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Master Po Known by his followers here at ‘WOL’ by his pen name ‘Po’. An abbreviation of Poemagraphic. Po lives in the South East of England in North Norfolk. He has been writing poetry since the early eighties. Po has made a life study and practice of meditation, which he started after becoming only the fourth person in the UK to attain a black belt in the Korean martial art of Hap-Ki-Do. He is also a Forth Degree Reiki Master Practitioner. Po has also studied Parapsychology; The study of mental phenomena that cannot be explained by known psychological or scientific principles, e.g. psychic ability, mediumship, extrasensory perception, remote viewing, etc. In the past he wrote and published several articles on the paranormal, including 'Seeing and sensing the Aura' 'How to develop mediumship' 'The differences between ghosts and spirits' 'The truths of hauntings and possessions'. Having studied parapsychology for over forty years he went on to appear on BBC ‘Look East Live’ Halloween special, and having his own weekly radio phone in and talk show on ‘Future Radio FM’. Plus, being a regularly contributor in the ‘Paranormal Norfolk’ magazine. Po is mediumistic, seeing, hearing and sensing those who have left this world behind. He has conducted literally hundreds of private consultations and undertaken numerous ‘serious’ paranormal investigations throughout the South East of England. His experiences are a great source of inspiration for much of his poetry. Please feel free to contact Po either here at WOL, or email: His sample ‘Cocooned’ below was the winning poem at the annual Reepham music festival.


Cocooned Finding new complexity in hand writing 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, stood 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 had been born. Whilst standing in its shadow, an unseen presence drawing near That of a true and gallant hero, who many held so dear. What was his death for, it seemed so futile, and 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, and the reason today we cried. Po

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

Audio entries by poemagraphic

Costa Lot (17/01/2019)

Out of his reach (12/01/2019)

Cocooned (04/01/2019)


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Thu 14th Nov 2019 10:27

There are no such things as strangers
only friends you have not met yet.
what's stranger yet is
they can't get much stranger
than being a poet.

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Jon Stainsby

Wed 13th Nov 2019 14:16

Hi Po,

Thanks for the comments on my profile.

Great to see you again, and to read more of your wonderful words.

You are always such a great supporter of people's work.

I hope all is well with you.



Tue 12th Nov 2019 23:33

thanks for something. I can't remember what.
you said something nice. I think.
or was it someone else. I get confused.
They say, eat beets.
I misunderstood and thought they said
eat Sweets.
now i am overweight and have rotting teeth.
but Oh, am I a happy poet.

Glad you enjoyed "Dear Valued Customer".
not really a poem, more a parody.

Eat Sweets!

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Tue 12th Nov 2019 21:53

Slotting it In - thanks Po - so glad it resonated and that you were able to hit the tick box. 👍

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Sun 10th Nov 2019 09:03

Thank you Po for your insightful comments. You made my day. Thank you!!


Sun 10th Nov 2019 01:50

thanks for your comment on
"through 7 year old eyes"
my cousin's dad.

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Fri 8th Nov 2019 20:05

Thank you Tom for your comments.

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Fri 8th Nov 2019 20:02

For those of you who may have wondered where have I been, and what have been up to, since earlier in the year.

I have to say firstly. Thank you, to all of you that have given me a warm welcome back and your continued support and encouragement.

For the newer WOL’s and those who have just found me, thank you also, for hitting the ‘like’ and commenting on my poetry.

I succumbed to a virulent virus in April and was hospitalised and placed on a drip for four days.
I am still, partially unaware of much of what I did prior to my admission and the first few days in hospital. Surface to say I have never felt so ill in my entire life.

As some of you are aware, my work can be quite time consuming, and often quite stressful.
I find that writing poetry is tremendously therapeutic... psychically, mentally, emotionally, and perhaps above all for me, spiritually.
As indeed is, WOL and its wonderful contributors.

I decided to have a sabbatical, to recover from the virus and a nasty rotator cuff injury that I sustained in 2018.
So, we decided to unplug from the Web and switch off the mobiles awhile, and have some time out in our caravan and tent.

Roaming around Avalon, taking photographs, and visiting some ancient sites and castles. With a trip to the Eden Project thrown in for good measure, we had a great summer.

Now I am back in full swing and waiting for the muse.

Looking forwards to catching up on the past few months.

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Fri 8th Nov 2019 19:01

High M C
I had intended to post this ages ago.

I seem to have had a time slip all of my own.
Where has the time gone?


Thu 7th Nov 2019 20:21

thank you guy
thank you Guy
for reading "old as rock".
I must say, you look very good
for Your age as well.

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Thu 7th Nov 2019 11:21

Hi Po, well, I have to say I'm glad you're back with some very thoughtful work. Your poem reminded me of my own sentimental feeling about objects and people and the bonds which stretch across time.

