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Pain, sorrow, glory and anger: European Super League

Pauline shares her poem in reaction to the European Super League football crisis, as the 'big six' clubs were set to leave the Premier...

Street and Parlour Games

Bouncing two balls against gable walls Farmer’s in his den – picked as a hen Go-kart given wings to fly - pie in sky Hula hoops and...

Smidgens

Smidgens Those childhood memories from the playground skipping looking for conkers   Kiss chase hide and seek milk in small bottles big heating pipes painted green   Poplar trees at the end of the playground still there 60...

Mum, A poem inspired by looking out the window

When I look out of my window there’s no people. It's very quiet. All I can hear is the birds. We have a variety that come round...
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Poetry Corner

Staying Sane – Being Me

Staying Sane Its not lockdown Its who I am Who I wannabee   Being Me Not who others think I am It's hard being me Am I a pretender Or real   A woman in...

Hugs and Touch in Our Place

One day soon....very soon I will be able to hug and touch Its been a year now With no hugs   Like all of us in Our Place Lockdown has...

Three Steps to Heaven – In Our Place

  There are only three steps to heaven sang Eddie Cochran long ago when we were young   We are now only a few steps away to having contact and touch   What...

Brothers

I was told that when I was born you wanted a Drum, And when I came along all you did was run, You eventually accepted that...

Remembering Someone So Dear

A Boy, a Man, a Husband, a Dad, a Granddad, Always thoughtful and sometimes mad, Someone to depend on when you need a friend, A true gentleman...

A Wren

A symbol of hope a small bird in your garden a long way North you think making you smile   A navy wren on duty helping the war effort smart and...
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