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A Retiring Lady

200 words. I don’t go out very much. I am not a social animal; I am a stay-at-home, rather shy, ...
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Repeater – Chapter Two

A little less than 2 hours later I found myself standing in sire Lammal's study. His house was large and ...
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La Bodega Rose

Jackie and I live in the land of the Troubadours ...
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Chapter 37: The Great Annex

Last Chapter of the Light-Father; the last battle where the Azrael takes physical form and Schimrian receives the immortality he ...
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The Baobab Tree (5)

Reflections on the water. ‘Thulani loved her?’ She broke away from the embrace and rested her head on his chest ...
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The Goa Connection – Chapter 1 and Chapter 2

Action adventure novel in progress. Revision now includes first two chapters.     Chapter 1 A stiffening breeze caused Dan ...
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Christmas 1917

The strongest of all reminiscences, that of Chistmas past ...
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master of the second plan has a …

'I know you of old Messenger, I recall you as a child running errands in The Institution and later as ...
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Road to Hell

Chapter 1 of what I hope will become a crime novel! ...
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Outrage

My life has been a constant fight against adversity, which always loomed and towered higher, harder and more merciless and ...
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Nosey by nurture

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) ...
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The gathering storm

Let it sweep us with it up along the drifting clouds in furious chase of the infinity of glorious flight ...
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Words are not enough

Words can not express our love, and love itself is not enough expression for the feelings that encompass all the ...
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The dead never rest

To think that you can just forget them or ignore them is a self-deceit and a delusion, since you never ...
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Afterwords

An old pair of linked poems, sorry. Got nothing new. Still downsizing ...
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The Himalayas

On visiting the Nanda Devi... Divinity incarnate, isn't it? This sumptuous splendour of pure beauty in the highest whiteness reaching ...
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A Good Rogering

A daft ditty told with an irritation of alliteration ...
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When you fall in love…

When you fall in love you don't know what to say. You just stand there like a stupid lonely sheep ...
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EU

Is this a cleryhew? ...
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Partner

Death has come at last. I am on my bed going back and back turning the pages, trying to search ...
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Eternal love

I dream of you, my love, and can't stop doing so since you are always there in front of me ...
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Israel

Israel the trickster fought with God and won but got as punishment a limp for life to never quite again ...
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Your presence

existential It does not matter who you are as long as you are honest, truthful and sincere. Your person and ...
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Misgivings

(written 9/11) Apocalyptic day of horror as a dog was voted into office who denies the climate change and wants ...
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The Author and the Nutter

A tale of a chance meeting on a bus that made everyone laugh (Except the author) ...
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Missing

When shall we love again on fragrant beds of roses made of our creativeness which never can take any break ...
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Trauma

There are worse rapes than the physical ordeal. You can survive it, it is after all just physical, you can ...
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Last Day

Having lost both parents,a baby son,relations,and friends,I've reached that stage of my life where death no longer scares me,and accept ...
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Requiem for the Living

A poem dedicated to the veterans of the Borneo campaign 1962-1966 and all the other small forgotten wars ...
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For Lesley

Just something I wrote to my wife ...
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FLOWERING CHERRY

In the hanging gardens of Zen Is where she knows I shall wait for her That we may sit and ...
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The bliss of silence

When you are tortured day and night by the horrendous noise of man in this destructive vanity of egoism destroying ...
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The Betrayal of Beauty

The lover, declining an invitation: "Sorry, but I dare not risk again to find other lovers in your home or ...
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Egypt

The most ancient of all surviving civilizations and still the most imposing and impressing for her still astonishin mysterious pyramids ...
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Hi there

From the mountain top you were showing us your tricks. The world is tied with a wire from one end ...
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Paradox with compromise

Are you lost when you have found the way, and are you at a turning point when you are lost? ...
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Mirror Man

A songwriters' site that I frequent had a challenge to write a creepy song for Halloween. These were my lyrics ...
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Someone to love

You have to have someone to love, or life would be completely without meaning. That is obvious, of course, but ...
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The malady

A tonsured garden, a deforested place; in the desert, an oasis still tolerates the sun heat is reining in every ...
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No prostitute

Sorry that I am no good for you, no money, no position, no means to spoil you, no driver's licence ...
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Monoploy

Monopoly Ten million ways ― you lead the dazzling fate. Engaging the glamorous feeling overshadowing failing white policies. What matters ...
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For Kenny Knight, one of Plymouth’s finest.

You may not know this poet, maybe you should. I have been lacking inspiration of late, after reading Kenny I ...
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Islands in the flood

Is that the fate of knowledge, good experience and acquired wisdom, to, the more it is developed and enriched, become ...
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Our world

Ours is a world of beauty so much finer than the ordinary world of strife, vulgarity and commonness, of egoism, ...
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The shadows of your past

They tend to be a hangover like some ghosts that never leave you quite in peace but torture you by ...
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Halloween

to J.B. and R.L ...
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When Terror Strikes

A continuation of my previous story ...
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Sicily

Some history lesson The cradle of the modern western Europe, where the sonnet was invented at the universal court of ...
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When Terror Strikes

Jack Belthorn belonged to a special unit of Military Intelligence. They dealt with the people who could never be brought ...
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Spain

The cruelty of Spain was evident from the beginning with a hard and proud mentality ideal for an autocracy of ...
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The lines

Lines of silver light falling from the moon as poems, piercing the darkness of the world. Words are diving into ...
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Melting moments

When the child beside her mom was licking a vanilla ice-cream, I don’t know where it came from but I ...
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The Hour of the Wolf – or the Truth?

