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M.C. Newberry

Email: markone05@live.com
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Updated: Sun, 3 Dec 2017 03:45 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 - November 2017) is now on sale at Amazon (p/back and Kindle) and other major outlets.

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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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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 😃
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. Don´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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ken eaton-dykes

Sun 12th Nov 2017 12:04

Thanks for your comment M.C. Much appreciated.

It must be agony to be always thinking "What could have been?"






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Ian Whiteley

Tue 26th Sep 2017 23:50

thanks for commenting on 'the devil don't own me' MC - working on the tune to go with it for future recording
Ian

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ken eaton-dykes

Fri 15th Sep 2017 14:18

Hi MC We all know from a negotiating standpoint, union leaders and politician's demands are usually over the top, then when challenged through negotiation, fettled down to a more acceptable package "in this instance"by the democratic process existing in most EU member states.

On this speed shrunken planet imperialism is on its death bed radical change is sorely needed by way of a united Europe as an example to the rest of the world.

And as one wise commentator quoted to me on here at W.O.L.

"Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it"

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ken eaton-dykes

Tue 5th Sep 2017 09:51

Thanks MC

I still believe in gradual evolvement toward a "United Utopia" at least it would be less comfortable for the jackals.

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ken eaton-dykes

Tue 5th Sep 2017 09:39

Thanks MC

I still think a gradual shift toward a "United Utopia" would at least make it less comfortable for the jackals

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ken eaton-dykes

Sun 3rd Sep 2017 13:06

We have to break away from the revolving repetitive sequential events that inevitably end in violent confrontation, by accepting that the EC's example of economic and political cooperation is the only sensible way toward stability in Europe. Our membership of the EU since the early seventies has enriched the quality of life for most of the member states including the UK, together with an accumulated frictionless seventy three years since 1945
The cost of living has risen considerably since the electorate (minds tainted by old fashioned Imperialistic reactionaries) voted to leave last year and will continue to rise, chasing a pipe dream't impractical, isolationist, independent, behind the times, future.

In a country that depends on foreign investment to prop up failing industries. The only successful 100% "british" export to date. Is our language.

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keith jeffries

Sun 20th Aug 2017 19:30

Hello MC. Thank you for taking time to comment on my latest poem The Spirit. It has taken me a good while to reach the point when I am in full control of myself after a lifetime of conformity and being controlled. It is in fact remarkably liberating. Thank you again as I always value what you have to say. Keith

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Wendy

Tue 15th Aug 2017 08:01

The hard hitting truth is all the trouble with taxis and young girls being abused was happening and reported in 1991 in Hx when we were fostering troubled girls and then in later years their remarks were We know to do things better now .i don't think so . Thankyou for your comments Regards Wendy X .

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Shirley Smothers

Mon 10th Jul 2017 23:02

Dear MC, thank you for the comment on my poem, Anxiety, My Companion (a daily struggle). I have done both therapy and medications. Sometimes it helps other times not so much. But I do try to keep a positive attitude and writing helps. Sorry to say but My Daughter suffers more than I do and has no insurance, and in the United States it is difficult to get help.

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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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