Category Archives: Poems

How Steep is Steep?

    Laser dots Ten metres apart Were the start Of when it happened Baldwin Street Dunedin Was flattened By the Men of Harlech Whose angle was more acute On the Welsh route At Forde Pen Llech Thirty five degrees … Continue reading

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Poems 2019

“And Its No Nay Never” An elegy upon the expiry of Opportunity , the veteran Mars explorer, 2003 – 2019 It is lonely One hundred and fifty three Million miles away Your friends at Toyota and Amazon But memories Yet … Continue reading

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Poems 2018

I am pleased that I have two poems included in the St Giles Hospice Charity Poem collection:   On the theme “makes life worthwhile” Much Ado About Nothing Fresh, crisp, laundered sheets, at the end of a tiring day. A … Continue reading

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Poems 2017

  Skinhead   Ben Sherman’s, buttoned down Levi’s turned up, braces locked tight Doc Martins laced high Harrington’s for fight, or flight.   Heads bristling Legs loping Fists clenching   Richard Allen Pulp fiction Barely 200 pages   Finished in … Continue reading

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Planet Earth

Run Iguana run, Dance the tango with devils Over hot sand, Sprint with lightning Bolt speed, Swerve and sway like Ronaldo, Keep ballerina balance As death slithers and slides In awful choreographed symmetry, Wrestle and writhe, Strive against  mortal foes … Continue reading

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A Poem for Aberfan

The Ballad of the Aberfan Disaster   A junior school called Pantglas Where miners’ children went to class Learning sums, and history, and English lit Then you headed on down to the pit   Where all the men toiled underground … Continue reading

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I love books. I also have far too many. School books, student books, novels, poetry, travel, biographies, histories, historical fiction, sports and sundry unclassified, or unclassifiable. Far too many lie unread. Some are on display for effect, some have been … Continue reading

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