Ray Schaufeld

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I have 98 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 205082 times and 71 of my stories have been cherry picked.
168 of my 2,087 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 169 votes

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A Break in the Clouds - my Memories of living at Faslane Peace Camp back in August 1983

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The rain stopped! We emerged from our peace caravans. Jenny fanned the sparks from the local newspaper The Helensburgh Times. The sparks from the...
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Healing - to Dave

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Healing is the better part of dealing It is nearly 4am I have a stinking cold. I pull myself out of my pit. I light the gas I brew up a cuppa. I add...
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Sha-leigh - one of a series of my make-believe snapshots

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She became a sweet fat girl who sold cocaine. She did not drive but Matt who had been in her class in primary one, had a bicycle. Dale, who was the...

Rare Ben Johnson - my poem of London Pride

They said he was crossed how they said he was crossed And rare Ben Johnson gave not a stuff He sang of the spirit of London's Great Fair Neat...

Birthday! Polling day 06.05.1999. The First election for the brand new Scottish Assembley

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Yes! It's the Big Day! My alarm rings at 5am sharp .Today is the day that I work for a full thirteen hours as a Presiding Officer at the Polling...

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168 of my comments have received 169 Great Feedback votes

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Fun and my parent's shocked disapproval ah yes

Posted on Wed, 06 Apr 2022

Fun and your parent's shocked disapproval., ah yes.

When I was 19 my flatshare was only 5 miles deeper into London and I came home to Wembley Park for Sunday lunch. Mum and Dad wanted to know all about my new job as a trainee tax collector...

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Posted in Amongst The Memories

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Loved this. Will love it even more if I hear you reading it.

Posted on Tue, 18 Jan 2022

 

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Posted in Poking James MacGuigan’s Pig

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Jupitermoon this is pretty

Posted on Thu, 13 Nov 2014

Jupitermoon this is pretty real. I often tell myself that it is a waste of time where I live searching for a man my age as all the singletons are wedded to their pint of beer. You illustrate how this relationship can sometimes be unhappy....

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Posted in not quite AA, but only 12 steps to the bar

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Di,

Posted on Thu, 22 Sep 2022

Di,

thank your for your kind comment.

BJ was the son of a prosperous London bricklayer. 

Bens Dad wanted the best for his son.

He enrolled Ben into the entrance exams for a scholarship to St Pauls Catherdral school....

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Posted in Rare Ben Johnson - my poem of London Pride

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A mysterious and atmospheric

Posted on Thu, 25 Aug 2022

A mysterious and atmospheric poem, Di. I cna't even try to fathom the deeps of it and that's ok

xxRay

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Posted in RJC

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Jane, I like your poem xxRay

Posted on Thu, 22 Sep 2022

Jane, I like your poem

xxRay

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Posted in The Wanderer

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Rhiannon, I like the rhythm

Posted on Sat, 17 Sep 2022

Rhiannon, I like the rhythm of your poem. It mirrors the seasonal rhythm of the changes of Nature in the woods. You show us how the lights and colours inside the woods can lighten our moods. Thank you xx Ray

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Posted in All Seasons' Refuges

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Jean, well done for writing

Posted on Tue, 20 Sep 2022

Jean, well done for writing this. My thoughts are with you. It must be tough for you  xxxx Ray

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Posted in Chemo 9

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I like your poem, Angus

Posted on Sat, 03 Sep 2022

I like your poem, Angus Folklore. The phrase 'caustic, cosmic, jesters seems to me to touch on something that is real.

I was watching the crows at a rail station the other day, while I was waiting for my train. They were right in the...

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Posted in Knowing The Crows

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Rhiannon, David. Celticman

Posted on Fri, 09 Sep 2022

Rhiannon, David. Celticman thank you for reading my poem and for your friendly comments. Yes, you are right what matters is that, when we are able to do so, we try to live our lives in a manner that gives us a clear conscience and does good to...

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