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Nick Clifton

Email: nickjclifton@yahoo.co.uk
Updated: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 01:38 pm

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Biography

ex-trawlerman - ex-hgv driver - ex-RAF, exactly: but hope I'm not an ex-wordsmith. I enjoy writing poetry and short stories which I let loose on long-suffering folk.

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PLANT SUNDAY The Sunday air is full of rain, Well, moist enough to plant again, With each dig more gifts will grow, Splendid colours that she sows. Some shall shine out straight away, But bulbs show theirs another day, Poor soil is hard to work food in, Must be done or plants grow thin. Smiling faces in front row, Soon yellow daffodils will show, Then its Spring with bursting life, Must make sure that weeds aren’t rife. A trowel, some plants and foul-weather gear, Can look awesome but have no fear, The lady of the flowers is here, To grant damp Sunday blooming cheer. Nick Clifton 13th March 2011

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Isobel

Wed 15th May 2013 19:09

Thanks for my gift Nick - it was a lovely idea and a very welcome addition! x

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Isobel

Sat 4th May 2013 10:54

Oh thanks Nick - I feel very honoured - I haven't won anything in a long time! I also feel guilty though, cos I didn't vote. I must have just missed the blog asking us to do so. If there was a very close runner up, I'm happy to cast a late vote - let me know.

I'm not to bothered about a prize - I just like taking part. Save your money and buy yourself a pint for all your hard work!

Thanks again. Your competition inspired me to write something - which is a rare occurrence nowadays x

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 22nd Apr 2013 19:13

Hiya Nick
thanks for the comments on 'class action' - yes indeedy 'kowtow' would fit just as well, but it's not really an expression I would use much - so feel more comfortable as is - but good point well made :-)
Ian

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Shirley Smothers

Fri 12th Apr 2013 18:53

Hello Nick,
Thank you for your comments on "A Letter to Myself". Now to only follow my own advice.

Thanks,
Shirley

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 8th Apr 2013 19:20

Hi Nick
you're spot on about 'jigsaw' - though, thankfully, it healed up nicely :-)
Ian

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John Coopey

Sun 7th Apr 2013 20:13

Hello Nick,
Glad you liked "Don't Think Twice...".
Thanks for commenting.

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Pete Slater

Sat 6th Apr 2013 20:33

Hi Nick
Glad you liked the read mate. Which landlord is the best? A private greedy individual or an obscenely rich corporate Leviathan? This is the test. You choose.
Cheers
Pete the Bus Driving Poet.

tony sheridan

Sat 6th Apr 2013 10:41

Hi Nick. Thanks for your comments on Crossroad. Your spot on with your interpretation! Take care, Tony.

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Shirley Smothers

Fri 5th Apr 2013 15:19

Hello Nick, thanks for your kind comments on my poem "The One I Love". I do agree, love poetry and affection don't have to be limited to Valentine's Day.

Thanks,
Shirley

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Steve Higgins

Sun 24th Mar 2013 09:54

Thanks for taking a look at king of the garden. Sorry Nick, can't be seen doing a cat poem, have to keep the faith with our old cat hating mutt!
Best wishes, Steve

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Hazel

Wed 20th Mar 2013 14:27

Thanks Nick. The showroom that inspired the poem have decided to display it.
Hazel

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John Coopey

Thu 28th Feb 2013 21:48

Hello Nick,
Glad you liked, "Frowns of Silence".
I'm still suffering.

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 28th Feb 2013 15:31

Nick - thanks for the comment on "Vanishing Post". I was expressing my confusion over the disappearance of a poem from the 15th February last when other entries have been "printed" twice since. I understand that each MONTH will be a separate entity but I wouldn't expect editing to occur DURING a particular month - to favour other entries twice over!
Cheers...
P.S. I've changed one verse slightly.

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Fkx

Wed 27th Feb 2013 12:35

Thanking you kindly for your much welcome comments on my poetry. Tah!

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David Blake

Tue 26th Feb 2013 22:32

Thanks for looking at 'Seaward Citadel' Nick. I enjoyed your insight. :)

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 26th Feb 2013 18:20

Hiya Nick
many thanks for taking the time to post such positive and supportive comments. The title is a real word (I nicked it from the papers on Sunday) it means 'a fear of the number 666' there's a bloody word for every fear these days :-)
cheers
Ian

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John Coopey

Thu 7th Feb 2013 21:43

...as opposed to my dirty books - top shelf.

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John Coopey

Thu 7th Feb 2013 21:42

Hello Nick,
Glad you liked "Sonnet 18".
I think I commented separately on "Gone" - top drawer.

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Katy Megan Hughes

Thu 7th Feb 2013 18:31

Thank you for your feedback on Anthony and Katypatra - it has really given me a boost!

I love dinner date BTW

Katy

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Steve Higgins

Thu 7th Feb 2013 06:17

Thanks for reading Universe Nick. As for getting published, well, I've had no luck with my novel or my scripts, maybe I should have a go with my poems! Best wishes, Steve

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Tommy Carroll

Thu 7th Feb 2013 05:57

hi Nikle your choice in approbationary solicitude has me all aglow. cheers THC (the active ingredient don't ya know)

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Fkx

Thu 7th Feb 2013 00:45

Haha, thanks for your kind words in response to my poem about being forgotten. Be sure to hit me up again when you've incorporated your response into a new poem! Cheers. Frederick

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 6th Feb 2013 16:43

Thanks for your comment about "Police Poetry Book". I do hope I'm not responsible for any injury sustained while chuckling, altho' I've been accused of worse things.
Evening all!

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Tom Harding

Sat 2nd Feb 2013 22:14

Hi Nick,
Belated thanks for the comments on Ghosts!

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John Coopey

Mon 28th Jan 2013 17:48

Glad you liked "Hotel Fawlty Towers", Nick.

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Noetic-fret!

Fri 25th Jan 2013 13:27

Nick, if you're going to leave positive feedback then leave it, not veiled patronizing comments! Any problems with my grammar then take it up with the teachers of Darnhill Primary School where the teachers didn't teach me, failing that the MOD of whom I worked for as a soldier. A soldier that now suffers from ailments of the mind from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Gulf War Illnesses that seen me grow old way before my time. Or you could always contact the UN too as I also worked for UNPROFOR during the war in Yugoslavia; just to add insult to an already 'old' mind. Ya dig? Old Man!

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John Coopey

Thu 24th Jan 2013 20:59

Hello Nick,
Glad you liked my Old Ladies.
It's a couple of years old (so are they now).

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shoeless

Mon 21st Jan 2013 19:29

thanks for reading December. Although the winter solstice is still a magical time for me . December does hold many sad memories for me. and this year they were compounded by the tradgedy of others.
Although grief may well pass, I cannot know, I would hope that the memories won't

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Tommy Carroll

Thu 17th Jan 2013 00:11

thanks Nick- nah put dahn tha pint an join't march! ;o)

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John Coopey

Wed 16th Jan 2013 23:55

Hello Nick,
Glad you liked my Penis Penis. Not quite worth the column inches it once did!

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