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Stephen Gospage

Updated: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 03:37 pm

sgospage@gmail.com

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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.

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

Blog entries by Stephen Gospage

Honours System (10/09/2020)

Big Lad (05/09/2020)

Dreams (03/09/2020)

Questions (24/08/2020)

Poets (17/08/2020)

Bruckner (11/08/2020)

Agony Street (09/08/2020)

Tragedies (06/08/2020)

Binoculars (28/07/2020)

Hyphen (15/07/2020)

Read more entries by Stephen Gospage…

Blog link: https://www.writeoutloud.net/blogs/stephengospage

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 12th Sep 2020 17:47

It was my pleasure, Robert. I really enjoyed it.
Steve

Robert Haigh

Fri 11th Sep 2020 20:57

Thank you, Stephen, for reading and liking my poem, "The Man Inside My Head." Much appreciated.

d.knape

Wed 12th Aug 2020 23:34

or when you can't find the right Remote.
then the accusations start.
you had it last!
hahaha

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 9th Aug 2020 16:53

Who knows? He may become Matt Hancock next time. OK, maybe not.
All the best
Steve

d.knape

Sat 8th Aug 2020 13:01


Paul Sayer is even in here.
He is everywhere.
I think he may be an anarchist
trying to infiltrate each site for devious purposes.
He even changed his name to disguise his real identity.
I think he may be a double agent poet.

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 28th Jul 2020 18:12

My pleasure. I remember we got one in a plastic bag of water from a fair at Blackheath. I don't know how my Dad kept it alive on the Green Line Bus.

d.knape

Tue 28th Jul 2020 03:09

thanks for your comment on "Goldfish".
hasn't every kid had one?
and then one that died?

d.knape

Thu 9th Jul 2020 03:54

Thanks for reading
"Retrieving the Morning Paper".
It was a fun poem for me to write.
I hope you had fun reading it.

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 5th Jul 2020 14:11

Not at all, Abdul, although I think your poem is much more profound than my comment (which is just how it should be, of course).

Best wishes

Steve

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Abdul Ahmad

Sat 4th Jul 2020 16:56

Hello Stephen

Your recent comments on my poem "Well planned return" inspired me to wtite "Monkeys filled the vacuum".

I hope you don't mind me including ideas from your comments.

Abdul

Nicola Beckett

Sat 27th Jun 2020 18:50

Thanks for liking my poetry x

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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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Paul Sayer

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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Paul Sayer

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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