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sweetwater
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Where is everyone? I have never seen so few new poetry submissions. 

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Topic starter Posted : July 4, 2022 9:55 am
stevef
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Certainly quiet. 

I don't post anything these days because I'm hawking two short story collections around and there are rights issues if work has been previously published in any format. That includes writers sites, personal sites and blogs. I removed all my old UKA subs, which is why my output list is sparse.

I've got some old doggerel lying around that isn't up to subbing standard so I'll stick up a couple here before they fade  away...

 

I had a friend, a lollipop,

For six years he was frozen,

'Many are cold,' I said to him,

'But only few are chosen.'

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Her photo pinned above his bed,

Treasured as an icon,

Her footprints on the path to school,

He never rode his bike on.

Close to her in history class,

Fluttering heart aflame,

The desk becomes a monument,

Penknife carves her name.

Valentine's Day, he sends a card,

Filled with loves rich labour,

Tragedy, as she is seen,

Kissing son of neighbour.

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Below this stone, a sailor lies,

His body relinquished by the deep,

God gave him legs to walk the earth,

But not to use when fast asleep.

 

  Cry  

 

 

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Posted : July 4, 2022 1:03 pm
sweetwater
(@sweetwater)
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Oh, that really cheered me up and put a smile on my face, we need more like this :-) also I loved the way you

put the ‘fade away’ great fun. Wishing you the very best luck with your short story collections, I’m sure they

will soon be grabbed by a publisher. sue. 

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Topic starter Posted : July 4, 2022 3:24 pm
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