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The Silent Pack

Some time ago I mentioned That young girl with her friend, I thought her well-intentioned, And she had set a trend.  

Nan

Kevin’s mobile vibrated in his pocket. It was a text from Julie. It said, “Have you spoken to her yet?” He looked across the room at Nan. She was hunched over in her armchair watching him, her head resting on … Continue reading

Sunny Green

And there, upon the sunny green, They think that they are doing things That grown-ups from those self-same rings Have never done, or ever seen. And here will this illusion grow, And keep them to their secrecy, To never tell … Continue reading

Initiation

Clare’s mum tiptoed around the table, and squeezed Tony’s shoulder as she passed. Everyone had closed their eyes. Tony half closed his. “Now we welcome Tony into our church,” said Clare’s dad, “and we ask that the spirit leads him … Continue reading

A Fancy Dress Party

“Oh, no… It would be too complicated. It’s just, you know… ” Her eyes were open wide. She had a look on her face like she’d just witnessed an accident. “It’s ok,” I said. “Don’t worry about it.” But I … Continue reading

Coins

“Let’s sit down,” said Sonia. “It’s quite dry here.” The sand stretched away before them, smooth and grey, to a grimy sea flecked with white. Out on the Atlantic there was a storm. They sat and watched a red flag … Continue reading

The Gate

It was near sunset when we finished chopping the wood. The old tree had come down in the summer, but now the days were getting shorter it was time to start laying down a stock for the fire. While I … Continue reading

Shopping List

This poem was written as a tribute to Stanley Unwin dring the days of his frequent TV appearances in the 1960′s -  Here’s a tv appearance in 1995 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85jRiZ6xNAU&feature=related Shopping List   Asked I was, so went I wandered, Less … Continue reading

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