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M.C. Newberry

Updated: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 03:28 pm


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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

CHRISTMAS SNOW (15/12/2020)



THE MENIN GATE (11/11/2020)

YOU ARE THE MUSIC - song/lyric version (22/02/2020)

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)

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

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Tue 20th Jul 2021 12:36

both for the chop?
a chop shop?


Tue 13th Jul 2021 03:40

The sound of rain
just might have been
a gentle dribble
down your chin!

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Rasa Kabaila

Sat 10th Jul 2021 07:43

Thank you M.C Newberry for stopping by my profile and for your kind and encouraging words. You also seem like a very gifted, sensitive and generous individual. Keep writing, and diving in to every momentβ€”for whatever it brings.

P.Sβ€”I love the cover of your poetry book 'Poetry to Please'. Just divine!

Warm wishes,


Fri 9th Jul 2021 03:14

A Conservatorship is a legal construct designed for people who
are incapable of handling their own affairs.
The court appoints someone else to handle them for the person
incapacitated. Unfortunately, this process is often abused
and the person loses all their civil rights.
(see Brittany Spears).
Her story has been all over the news here lately.


Thu 24th Jun 2021 00:07

Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder!


Wed 23rd Jun 2021 00:22

some overpopulate!


Sat 29th May 2021 23:29

is catching,
to say it
out loud.

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Rasa Kabaila

Sat 22nd May 2021 06:15

I love your poem M.C Newberry 'Thoughts at Christmas' β€”so earnest and sincere. Thank you.


Tue 11th May 2021 20:31

The noted author, d.knape
has had works published in his basement
on a copy machine and stapled together for worldwide
distribution using postage stamps he personally applies.
He is also a director of the National Curmudgeon Society,
promoting the universal spread of Curmudgeonism
to all old men who have nothing better to do with their time.


Fri 7th May 2021 02:56

"something to crow about"!!
I like that MC.
Good come back!


Sun 2nd May 2021 14:05

thanks M.C. for your comment on that poem.
we will not mention it by name
in order not to scare anyone.

what exactly does MC stand for?

besides master of ceremonies?



Thu 29th Apr 2021 12:40

love the word Macabre
but what happens to the last part of the word?
the BRE
it is not pronounced?
it is silent.


Mon 26th Apr 2021 01:21

all my past
is tense!


Fri 23rd Apr 2021 01:54

is it "enquire" or "inquire"?

people are now afraid of their own shadow.



Thu 22nd Apr 2021 12:08

no company
no car on street
unless you have
instructor in back seat!


Wed 21st Apr 2021 03:04

your response to "Free as A Bird"
was so poetic. A poem unto itself.
even better!


Sat 17th Apr 2021 09:51

I don't know that every weed is an Herb.
But...certainly they play a part in the
grand scheme of things.

One man's weed
is another man's flower!

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David Cooke

Fri 16th Apr 2021 11:59

Thanks for the comments on my 'Gambler' poem. I think you and my old man could have had some interesting conversations.


Thu 15th Apr 2021 20:18

Cain't swim
but I can Float!


Fri 9th Apr 2021 03:32

Can't believe you are in your 70's.
you look so young.

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David Cooke

Thu 8th Apr 2021 12:02

HI MC glad you liked my poem work horses. I hope you could hear it all the way through. On my MacBook it stops just before the end.


Mon 5th Apr 2021 03:53

glad to see you are back M.C.
where have you been?
that was an unexcused absence!


Thu 11th Mar 2021 12:28

I like your wording
concerning HOPE
anymore a thing
so rare
there's hope still
in this poetry
the alternative
to despair.


Wed 3rd Mar 2021 03:17

Even if
the blinds are drawn
what good the reaction
if only a yawn!


Mon 1st Mar 2021 04:16

interesting thought
but it does not seem to effect dogs
who sniff anything that moves
or not.


Thu 25th Feb 2021 03:43

good advice M.C.
women give advice although unsolicited.
men give advice although most of the time it's wrong.


Mon 22nd Feb 2021 01:25

All poems are copyright of this originating author. Permission must be obtained from the local Emergency personnel before reciting.
These poems may cause vomiting and diarrhea.
If you die after reading, list Covid as cause of death!


Sat 20th Feb 2021 21:45

it's the Polar Vortex.
Canada is to blame.
We protest.
They refuse to take it back!


Sat 20th Feb 2021 08:59

Greta would love my cabin!

of course, it's only in the forest of my mind.


Tue 16th Feb 2021 08:40

Thanks M.C.
our power only lasted 30 minutes.
The rest of the day we were out.
Then at 7:30pm it came back on,
only to go out again 30 minutes later.
Now at 2am, it came back on again.
so I rush to type this to you
This is the worst storm I have ever seen.
It is now 6 degrees Farenheit.
cold cold cold.

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