
Old farts like me still cling to the past,
and need to step aside.

So many young people connecting in/with/for life/communion/love awakening.

M.C. Newberry, I heartily thank you for the thought-full
response to my work and will respond to any and all other comments. I did not know what identifying name you'd prefer, so I used the name in front of me.

Blessings abound,
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Philipos

Mon 30th Sep 2019 18:40

Thanks MC - perhaps some of us should turn our guns on them via Greenpeace. I will try and work out how it goes. Blessings. P.

d.knape

Fri 27th Sep 2019 04:43

it is a shame kids are not taught etiquette anymore.
or...adults for that matter.
Please & Thank You
thing of the past.

d.knape

Tue 24th Sep 2019 10:00

thanks for reading "There Comes A Time".

a passing thought that passed.

Beware the one
who holds the scythe
he comes creeping in
in dark of night
Death may be certain
but of a different stripe
the worst of fears is
an angry wife!

d.knape

Tue 17th Sep 2019 04:18

thank you M.C.
for your long interesting comment on my poem.
and I am glad you helped that pigeon.
we all need help sometimes,
wing and a prayer.

d.knape

Mon 2nd Sep 2019 02:08

glad you made it through your youth
and your grandad dad.
so many burdens for you
and yet
here you are on WOL
your own good fortune.

d.knape

Sat 31st Aug 2019 03:16

Toad in hole
will soon grow old
as he sits in sun
a "Whole Toad In One"

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Chrystel Roberts

Sat 24th Aug 2019 21:12


Many thanks for commenting on my poem “Sorry Is A Sorry Word".

I particularly like the last sentence of your comment!

d.knape

Wed 21st Aug 2019 13:12

Try as i might
I try my best
in this Rest Home
there is no rest
so i break out
state of undress
my pajamas on
I'm headin' West!

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Philipos

Tue 20th Aug 2019 18:27

Opting out. Well done MC on what you do with the funeral plan offers. We have to make our stand.

d.knape

Fri 16th Aug 2019 10:45

So many trees
so many plead
oh don't forsake
in saving me
We are your balm
your company
so don't destroy
our canopy.

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Philipos

Tue 6th Aug 2019 19:50

Thanks for the words on Marbles. Total nightmare all this info bombarding us wherever we go - what used to be addictive is now becoming a total nuisance. So info overload - go take a jump somewhere squishy. ?

d.knape

Wed 31st Jul 2019 03:02

humor is the soft cushion
for the hardness of life.

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LEON STOLGARD

Thu 18th Jul 2019 17:11

thank's M.C. for pointing out my error. There again and I'm sure you will agree very much the same injustices.


LS.

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Sat 13th Jul 2019 20:17

Thank you M.C. for your input on my recent poem "Nature's Nurture". I appreciate it!

d.knape

Sat 29th Jun 2019 23:27

did not know you were French.
have some fries!

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Tom

Wed 26th Jun 2019 16:13

Thanks so much for your comment on You Are My Priest. It made me smile.

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 25th Jun 2019 10:32

re 'A freedom to express'

The ability is not the right; without neither the voice nor the ability to write, the righteous are diminished. I think we are broadly in agreement. Tommy

d.knape

Sat 22nd Jun 2019 22:12

Droll are these poems
unabashedly so
they aren't too good
but so it goes,
I find humor in things
it just naturally flows
when it comes to a rhyme
I just can't say No.
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John Coopey

Fri 21st Jun 2019 09:52

I just saw your comments on my Profile page. Apologies for the delay in acknowledging them. I don’t check it very often. Glad you enjoyed your time in Devon. We will be there in September after a week in Christchurch.
As for the “Walk the Line”/ Just Giving thing - not to worry. I know you have a good heart. We made around £500 this year but the walk was hard! Give me abseiling from 300’ any day.

d.knape

Mon 3rd Jun 2019 02:16

ha. good analogy between bees & wasps.
you sound like the voice of experience.

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d.knape

Wed 29th May 2019 23:45


Moderation in all things
except extremism!

(have no idea what this means,
it just came to me.)

on a side note:
glad to see Notre Dame will be restored to exactly
how it was, not some monument to "Diversity".

d.knape

Wed 29th May 2019 00:05


The mighty Mississippi-
its presence profound
the lazy old river
ever seaward is bound
who'll question its flowing
who'll challenge its might?
whoever the fool is
is surely not right!

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d.knape

Tue 21st May 2019 18:46

I guess I'd better
learn to adapt
my worn out body
thoroughly sapped
still there is more
in me than that
my mind ain't gone
there's more to tap!

d.knape

Thu 16th May 2019 10:42

Electricity
won't give you sway
use muscle power
and whisk away!

wink.

d.knape

Wed 15th May 2019 12:07


Roll up windows, ugh
i remember how nice it was to get push button windows
so you did not have to stretch all the way over to roll up the
passenger side or the rear windows in a rain
i remember all this because i am old
but I have not yet rolled up my mind.

d.knape

Thu 25th Apr 2019 00:41

are you broke down
or
just Broke?

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Ian Whiteley

Sat 20th Apr 2019 00:09

sorry MC - conviction - fat fingers and alcohol ?

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 16th Apr 2019 19:54

'convistion of purpose' eh - sometimes I don't know what day of the week it is ? thanks again mate
Ian

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