Juvenile hall

Vaguely remembering a donkey ride on a hill leading down to the river side, a memory that’s clouded by time. You want to pay me a compliment I only want enough pay to pay for my rent and the few extras a man might need. And that’s where the donkey comes in thin boned and…

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It makes me wonder

Why when they’re gone the images linger on and on, it makes me wonder when they’re gone echoes that reverberate ‘time to get up or you’ll be late, wash behind your ears, go and play, dry your tears and we shall go to Morecambe bay’ pictures that lighten that brighten are right on the button…

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Loved ones

This is the journey we don’t want to make, we all have to take, all unprepared with that ache in our hearts but if the destination is the point of the journey there’ll be celebrations on the other side. There’s a beginning at the end of it and new starts that blend in with it…

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The Pendle witch

Should I kiss you thirteen thousand times with lips that fire the rhymes within would those same lips set on fire my skin? this I’d like to know too quick and much to pick and choose your lips on fire i win I lose such is the way I spend my day. Then show me…

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Seventeen Sundays

I am this rag tag bag of splintered bone alone was I until we met no day would pass without regret and now a home to heal forget, remember how to feel, let time within its dwelling be the hedgehog of anxiety (Slow and spiky) I am connect and suspect you are how far to…

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The empire state

Time to enter time to leave, they’ll give you time to check out time to breathe time for this but none of that how to groom your dog or cat, rules to rule you rules that school you how not to spot the fools that fool you. Regulations that they send and each brings us…

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Epitaph

For a dear Mother, I approach it cautiously a wing and a prayer comfort me, she understands that a mothers hands tear at me. I never understood the line however fine it might be between the living proof and mortality. I thought she would live forever and in memories I am sure that she will…

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Warrington bank quay

No future to plan for the future is here now it’s fine and it’s here and it’s fine and it’s gone and the future is here. County hall and the hallways within on a triangular plot watching the records that spin, notations on notes that hang on the cross and who votes like this anyway?…

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Notes off the page

The dog fox howls as a cold breeze brings life to the wind chimes and many times I have heard the owl, so knowing, hoot in despair and I am with them on the border line where time has marked the crease, When all struggles cease and peace prevails when the last ship sails to…

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Rounders

We didn’t see that one coming, a curved ball out of nowhere ‘there but for the grace…’ but let’s face it we knew they were titanic tossers dealing off the bottom of the deck dirty low down double crossers, doling out reeling more in they’re getting fat we’re at the thin end of the wedge…

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The beekeeper

The truth that we thought was the truth fell like the pack of lies that it was and the odds that we thought were even, were even more crooked than that. So we dropped off the radar and went under the grid and slid off the end of the rainbow. Same thing there gold everywhere…

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Flesh and indigo

Stick men on canvas in the foreground is Jesus and Lowry is shaking his head. Winter hit the mountainside with a clenched fist, snow covered trees bowed and prayed. The gallery wall held it all saw it all bared it all to its breast. we had danced to the magic of movement on the oilskin…

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Three miles out

Out along the spit where the wind whips the waves and saving the best ’til the last a cold icy blast comes in with its North Easterly sting. Wearing away every day a bit more soon there’ll be only the sea and no shore. This is isolation, the last resting place of God and his…

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In vivo

Then this must be the time, for the clock has drawn with its withering hands a line in the sand and I only a bandwidth away from the cusp. If only as dust I will sear your lungs and you will spit me out with the day. Injecting projections for future trends and directions I…

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From the good book

The charity survivor drinks a Hari Krishna coffee at the back of Holborn station where the windows of museums stare blankly out on Lincoln’s inn fields and the carpenter who watches from the corner by the taxi rank judges no one by their clothing or the way they hold their plastic cups, the survivors only…

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Aladdin or out

I look in the mirror and see not me see not me I see an artist with a frock on, backing up a bit I see an artist with a smock on, not me. And they’re talking ’bout the Shard! if a prick looking thing ever looked so hard it’s the Shard. I’m talking Annoyed…

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Almost nearly there

Milieu, look around and what does it do? depress you? In the church of the seventh holy Sunday, they bend over backwards to pray for the future. The hover fly hovers above me fanning the flames of the fires of sin, but in the church of the seventh holy Sunday sinners are not allowed in…

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Polls

The agenda, manifesto pledges that lend a certain charm to the certainty that they will harm you, read them through peruse at length your strength is in the understanding. Into the valley of methamphetamine, some call it Yaba some call it Christine, those in the know know that it’s a bad scene. Putting the politics…

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46km to Heaven

Live for the nights when we die. This way to paradise, one way or return? I like to burn for a while noting, that as I get older I only manage to smoulder, who’s got a shoulder to cry on? Ten out of ten and we die out again, but we live for those nights…

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A good Friday

Solomon, Solomon, justice for everyone Solomon, solemn man Solomon. The judgement call, let your house of cards fall if you believe her then Sheba will save you. Dance with Salome, if only to please her, but don’t go losing your head. The baptist is gone to baptise Babylon the waters sink down to the sea…

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