1,2,3 by Andrews - [81 words]
The Western Alpha Bit by Colin Baker Topic of Iraq [182 words]
Singapore Excution Of Mr. Nguyen by Amarjit Bhambra Since last week, l came across the excution news on the Australian Mr. Nguyen.... [149 words]
'why Me?' And 'bruised' And 'for The First Time' by Chloe L Batey I wrote these because i had a few friends who were cutters, i ... [280 words]
Single And Unique by L Jay Something I have been working on for a while and would really like some advice about. [171 words]
Once Again This Year by Connie Kay Hallstrand Written for my grandma who passed away in 2002 and my uncle who passed away in 2004, whose... [112 words]
How It Feels by Briony Carvalho - [141 words]
I Find My Sanity by Randall Barfield - [38 words]
A To Z Of Adolescence by Colin Baker Ever been a parent ? Of three daughters ? [21 words]
Zinnias And Tea by Randall Barfield A poem for Miss Helen Keller, 1880-1968. NOTE: Fifty-percent of the income from the sale of t... [95 words]
Written By His Hand by M Q Walters Today I read a song, written back in '44 [66 words]
Why Is Statue Of Modonna Crying? by Amarjit Bhambra i feel l get the answers from an unusal reading. l call it the Dictionarie re... [247 words]
Who Was That Masked Man by R L Anderson - [88 words]
Unlucky Strike by Randall Barfield - [41 words]
Twisted Analytical Egotistical Freaky Geek by John H Pallister A wierd and bizaree poem [160 words]
Tunnel... by Kola Agunbiade Inspirational [116 words]
Topatoes! by Simone L Dorsey A short funny little poem(which can be sang too) writen for kids to laugh at.This was also written by... [48 words]
Today Not Yesterday by Andrews - [58 words]
To Me From You by Andrews - [30 words]
Thinking by Alia Harold It's a nice little poem. [1 words]
The Nightingale by Chloe L Batey I wrote this after i read the story by Oscar Wilde Please review this and my other two written ... [100 words]
The Mythical Creature by Briony Carvalho Bit cheeky! [94 words]
The Moon by Andrews - [41 words]
The Lot Of The Eagle by Lawson - [99 words]
The International Language by John H Pallister Not really a poem, but it's true in every aspect. [14 words]
The Believer by Andrews - [62 words]
Synonymous Confusion... Thanks For The Help! by Desi Williams It is just a jumble of my thoughts at this moment. [96 words]
Surviving After Loss by R L Anderson about a friend who lost his wife but continues on [78 words]
Spring Of A Dying Soul by Saba Saradaoui Light poem written on a spring day by a sick person [116 words]
Sorrow Anthology by Donald Asambu I am a Kenyan Poet interested in creative writing and poetry.I came across your site sometime ... [9,586 words]
Silent Night by Amethystgreen - [99 words]
Sensual Daydream- by Josh Anderson A sensual daydream? or am I awake? [261 words]
Royal Purpose by R D Partee Love poem. [92 words]
Round And Around by Curious - [118 words]
Peace Of Mind by Andrews - [25 words]
Path by Sara Bernal - [12 words]
Negative Thoughts by Andrews - [43 words]
My First by Sidney Kinney This poem is about my experience with my first [230 words]
Misty by Sara Bernal - [47 words]
Madness & Euphoria by Louise Friedman A collection of scribbles from a manic/depressive mind. Take a ride on my rollercoaster. [1,767 words]
Lost & (Haven't) Found Me by C Stretch I haven't writen in forever.... Just being lost, confused about me as a person. [170 words]
Light A Candle by Andrews - [48 words]
Just Like You by Lady Sashi - [124 words]
Isle Ahoy by Duke Sekhon - [233 words]
In The Image Of My God by Anna Maikavasa The confessions of an arrogant individual [134 words]
In Dreams I Walk Alone by Joeb Van Der Ryn - [49 words]
I'll See Us Through by Cindy Shreve Verse. [363 words]
If I Were There by Lonnie Vannatter A SPIRITUAL POEM [104 words]
I Thought Time Was My Friend by Curious i need one of those 'dummies books', they have them for everything else. [24 words]
How I Feel by Andrews - [62 words]
How I Feel Dor You by Lonnie Vannatter LVE POEM [296 words]
Hating by Katherine Smith - [212 words]
Guys Are Lucky by Curious someone sent this to me so i thought i'd pass it along, so much is true but mostly just a laugh ... [333 words]
Gift Of Greed by Katherine Smith - [140 words]
Fruitless by Curious - [26 words]
