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Still Doing his Bit

Still Doing his Bit Every card and plastic flower rain-soaked soft toy, he collects with aching fingers broken heart ; this old soldier marching now on battery power fills the shopping basket on his red, mobility scooter and lurches, wide … Continue reading

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In an Afghan Garden

He didn’t know as he shuffled between huts eyes slitted with fatigue, mind numbed by duty, dust settling in his wake; as he smelled something out of place; stopped, sniffed, waited; as a drift of rose scent curled from the … Continue reading

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Form Monday at One Stop Poetry

Free verse through form – a great article by Sam Peralta introduces this idea at One Stop Poetry for Form Monday. After reading the article I was tempted to post this, which was going to become a Terza Rima but … Continue reading

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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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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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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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