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Woof! Woof!

The Beagle had just arrived, 21 days. Puja’s friend Priya named him Snoopy who became very popular in the neighborhood ...

On Alexander Bard and Europride 2018

What follows is a piece of satire. Sensitive readers may be offended ...

The Other Side – Chapter 3 – Water Works

It's Izzy's first day at her father's house and she is mesmerised by the garden statue. All goes well until ...

The new orphanage

‘Tell me why you feel this way.’ ‘I wish I could tell you. They are so caring. I have two ...

The Other Side – Chapter 2 – Greetings!

Izzy goes to stay with her Dad and her step-family that she doesn't like, her step-mum Siobhan and especially her ...

Life skills

"What? Are you crazy? I will never allow my wife to work. Women should be best kept at home." Everybody ...

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Seen in Morocco 1974

Seen in Morocco 1974   A run-down village of adobe walls painted shabby shades of rose-red pink  stands forlorn on ...
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Geoffrey Chaucer, though dead as a saucer, towers in April showers. From “Disoccidented” by Alfie Shoyger: ...
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The poetical over-sensitivity

Moody poets are most volatile and unpredictable, they are complained of for their lack of continuity, that you can never ...
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Ghosts of the battlefield

 Wandering ghosts hide whispering in the mist, Forgotten voices echoing across barren fields, Here only one thing seems to grow,  ...
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A Place Rarely Visited

This is a memory of a  place rarely visited. A recently trusted wilderness, where I wandered without worry, when the ...
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The party is over

No, not quite as yet, there might be shortcomings and hangovers, there might be some abruptions, something wrong that wrecks ...
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Why limbo, why me?

Caught between two worlds. A dreamer of dreams. Collapsed, so often in thought. Drowning in a sea of quandaries ...
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Old faithful

The sun glows, It grows so strong Beaming, brimming , With summer light, It never seems to fall. Light fades ...
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/ Non-Fiction / 57 words / /

Shipping forcast

Of a Sunday we would mass Around the wooden box. The goons would fade, Memories of Spike would linger Long ...
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/ Non-Fiction / 46 words / /

Lets run with the Moon.

Let'st run with the moon!Watch the sunlight on her face, See the reflection of her smile. I love the sparkle ...
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The Journey Is Long (Part II)

   Pick a color. Any color and make it your favorite color for the year. Arbitrary is a good way ...
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Like a silent soldier

Like a silent soldier I watched, I cared. You were all of my hearts desire. You took my breath, If ...
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The tones of African light.

The tones of African lightThat split day from night. The vibrant hues spew In an instant, Glowing, almost volcanic, Glorious ...
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The Journey Is Long

Instead of poetry, some prose Daily bread. A simple concept, but not a reality for far too many humans on ...
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/ Journal, Journal Entry / 550 words / /

I sit, I sup, I ponder.

A cafe to rest my weary torso, Weakened from the daily woes, Toils brewed and eased. Coffee eases the strain ...
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/ Non-Fiction / 88 words / /

She loves me?

She loves me she loves me not? Daisy’s, plucked gently from the ground,  Pulling petals, one by one…  Their beauty ...
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/ Non-Fiction / 132 words / /

Let the pen swing.

O pen of pens,Like the might of a sword, You convey the written word. Muted not a sound, Ink splashed,perfect, ...
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/ Non-Fiction / 52 words / /

Leave your dreams for yesterday.

I was that fool,I broke my own rule. Sucked under your wing, you made an impression. In the dark you ...
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/ Non-Fiction / 75 words / /