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Poetry

NO MAN’S LAND

Swans nest where Willows rest As soldiers lay their batons down Weary from the noise and smoke Collapse in heaps upon the ground Sorrow etched on faces black Hell has landed in their brains Peace is lost for soldier Jack He will never be the same Seeing sights, no man…
Sally Lakin
4th October 2017
Poetry

BRAVE, BRAVE, BOMBER

How easy To leave a bomb on a train How proud You will feel to kill and to maim How brave To leave your mayhem behind Such pleasure To read of the dead , injured, blind Praise Allah You murdered some Kaffir today Men, women, children who got in the…
Don Holmes
26th September 2017
Poetry

CARLISLE CATHEDRAL

A former officer and former soldier come every Friday to read names from the Book of Remembrance. ‘In honour of fallen comrades- Father, daughter, husband, son Remembered in perpetuum..’ While settling in your chosen seat your own devotions you would keep. As the choral music filled the air you found…
Robert Carson
26th September 2017
Poetry

CARAVAN HOLIDAY

CARAVAN HOLIDAY In regimented lines they stand On swathes of once-green farmers land From north to south and west to east Resembling herds of sheep or beast And where the ground is steep to rise Patio doors point to the skies The wooden stiles you loved to climb Are memories…
Don Holmes
6th September 2017
Poetry

MOBILE TELEPHONE BLUES

MOBILE TELEPHONE BLUES In cafes, restaurants and bars On buses, lorries, backs of cars It seems that people can’t leave home Without their personal telephone They’re walking down a busy street Oblivious to all they meet Chins tucked down against their chest As if conducting some great quest I don’t…
Don Holmes
6th September 2017
Poetry

WEDDING AT DALHOUSIE CASTLE

Tattered flags speak of a time long past A coin into a deep well’s cast. That wish for happiness, whatever comes The wheel of fortune ever turns… Though words may be a hollow thing- Love’s promise -bounden by a ring. The Drum Tower where no drumrolls heard- The Crown adorns…
Robert Carson
22nd August 2017
Poetry

FAILING THE DEAD

One hundred years and still we fail The fallen dead of Passchendaele Who fought a war to end all wars Believing in their righteous cause Yet year on year we fight again Inflicting misery and pain Those Spirits of The First World War Must wonder what their death was for…
Don Holmes
3rd August 2017
Poetry

On Happiness

These words were written in your praise No fireworks, no cannon, no trumpets’ blaze. Though like a queen upon her throne You’ll toast that happiness you’ve known. Though Life may cast a cloud or two Your friends were always there for you. And, come the Autumn of our lives That…
Robert Carson
31st July 2017
Poetry

The Firefighter

I'm staring blankly Frankly I'm broken My heart can't be mended Befriended or woken An emptiness consumes me In sorrow I'm soaked My words can't be heard As I'm strangled and choked As tears stripe each cheek With a trail of sadness. My soul is stained black With the screams.…
Rocky McChop Chop
25th July 2017
Poetry

Lost and Found

I was lost And you found me You walked out of my dreams And into my life And that made all the difference In the world As you entered my life I was all alone in this cruel world And you provided shelter And comfort I did not know what…
Jake Aller
24th July 2017