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How Does Your Garden Grow (Poetry Challenge)

There are plants that love the light whilst others thrive in the shade ...
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May 8th 1945

A revision from my original book for the next one ...
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The most romantic hero – the curse of Manfred

The curse of Manfred was not one but many. Grieving desperately over his deceased love, whose death he might have ...
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Delirium

Tying up ourselves into a knot of indissoluble and perfect love like under laws of voluntary tyranny, committed hopelessly to ...
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S and M

A poem about love ...
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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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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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“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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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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Melodrama

My effort for the prose challenge. I only just made it, so pse forgive rough edges ...
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The secret garden

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) ...
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Is it possible?

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Victorian Superstar

Intro: up to 50 words  Charles Dickens has always been my favourite author and in my opinion is our greatest ...
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Smoke and Ashes

When an affair dissolves it can leave a bitter taste and a desire for revenge ...
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The Lord’s Press

It's not so easy to turn down the first chance you ever get ...
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Natural Interlude

Two teenagers met on a French beach. The meeting was brief and casual yet it changed their lives forever.  ...
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Earthish: a linguistic experiment

The Bagvaan’s Inori Ower Baba, hu is in Shammu, kaddosh is yor vardas, yor vasilio datang, yor zhelanye be fard, ...
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Multimedia Mania

As yet another all singing all dancing product is thrust upon us an observation on today's obsession with phones ...
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Modern Kyrillov And The Lurid Statues

Kyrrilov* says it's good to be able to feel one's thought not just cogitate. (one of the main characters or ...
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Potential Energy

Serve Eros to repel Thanatos, that's the deal! ...
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The Labyrinth

It's best to play it as best you can. But once and once only ...
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There’s Only One God

Intro: up to 50 words Why are there so many religions ? Why not just one ? As I get ...
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The Prisoner

Here it is again, maybe it can show up on Monday ...
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“Apitate Eternity Ring”

A recent revision - ruthlessly edited to less than 50 percent of the original - but, hopefully, perfectly formed and ...
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Final Farewell

To be read at my planting (Or roasting) should I pop off before my dear wife. (I'm not planning on ...
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Nothing but a soppy song

to Fanis, a poem promised years ago ...
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The lost street

Physical relevance to the APAC region. However, the notion of loss is not restricted to any region ...
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The Prisoner

My friend Miguel, he was minister of health... I believe he is no longer with us ...
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Fancy A Sarnie ?

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) Who doesn't like a sandwich ? This will ...
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Innocence Lost

Dedicated to the innocent child Omran Dagneesh the little Syrian boy in the ambulance.  ...
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Trinity

The sad story of a successful man ...
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A Pastis Pastiche

My first work in a long time.  It's the product of good red wine and warm evening sunshine.   You ...
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The Town (1-9)

western script poetry ...
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Last Days Of Summer

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) ...
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my nursing experiences

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) ...
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The Measure of a Man

Disturbed by what is happening around me... I decided to post this piece written sometime ago ********************************** The measure of ...
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The Journey Continues (the cancer diary)

For those that are interested, here it is. Life after Chemo, the next stage ...
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my nursing experiences continued……..

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

The original of this story has apparently disappeared ...
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‘T’

Just a bit of fun ...
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Dawg.

In March I found myself in one difficult situation. My Patterdale Terrier, Tim, who’d been my shadow since 2004, went ...
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Haiku Writing

In an attempt to hone up my haiku writing skills, I started contributing to a haiku website. The experts ripped ...
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Shot at dawn

Intro:Dedicated to the memory of the poor souls shot at dawn during WW1  ...
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No time for love

My first submission to this new site - hoping I did nothing wrong ...
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The House I Lived In

The original of this story has apparently disappeared ...
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Headaches and heartaches

I used to write regularly for UKAuthors with a limitation of two poems each time. I suppose that standard is ...
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Sunset Land

Looking for the land that doesn't exist ...
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Memories

A touch of nostalgia ...
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Chapter 33: Angels and Illusions

Chapter 33 of the Light-Father: Pious and his Angels close in for the kill as the Phoenix reaches the centre ...
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Xmas

Bit early but still...Just checking the submission process :)Well, that's my excuse ...
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Living in the Now

The start of the next Cancer Diary. I was waiting for my Chemo results ...
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Old Billy Fly

I worked as a domiciliary carer and a carer for realtives so this song is based on true stories of ...
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Aggie’s Ghost

A childhood remembrance from the depths of old Bed/Stuy in Brooklyn ...
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A Rant

Written for a friend  ...
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The Perfect Woman

Everybody's beautiful in their own way...  (Ray Stevens)     ...
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Beware Anadiplosis (it bites).

So, just how good is your English? A lighthearted look ...
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Ignorant Armies

With thanks to Matthew Arnold, who knew the problems of the infantry ...
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Moon Blanket

I tried an experiment, a blank notebook, a pen and my muse. This is what I came up with and ...
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The strange saga of Toby.

Toby had been diagnosed with a terminal illness, he had been given six months to nine months to live.  But ...
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A daft rhyme.

Thia idea came to me in hospitalMr. and Mrs. Salmonhad a daughter they called Ella.throughout her early lifeshe was always ...
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Affluenza – a haibun

An attempt at writing a haibun...They say he suffers from affluenza... An affliction that leads to sloth, obesity and a ...
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Dead Clever

‘What a glorious island darling sunshine, beautiful sea, this romantic bungalow, our own sailing dinghy. Simply perfect.’ ‘Drink your iced ...
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Sleep Memories

endowed with eerie autonomy! ...
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Volcanic disruption…

My wife and I were on holiday on the island of Tenerife in 2010 when all aircraft were grounded because ...
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Table for One

I don’t need to say ‘Table for one’ any more. The waiter has stopped saying it as well. He would ...
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The end will come with a whimper not a war.

We blew it.Ever stopped and thought about why you live in a world like the one you do?Probably, briefly, when ...
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Carlton Tallis RIP.

 This is the intro to a longer longer story about the demise of Carlton Tallis ...
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Coming back…

This is in response to a 5 hundred word challenge that was submitted on the aternative uka site but didn't ...
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“Monday Bloody Monday”

Head bowed against siling rain Collar up shielding ears Hat brim a leaking spout Shoes beat a tattoo as He ...
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Critic’s Choice

We all take criticism of our work in different ways. Sometimes we thank the critic and sometimes we are cut ...
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Vitamin Sea

The reason I feel so alive, Is ‘cos I learned to dive Between you and me Vitamin sea Is all ...
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