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Paul Sayer

Updated: 9 days ago

poemagraphic@poetic.com

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Biography

Paul Sayer. Known here at WOL by his pen name ‘Po’. Paul lives in Gt Britain in North Norfolk. He has been writing poetry since the early eighties. Paul has made a life study and practice of meditation, which he began after becoming only the fourth person in the UK to attain a Black Belt in the ancient Korean martial art of Hap-Ki-Do. He is also a Forth Degree Reiki Master Practitioner. Paul has studied the esoteric, parapsychology and the occult for most of his adult life. He appeared on The BBC Look East Live Halloween Special and had a weekly radio phone-in and talk show on ‘Future FM Radio’. He along with his wife Pat were regular contributors to the ‘Paranormal Norfolk’ magazine. Paul has conducted hundreds of private consultations and undertaken countless ‘serious’ paranormal investigations, and his experiences have been a great source of inspiration for much of his literature and poetry. Some of his poetry is realistic fiction, much of his poetry is based on real events that he has experienced. Most of Paul's working life has been of an extremely confidential nature. Hence his term 'realistic fiction'. He writes about real events in a way not betraying any secrets, trust or confidentiality. Latterly his literature has taken on a style of epistolary flavour. However, the reader never sees any of the texts or emails or the letters that inspired the poem or prose due to there sensitive nature. Reading his poetry here at WOL he says is best described as some of his 'Confessional writing.' It is often, he confesses, in his own words "Didacticisum" His sample ‘Cocooned’ below was the winning poem in the annual Reepham music festival.

Samples

Cocooned Finding new complexity in handwriting dexterity Searching for lost artistry in the guise of poetry At times the images so surreal, in my mind a cotton reel Unravels till a tangled thread weaves a web around my bed Then ‘Itsy Bitsy’ comes to call. Arachnophobia cause me to fall Awaking with a nasty bump, in my throat a ticking lump. As I yawn, a black widow falls and bites my naked toe. Then scampers off somewhere to hide… No antidote to be applied What will now become of me, and my newly found complexity? At the proverbial ‘curling up of toes’, ‘Itsy Bitsy’ runs up my nose and proceeds to weave a silver thread, that leads me back into my bed A cobweb covered woven duvet, now shrouds a corpse where once I lay. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11/11/19 11:00 Memorial The little white wooden church. The small white wooden church had not an empty seat. With an overflowing congregation, so many on their feet. Spilling out of the door, to pay their last respects. Far more than I had thought, and more than most expect. The service was quite poignant, a fitting tribute that’s for sure A lost and fallen comrade, this memorial was for. We bowed our heads in prayer, and silently we stood United in our grief, as a band of brothers surely would. After the service, I marched across the empty parade square Back towards MT, by a familiar sight, standing upright, there. A stark remnant of the Berlin Wall, perched like a sentry... Alone, standing tall. A small section that was removed, torn down, smashed in a fall. Ending endless suffering, tyranny, and scorn. Globally it seemed then, a time of peace was finally born. Whilst standing in its shadow, I sense an unseen presence drawing near That of a true and gallant hero, who many hold so dear. What was his death for, it seemed so futile, totally in vain Lost in a war, that truly was insane. Based on 'Blair’s dodgy dossier', fictitious, full of lies. The cause of many thousand deaths, the reason today I cried. Po https://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=96796 May 2020 The Mad Hatter's Tea Party I wonder if the Reaper likes a cup of tea He could join us at my tea party I’ll invite him along to see He could sample my tasty layer cake and my posh conserves maybe he’ll be nice to me And I'd give him his just deserts If I need a knife to cut my delicious carrot cake perhaps he’ll lend me his razor-sharp scythe I hope for heaven's sake as I wield a downward blow it slices off his head I'd make a tasty effigy of 'The Reaper' in gingerbread That would be quite funny Que the Queen's well-worn catchphrase... "Off with his head!" As we watched it rolling down the hill and headless, dead he lays. But who would then collect the souls at their end of days? Gosh! What a quandary that would surely be Who do you think might know... What was that? Vicar dear, Oh! Would you like more tea? Po

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Audio entries by Paul Sayer

IED PTSD (29/08/2020)

The Endless Brawl (28/08/2020)

The descent into Hades’ and beyond! (27/12/2019)

Santa's Pride (20/12/2019)

A party fit for a Prince (06/12/2019)

Costa Lot (17/01/2019)

Out of his reach (12/01/2019)

Cocooned (04/01/2019)

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Tuesday 15 September 2020

Norwich »

from 8 p.m. at 40 Elm Hill, Norwich, NR3 1HG, GB

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Comments

d.knape

Mon 14th Sep 2020 08:21

lucky to be breathing at all.
😃

d.knape

Mon 14th Sep 2020 08:20

you mentioned it-
the cuddles.
😃

d.knape

Sat 12th Sep 2020 10:49

back but only 1/2
however feeling stronger
and there is hope.
Thx.

Robert Haigh

Fri 11th Sep 2020 20:52

Thank you, Paul, for the WOL welcome, and thank you for reading and liking my poem, "The Man Inside My Head." Much appreciated.

d.knape

Tue 8th Sep 2020 23:27

thanks Paul.
Surgery tomorrow.
don't know when I'll be back.
got my fingers crossed.