Frigid Rain by M Q Walters For those who have said, I love you, but lied. [93 words]
Fragrant In The Air by Ukonu Binyerem Samuel Jr In memory of ken sarowiwa, friend of our habitat. [56 words]
Encore The Tears by M Q Walters - [34 words]
Don't Let This Farewell Be Forever.... by Reema Parwaiz Khan Partings, short or long, to me, have always held a lot of poignancy and ... [231 words]
Destiny by Briony Carvalho Waffly brain fart about how going back is easier than picking yourself up and moving on [153 words]
Deepcut Blackdown Bks by Kevin John Skinner A spell at the camp that has caused media attention. [6,740 words]
Day Of Thanks by R L Anderson brief poem about thanksgiving rituals [94 words]
Damn The Memory by M Q Walters Damn the memory. I was but a child that day. [124 words]
Colors Of Love by Amethystgreen Just a poem I wrote with a more romantic twist than I normally wrote. [77 words]
Can't You See What You're Doing To Me? by Connie Kay Hallstrand My parents divorce was very bitter. It seemed like my father just disapp... [270 words]
Calm Distress by Anubhav Kushwaha Poetry from Across The Wall - http://acrossthewall.blogspot.com [107 words]
Beautiful Land by Dri A new beginning.....just trying to register my experiences of living in a foreign country, the U... [108 words]
A-Z by Iain Spittles Just thought I'd try writing something with words from A to Z in alphabetical order. Not really sur what ca... [26 words]
Asking The Beast by M B Barlow Verse. [118 words]
As Strong As I Am by Kevin John Skinner The shit in life! [285 words]
Another Lover by WilliffordDG What happens when you test the waters of another sex [134 words]
Always Thinking Of You by Alia Harold It's nice better then thinking. [68 words]
Addict In Green by Calvin Scott A love poem about the demon known as addiction, and how one lives or dies as an addict. [278 words]
A Man Called Puck by M B Barlow Verse. [175 words]
A Last Goodbye by Kristen Karlson A poem about the effects of heart-break..please take a look... [118 words]
A Flower Today In Words by Randall Barfield - [40 words]
A Broken Love by Kristen Karlson A poem about love, dependance and loss. I'd really like to know what you think...this is one of m... [236 words]
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25 Years On (Poetry) - [85 words]
2 Am (Poetry) - [115 words]
A Bus Commuter's Sonnet (Poetry) - [107 words]
A Choreographed Breakfast (Poetry) - [68 words]
A Dreamer's Song (Aka Wishful Thinking) (Poetry) - [85 words]
A Fibber's Prayer (Poetry) A short poem about making good some porkies. [291 words] [Humor]
A First Class Service (Poetry) - [15 words]
A Lost Generation ? (Poetry) - [52 words]
A Pious Gent (Poetry) - [11 words]
A Restraining Order For Jesus (Poetry) - [258 words]
A Smoker's Pledge Of Allegiance (Poetry) - [98 words]
A To Z Of Adolescence (Poetry) Ever been a parent ? Of three daughters ? [21 words]
A Visit To The Planetarium (Poetry) - [31 words]
Africans, Westerners And Intelligence. (Essays) A reply to Dr. James D. Watson's recent assertion that Africans are of inferior intelligence when compared to Westerners. [7,297 words]
An Apple A Day (Poetry) Fun poetry. [36 words]
Believe In Better (Short Stories) A philosophical alternative to the current mindset. [804 words]
Beneath Her Window (Poetry) - [34 words]
Benefit Cutting For Dummies (Non-Fiction) Benefit cutting is politically and ideologically motivated. [2,411 words]
Bill Gates Should Take A Tip From Karl And Fred (Essays) Bill Gates recently criticised capitalism. Hooray! one might be minded to cry out! But all is not as straight forward as it seems. [872 words] [Drama]
Bill The Bus Driver (Poetry) - [61 words]
Blackvein (Poetry) - [103 words]
Britain's Festival Of The Juggernaut. (Essays) Capitalist Britain and the Hindu tradition of Vishnu's incarnation have much in common. [1,277 words]
By Night When Others Soundly Slept (I'd Pinch Lots Of Stuff) (Poetry) - [114 words]
Coming To Terms (Poetry) Extolling the virtues of the human brain. [177 words]
Contradictory Deliverance (Poetry) - [37 words]
Cost-Effective Indifference (Poetry) - [29 words]
Cough & Drop (Poetry) - [114 words]
Debt (Poetry) Debt, Emily Dickinson style. [178 words]
' Doc ' (Poetry) A very brief reflection of the continued erosion of free health provision in contemporary Britain. [80 words]
