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I have 3629 stories published in 31 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 2371914 times and 438 of my stories have been cherry picked.
40 of my 1,680 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 41 votes

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Phoenix of Grenfell

Phoenix of Grenfell; people arise; tear down the sinful system of lies that puts saving money before saving lives. Together, as one, we can win if we...

A tree without blossoms

Knobbly with buds, its bubbling with spring; each brass bud's a mouth that is bursting to sing. Babbling with birds and wobbling with wind; a tree...

Out of the austerity of Winter

Out of the austerity of winter, a red rose, blooming, bravely raised its head. Frost clutched at it with blue and icy fingers and wished, in her cold...

May the 3rd is "Our Wars" day

May the 4th is Star Wars day but May the 3rd is Our Wars day; Corbyn our own Obi-wan; our force, the force of "Jez we can". Just like in the Star...

The Revolution In Sparta

Long ago there was a country called Sparta where every citizen was required to join the army. The reason why every citizen was required to join the...


40 of my comments have received 41 Great Feedback votes

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Thanks, Tina. It was

Posted on Sun, 13 Nov 2011

Thanks, Tina. It was inspired by the myths of 'The Flying Dutchman' and 'The Wandering Jew'. I do believe that, if Jesus Christ came back, he would be on the side of the anti-war protesters and it would be so called christians like Tony Blair who...Read full comment

Posted in The Ghosts Of Flanders Field

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Thanks, thecure. Really

Posted on Sat, 12 Nov 2011

Thanks, thecure. Really happy that you enjoyed it. I've always liked the children's hand game, "Here's the church, and here's the steeple Open the door and see all the people. Here's the parson going upstairs, And here he is saying his prayers"...Read full comment

Posted in A play for two hands.

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Thanks, Mark. Love is very

Posted on Thu, 10 Nov 2011

Thanks, Mark. Love is very much a god to me. Love to me is magical, spiritual and transcendental. Love for family, friends for a beautiful woman, a flower or a sunset. Love for life is the bright light that keeps me going through all the hard times...Read full comment

Posted in Kiss Me Under Heaven

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Thank you, Jenny. I know its

Posted on Mon, 24 Oct 2011

Thank you, Jenny. I know its not very deep or profound but I was really focussing on the form rather than the content. Just a light hearted little poem. I think I really want to be like a maker of ornaments and figurines that go on mantlepieces...Read full comment

Posted in Your Kisses

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I think that people can

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2011

I think that people can often get a kind of tunnel vision; focussing on one part of life: Job/ Family/Relationships etcetera and not realize that there are so many hundreds of thousands of millions of good things in life outside of whatevers making...Read full comment

Posted in On the edge of death, reborn

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Thankyou, pia. I am greatly

Posted on Sat, 20 Aug 2011

Thankyou, pia. I am greatly inspired by the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins who used alot of alliteration and word play and wrote a great deal about nature. Though his poems viewed nature through the lense of Christian faith and I see, more like a...Read full comment

Posted in The Lessons Of Nature

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Thanks very much, pia. Your

Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2011

Thanks very much, pia. Your comments are very encouraging. I think that, if you do hundreds of haikus, then eventually you'll come up with a handful of good ones, the scattergun approach; atleast, that's my theory. As Zen master 'Robert The Bruce...Read full comment

Posted in Sci- Ku

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Thanks, pia. When you're

Posted on Wed, 06 Jul 2011

Thanks, pia. When you're digging for potatoes, the blackbirds gather round because they know that your spade will turn up earthworms for them. Indirectly,your spade is feeding them and so, the spade is the blackbird cutlery, like a spoon or a...Read full comment

Posted in SOME HAIKU

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Thankyou, maisie. I've

Posted on Sat, 25 Jun 2011

Thankyou, maisie. I've always thought that cool-ness was an underrated aesthetic quality. I'm very happy that you think it's cool.Read full comment

Posted in Scope

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Thanks, Celticman.

Posted on Wed, 22 Jun 2011

Thanks, Celticman. Dandelions are one of my favourite flowers, mainly because they are like 'urban warriors' breaking through the concrete and helping beauty to survive in the urban gloom. The dandelions are based on the ones in my garden. Also...Read full comment

Posted in Spring Stratagems