I have lived as a hermit in a cave near Preston in the UK for many years. Here I type my ludicrous poems onto my ancient elastic band computer. When I finally exploded onto the poetry scene my trousers flew off, several women fainted and I was promptly arrested by a purple (with rage) policeman. I wasn’t put off by this and now wear a cardboard medieval suit of armour at poetry readings. I am known mostly for writing comic verse but I have written poetry on all topics including: animals, nature, love, peace, fantasy, horror, life the universe and silliness. I am a singer and musician and play the guitar, mandolin, bodhran, harmonica and the spoons. I have turned some of my comic poems into songs and raps. I have had my poems and stories published in the following magazines: Laughout, Chillout, Lookout, Curlew, Garbaj, Quantum Leap, Krax, Earth Love, Cauldron, Splizz, First Time, Awen,, Presence, Peace and Freedom and Poetic Hours. Unfortunately I suffer from an illness called M.E (C.F.S). When I’m going through a bad patch I am very limited in what I can do physically and mentally. That’s why my poetry is so important to me, as it gives me the freedom to express myself through my imagination. I have now self published a collection of poetry called ‘The Love Bus’ and made a cd of 9 songs. The profits from the book will go to ‘Action for M.E’. Feel free to send me an e mail is you want to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
THE GENIE I am the genie of the lamp And I’ve got some awful cramp Scrunched up in this tiny space Where no one else can see my face I’ve been here for a thousand years Just wishing I could have a beer So now that you have set me free Can I go and have a pee? But no you want me to do your bidding Get stuffed mate you must be kidding Telling me you want three wishes Who made you so damn officious I’ve always longed to misbehave So now I’m off to the nearest rave
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KINDRED SPIRIT (08/08/2010)
My M E Brick (18/06/2010)
A Portrait of Love (01/02/2009)
To Baldly Go (24/01/2009)
Creativity Rap (11/01/2009)
Portly Portrates (10/01/2009)
Preston FM DJ (06/01/2009)
Sci Fi Christmas (23/12/2008)
I want a woman (02/11/2008)
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