Remember

Remember It was all patriotic For King and country Ringing in their ears They were prepared Until the day came and the rains fell, mud caked, cold bit and the gas choked  Whistles blew for them to climb, breach the trench walls and blood began to flow As they felt the thousands of metal shards speeding by, slicing, piercing; killing …

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My Special Guest tonight is…

R S Thomas and Evans Ronald Stuart Thomas was born in the March of 1913 in the Welsh capital Cardiff and published as R S Thomas. This little welsh number is from the book Poetry for Supper first published in 1958. When I read this poem my first thought was for poor Evans, on his death bed, …

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My Other Special Friend

How do you say goodbye to a friend? Friend’s come from all places and in all guises. Friends mean different things to different people. Friends stay, friends leave, it is what it is… Life. There are those of us that have life-long, special friends. I’m one of the lucky ones; we may not see each …

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A Pessimists Interpretation

Confession time: I love the poem IF... As I mentioned in my last post, to me it is inspiration personified. However, during one of my moments I consider the possibility of an opposite side to this poem, a more pessimistic side. My Mrs always bangs on at me about how so Libran I am. Always …

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Can’t Find Happy

Before I started this blog I thought I’d put some of my work out there by doing some competitions. The poem I’ve selected today was one that I put forward to a competition run by a London based charity. Known as The Advocacy Project, they help and support people with mental health issues. The theme …

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