Shackleton

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I have 38 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 14562 times and 20 of my stories have been cherry picked.
12 of my 168 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 12 votes

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Michael James Treacy

 

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Cherry

She Loved Me Not

Sally drank a full bottle of whisky Which made her feel fruity and frisky She said she had time If I had the rhyme But the glint in her eye was too...

About It All Again

I was thinking back to December 1973... a village called Oberjoch (over the hill) in the Bavarian Alps. Six foot of snow! I was learning to ski with...
Cherry

Perhaps

Perhaps when a youth, if I’d settled in France, with a mademoiselle an occasion to dance. On a hot August night, je t’aime, je t’adore and ooh la lah...

Her Beautiful Smile

Abandoned by a mind-set that demands healthy sons. Loneliness beyond comprehension. Profoundly disabled: physically, mentally, deaf, blind...
Gold cherry

I Miss Your Smile

It’s been forty years. Same man, I think; couple of stone, slight stoop, less hair, quieter, funny eye, gammy leg. Not much wiser. I remember that...
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12 of my comments have received 12 Great Feedback votes

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Ah yes. That third verse

Posted on Mon, 19 Aug 2019

Ah yes. That third verse depicts an evocative photograph or painting.

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Posted in Bad penny dreams

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Good one, Luigi. I like your

Posted on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

Good one, Luigi. I like your mix of old-man nous and young-man anarchy.

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Posted in Mark My Words

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Scary old things are

Posted on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

Scary old things are jellyfish. A bit of an invasion around the UK coast at the moment I understand. Enjoyed your poem. A surreal quality.

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Posted in Jellyfish

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Funny old life. I planted a

Posted on Sun, 28 Jul 2019

Funny old life. I planted a small cherry tree in the garden last year. Normally takes a couple of years to get any fruit, but this year, we had one cherry on it. The missus and I watched it grow and ripen and were just about to share it, when our...

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Posted in Perhaps

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There's always an after-taste

Posted on Sun, 28 Jul 2019

There's always an after-taste. Great poem! Enjoyed the read.

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Posted in Salt

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Enjoyed your piece, Ice

Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2018

Enjoyed your piece, Ice Rivers. From my point of view, 1967 was a very good year for raggy-arsed boys with well-trousered dreams.

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Posted in Class of 1917 Reunion

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Orang Utans forever! Palm oil

Posted on Fri, 04 May 2018

Orang Utans forever! Palm oil I can take or leave. Enjoyed your take on an environmental issue.

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Posted in Palm oil or Orangutans?

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We must listen to them. The

Posted on Sun, 28 Jan 2018

We must listen to them. The answer to everything can be found in their words.

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Posted in Giants

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You took me to another plane.

Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018

You took me to another plane. Soft, sad and wonderful.

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Posted in Queen Cordelia's Lament.

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Ah yes.

Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018

Ah yes.

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Posted in -Keyhole

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