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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

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)

CHRISTMAS SNOW - Instrumental - recorded by Pete Dymond (15/12/2017)


THE MENIN GATE - Remembrance Day Remembered (09/11/2017)

WHEN YOU WALKED INTO MY LIFE - audio reprise (01/09/2017)

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Wed 8th Apr 2020 04:04

it's just that so much of it is garbage.
it's like people just throw words together
whether they make any sense or not
and then call it poetry.


Mon 6th Apr 2020 09:56

we need to quarantine those who actually HAVE the Virus
and let the rest of the people go back to work.
If not, we are talking about a Global Depression.
Very sad.


Sun 5th Apr 2020 04:46

hey M.C.
did not know that about the Western
and the character saying he was named "Bluebonnet".
Wasn't that strange.
Yes, the Bluebonnet is our state flower
and in the springtime, they bloom all over in great seas of blue!


Sat 4th Apr 2020 03:11

aha! A road beautifier, in a roundabout way! 😃

thanks for your comment and insight.


Fri 27th Mar 2020 19:09

Paul McCartney wrote it better than I did.
but my poem had a humorous slant at the end.


Wed 25th Mar 2020 02:31

thanks M.C.


Tue 24th Mar 2020 09:55

Thanks Master of Ceremonies-
Always appreciate your comments.
Thank you for reading "Standing In Line".
Did you have to stand in line to do it?

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Sun 22nd Mar 2020 20:42

Thanks MC will get to it. Good of you to spot it. P. 👍

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Wendy Higson

Sun 22nd Mar 2020 12:40

Thankyou for your comments take care keep safe love Wendy x

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Sun 22nd Mar 2020 00:04

Hi MC and thank you for your recent comment on one of my poems. Truth is I can't pin-point the particular piece you mean as my poetry has been rolling off the production line just lately. If you could guide me to the spot a little more, I would happily look at it again and respond accordingly. Thanks. P.


Fri 20th Mar 2020 10:21

Clever response EmCee!!

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Thu 19th Mar 2020 22:35

The reality is combined with the poetical to fine effect in these lines.

Close by as I write is a photograph of my maternal uncle Ernest
Valentine Venner - in shirtsleeves, hands thrust in the pockets of
riding breeches, gazing steadfastly at the early 20th century camera lens with all the seriousness of youthful military maturity....soon to die
in combat in WW1. He is that reminder that we are all due to die in
one way or another.

Bloody wars...

Why do we use this phrase when we see, hear something great or bad.

I digressed I love your descriptivist comment MC

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Wed 18th Mar 2020 17:20

Gosh MC - just been going through some of your recordings. What great talent there is here. Well done you.

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Wed 18th Mar 2020 17:09

Leave to Speak M.C. Thanks for the stirring response. I wonder what Sgt Wilson might have said 😃


Tue 17th Mar 2020 11:35

For elders
we hunger
like father
and mother,
they being
our rudder
still... wish I
was younger!

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Fri 13th Mar 2020 06:54

You have been more supportive than you may ever know old friend.

Thank you from an anon admirer


Wed 11th Mar 2020 02:46

The poem "Stationary Bike" was just written in jest.
I did not really have a heart attack.
the poem however did cause Others
to have heart attacks!
(Jest is in South Wales.)

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Sun 8th Mar 2020 17:39

Hi Mark, sorry, I've just seen your comment on my profile. I think you're onto something there for sure. Got to look for the positives and share and amplify those thoughts and feelings; especially, as you say, in the face of the modern culture of negativity. Wise words indeed. Cheers, Tom.


Sat 7th Mar 2020 04:42

iamopposedtoapostrophes. 😃


Sat 29th Feb 2020 12:37

Mind over matter
it matters not,
a small recall
is what I got,
My memory
is not so hot,
just can't recall
what I forgot!


Fri 28th Feb 2020 13:54

My life was fine
and duly mapped
but now at paper straws
I grasp
apparently my mind
just snapped
and now it's lost
not on the map!

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Thu 27th Feb 2020 17:21

Hi MC re Tempest. First of all thank you for your detailed response, and secondly how interesting your previous places of abode. Sadly the former sites of Police Stations are now but history - I have often shared your interest in them. I once read a poem of a former Bobby from days when Shooters Hill was closed - the main lament being the banter going on between Bobbies and the canteen staff. The canteen culture seemed to be the glue keeping everything together. It is an era now sadly lacking - especially as facilities now have to be shared with council offices - where the canteens are supposed to be appropriate places for shared experiences of the grimmest kind. Let's hope there is an upturn and pretty soon at that. P. 👍


Thu 27th Feb 2020 03:41

good point about who is a weed or not.
my poems are weeds
they pop up
where you least expect.


Mon 17th Feb 2020 11:30

Your mouth agape
so eat a grape-
Recover from my
poetic mistakes!

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Sun 16th Feb 2020 00:48

MC your comments on Damon's poem today were really inspiring. I just wanted to thank you for that.


Sat 15th Feb 2020 02:30

I'll be gone for two days.
Fill in for me.


Fri 14th Feb 2020 03:50

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
is worse than Neurosis
yet It couldn't be worse than
extreme Halitosis!


Sat 8th Feb 2020 23:18

wow. Miss Tarry was unique!
What a special gift she gave you.
Do you still have the poem?


Sat 8th Feb 2020 12:33

My thought is that my thoughts are narrow-
they fly away like English Sparrows.


Fri 7th Feb 2020 03:53

If you have diabetes
switch to Wheaties!
(an American cereal )


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