Tag: Writing Verse

May 30

Life’s Considerations

Life’s Considerations. Shall you live without charity? Without honesty or decency Or morality With yourself be prepossessed With material things be obsessed Ignore the weak and dispossessed Forget the basics of humanity Forget the basics of Christianity Shall you consider a fool He who would live by the unwritten rule Of civility and courtesy, Taught …

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Feb 22

HOLY WAR by Chris Want

  HOLY WAR by Chris Want     I’d spent the night in the watch house Damp of foot, driven mad by louse Longing for light, yet when it came Battle commenced, always the same. Pure Hell this was, day after day. Yet for us there was no other way.   ***   Religious leaders …

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Jan 31

Poem by Ray Targett: Loneliness

Poem by Ray Targett: Loneliness   This is a reflective poem relating to ageing and loneliness … Loneliness Old man, old man, all alone, Sit you yet in your humble home? Dreaming of childhood, adolescence, Your life past, your life present. Friendships made, friendships lost, You were never one to count the cost. There’s no loving …

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Jan 31

Poem by Ray Targett: London’s Died

Poem by Ray Targett: London’s Died Ganja ganja ganja dealers Crackheads Smack heads True Childhood stealers London streets Paved with gold Not for The poor and old. bankers wined bankers dined In the city pockets  lined Corporate greed redefined The Windsor clan Saviour of the upper classes Viewing life Through  rose tint glasses Opiate to …

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Feb 27

Poetic Reflections on Writing

Poetic Reflections on Writing   A few poetic reflections penned by Helen entirely during the party to celebrate ten years of Creative Writing on Lanzarote. ….escape to a world of dream and thought Where words will spill as methods are taught. What floats your boat, or makes you tick? Anything goes, just take a pick. …

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Feb 25

Ten Years (of Creative Writing)

TEN YEARS Chris Want, one of our original members has written this poem in celebration of ten years of Creative Writing in Lanzarote. We formed the group in February 2005 and celebrated with a party on 24 February 2015.   What is ten years? Nought but a flash, Barely a blink on earth’s fast dash …

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Feb 21

A Writer’s Dream

A Writers Dream or How to paper the walls with rejection slips   I’d like to write for Mills and Boon Of heroes dark and handsome Or stories of suspense in which There’s kidnappings and ransom Erotic books of love and sex That Editors would bid for Purple prose on every page They’ll really flip …

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Feb 19

Fun Poetry from the Latest Workshop

Fun Poetry from the Latest Workshop   We had a very enjoyable writing workshop in Playa Blanca (Lanzarote) on Saturday 14th February and the group produced some super writing, including short stories, reflective pieces and some fun poetry: Poetry A Poem doesn´t have to rhyme It can but needn´t every time Times it does and …

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Feb 13

Fun with Verse from Lynda

Fun with verse from Lynda   Poem – with apologies to Edward Lear How high the bushy fertile land He wrote it with an ampersand Dull and plastic, vibrant eight She shut the door & closed the gate It behoves me much to read and see This stupid poem – writ´ by me Clothes and …

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Feb 09

Poem: Loneliness

Poem:Loneliness.   Asked to write a short poem for the blog, Ray, in sombre mood submitted this reflective piece entitled: Loneliness Old man old man All alone Sit you yet in your Humble home? Dreaming of childhood Adolescence Your life past Your life present Friendships made Friendships lost You were never one To count the …

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