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M.C. Newberry

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Updated: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:20 pm
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Author of poems printed in national and local publications. Also factual articles and short stories. Writer of six on spec screenplays - some read (Paramount <US> and BBC/ITV etc.) - none accepted to date. But it's great therapy! Has had a "concept" collection of verse & lyrics published under the title SINGING WORDS (Janus Pub.Co.Ltd). The cycling collection "SPOKES" (2014) - in anticipation of the Tour de France in Yorkshire - contains my poem "Lycra clad loony". My CD - "POETRY TO PLEASE" has just been produced. It contains 21 poems in verse form - from the personal to matters of public interest, given music settings. Available at £5.99 plus £1 UK P&P. Some of the poems can be found under "audio" on this profile page. The cover of the CD now accompanies this page. Now happily writing songs and song lyrics, with some recorded by Women In Country (JIP Records -Nashville, TN. USA). Admires the craft and skill of yesteryear's poets and songwriters but can still be pleasantly impressed by more modern material.

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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

LOOK AT ME (15/01/2017)

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CHRISTMAS SNOW - a song for the Season. (03/12/2016)

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LONESOME RAIL - a railroad song/lyric (20/09/2016)

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YESTERDAY ONCE MORE - a re-post for AUGUST! (13/08/2016)

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DOWN BY THE MEWSTONE (18/06/2015)

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WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES AROUND (24/12/2014)

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YOU SMILED - a song of renewed love (17/09/2014)

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SERVES ME RIGHT - country lament (07/09/2014)

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LAST POST (24/07/2014)

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THE MENIN GATE -11 November 2013 (Music Setting) (18/04/2014)

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Wendy

Sun 25th Jun 2017 15:40

Thank you for all your comments they are much appreciated I feel I have found lots of friends in writing poems love Wendy X

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Mikhail Smith

Sat 20th May 2017 19:23

Hello M.C. , .. thanks for your comment ... I wrote it very quickly while logged in here ... which concentrates the mind a bit ... it's about a real event where I failed, so I'm probably reading it stressing different thoughts to myself .. I usually leave well alone and don't edit endlessly ... cheers.

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John Coopey

Mon 17th Apr 2017 09:05

Many thanks, MC.
I sang and played "Sammy B Goode" at our village coffee morning on Saturday for the old ladies. We passed a cup round and they kindly gave £80! I had to kiss a few of them for that though!

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John Coopey

Sun 16th Apr 2017 10:01

Hello MC,
Sorry I only just saw your comment on my song Sammy Be Goode and the issue you have in accessing my Just Giving page via FaceBook.
I don't want to seem presumptuous but if you would like to make a small donation to the Teenage Cancer Trust I have attached a link to their webpage where you can do so directly rather than needing a FaceBook page to access my JustGiving one.
Many thanks,
John

https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/support-us/donate?gclid=CJHjxc7NqNMCFfYy0wodTVUFqw

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keith jeffries

Fri 14th Apr 2017 21:45

MC, thank you for your comments on the content on the poem A Frontier of Contrast. It makes for some interesting reading. I agree with your use of the word indolent as this can apply to most Latin countries as I well know having lived in Spain for many years. There can be no doubt that California is an economic giant which will always attract wealth but what it has invested in its pristine beauty it lacks in culture. America is highly multicultural which cannot be said of its southern neighbours who are more monochrome in their complexion. America has no cohesive culture but a dynamism to succeed; to create wealth. Yet when the wealth has been created they are stymied in their search of culture. Thank you again for you comments which I value. Keith

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Ian Whiteley

Fri 14th Apr 2017 00:45

thanks for commenting on ;'this book is bound in leather...' MC - as always you are spot on with your observation of it's meaning and nuance - I appreciate you taking the time to post
Ian

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Matthew Nicholson

Mon 10th Apr 2017 23:13

Hi M.C.

Thank you for the comments on Super Mum: Another Working Class Hero.

It is true poverty has always been a part of things in the World. It saddens and angers me that despite holding the keys to eradicate it, the issue persists a home and abroad.


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Ian Whiteley

Mon 3rd Apr 2017 13:00

thanks for commenting on 'returning home' MC - you have picked up the mood and feel very well in your summary - and, indeed, the references within the lines - thanks for commenting
Ian

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ken eaton-dykes

Tue 14th Mar 2017 09:16

Hi MC

Life is worthwhile I suppose when you get the odd gem from the pan-handled masses

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 22nd Feb 2017 17:04

thanks for the comment on 'Old Romantic' MC :-)
Ian

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ken eaton-dykes

Sat 18th Feb 2017 23:45

Hi MC

Just been catching up with your most recent enjoyable note worthy blogs. On the WOL profiles thinga-ma-jig I player

Ken.

