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Wartime Romance

April 15, 2010 by  
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Standing on the beach on the French coast at Dunkirk, dirty, hungry and totally exhausted, being alternately machine gunned by German aeroplanes and shelled by German Artillery, in that part of the war in 1940 when all seemed lost, I was completely unaware that I would soon meet someone who would prove to be the […]

The Welshman who became known as the Tregynon Texan

April 15, 2010 by  
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This story came to light when researching items on Welshmen who had emigrated from their native land. Tregynon a small village in Mid Wales, just a few miles from my birthplace. Almost 140 years ago a young railway worker set out to America to seek his fortune , finally going on to build thousands of […]

Snow Angels – Anchor Books, Saga in 50 words

April 15, 2010 by  
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Deep snow,shattered thigh,bleeding, strength ebbing.– ten miles out from safety.”Wait here! pick up on return”. Alone facing death, unconscious—Soft hands lifting. wounds cleaned bandaged,warm fire,hot drinks,sleep. Comrades return. “Who helped you?”- “Snow Angels”. “Delirious ?”. No tracks… Expert bandaging – fire- Ancient ones believed..Perhaps”…

It all turned out well

April 14, 2010 by  
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The elderly mailman shifted the weight of the mail bag onto his other shoulder, and walked slowly up the garden path, ignoring the growling mongrel dog, he knocked on the door of No.8 , opened it and walked through to the cosy kitchen, just as he did every day of his working week. “,Two letters […]

The Witching Hour

April 14, 2010 by  
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A raven croaked, flitted across the Castle ruins. Pale streaks of moonshine casting shadows. Wierd shapes of ruined walls, looked menacing. The Witching hour neared it’s time. A shrieking Witch, long nosed and pointed hat, Broomstck and cat screamed around the castle walls, Signalling the Ghosties and Ghoulies to play, To a cresendo of shrieks […]

The Evening Primrose

April 14, 2010 by  
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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 […]

Pumpkin Capers

April 14, 2010 by  
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Yes, a wonderful year for the pumpkins, They grew so fat and round, sweet too, Carefully tended by farmers, and Wooed by politicians, Newspapers, Television crews, Pictures interviews, Now pumpkins Have the VOTE.

Mind Walking

April 13, 2010 by  
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To walk the woods and hills of yesteryears, See again the wonders of nature’s treasures. Ignore the ageing heart beat fears. Walk the paths of ancient forefathers, Along the hills of purple heather, Rest beneath the Rowan’s shade, Watch the Red Kite swoop, and fade. Just as he did in Merlin’s days, He who taught […]

Medley Of Cinquains

April 13, 2010 by  
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1. Some men Chase Girls for fun At work and play,they stray. True lovers are content with one. Pure love. 2. -Some men, Have a liking For wine,others for women, Women and wine together are trouble Choose one. 3. To tilt At windmills, mad But fun,milk sacred cows. Pricked pomposity deflates,plop. Tilt more.

Highway – A Cinquaine

April 13, 2010 by  
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Highway. Concrete strip, four lanes, Speed, noise, signs, traffic cones, Screeching brakes, crunching metal, lights flash. Grid lock.

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