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New Emotions

Peter Jones, Oswaldtwistle When at first we fall in love, We lose our appetite. We see the sun on rainy days; Don’t sleep so well at night. We long...

Pontificating Politicians

Patricia W Tapsell, Bradford Politicians from the stage Spouting words of wisdom Pontificating as they do To the United Kingdom Pontificating politicians Full of wind and water They promise this, they...

Rakewood Remembered

Renee M Clark, Littleborough I grew up in a hamlet at the back of a lake As a child a joy to behold, My memories are fall...

Moving House

Aemot, Lincolnshire As moving day approached us, And packing boxes grew, Small things set off a memory, Recalled old times anew. We’d lived there thirty-seven years, And stockpiled year on...

Hampsfell Spring

Stewart Earl Emmott, Clevelys A glimmer of spring bluebells Covers the woodland floor White blossoms and woodpigeons Decorate fallen trees Fleeting horses and trailing hounds Race down towards the town

Why Can’t a Man Be More Like a Woman

Gillie Threadgold, Skipton Why can’t a man be more like a woman? Why can’t they cope with ten jobs at one time? Why can’t they grasp quite...

Twelfth Night

Gillie Threadgold, Skipton Throw away the tinsel, ditch the paper chains Flush away the stuffing that blocks up all the drains Pack away the baubles, mend the...

It’s Christmas

Gillian Herbert, Colne Mummy told me it’s Christmas, and what do you think. I’ll have to leave carrots for reindeers and Santa a drink. But I’m only...

E Book

Barbara Deeks, Wilsden I love to read My books are my pleasure From mysteries to murder I peruse at my leisure. Why not get an E Book My family implore...

Shake Well

Winifred Smith, Colne If only we could bottle it put it on the National Health Whoever dared to patent it would be wallowing in wealth We would need no...

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