Malcolm Saunders

Thu 29th Nov 2007 16:34

Hi Clarissa

No. This is about Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister who took over from Tony Blair.

At the moment he is stumbling from crisis to crisis. His political party (The Labour Party) recieved about $1.3m from a supporter who gave the money in the names of other people. That is illegal under our system.

Recently a government department lost the personal and bank information of 25m people on 2 computer discs they put in the post without encription or security (two slipped discs).

'The Rock is Northern Rock, a bank which got into terrible financial problems from the sub prime crisis and the Government has lent it about $50billion and more to come, without much idea of how it will get the money back.

Watt was the General Secretary of the Labour Party who was forced to resign over the donations scandal.


Mendelsohn is the chief fund raiser for the Labour Party.

The reason the poem is called Annie Versary is a silly little joke. It was written on the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Blake the poet who wrote 'Tyger, tyger burning bright'. Blake was a radical and the 'tygers' in that poem were people who represented a threat to government of the time because they wanted a revolution like the one in France. I was parodying his poetic form to imply (quite falsely I'm afraid) that Gordon Brown should fear the public too.

By the way, Mervyn King is now the Governor of the Bank of England. Gordon Richardson retired some time ago.

Thanks for the enquiry and taking such an interest.

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clarissa mckone

Thu 29th Nov 2007 14:36

Malcom,is this about sir gordon richardson the goveronor of the bank of england?

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clarissa mckone

Thu 29th Nov 2007 02:49

Daniel, these poems of yours are very nice, love the poetry bomb esp!

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Andy Sewina aka Danny Wise

Wed 28th Nov 2007 11:10

Come on then!
Who's going to be my one thousandth visitor?
If it's YOU!
Please leave a comment!
Thanks for visiting and don't forget to check my pub-poetry page SweetTalkingGuy.. at:www.sewina.blogspot.com

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clarissa mckone

Wed 28th Nov 2007 01:30

Malcom, Ill never forget that picture, I would love to see it again, just so it sticks in my mind for life. I felt sorry for them, still do to a point. great poem!

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Pete Crompton

Tue 27th Nov 2007 23:59

John, I only just got back from holoday. Limited internet access sorry matey! ok, can you bounce an email? cheers

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John Turner

Tue 27th Nov 2007 11:25

Peter. Your enthusiasm on the night was obviously alcohol inspired. I'm yet to receive an email from you.

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Gordon Zola

Tue 27th Nov 2007 09:19

Mama Mia, Your chello, brings music to my ears and other parts of the anatomy. Welcome to Write out Loud matey. Gordon Z

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Malcolm Saunders

Mon 26th Nov 2007 12:06

Thanks very much Clarissa. It is a controversial poem and people react to it in many different ways. I am glad that you enjoyed it.

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Malcolm Saunders

Mon 26th Nov 2007 12:05

I don't disagree with anything you say Clarissa. The public must be protected from violent criminals. I would not necessarily believe Williams in his claims of innocence of the murders or his conversion to the promotion of peace, but I am sure that killing him will not have helped anything.

I also think that the decision to execute was a cynical piece of politicking.

I don't claim to have solutions to these appalling situations. I just comment.

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clarissa mckone

Mon 26th Nov 2007 05:04

LOL thats great! Dont we all wish that we could pick our body parts out? great poem thanks

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clarissa mckone

Mon 26th Nov 2007 04:46

Melissa, This is wonderful, and yes they do walk with us and at times we can feel them, its freaky! In dreams they do talk to us, I love the poem and the pic is wonderful. I have a small video a friend sent me of orbs, its awsome! Loved this poem really hit home with me. thanks

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clarissa mckone

Mon 26th Nov 2007 04:11

your poem is very nice, I enjoyed reading it.

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clarissa mckone

Mon 26th Nov 2007 03:36

amazing great poems, enjoyed reading them

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clarissa mckone

Mon 26th Nov 2007 03:28

this is very good, it was as if I was there finding this dead person...ekkkkk...wow..is it a true story?

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clarissa mckone

Mon 26th Nov 2007 03:23

very good and very funny!

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clarissa mckone

Mon 26th Nov 2007 02:54

I enjoyed so much reading your poems, It was as if being there and seeing it all, hearing it all and understanding so well the feelings involved. your poetry is wonderful thanks

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clarissa mckone

Mon 26th Nov 2007 02:33

wow, very nice poems, thanks for posting them for us all to read.

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clarissa mckone

Mon 26th Nov 2007 02:27

HI Lenford,
Your poems are very nice. I can tell from your poems that you really lost a special person. Im sorry for that, and hope that time helps. I know for me that reading and writting poems has helped me. take care

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clarissa mckone

Sun 25th Nov 2007 21:03

Bravo on the poem Original Sin, its wonderful in every way and simply put...perfect! I enjoyed reading it very much.