Melodrama When you wake up at night too early in the morning from a nightmare in cold sweat of losses ...
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Advice to a shattered friend

You never seem to learn, my friend, although you were deceived before and many times, and now it's once too ...
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What is poetry?

a hopeless but brave effort... It defies all definition since it should be undescribable to be at all convincing, an ...
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A lover’s complaint

I basically lived for my idealism throughout my life in earnest and fidelity and somehow always was rebuked and punished ...
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Sad reflection

More often than not you hear of happy divorces and unhappy marriages, less and less about the contrary. This is ...
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Rome – what a waste of history!

considering the ruins of Rome with Edward Gibbon... You carried on the famous Greek democracy by your republic for some ...
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Muse Thief

Ever get stuck? Think it's just hard luck? ...
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Limbo

I was happy when I saw you and most miserable when I lost you by the wanton cruelty of fate ...
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“Sussuration”

I found this during my reworking spree - it may not long survive ...
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Sexism

Some horror story, more common than anyone would like to see ...
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High up in the sky

A vulture, an eagle flies high, very high but their eyes hang down and lie on corpses, cadavers, insects, they ...
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Suckers All

Entered for the New Prose Challenge ...
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Dead facts in living fiction

Stories are imaginations from facts, facts derived from stories. The link never dies. Form of life lies in facts and ...
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“I Hate the Bastard”

this is an ever changing expanding performance piece - it opens quite mellow and then I explode in venom and ...
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The stampede

Stampede values submerged in the centre-ville. The sun was shining up walls are full of nice graffiti, beautiful, aesthetic words ...
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Marriage: Emotional Infrastructure Of Society?

Marriage binds the human relations in its most intimate manner. However, the survival of marriage as an institution has been ...
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Liberation or death

paraphrasing O.Henry Either it's a free web or it's not. If it's not, it's not for me. It's a question ...
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The silent sounds in between

Poor power Power is poor when you want importance, prominence by highlighting your visible possessions, positions, your focus is on ...
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Florence

Dante hated Florence, called it dark and dreary and was driven out of it and robbed of all his life, ...
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Escape

I long to get away from all these troubles emanating from relationships that only seem to offer turbulences, worries, problems, ...
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Another story

When you were there with me, doing the chores, running the house paying the bills putting on the table those ...
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Gogul’s head

Gogul has a list of names inside his head. He stays with them day and night, and every single time ...
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The Lonely Old Lady

One of my customers died not long ago and she'd been dead in her home for a week before she ...
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Her

Love is like being underwater ...
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Finding Beauty

The importance of finding beauty in the everyday ...
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The Effect of nature….

A spontaneous write.... I soaked in the beauty of my surroundings I inhaled the freshness of the green mountains I ...
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Response

The sun was somber, apprehensive; It was looking at the clouds beginning to weave an image of a cobweb that’d ...
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Eagerness to bring to light the imaginative

Lost in the physical In every minute, The frenzied world though Writes and talks about The non-physical. Confused in the ...
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Thoughts while getting old

Just a thought...or two.(when you still have your tie-dye tee shirt) ...
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The light

I am wandering light floating... The world is the sky I have one moon, one sun In my eyes The guides ...
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“Sadie”

A Rewrite of a poem lurking in my dusty recesses. This was loosely inspired by a gorgeous  neighbour who loves ...
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Labour in Vain”

I'll keep this raw - unedited - as the events are raw, precipitate, unfinished.     Outside in the corridor ...
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Holly, Pinky and other animals – part 1.

This is a short extract from my first book, Home Thoughts from a Man, a sort of autobiography ...
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Cheese at Bedtime

Eating Cheese just before retiring to bed is inviting strange dreams in the night my mother always said. I loved ...
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“The End of an Affair”

reworked tanka I said, "Don’t love me, ‘we’ can never ever be". I said another held my heart, my hopes, ...
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Being peripheral

You were gracing the sun and the balcony The window, hiding behind the breezy winds Vast and pronounced evening shadows ...
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The Gunslinger

Intro:  I really liked seeing the "cowboy" walking about the city centre when I was young. I've always loved eccentrics ...
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The Kingfisher

Recently saw while on a walk a kingfisher by a riverbank. Only the third time I've been lucky enough to ...
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Irrelevant

... To you, lot has remained untold now it has lost its relevance, so I’m silent. Still many moments were ...
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First Night

This was for the prose challenge, I missed it ...
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Venice

carrying the epithet "la serenissima" since the morning of history... Salviamo Venezia! ...
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Calling your name

You didn't come back My sky, dark-circled with winds In the midst of smoky clouds I am calling you The sound is ...
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Voices from the Web 2016

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Voices from the Web Anthology 2016 Kindle Edition NOW AVAILABLE! These stories and poems have been selected by members of ...
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Thusly by Andrea Lowne

Ms Lowne's second collection of poetry is as unconventional as the first. No sestinas, haiku or sonnets here, but a ...
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