Ultimately, the passing of time and the way our imagination and memories can jump us between different points in our lives and others' lives is a rich source of poetry and emotion. You've got me thinking now and I'll have to see if I can write anything on the topic. Thanks for sharing 😃 T.

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Sun 3rd Nov 2019 18:34

Wandering Thoughts - your kind comments appreciated - incidentally I see we share similar eastern philosophy views etc. Thanks a lot. P. 😉

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Jon Stainsby

Sun 3rd Nov 2019 17:12

Welcome back. Where have you been?


Tue 7th May 2019 11:20

On and on and on I go
my mind still fast but feet are slow
I find that even if life is so
I don't mind what I don't know.



Sun 10th Feb 2019 11:17

thanks for always stopping by
for taking the time...
appreciate your comments.

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Wed 6th Feb 2019 16:54

I always know best d

Sometimes I disagree just for the sake of it.


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Wed 6th Feb 2019 16:53

Oh! Indeed you do have Stephen.

keep writing.... and reading... and posting



Wed 6th Feb 2019 16:44

You can talk to yourself
but I've learned
to not expect an intelligent reply.


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Stephen Mellor

Tue 5th Feb 2019 20:35

Hi Po
Rhyme? is something of an auto-biographical account of my beginnings in writing some 12 years ago (very late starter), after the death of my first wife. It also highlights some of the snobbery that still survives in the literary world.
I truly appreciate your thoughts.
Pretty much the best I can offer anyone (after I've read a poem) is to press the 'Like' button. I never think that I have a platform from which to critique

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Fri 1st Feb 2019 00:47

New poem in demand n in wait.....come on bn too long...write n post it soon.

Big Sal

Wed 30th Jan 2019 20:47


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Wed 30th Jan 2019 20:37

Hi Jane

I love to go back over other poets stuff.

I find I spend more time reading others poems here than I do writing.
It is a great way to learn the way others put stuff together, and learn new ways to write rhyme and prose.

You may find that you like an individuals style or their topics.

Keep writing AND reading.


Jane Walnut

Mon 28th Jan 2019 12:02

Dear Po,

Loved the poem Cocoon simply loved it and play of words.
Truly enjoyed reading it and looking forward to reading all your wonderful poems in the near future.?

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Thu 24th Jan 2019 17:12

The 'Duchess'
the trouble and strife
the wife
she who must be obeyed.


Wed 23rd Jan 2019 23:21

who is the Duchess?

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Wed 23rd Jan 2019 21:15

MC Thank you so much for this old friend.

The late great Michael Bentine had a very interesting life

He was in RAF and had so many experiences of a similar ilk.

At breakfast he would see the guys who would not return that day... their faces turned in to skulls.

That is truly the stuff of nightmares. Sad but true.

Also.. Air vice marshal Sir Hugh (Lord) Dowding had some very interesting sessions with Sir Winston Churchill
and a medium called Victoria Helen McCrae Duncan.

She was the last person to be imprisoned under the British Witchcraft Act of 1735.

She was a very interesting person, Her life story is an amazing read.

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 21st Jan 2019 19:39

Hi Po (not meant to mean hypo! ?) - it's good to know
there is a nucleus of folk on WOL who can use welcome
levity to lift the spirits when it's needed. You are one.
By the way, in view of your interests in such things, have you looked up the online references to the late Air Vice Marshal Sir Victor Goddard, a man of action and believer
in spiritual things. He had a number of experiences that
supported his belief in matters beyond our comprehension
and wrote books which included his accounts. A famous
example is the death of a close friend when he was the
only witness and was later astounded to have a medium
tell him things only HE (Goddard) could have known of his friend's passing. He was also witness to a "slip in time" incident when flying over Scotland before WW2 and
seeing, through a break in a storm cloud, an air field
with 'planes that hadn't been invented and ground-crew
wearing apparel that hadn't been adopted at that time.
An extraordinary man who lived an extraordinary life.
Good luck!

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Sat 19th Jan 2019 17:28

With huge thanks to Vautaw for recording "Out of his reach"

I am looking to our next sojourn together.


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Sat 19th Jan 2019 17:25

Costa Lot has a background noise of a coffee shop.

I have converted my caravan in to a recording studio.

I have set up my keyboard and video camera with a separate mic to get cleaner sound recordings.

I have started to experiment with some new software which is quite a steep learning curve.

Both video and sound software and another version of PhotoShop.

Plus 'Crazy Talk' all of which I have great plans for this year Do.


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Sat 19th Jan 2019 14:12

Po I am eagerly looking forward to your poem out of reach - the audio version.

the new audio of yours is also good. if you could choose a silent background while recording, it will be good.

anyways a great effort.
btw where is your studio and what it is all about?

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