Victory at Christmas - (December 2012 Collage Poem)

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Shimmering words slide across sea-shells;

Franglais babies reach out to the world -

Poetry translates from pole to pole,

Beautiful in any language.


Nigel’s naked naughtiness

And still we ask “Why?”

Down the generations, -

Fatherless shaped spaces.


Today has been a really good day

Crushed into a cattle-truck;


While ghosts await visitors,

Evil masters come out at night to play.



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Maggie Waker

Sat 29th Dec 2012 19:18

Thank you for your good wishes after my recent accident. After spending a lot of time in hospital over the last few weeks, my thoughts turned to this poem by Charles Causley "Ten Types of Hospital Visitor" enjoy!

I'll be back soon I hope. All good wishes for a Happy New Year.

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John F Keane

Thu 20th Dec 2012 15:05

Surprised you still have some teeth left, Nigel!

The sweets were indeed sweet (ouch!)

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Nigel Astell

Tue 11th Dec 2012 17:00

Yes what a great night and an excellent collage poem love the ear phones on the image John
and may I wish everyone a happy Christmas too.

P.S thanks for the sweeties Dorinda they went down well

P.P.S yes I did ask if anyone else wanted one as I sucked on two

All the best for 2013

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dorinda macdowell

Tue 11th Dec 2012 11:34

What a great meeting we had last night! - I think this must be one of the very best collage poems we've done.

And now... the following really is sincerely meant:

"I have to say, for it is true:
I thank God for each one of you"

Have a lovely, lovely Christmas and a happy new year........and here's to the next twelve months - and more - of Stockport Write Out Loud!

Love from Dorinda

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