Category Archives: Poetry

Washing on the Front Room Table

Just before bedtime, We boys had to be washed The bowl of hot water, soap, flannel and towel On the table, waiting for each boy Dad would select one of us Never the same one twice, in line A soaped … Continue reading

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Life Lessons

When I was small, I didn’t think it strange at all To be told what to do and say And so, I was cocooned in my world Although poor, we were warm and well fed, each day. School was challenging, … Continue reading

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Time might be changing

Some can remember their Father’s Father and their Mother’s Father A few know of older generations from stories and photographs So although we all had relatives, back to the beginning of time The longer back we look, the further is … Continue reading

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Mike’s answer to obesity

Tell all overweight children It’s a special diet for you now If you are hungry, you can eat as much Slug slime as you like. Or if you prefer, crushed beetle legs With worms flesh don’t forget the fleas eggs … Continue reading

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My Facebook Friends

My friends like to be liked and I like liking my friends and My friends smile emoji smiles and I like seeing my friends smile and I do it again and again    again      again       … Continue reading

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The London Borough of agony

Hackney Borough Council is very old It is poor, yet there are rich people there It is cosmopolitan, yet it is still cockney A fair share of crooks but a nice place to behold. I have been in every part … Continue reading

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Watching with Interest

Every week, it’s not hard to fill my day I watch the Parliament channel a lot The fascinating shenanigans of politicians How British politics, are degraded … An analysis of “the art of the possible” Seems to be a challenge, … Continue reading

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