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clarissa mckone

Sun 25th Nov 2007 18:12

great poem,I am against the death sentance, however these street thugs need to be stopped. Dont most of them "find god" after the fact. I feel mainly to save their hides.The history of gangs is very interesting. The crips and the bloods were some of the most violent american gangs of our time.I was once a wittnes to a mini riot between the Latin Kings ( the leader lived next door to me) and other gangs. These people had no respect for others or themselves, they ran drugs, prostitution,beat up and raped girls, smoked crack in broad daylight,exposed themselves etc...cops had no way of controling them, most of the time gangs have better guns then the cops.I once worked the night shift @ a 7-11, I have been robbed by gang members, I can assure you that the true scum come out at night to reign terror on inocent people. I quit that job as I never felt safe again and felt as if I needed to lock myself in the cooler, its a joke to say that you can call the cops here and feel safe. By the time you dial you are in a pool of blood on the ground.I lived in the "hood" as that was all I could afford at the time, I made my mind up to make friends with the rival gangs as I could not fight them, so for a time I was called (MOM) by the bloods and crips of my area.I think some can be saved from a life of crime. I feed them, let them stay with me when it was obviouse that their parents had no love or care for them. I engaged them in conversations and made them think, showed them that their were other ways to live. I saved 2 kids that I know of , took them off the streets and showed them love and that adults did care about them. some are beyond help tookie was one of them.The justice system is no good here, and the prisons are like a motel 6.Thi system needs reform, but as long as our government is in the business of making money from crime it will not. As long as the media continues to glorify crimes, it will not change.As long as the guilty can write books and make movies that glorify their wild wicked lives it will not change. As long as it takes 2 parents working at times 2 full times jobs, thus not being able to spend time with their children, this type of thug mentality will continue as the kids of these are looking at first for family, a place to belong. Its true that a power group of rich are behind most of this, caos and terror, begets bigger government, more laws, less rights, and nets the big boys more power /control/money. great job on the poem!

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Clare Kirwan

Sun 25th Nov 2007 17:37

Hi Morag
I love the poems you've posted here. I thought i had your MySpace but can't find you - do get in touch... may have Wirral opportunities for you in 2008!!
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clarissa mckone

Sun 25th Nov 2007 00:01

as in the case of WW2 it did create peace, it was a declaired war, it was needed and constitutional..in other words not an act of agression/tresson/terrorist invasion.Why we have war? many reasons,the makers of bombs and guns need cash flow, cant keep people working and stock pile the stuff up to heaven, can we?So you would need to look closely at who benifites from war. Its not the people fighting the war, its not their parents,or the people next door.Its the investors, the board of directors, the high rolling machines on both side of any conflict that CASH in! You cant force others into having a government that they are against from the very core of their being, that being religion. unfortunate as it is religion has so many times been the problem and not the solution. History is ripe with bullys of faith killing in the name of peace and their god.I say let God deal with it, he/she can fight it alone. as a god it would win. no need of our help in this matter.If the invasion is for say oil, even thought we are not and have not recieved any and our prices continue to climb, and we have been acused of warring for oil. Then why is the war costing us so much cash? By God our great grandchildren will still be paying for this invasion. Did you know we as Americans just paid off the spanish american war? TRUE was a tax in out phone bills till a few months ago. I do believe that war may indeed be with us forever, however if we cant afford it, we need to have the guts to get out of it. I read last week that the troups are going to run out of food, no bill has been passed to keep the war going. I read that the act of going a wall is up 80%, our boys know whats going on and its time to put an end to this act of terror on forgien soil. Bravo on the poem ...you got me going!

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Melissa R. Mendelson

Sat 24th Nov 2007 23:33

Thank you, Julian. :)

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clarissa mckone

Sat 24th Nov 2007 03:43

well I want a Celstial teapot, full of fables and romance, trips to the moon with singing baboons.I can do without the lies and biteing flies and the greed,the money lust in mens eyes. ah all the illusionist right before my eyes. great poem, full of feeling

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clarissa mckone

Sat 24th Nov 2007 03:35

HI Melissa,
Its a very nice poem, wisdom mixed with real life living courage...

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clarissa mckone

Sat 24th Nov 2007 03:32

YOU TELL THEM!! I dont understand why we even trade with such pigs...If I was the boss we sure would not. great poem!!

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Daniel Hooks

Fri 23rd Nov 2007 13:42

Thanks to paul for your comment I Hope I can catch it when it does come back.
And Clarissa I also like pen and paper better than sound recorders the poems that wake you up in the middle of the night are so loud they beg to be writtten!

