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Stephen Gospage

Updated: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 03:37 pm

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Biography

Stephen Gospage Stephen Gospage, an enthusiastic writer of poetry and short stories, was born in London in 1953, has spent most of his working life in Brussels and is proud to call himself a citizen of Europe. His 2019 poetry collection “Bedside Days” is published by Lulu and is available on Amazon. Several of his poems have been published in the 'New European' newspaper.

The pavements of Europe

In years like nineteen eighty-five, The pavements, through their long, nocturnal sleep, Were viewed at all times with distrust. Dawn: soles of freezing workers clatter past, To jump aboard the belching queues Of buses, lined up ten or twenty deep. A brave new world stirred, some years on, Stuffed with gold teeth and overpriced flash cars. Once more the pavements stole the show. They sprouted worlds with tall chairs stacked outside, Within which, furred and fast-tracked, lounged A rising class with merchandise in tow. In certain disinfected spots Sidewalks could play host to gala dinners. But much foul footfall had passed here, Which gave the rich too many tales to tell. For all the loudly touted boom, The poor had just their roadside wares to sell. Somewhere on the edge of Europe, On warm nights, pavements, bloated with excess, Drew veils to cover up their faults. First light brought women, trading in stale loaves (From gaudy kitchen towels unpacked); Soon heading home, their fondest dreams intact.

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Stephen Gospage

Thu 28th May 2020 17:24

Hi Po

Thanks for the encouragement and for your like on Wounded Animal.

Steve

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poemagraphic

Mon 25th May 2020 22:01

Hi Stephan

Great to see you settling in.
Thanks for dropping in and liking my 'Clouded Judgement'

Stay well and keep writing
Po

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Philipos

Tue 28th Apr 2020 18:21

Toasting the Fallacy - thank you for commenting Stephan - and good luck on your journey with WOL. P. 👍

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Nigel Astell

Wed 22nd Apr 2020 02:16

Thanks for your like on Pushing Boundaries Stephen.

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Don Matthews

Wed 15th Apr 2020 23:46

Glad you stopped to read Scroll Stephen and got deep meaning from it.

😛

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Philipos

Tue 14th Apr 2020 08:42

Thanks for Like on 'Streaks' Stephen. Appreciated. P. 👍

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Nigel Astell

Mon 13th Apr 2020 14:52

Thanks for your like on Easter Boxed In

N

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 10th Apr 2020 17:11

Many thanks, Po. Sorry I was a bit slow to react. Looking forward to reading everybody's stuff.

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poemagraphic

Mon 30th Mar 2020 20:44

Hi Stephan and welcome to WOL.

This is an exciting time to be a poet, it is great to see new members join. I am looking forward to reading more from you.

Po

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