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zethembiso mkhize

Thu 6th Oct 2011 10:00

"her song is my sword

her heart, my shield" thats the way it should be! I like.



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kath hewitt

Thu 6th Oct 2011 09:53

hi, yeah, i'm good thanks. not writing but good, can't seem to find words i like lately.

good luck with the job hunt, i hope you fare better than i! It's a dire situation i have to say ha ha xx

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Andy N

Thu 6th Oct 2011 09:21

Hi Shirley;

Will take a bit more time to explain this to you than I really have time but I'll drop you a proper note probably next week-end when I have a bit more time and explain what I mean.

Hope you are good

Cheers x

Andy N xx

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Andy N

Thu 6th Oct 2011 09:20

Hi Kath;

Busy at the moment looking for a new job etc but good.. When I have a bit more time - probably next week-end and into the week after - I'll have time to sit down and do a review for you.

Hope you are okay

A x

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Andy N

Thu 6th Oct 2011 09:09

Hi Win;

thanks for your comments over The End of Summer I - III, m8. (Part IV is now up too, the big finale too - lol).

All four are a change I think a little bit in style and is something I itend developing further over the coming months.

Hope to see you soon.

Andy N

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Andy N

Thu 6th Oct 2011 09:06

Part 3 and Part 4 of the End of Summer are now up, Jennie.. Hope you are good and hope to see you soon at Stockport! x

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Andy N

Thu 6th Oct 2011 09:05

Part 4 is now also up, John.. Hope to see you next week @ Stockport.

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Andy N

Thu 6th Oct 2011 09:05

thanks to all who commented here on this piece also... Out of the four, it's probably my personal favourite but looking back at them now, i am dead pleased how they came out.. A

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Andy N

Thu 6th Oct 2011 09:04

Thanks Win and John for your comments here.. Been a change in style for me and I am really pleased you both and lots of others have enjoyed them.. A

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Andy N

Thu 6th Oct 2011 09:01

Hi Win;

I hope too we are spared the mustard gas.. I think I had Wilfred Owen in mind when I wrote that last line.. lol

Cheers

Andy N

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Andy N

Thu 6th Oct 2011 08:56

excellent, Marianne.. particularly enjoyed the last stanza and the line that is broke away from it at the moment - adds a lot of power.. top stuff xx

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Andy N

Thu 6th Oct 2011 08:54

i agree with dave here, Lynn... lot not said here, but i like it and the way it is structured etc.. x

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Andy N

Thu 6th Oct 2011 08:53

made me smile, Dave.. nice one m8

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Andy N

Thu 6th Oct 2011 08:52

thanks rachel and steve for your comments here.. sadly this series is now concluded but i do have another autumn-ish theme in mind x

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Andy N

Thu 6th Oct 2011 08:51

I avoided it this time, I must admit... Pity as I would have had great pleasure in telling it to p*ss off in verse of course - lol.

thanks for the comments on End of Summer IV too... Sadly that is the end of that series but I have another series in mind which I may start blogging soon x

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Andy N

Thu 6th Oct 2011 08:44

Be aware folks that Guitar and Verse is now based at the Crescent in Salford until the end of the year with the closure of Butterflies / Gigs bar.

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Nima Stone

Wed 5th Oct 2011 21:51

Great achievements Winston.

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Rachel Bond

Wed 5th Oct 2011 21:34

i got somthing from blessing...ill ignore it x

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Rachel Bond

Wed 5th Oct 2011 21:32

i like

'that nothing will rise above
the tip of the horizon.

nothing

and the kiss...

a neccessary sacrifice.

brooding and with a sense of impending danger. great

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Francine

Wed 5th Oct 2011 19:55

Hello Stranger!

It's nice to re-read some of your older poems - Winston is correct that it completes the profile. I remember these poems too! 'Beautiful Minds' has to be one of my favourite - among so many!

p.s. Tu me fais rire avec ta BIO !

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Dave Carr

Wed 5th Oct 2011 19:33

Ha!
Thanks for comments.
I raise my helmet in salutation.

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Isobel

Wed 5th Oct 2011 19:02

I haven't had any spam. I find that I can no longer send messages on the site though. It says there is an error - error 19 if I remember correctly, which isn't a given...

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Isobel

Wed 5th Oct 2011 19:01

Clever play on words and poignant. I think brevity works well in poems of this nature. x

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Isobel

Wed 5th Oct 2011 18:59

Well I suppose I should be offended on behalf of all non knicker wearing females with a cleavage... but I will suspend my offensive and congratulate you on a very witty pastiche! x

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Banksy

Wed 5th Oct 2011 18:46

HaHa - here's to you and your Helmet !

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Banksy

Wed 5th Oct 2011 18:39

HaHa - I usually do "come" indoors Kealan, apart from once on a beach, once on the top deck of a bus...erm... once in a bus shelter, a few times out walking - the oddest was probably once in the snug bar of an open pub = bit risky that one :)
Oh, and once in the visiting room of the psychiatric unit in Carlisle hospital (no - I'm not kidding, called The Glades, or something) :D (doggy style)

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Banksy

Wed 5th Oct 2011 18:37

HaHa - I usually do "come" indoors Kealan, apart from once on a beach, once on the top deck of a bus...erm... once in a bus shelter, a few times out walking - the oddest was probably once in the snug bar of an open pub = bit risky that one :)
Oh, and once in the visiting room of the psychiatric unit in Carlisle hospital (no - I'm not kidding, called The Glades, or something) :D

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Jeff Dawson

Wed 5th Oct 2011 18:24

Nice one Chris, very respectful and poignant, Jeff

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Isobel

Wed 5th Oct 2011 18:20

Awww thanks for your comments folks - glad to hear your son liked it Stella. I like to write some light hearted stuff that can connect with a non poet audience also.

