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And the Stars Look Very Different Today

Jan 11, 2016

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Woke to the news that a Starman was taken away Heard him in my Absolute Beginner days Ziggy Stardust and his Spiders from Mars How Changes were made throughout his past He sang about Modern Love and China Girl Let’s Dance he said, how we did twirl Is there Life on Mars he wanted to […]

Flowers and Rainbows

Jan 6, 2016

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*For all in America who want the National Rifle Association wiped from existence and guns along with them that hold no place in a modern, peaceful and civilised society. Read today how one tried to hold back the tide But from the hate he cannot hide From those who wallow in misery and blinkered views […]

Chasing Stars

Dec 31, 2015

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*For Monica, Michelle, Estelle and all the family. This is for you and your beloved Max So my dear friend You have now gone Left us for the stars Whilst we behind are left bereft Left with broken hearts You were our companion Our best friend and more besides Whilst you are no longer here […]

Starman

Dec 15, 2015

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Today a humble hero goes into space To the ISS he will live through three seasons Watching the world spin below As we watch in rapt awe This Starman goes where many have gone before He not the first Briton up there either Yet history is made this day As he sits and waits for […]

Prelude

Dec 6, 2015

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The silent dawn greets tired souls Not a thing stirs out in the chill of dawn Rough sleepers snug tight in their sleeping bags No birdsong their alarm clock this morn Some up to prepare for Sundays roast Kitchens hot with their toil This a day of rest for many Whilst others work to pay […]

Reversal of Mind

Dec 5, 2015

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We are born innocent Learning as we grow Right and wrong The in-between The line we all tow But do we ever learn Or is our state reversed? Decisions made Too late to change Or is it we ask But committed now are we In for a penny Gather the pounds But at what cost […]

Down in Brighton Town

Dec 5, 2015

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I am not political as such Yet liberal to a point am I We all have our limits But down in Brighton town You can be anyone you want Nobody bats an eyelid This friendly place warm A smile here, a twinkle there Content your soul feels Full of eccentric people Creative juices flow Down […]

Modern World

Dec 5, 2015

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*For all you working Mums out there who know the score and play the tune. You’re fabulous and are appreciated. The day starts before the sun rises Getting ready for the long day ahead She showers still yawning Wishing she were still in bed But breakfast to make for everyone Getting the kids ready for […]

I Become

Dec 4, 2015

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I become what you dread in life Yet you fight me with an invisible knife! You slash at my heart with jealous glee Will you ever set our souls free? This cannot go on any more It is hitting me to the core Is it no wonder I look afar Somewhere I can rest my […]

A Taste of Home

Dec 4, 2015

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Oh Ballymaloe more than a food Of emotions do you taste! A tear now does fall This, my Ballymaloe Relish is your call A taste of Ireland true Of home it comes to you Of family, friends it sings Of Dunmanaway, Kinsale, Carrigaline! Oh happy memories In your taste A taste of home And more […]