One for my sister

A day out with my brothers, my sis’ and all the family Morecambe by the sea, there wasn’t much sand back then but we didn’t mind man said, ‘don’t look at the sun or you’ll go blind’. dad told us that during the war he captained a tank, he couldn’t drive a car though. Dangling…

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Winter Gardens

Sentiment sent me for a day by the sea and in making my way to the bay which I remembered from childhood I could see shapes of the shadows of what used to be I could see me with an ice cream Mum with her knitting, dad trying to fit in to a kiss me…

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Kin

When the words that you write have been written are like a song that no one will sing and the day lingers on long into the night where relief can be bought for a dollar a fix and your dreams can be mixed in with what is it sticks in your mind? Never seen a…

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Merry Christmas darling

  Did you guess what he was bringing you were you good the whole year through? Hoofs that trampled softly on the snow that lay heavy on the roofs of years ago I remember too. We rolled time up and put it in a snowman’s hands and watched for dad to climb the hill when…

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Pot luck Lancaster

Facebook tells me this is from a year ago, funny it feels like five minutes ago to me. Religions fooled us, we used to go to the Sunday school shoeless clueless about Jesus I thought miracles were what mam made We sang for our supper at granny’s, got a cup of cold gravy, the old…

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Point of order

There are communities that feel ill at ease I’m in one of those and there are men who would infiltrate them to take advantage  and destabilise them I’m not one of those. I feel sure that if we don’t live as one we’ll never get to an understanding, it’s time to band together forge new allegiances…

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