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Silhouette Soldiers.

I have just published my third book of poetry called Silhouette Soldiers at the grand old age of 81 on the 6th of July 2019 When I look back, I realise now the impact that the Great War (1914-1918) had … Continue reading

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my memory stick

My Memory Stick Someone’s pitched the memory stick that lay within my brain, I know I’m getting on a bit, which causes some disdain, But my stick it functioned perfectly as exams I did take, I even got some letters, … Continue reading

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Spring Dawn

Spring Dawn Mists rise slowly from the dew-soaked grass, The dawn breaks through the dappled trees, Birdsong heralds the slow awakening of the day, Whilst wispy clouds scurry across the red streaked sky, A man walks slowly along the winding … Continue reading

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One HUndred Years

One Hundred Years. It’s a hundred years since the silence fell, Where mud had created a living hell, And so many died in this four-year war, When bullets and guns, stopped their senseless roar, Men emerged from entombed trench and … Continue reading

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On Camera

On Camera George Orwell was the man who said that Big Brother watches all, But it seems to me that nowadays it’s the myriad cameras that appal You can not walk down any street, without their silent gaze, As someone … Continue reading

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Manchester Hill

After attending a service to remember the battle in which my father was shot in the head 100 years ago I felt moved to write this poem about the event. The 16th Manchester’s gathered round, whilst Colonel Elstob told the … Continue reading

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After the terrorist attack on my town my poem

My Manchester Manchester’s hurting its people are sad, For the slaughter, they witnessed was more than just bad, A mindless act by a terrorist fiend, Caused the death of the innocents, where joy had just been, Our city is famous … Continue reading

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