Switching on

Where iswhat we used to beand some still are,whensome have far to go? in the early light, she asks quite rightly,‘are you coming back to bed,or are you chasing dinosaurs thatrun around your head? Thursdayand a saving grace,the mirror laughs at mebut I can facethe day ahead with thoughts ofgoing back to bed, the dinosaurs…

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Groans inwardly

They throw you straight into the deep end,thank god it’s almost the weekend. retraining all my muscles to do what they used to dobut the ones in my legs are tattered andtornit feels like they’re almost worn out,a bit like me on Friday…

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Prospector

Digging for gold and diggin’ it old, though those young buckaroos disagree, they’re always looking for a hoe down a gun fight a show down I sit waiting for a Sundown. Radio Clementine belting out ‘Red River Valley’ for an old poke like me it’s right up my alley…

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Charity case

I’m part of the elderly the ones that they’re watching to see what happens next. Text: five pounds to ‘old’ and watch me unfold. I have lived beyond the stars and if Sars didn’t get me it’s very unlikely that this one will…

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His Lordship

..and what do I have? two 20p plastic bags from Sainsbury I think he’s taking me for a fool and then the advertisement, Be cool and drink Coors, which in my opinion is shit beer no chance of me drinking it here and here I am, damned if I ain’t an old man, how the…

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The new Mississippi

14 April 2016 at 07:31 · Places to go when in Cairo places where I’ve never been, not the usual tourist attractions, but the hot spots for hot spicy things. Are the fleshpots still there? he declared with that misogynist air, are the girls just as nubile? He was a throwback someone we all knew…

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Seen it

When they unpicked the factories and knitted them into a bygone era the nearer we came to the end, but you can visit ‘realistic’ industrial sites relive all the night shifts at time and a half for a small fee. Now there’s high tec’, high spec’ don’t break your bloody neck in the rush. ..and…

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Foxholes

Do not disturb the shadows where the days lay tired sleeping or walk on hot coals through your memories where the dead are keeping watch. There was something in the, something in the, something, but I now forget, regret? well it rhymes and there were some times, some times, but I forgot again. It’s just…

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Round six

Are you like me and still waiting for the punch line and at about lunch time on the third day when you realise that there’s no way anything’s happening you give up? I thought that anti climax was put on drainpipes to stop kids and cats climbing them haha some men eh! things change because…

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Figure skating

When you wake up do you take up where you left off or do you start anew, does a new day open up a new way to do things. Are you trapped in a past that replays on your mind. Playing fast and loose with the hangman’s noose is one way to stretch your imagination…

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At loggerheads

‘That Evening Sun’ would probably be fun to watch if I was young, not too much fun when I’m getting on years pass in the hour glass trickling, sickening? no I just go with the flow and the tide will take me come what may…

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Tiny rant

It used to be in black and white back in the sixties and it felt right, but now? well anyway or anyhow you look at it they’ve made a shitpile of the Nile the Delta silted up the holy grail became the World cup and we’re all fucked up. on the plus side don’t ya…

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The noise

they did last week and the week before, damn them creaky floorboards and damn my hide if my bones inside aren’t creaking too. something to do with age they tell me, but I never heard the pyramids creak did you? It’s Saturday and early, where will we go later on? to the Lyons corner house…

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Realisations

The love poems that I should have read to you, those words wrapped in roses never sent to you and now it’s too late to present to you my heart on a platter of gold…

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Territories

I am trying not to sleep as much as what I used to do and in trying this to stay awake my thoughts return to you and in the thoughts alone a thousand days flash fast before my eyes the screaming wheels and that’s how torture feels when no one hears your cries…

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Granny’s place

She lived by the mountain on the far edge of the world which was where all the old people were sent and spent here her days doing things in those old lady ways, you know, primly and properly and she made me lilac tea on the days that I visited…

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Formica forever

First things first because that’s how I rolled. I don’t like new things and I don’t like what tomorrow brings. I don’t like new people, I like old. I like people who are stitched up with some history, sewn into stories they’ve been told and held together with Sellotape smelling of ‘Wintergreen’ I’ve seen new…

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‘In the French style’

Seberg (mon amour) from the Novel by Shaw, flawless direction by Parrish rich and my heart once vaguely unruly becomes lawless meet me down in Montmartre let us sip absinthe and talk…

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