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Flavia Gordon

Sat 5th Sep 2020 17:19

Thank you so much Paul for your warm, wonderful welcome and liking my sample.

I look forward to reading more of your poems.

I am inspired by the motivation, critique and sense of camaraderie of the community!

d.knape

Sat 29th Aug 2020 08:44

my God!
I'm not dead yet.
Hold on, I still have a few more poems to write.
hahaha
😊

d.knape

Wed 26th Aug 2020 23:00

Thanks for reading and commenting on
The Vast Unknown
i am undergoing some medical procedures
which means my activity may be curtailed somewhat
will write when i can
will write if i can
it's only write

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 24th Aug 2020 15:35

Hi Paul - I saw the comment about "WOL guidelines" on the blog
about "Mental health - myth or reaity", it left me confused about its
point! I now note its disappearance and your own recent comment
- and my confusion lingers. Both of our contributions seem valid on
this subject - hardly specific when considering the how and why of
this wide-ranging illness. If we accept that creative writing has its
place on WOL, the comment about guidelines seemed a bit wayward
in this instance.
MC

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Collin Pulmano

Mon 24th Aug 2020 05:10

Thanks!

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Paul Sayer

Sat 22nd Aug 2020 17:26

Hellooo Wandering Biku, I am always on the lookout for misfits and the weird ones who appeal to my strange sense of humour, I love poets who don't take themselves or others too seriously.

But can take the issues we face with a more profound deeper viewpoint than the highbrow moral high ground standpoint some often offer. It takes all sorts.

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Paul Sayer

Sat 22nd Aug 2020 17:19

Hi Alem, thank you for your comment. I am pleased you enjoy them.

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Paul Sayer

Sat 22nd Aug 2020 17:18

d. I have heard of social justice, I've just not seen it very often, a bit like rocking horse shit. 👌

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Wandering Biku

Fri 21st Aug 2020 22:36

Well thank you for your kind welcome and your insightful comments.😃

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Alem Hailu G/Kristos

Mon 17th Aug 2020 19:45

Nice to know you! I love reading your poems.

d.knape

Mon 17th Aug 2020 00:51

Ewe need to update your photo then.
post the New Bearded Paul
not to be confused with the
Bearded Lizard.
😃

d.knape

Sun 16th Aug 2020 02:05

Have you not heard the term "Social Justice"?
are you serious
or just joking?

d.knape

Sat 15th Aug 2020 18:01

thank you mystery man
Paul or PO?
which is it?

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Mark O

Thu 13th Aug 2020 23:17

Thanks Paul for your comment on "Waiting For October"

Poetry frees me

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Greg Freeman

Sun 9th Aug 2020 23:13

As to Brian Bilston, Paul ... there's a whole world of poetry out there, beyond Write Out Loud!

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Alaia vibes

Sun 9th Aug 2020 16:27

Thank you for your words in your comment, it is greatly appreciated and motivating.

d.knape

Sat 8th Aug 2020 21:02

did Poemagraphic die?

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Paul Sayer

Wed 5th Aug 2020 07:55

Kevin thank you so much for your support and your tactful ways in keeping me on track.

You have been a great sounding board and I am certain you will still play a huge roll in the project.

Your soundbites echo around in my empty head lol.

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Paul Sayer

Wed 5th Aug 2020 07:51

..."My God...put the mask back on!!!!"

Says the man who looks like a ronin samurai.

I have never told you this Brian, I hate your avatar face it scares the shit out of me.

Why would anybody use an avatar image that was not th...

err. never mind.

Paul

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Paul Sayer

Wed 5th Aug 2020 07:45

d. d. it's great that now you can see
I am po and well, po still is me.

I am also Paul
and I have lots of other names
most I can not write here
which really is a shame

But I never placed them kegs
under the seats of power.
"Cometh the hour cometh the man"
Demasked now it is I am.

Oh! and by the way
Like the bard, I've just grown a beard.
not a silly pretend one
I got a look that's really feared

Oh! yes and a black wide-brimmed hat
So you could say I've gone full circle
But that's enough of that.

Po wit. (which I did pinch from you, I told you I would)

That will still be uppermost, in most of what I write
But I'll never make a poet try as I might.

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Thank you for always lifting me up with your constant ramblings here on my blog.

Always keep on keeping on dear friend.
Paul.

d.knape

Tue 4th Aug 2020 23:41

So Paul the Poet
we must ask you why
you are the only poet
to wear white shirt and tie,
you stand apart from others
one cannot deny
how dare a poet wear
a shirt & tie!
😀

d.knape

Tue 4th Aug 2020 12:24

If Paul is Poemagraphic
it does not seem to fit,
Paul appears too worldly
Po appeals to wit,
and so the question lingers
which of the two is it?
are both the same damn person
if so, one of them should quit!
😁

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kJ Walker

Mon 3rd Aug 2020 17:24

Hi Paul. Nice to meet the man behind the mask. It seems a little ironic that you have taken the mask off now (when everyone else is putting masks on)
Good luck with your project
Cheers Kevin

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deanfraserofficial@yahoo.com

Mon 3rd Aug 2020 08:30

Hi, Po 😃

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Brian Maryon

Mon 3rd Aug 2020 07:03

My God...put the mask back on!!!!

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