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The Life That I Have (by Leo Marks)

April 14, 2010 by  
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The life that I have Is all that I have And the life that I have Is yours. The love that I have Of the life that I have Is yours and yours and yours. A sleep I shall have A rest I shall have Yet death will be but a pause. For the peace […]

The Letter H – Ha Love ‘ate Relationship

April 14, 2010 by  
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My name is Albert, or Halbert, depending on whether you are picking me up, or dropping me off. I live with ‘enery and ‘ector. We also share with Holive and Halice. I like Holive’s cooking, ‘er ‘am and Heggs, alternating with ham and eggs, sometimes in a Homelette. It really is nice with my H […]

The Greatest Show on Earth

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Far removed from a three ringed Circus, Billed as the Greatest Show onEarth! Geared to making money! All captives, The Audience, participants, Animal and Human. They gasp,scream, clap at unatural acts. Now leave it all behind you,watch Nature’s show. Lean on a gate,sit on a log,or grassy slope. Keep still – listen – let nature […]

The Gentle Man

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He is a country man, a quiet,simple man. And more- He has seen the Red Kites at play, High in the sky, whirling, diving in aerobatic flight, And he has seen the Buzzards in courtship, In mid-air, almost colliding, they gently touched. Never impeding their fast flight of joy. He is a lucky man to […]

The Evening Primrose

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I would live a double life, The Evening Primrose would be my choice, To live for just a time so brief, Yet lasting for ever, I will rejoice. To see the look of wonder, As children pause and ponder To see my tiny buds in seconds explode Revealing my flowers brilliant golden mode. To live […]

The Elderly In Revolt

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(Or as the Sun Newspaper said, ‘The revolting elderly’) First for my friends who may not be familiar with some of the names, an explanation: 1.The M1, motorway the spine of England. 2.Ted Heath. Politician, musician, the oldest member of Parliament. 3.Betty Boothroyd, former Speaker of the House of Parliament. The Elderly in Revolt. The […]

The Drum Head Service

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The Padre assembled the Drum Head Service. The stable yard the only place of safety. We sat on the ground ignoring the frost, Listening bare headed, showing true reverence. The first hymn sung, no music of course, The Sermon followed, sensibly short. The Padre was also feeling the cold. Preaching something about God on our […]

The Cup & Saucer Tree (Epilogue)

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Dark clouds scurrying across the sad sky, Rushing together, to be darker still. Bonded in blackness, to start a big storm. A message of doom! Then, the rain drops fell. Pulling off the road, I stopped the car, Staring in horror at the place you should be, Refusing to believe you were not there. My […]

The Cup & Saucer Tree (Prologue)

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Insects humming to green speckled leaves. Rays of bright sunshine dancing with flitting shadows, All tuned to the touch of the summer breeze. That’s how it was and has always been, and will remain .Secured in my mind. As a young boy I gazed up at your beauty, Admiring the curve of your saucer shape, […]

The Brothers

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In the middle of a brew, reinforcements arrive. Just twelve young men, we expected more, For casualties had been many that day. They drank their tea, looked around.and smoked. All so young – just boys – tomorrow men! Reading their names on the movement list, I searched for the one I hoped had not come. […]

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