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Parental guidance suggested for children

The Ballad of Liz and James - 6

Service is SO much better in the US than in Oxford. In the US I’m surprised and slightly annoyed if I’m not greeted and sat in thirty seconds. In...

Ghost of Time

She said she was cold tonight could we put the heating on The rent was due a week today The damp was peeling paint off the wall We were unemployed...

Sick of Shoplifters

I'm getting sick of the people who come to my store to shop. They come here and try to steal and I have to call the cops. I have to have people...

Little Potty Mouth

My youngest is three. He is the most angelic looking kid, with very light blonde hair and the biggest blue eyes. He is such a loving little boy who...
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Happy

His shadow fits him perfectly: shadow bike and shadow boy, seamlessly stitched to wheels rolling over Wimbledon common. Spoking backwards, monochrome...
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A Roar Too Often

Sammy is ten dad’s home again. Children crowd around mom so he can’t bother her some more. Haven’t seen him 3 days gone since pay day. Left for the...
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Cooking

you'll get the hang of it... image is used in acc w. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/ Image ©Licensed to Parsons Media. Tesco Cookery School. Picture by Andrew Parsons / Parsons Media

GOSSIP

This is a poem based on an extract from the Aeneid: Virgil (70 BC-19 BC). Book IV, lines 173-197. Gossip, hearsay, rumour: Daughter of Mother Earth...

NICKNAMED SNOW PLOUGH

When my brother was a young man
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Graduation Day

Elmhurst, Queens, Winter 1968 I was sitting in a front row balcony seat with my feet up on the railing; smoking a cigarette. Kool extra longs. It’s...