The poem was written 6 months ago,inspired by daughter coming home from school after a sex education lesson at school. It shocked me to hear that Wigan was one of the worst places in Europe for the complaint...

My favourite part is the pop at China for its human rights abuse. Beneath the humour there is actually a lot of anger, which I do feel when I perform it.Peace to all ;-) x

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Steve Regan

Wed 5th Oct 2011 18:19

Isobel, you durty, durty gurl!

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Dave Carr

Wed 5th Oct 2011 18:02

A sad reflection. I'm sure a lot of people can relate to this. The secrets are intriguing. Dave

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Dave Carr

Wed 5th Oct 2011 17:53

I'm not offended. All t'best from Dave
But EBB poor lass will be turnin' in t' grave.

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Emlyn

Wed 5th Oct 2011 17:37

You are the image of her. Then there's the dance, sing and enter twine test. Which I am qualified to
carry out....luckily...

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stella jones

Wed 5th Oct 2011 17:33


would like to know what makes one..could bottle it.. :)

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stella jones

Wed 5th Oct 2011 17:32


You have some good lines here..sometimes I have difficulty in following your turn of thought lol that is my problem though..liked the use of your pics too!

:)

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stella jones

Wed 5th Oct 2011 17:24


Oh such a sad one...but hit a chord with me :)

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stella jones

Wed 5th Oct 2011 17:20


Works really well Chris..like the word links you use and it must have taken ages to do the last bit for I know when I did mine (brown crickets) it took forever lol..

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stella jones

Wed 5th Oct 2011 17:18



Ha! such sweet thoughts held within Julian :)

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stella jones

Wed 5th Oct 2011 15:56


Oh I def want to see this performed live Isobel... :D just played it to my youngest lad who thought is was brill .. (although he said it was slightly rude) he is 21!

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stella jones

Wed 5th Oct 2011 15:45



Heh, heh...dunno if I am laughing at your write or Isobels comment!..

Made me smile thanks :)

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Chris Co

Wed 5th Oct 2011 15:29

Risque, but very well written. Oddly for me the funniest parts are the lateral references to the motorways, which I found unexpected and hilarious.

I am very defiantly against defending cities against humour!

Liverpool is a great place, but it has its problems like anywhere else. I could go on all day about the great things (so many of them).

But one of the bad things is, that as a city that has taken a lot of real hard knocks; its people sometimes get into a siege mentality, and feel a need to defend the city. Become defenders of the city.

Truth is the city does not need defending; least not from light-hearted banter.

I was once hammered by someone on this very site who said don't critisise my city; simply because I wrote a light-hearted article. That person got banned for making abusive comments which was a pity. Critically they did not ask/understanding that Liverpool was my city too, and I was merely pointing out the good and the bad (the true picture via satire).

I also saw one person pulled off a poetry stage/night very abruptly in Liverpool. I know the reason that happened was because they supposedly offended the compare's sensibilities concerning Liverpool girls as mentioned in a poem Welsh poem. It was a terrible thing to see- not acceptable.

Free speech is key to poetry, without it, it is severely limited. Besides Wigan, Liverpool, London, Bognor Regis, etc, they'll all still be standing afterward as will the people- just fine banter or no banter.

My Best

Chris

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Lynn Dye

Wed 5th Oct 2011 14:24

Gert didn't know when she was well off!!
Enjoyed this, John, and I even heard of fizzog in the south... x

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Cate Greenlees

Wed 5th Oct 2011 14:20

Ive seen this performed several times Isobel and it never fails to make me laugh! Its not only funny but very very clever in its composition and rhyming patterns.
I have many Liverpool and Skemersdale friends and without exception their wicked sense of humour and warmth of character enable them to be able to take a poke at themselves {so to speak} without taking the knock!!
Good job you put it up now cos with Gadaffis head being somewhat out of the picture your gonna have to change that line!!
Cate xx

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winston plowes

Wed 5th Oct 2011 14:09

Hi Cate, Thankyou for adding such a nice comment to my poem 'Autism' You are right of course. but what about a kiss from a child who has very mild (Possibly undiagnosed) Autism or from an Autistic adult or if that kiss is desired or not by someone. Only saying this to illustrate that this is such a big topic and more widespread than most think.

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Cate Greenlees

Wed 5th Oct 2011 14:05

Te he he.... I think Gert got what Gert deserved!! Greatly enjoyed reading this John. And Ive heard of fizzog so it must be a Northern term rather than a Yorkshire one.
Cant have them over there claiming all the good slang!!
Cate xx

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Winston (Admin)

Wed 5th Oct 2011 14:04

Hi Isobel, Thx for adding those samples. Win x

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winston plowes

Wed 5th Oct 2011 13:34

Ah yes, although cycling helmet hair is vedry different to motobike helmet hair! lol, Room for everything on these pages including this little chortle.

Incidentally just been looking at KRAX magazine. You might want to submit some of yours to this?

Win

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winston plowes

Wed 5th Oct 2011 13:23

Hi Ann,

transported to the Cornish coast for a while there!

'romantically cavorted
on the darkling tide.'

nice
Lovely poem

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winston plowes

Wed 5th Oct 2011 13:16

Hi Lynn, Thx for your kind comments on 'Autism' glad you liked it. There is a fuller explanation of its different parts on the blog page. Win

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winston plowes

Wed 5th Oct 2011 13:14

Hi Graham, Thx for comments on 'Autism' there is a fuller explanation on the blog page in comments on the last line. Best wishes. Win

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