Douglas R.I.P. (Poetry) - [270 words]
Ends And Means (Non-Fiction) The world we currently live in is a topsy turvy place. [215 words] [History]
Evening Class For A Grownup (Poetry) - [58 words]
Favour (Poetry) - [21 words]
Fruit And Vegetable Shortages (Non-Fiction) A spurious argument [269 words]
Get On Board, Iraqi Children (Poetry) Allah's train keeps a-comin' for thousands of Iraqi children. [181 words]
Good News Is No News (Short Stories) Good news isn't always what it seems. [470 words] [Literary Fiction]
Growing Up (2006) (Poetry) - [28 words]
Hey John! How Are Things My Friend? (Poetry) - [134 words]
Hit The Sack (Poetry) - [299 words]
If I Die (Poetry) Inspired by a conversation one evening at bedtime between my 6 year old daughter and I. Suddenly, she wanted to explore the concept of dying. [129 words]
Imperialism Dear Boy, Imperialism (Poetry) Limerick on the theme of the current Gulf conflict. [27 words]
In A Seaside Street (Poetry) - [167 words]
In The Top Right-Hand Corner (Poetry) - [21 words]
In The Union Of Myanmar (Poetry) - [38 words]
It's Like Hurricane Ike... (Poetry) - [112 words]
Kidney Stones (Poetry) - [13 words]
Killing At Camp - Justice? (Poetry) - [55 words]
Labour Pains (Poetry) - [93 words]
Last Wednesday: Peterchurch, Herefordshire. (Poetry) - [31 words]
Little Donkey - Revised (Poetry) A poem for christmas [16 words] [Humor]
Lovers Walking In A Lane In Summer (Poetry) - [126 words]
Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (Non-Fiction) - [270 words]
Meop Citsigoloen A (Poetry) - [28 words]
Milton! Art Thou Dying (Again)? (Poetry) Is Milton Friedman's free-market mantra now in tatters? [28 words]
Monday Morning (Poetry) - [59 words]
Moral Instruction (Poetry) - [107 words]
My Child X 3 (Poetry) - [23 words]
Newport - Stow Hill (Poetry) - [4 words]
Norman's Unemployment Policy - Britain, Summer 1981 (Poetry) - [158 words]
Oh Jesus! (Poetry) - [18 words]
Oh La La ! (Poetry) - [118 words]
On The Beach! (Poetry) - [48 words]
Over My Dead Body (Poetry) - [52 words]
Pardon Me But................... (Poetry) - [11 words]
Parliament? - It's History! (Essays) The role of Parliament as an institution here in the UK must now radically change. [1,398 words]
Partnership (Poetry) - [30 words]
Playing Pétanque (Poetry) - [141 words]
Pleasure Island (Poetry) - [114 words]
Poem Of The Cross (Poetry) - [32 words]
Poetry - No Doubt (Poetry) - [8 words]
Potential Human (Poetry) - [33 words]
Pregnancy And Politics (Non-Fiction) An argument against capitalism [1,096 words]
Prophecy (Poetry) - [28 words]
Psalm 17-30 (The Rush-Hour Psalm) (Poetry) - [261 words]
Psalm 23 (New Labour's Psalm) (Poetry) - [108 words]
Psalm 23 (The Mcjob Psalm) (Poetry) McJobs abound in capitalist society.... [122 words]
Rain Heading In From The West (Poetry) A poem written to mark the many innocent deaths brought about by Western political aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan. [243 words]
Raining Cats And Dogs (Poetry) Do you believe in metaphors coming true ? [187 words]
Reflections On God's Actions (Poetry) - [62 words]
Remembering (Poetry) - [144 words]
Saturday Night Dilemma (Poetry) Saturday nights out are not what they used to be. [92 words]
Saviour Self (Poetry) - [86 words]
School (Poetry) - [107 words]
Screwball Scramble (Essays) There is a good reason for the phenomenon of frenzied shopping in the Western world. [2,381 words]
September 03, 2007 (Poetry) To mark a particular President's recent visit to Iraq [18 words]
Social Inequality Is Not One-Sided (Non-Fiction) - [1,035 words]
Society, The Family And A Thatcher. (Essays) When UK conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher asserted in 1987 that 'there is no such thing as society', she overlooked all that it is to be human. [5,380 words]
Something For Nothing (Short Stories) The irony of political correctness [90 words]
Sometimes (Poetry) Sometimes, contemporary work roles seem to necessitate wishful thinking in a person. [69 words]
Spitting (At) Images (Poetry) - [28 words]
Take O Take Those Chips Away (Poetry) - [44 words]
Taking Leave (And All That) (Poetry) - [36 words]
The B B C (Poetry) - [12 words]
The Chair (Poetry) - [235 words]
The Chinese Medicine Shop (Poetry) - [43 words]
