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HMS ENDEAVOR By Henry Miles

For all the years I worked this station , I served the ships of every nation; Thousands of vessels I touched alongside, And many great ships I remember with pride. Over the ‘diver’s shoal’ one bright summer day, HMS Endeavour … Continue reading

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A SEASONAL POEM By Marion Twyman

Christmas is coming, Santa’s packing the sleigh. The reindeer are getting restless, keen to be on their way. The turkey and ham are on order, mince pies are in the tin, The cake’s an object of wonder, no chance of … Continue reading

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SUPERMARKET DAYS By Thomas Parr

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TWILIGHT By John Lary

Tomorrow when you wake You will find your garden has been taken If you dare to venture outside You will see no town where a town was before. Cold-hearted fog will have gathered all about him And clutched it all … Continue reading

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ALL PRINCES LIVE IN CASTLES By John Lary

All princes live in castles The rich own half of Spain Debutantes jet off to France And jet back home again In sleek dark Lamborghinis Recline the upper classes At five star west end venues They drink from crystal glasses … Continue reading

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BLUE By John Lary

I got you this scarf It’s blue I know you like blue (At least I think you do) I thought about it and I seemed to recall That of all the dresses I’ve seen you wearing Some are (or at … Continue reading

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ROLL ON WINTER By Pat Jerome

Roll on Winter. We hear the germs all say. Have done with all the sunshine, Make fitness go away. Bring on the coughs and sneezes, The headaches and the flu. The aches and pains and snuffles. They all will see … Continue reading

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THE DANCER By Pat Jerome

She looked like an angel But danced like the devil, Her feet scarcely touching the floor. She exhausted her partners When dancing the Lancers Till, like the Raven They Quoth, “Never More.”

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THE RIVER By Pat Jerome

A mere trickle seeping from the damp ground, Through moss and weed and limestone rock, No need to hurry Time is on my side. But now the incline is steeper, I move a little faster I am joined by other … Continue reading

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SERENITY By Pat Jerome

A dhow glides silently across the blue lagoon, Sails billow gently in the following breeze. Drawing an arrow wake behind it, Watched from afar by a silent Sphinx, Who has seen so much, But has nothing to say. Whilst behind … Continue reading

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