Category Archives: Afghanistan

Free Form Pomegranates

The One Stop poetry.com form today is free – with a great article to introduce it, by Joy Ann Jones (aka hedgewitch). I heartily recommend a visit to the site… I am still working on the collection of poems for … Continue reading

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One Stop Poetry – Monday form – Octains

This has every element that I struggle with – meter, rhyme, the works. I really like the form when I read other people’s poems. I take on board Luke Prater’s, (the inventor of the Octain), words that it is challenging and … Continue reading

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Inspiration – at last

This is my first post for two days, but I did manage three poems, ‘Love Eternal’,  ‘Isabella and Irena Wianiawski – eternally waiting in Surrey’ and ‘The Wall’. The latter was in response to a great photo prompt on One … Continue reading

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At last

Today was the handing over ceremony from 16 Air Assault Brigade to 3 Commando – the baton has been handed on and D is on his way home from Helmand. The sun is shining and K and I are lying … Continue reading

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Minimised

No call today or yesterday in fact nothing for over a week. It’s not that I’m expecting the call – not that I think it’s my right. More that I know, if they’re minimised then some poor soul’s lost their … Continue reading

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Shaggy dogs and heroes

That a brave young soldier died of the wounds he incurred while working with his dog to find weapons and explosives is more than sad, it is distressing. Only a week or two ago I read  of the work these … Continue reading

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Up stumps – a lament for the Afghan women’s cricket team

My previous post,’ Corridor of Uncertainty’, was more apt than I like to think. I have just followed up on some research about the Afghanistan Women’s cricket team. I was hoping to find some good news about their participation in … Continue reading

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