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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...

Christmas Cancelled

Rod Butterworth, Rochdale I’m not having the family this Christmas, They must go to some other address! I could have them for criminal damage Last year’s was a...

The Rover

Ada Hawson, aged 11 years (1932) Far out on the distant line, Where heaven and sea are one A fairy ship with sails out-spread Sails into the setting...

Poems for Art’s Sake

Peter Jones, Oswaldtwistle Poetry, they say, is a dying art. Most poets don’t arrive until they depart. But I just cannot contemplate Having as long as that to...

Timescale in Golcar

Mike Smith (Rev), Huddersfield I’ve only three score years and ten A passing visitor on earth, and then... Dawridings was the chapel’s place So called in eigtheen-thirty five...

Pendle Witches

Dennis Hartley, Nelson She dwelt in the Forest of Pendle A woman of four score year, She was accused of practising witchcraft An indictment that would cost her...

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