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Julian (Admin)

Fri 23rd Nov 2007 00:38

Hey Melissa
I love this poem, particularly the first 8 lines and from with each Tear... to ... nothing. I think it oculd even stop at that point and have said it all.

Excellent sentiments, well expressed, in my humble opinion.

Thank you
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clarissa mckone

Thu 22nd Nov 2007 19:54

hi daniel,
I have had those to, makes you crazy, they can be some of the best. I went out and got a mini tape recorder, seems to help at times. I am more comfortable with pen and paper.Oh the ones that wake you up...they are so loud! great poem thanks

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Paul F Blackburn

Thu 22nd Nov 2007 19:19

Hey Daniel I think I may have seen your poem it floated past in the ether last night but I couldn't catch it. Maybe it's on it's way back to you
Paul

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clarissa mckone

Thu 22nd Nov 2007 02:43

I love it...its naughty and wonderful! you have a wonderful talent

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clarissa mckone

Thu 22nd Nov 2007 01:45

very nice poem the NHS, sounds like out VA hospital system.

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clarissa mckone

Thu 22nd Nov 2007 01:33

He looks like my grandpa...devil. I read about this guy....your poem says it all. good job!

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clarissa mckone

Thu 22nd Nov 2007 01:31

aww poor mouse...

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clarissa mckone

Thu 22nd Nov 2007 01:31

wonderful poem/story...nature violent...just like us in a way. I have been camping many times in the mountains with snow, been hikeing loads of times, Im thankful never to have come across a bear. great one! thanks

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Cayn

Wed 21st Nov 2007 18:22

Hi Attila,
Great to see your profile up on write out loud,
Managed to get my grubby mits on your "Cautionary Tales..." book this week backed with Seething Weels "Rants" makes for some good reading!

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Malcolm Saunders

Wed 21st Nov 2007 12:01

And little fleas have lesser fleas upon their back to bite them.

Yeah the quick shall not be spread.

Gospel according to Thomas.

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Moxy Casimir

Wed 21st Nov 2007 10:41

Alas poor mouse in that he hath pervaded the parlour with entrail and pith, and that Thomas hath rendered him unto distribution and mayhem.Oh may the Lord giveth forgiveness for the deed and show tenderness unto the once quick but now spread. May the rodent's relic be comforted.

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clarissa mckone

Wed 21st Nov 2007 01:40

LOL I could not believe it when I heard that... was so girl fighting, I know if it was me Id bite and it would be over. great poem, was a disgracful day in the world of boxing.

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Tue 20th Nov 2007 20:04

yay!
Sweet an tender!

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clarissa mckone

Tue 20th Nov 2007 04:16

I really wish I had been able to see more of your fair country. I had really wanted to see Liverpool, but was talked out of it. I enjoyed my 2 weeks there, but was not ready for the $ exchange and had a mini crisis, due to cash flow. I hope to go back there...soon would be great but with the dollars worth @ 33 cents. I cant see it happening for a while. as it was the last time I had a months pay just to go and stay that short time. was not the smartest thing I have ever done, but I felt a calling to go, so I did. bravo on this one...great poem!

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clarissa mckone

Tue 20th Nov 2007 04:11

haha this is great!

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Sat 17th Nov 2007 17:38

Velcome to our... humble home (imagine as said by Count Dracula)!
Nowt wrong with coming from France - lovely place, 'interesting' people, gorgeous food...
Betterton Street is a poky hole, though. Imagine Flourish and Blotts' bookshop in the Harry Potter films: steep teetering stairways and all! And the people who run the place...! No, go somewhere else.

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clarissa mckone

Sat 17th Nov 2007 04:28

The news flash is great! I love ducks. The poem is very nice. thanks

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clarissa mckone

Sat 17th Nov 2007 04:27

its bettter! You changed it, I like it even more, or it could be, that im scatter brained these days, with worry and fear, I guess I could have read it wrong the first time. But it seems different. Very nice!

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Paul F Blackburn

Fri 16th Nov 2007 19:28

Welcome Richard,
I only asked you where you were based. Some of us have just come back from our annual pilgrimage to Bordeaux where we held poetry workshops and open mic shows in English and French. So some of us are francophiles. We're hoping to do something in Bordeaux in spring - where are you in France? You could come!
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Where in France are you

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Dave Morgan

Fri 16th Nov 2007 18:30

Hi Rachel, loved the before and after photos, see you're gracing many a stage, hopeyou can make it to Bolton again, people still speak of you in awe and reverence

Dave Morgan

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Dave Morgan

Thu 15th Nov 2007 21:13

Sinone, you're a woman after my own liver, and Iike your childhood poem, lucky you

ciao bambino!

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Thu 15th Nov 2007 16:35

Dave, I meant I had too many "ands" in the first sentence of my comment, i.e. I was critiquing my own critique as I wrote it - very post modern

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