Jim Atherton

POETRY: Another Spring

By Jim Atherton God grant me grace that I might see another springtime here, For I am so proud for to be – just a man...
Nazareth House Prestwich

The Ghost of First Nights

by Rona Harvey Things were different in 1974 and work was easy to come by; so I only had to knock on the door of...
Church Processions

Church Processions

By Mary J O'Rourke, Clayton-le-Moors Many years ago most towns and villages had religious processions of witness, and what spectacular events they were, thousands of...
Marital Mayhem

POETRY: Marital Mayhem

By Sharon Wadsley Happy, happy wedding day! Well, I just can‘t decide, Could anyone look worse here Than the mother of the bride? Those shoes look bargain basement, And the...
poetry the photographer

POETRY: The Photographer

(A visit to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway 2016) He is at the station early doors At the end of platform three, and it’s not...
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READERS’ STORIES: A State of Grace (part two)

By Partricia Rogers (Continued from the previous post). After a hard life on a sheep farm on the North Yorkshire moors, Grace was widowed when...
Wonderful World

POETRY: Wonderful World

We recieved this piece of graphically descriptive prose last week titled "Wonderful World". Given the title, it wasn't what I expected. I wonder how...
Allan Emmot

READERS’ STORIES: From cancer to cure…

Allan Emmot, originally from Keighley and now living in Lincolnshire, is a regular contributor to our Readers’ Poems pages under his pen name ‘Aemot.’...
Twenty Seconds of Imagination

POETRY: Twenty Seconds of Imagination

By 'Aemot' The results were back, there was no doubt The doctor gave the answer. My mouth was dry, my eyelids closed, “You’ve developed prostate cancer.” The words he...
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Culture Shock

It was dark, it was raining. It was two o’clock in the morning and I was in a police station on Toller Lane at...

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