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ken eaton-dykes

Sat 18th Feb 2017 10:50

Thank's MC and I'll put that rite

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ken eaton-dykes

Mon 6th Feb 2017 00:15

Hi M.C.

Thanks for the comment

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Wendy

Sat 4th Feb 2017 07:00

Thankyou for your comments but when you have been on the line of fire with Hearsay the nastyness can ruin your life and mud sticks forever their are too many I'm all right jacks in this world to ever think you can put things right regards Wendy .

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Trevor Wainwright

Mon 9th Jan 2017 15:07

Great comment on Which Rev, love it

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Pete Slater

Thu 5th Jan 2017 06:28

Thank you for your comment on SHARE M.C. It's nice to know you have taken the trouble to read and comment.

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jean lucy thompson

Fri 16th Dec 2016 23:07

thanks again MC Newberry

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jean lucy thompson

Wed 14th Dec 2016 22:55

ty for your kind comments; yes i know there is good in the world; but at this moment in time I feel the guilt of a celebration when there is so much horror going on around us; it is for each of us to express these feelings especially if of a sensitive nature; we all have opinions so in poetry we express them in the only way we can

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ken eaton-dykes

Wed 7th Dec 2016 12:10

Hi MC

Just as well the human spirit is capable of adapting to whatever it's born into.

Merry Christmas Ken

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 21st Nov 2016 12:28

thanks for the comments on USMF MC - and some insightful commentary on past presidents. As you know I'm a big JFK fan - and although he had his faults I think deep down he was on 'OK Joe' - I don't think that can be said of the President Elect now in any way, shape or form
Ian

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ken eaton-dykes

Thu 17th Nov 2016 09:43

Hi MC

Many thanks for your comment on Armistice Day.

Life's story for us Critters is without exception completed on a sour note.

We all die at the end of it

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Ian Whiteley

Sun 13th Nov 2016 12:18

thanks for commenting on 'red poppies on an autumn day' MC - glad you liked it - I appreciate you taking the time to comment
Ian

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Wolfgar Miere

Sat 5th Nov 2016 15:39

Thank you for your comment on "On Bourley Road" M.C,

I really hadn't anticipated any response to this, though the sentiment is broad the title is specific, so I am grateful for your reading and comment.

I am at an age it seems when it is hard for me to view anything without being reminded of some other thing.

I feel that this trait may annoy some (I understand that completely) but it is sometimes so vivid I cannot help myself, so I am grateful for any indulgence.

I have several former RE friends, and have to say I have rarely served with a harder working or tuffer bunch of men than they, (In peace time or war) they do their trade, much of which is humanitarian.

I know this part of the world quite well, its full of old boys seeing out their twilight years (not going quietly)

Thanks again,

David.

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 31st Oct 2016 14:53

thanks for your i9nsightful and supportive comments on 'Fairy Cakes' MC - I've responded on the blog as I needed to answer both yours and Stu's point in a 'contrast and compare' way.
Thanks for commenting as always
Ian

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David Cooke

Mon 17th Oct 2016 17:03

Hi M.C. Thanks for comment on Dylan poem. I gave it another airing because of the Nobel which, personally, I can't take seriously even though I love him as a performer. That poem is important to me because it was the first poem I wrote after a 20 year hiatus and I have written and published loads since 2008.

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steve mellor

Sun 25th Sep 2016 17:19

Hi MC
Very funny
One simple comment made me think what I'd feel like when folk stopped telling me I looked well.
I think I'm getting close

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ken eaton-dykes

Sun 25th Sep 2016 11:07

Thank's MC

Yes it's nice being able to take the mick, without the fear of losing one's head. That's true democracy.

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Hazel

Wed 21st Sep 2016 12:54

Hi MC thanks for the comment on Our House, I seem to remember it being a regular event at our house on a Sunday. Hazel

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Sarah Hill

Sat 3rd Sep 2016 23:22

Thank you for the response to my Grief poetry and yes, witty will always override pity if given half a chance. Always opt for humor

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steve mellor

Sat 27th Aug 2016 21:47

Hi MC
Really pleased you enjoyed Fatty McL. It came about from listening to a good friend.
Thanks again for taking the time to write

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