Category Archives: Life & Emotion

The Fast Brood Joint

I never intended to stop that day. It was just a sudden urge. Some sort of latent longing, maybe, I just had to purge. How could I resist? I saw that huge B, yellow and towering above the shop, beckoning … Continue reading

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Your Ship Came In

You lingered in a deep and restless sea, Ostensibly, a man content to be Untethered by the bonds of wedded bliss; Resistant to the charms of every Miss. Simplistic in your chosen way of life, Hard-fast, you vowed to never … Continue reading

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My Glorious Wedding Day

Oh, what a day! The vicar – nodding, smiling said, ‘If any person have a reason why they can’t be wed…’. From near the back a woman said, ‘Damn right, he’s wed to me’. A dreadful lull consumed the church. … Continue reading

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A Villanelle for Anne

A Villanelle for Anne They failed to filch her fine and noble mien when Anne Boleyn endured the bloody stand. Poor Queen! So swift the sword on Tower Green. Fifteen thirty three could not foresee this heinous act by Cromwell’s … Continue reading

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Would I Return

A prompt by Adhra for d’verse – poets pub So today I ask this question to you – do you want to reborn as who you are? Do you think you could come back like a bird? What would you … Continue reading

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The Bridge

Today is Haibun Monday at dVerse.  A haibun is a Japanese form that combines prose with haiku. Photography courtesy of gabriella. It had been an unrelenting journey. We’d cowered from the savage rage of milky-topped mountains; endured the critical eye of … Continue reading

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Truth

    Reason or rhyme ambiguous Dark fading to light obscure Head definitely off

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They Should Never Have Stuffed My Grand-Dad

They should never have stuffed my Grand-dad. He didn’t deserve it, you see. He served twenty years in the Navy, though very near caused world war three. He married my Gran in a lifeboat. They bobbed up and down with … Continue reading

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Man Musing

I was inspired to write this poem after encountering one of the most smug, arrogant and adoration hungry men of my life – purely through cyber-space, luckily! He wrote perfectly formed ditties, immaculate metre and rhyme, and it was the … Continue reading

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The Day The Dog Turned by Dan Adey

The day the dog turned was written by the very talented Dan Adey in the old days of the BBC Get Writing site. It remains one of the most profound and memorable poems I have ever read. In the morning … Continue reading

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