Eleven: a poem, four years on

One of my very first posts when I started this blog back in 2014 was a poem to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. I can clearly remember standing in silence at our town’s war memorial with a handful of others on a wet and windy Armistice Day in 2014, the […]

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Summer Haiku

Dreaming about summer already… Winter left behind  as blue skies bring summer sun that warms skin, gently I don’t write a lot of poetry, but when I do I really enjoy it. I particularly love the challenge of writing a haiku though I’m conscious that my limited skills in this style of poetry are reflected […]

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You Gave Us Our Childhood

You gave us our childhood when we were too young To know what it meant and yet still we clung To your hand as you held us, to the scent of your clothes To the sound of your laughter, to the words that you chose You gave us your love whenever we cried If ever […]

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Guest Post: Christmas, by David Grant

How many people this Christmas Know what Christmas is for? Eating and drinking and spending And parties by the score Do they know what they’re celebrating And what Christmas is for? Has it all been lost to commerce With everyone wanting more? Spending what they haven’t got On things they do not need Not what […]

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Eleven

Beneath the curling clouds, white and darkest grey, A measly crowd align, on a cold and sodden day To take their silent solace, in a ritual long supported, And listen to the memory, of lives that once were thwarted. But a roll call of the dead, of names now lost to fate, Is smothered by […]

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