The Lords (Poetry) - [28 words]
The Poisonous Dart Frog, Politics And History (Essays) - [2,477 words]
The Religious Sum Of The Iraq War (Poetry) - [14 words]
The Retrospective Chicken (Poetry) Introspective journey of a chicken. [255 words]
The Sack Race (Poetry) A short poem, written to mark the occasion of my youngest daughter's recent triumphs in her school sack race. [207 words]
The State (Poetry) - [22 words]
The Sum Of Amon Goeth's Execution (Poetry) - [14 words]
The Valleys (Poetry) - [68 words]
The Western Alpha Bit (Poetry) Topic of Iraq [182 words]
Thoughts On The Evolutionary School Of Life (Poetry) - [177 words]
Thoughts On Youth Crime (Poetry) - [16 words]
Topsy Turvy (Poetry) - [33 words]
Up! (Poetry) - [64 words]
Up-Hill (Till M4 Junction 3, Then Head South) (Poetry) - [138 words]
We'd Sit And Sing Alway (Then Came A Barratt Team) (Poetry) Greenbelt, in certain parts of 21st century Britain, is a dwindling phenomenon. [71 words]
We'll Go No More A-Dogging (Poetry) - [70 words]
What Do We Want? Concrete Fairness! When Do We Want It? Now! (Essays) Live Aid and Live 8 failed because they made metaphysical appeals to fairness and justice. [4,232 words]
While God........... (Poetry) - [15 words]
Why And How We Spoke God Into Existence (Poetry) Have you ever wondered how God came to be? [234 words]
Why Bother At All? (Non-Fiction) Why bother struggling to save a decaying economic system like capitalism? [483 words]
Withdrawn Loners And Sparkling Drops (Non-Fiction) The recent shooting at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut USA is tragic beyond question, yet also revealing in some ways. [856 words] [Crime]
Yesterday (Poetry) (Inspired by one of Brittany's recent tree-climbing experiences, she being our youngest daughter) [177 words]
" Dad....................................................? "
" I know you've always told me dad
There's just 'one' Santa Clause.
And everything you've told me dad
I do believe of course. "
" It's just that while out in the town
Today with mam I saw,
Not just one Santa Clause. No sir !
I counted twenty-four ! "
" I saw one on a skateboard,
And two driving cars.
There were four in McDonalds,
That's seven so far ! "
" I saw one Santa cycling,
One juggling three balls.
There were two riding scooters,
What's seven plus four ? "
" And guess what ?
THERE WERE MORE ! "
" I saw five Santa's jogging,
And three all in pink.
There was one in a police car,
That's twenty I think ? "
" Oh and two rollerblading,
One rattling a tin.
Plus a really fat Santa
Asleep in a bin."
" One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
Add four more, that makes eleven.
Add on nine, plus a couple more
How many Santas ? TWENTY-FOUR ! "
" And though I'm really muddled now
My mind's all wizz and tizz.
I keep on yelling to myself
ONE SANTA'S ALL THERE IS ! "
" I asked mam why, she cried 'Ask dad'
So how come dad in town,
One Santa Clause, plus twenty-three,
Were wandering around ? "
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"really clever, nicely done. but i too would like to know the answer, life is so confusing." -- curious.
"Hi Curious and thanks for reading. I agree, it is a tricky question. Perhaps a somewhat amusing 'conundrum' from a parental / adult perspective (I think so anyway), yet a truely confusing one through the eyes of a child. " -- Colin Baker.
"loved it. That's all that needs to be said, it doesn't need improving and there are no faults in it what so ever. Well done. " -- John H Pallister.
"Hi John Pallister and thank you so very much for these very kind comments. The writing was inspired by a question asked of me by my youngest daughter recently following a shopping outing; namely why so many Santas all over town dad ? A tough question to answer on the spot too !" -- Colin Baker.
"This is good! (Cute, too). I reminds me of a truly scary-looking Santa I saw in our local shopping centre yesterday, with a whole heap of parents lining up to take their very reluctant-looking children to see him. Hilarious! " -- Debbie Kean, Auckland, New Zealand.
"Hello Debbie and thanks for posting comments. Some of your country folk were recently over this part of the world (Wales, UK) to play a game that they are rather good at. Can you guess what that game was ? Yes, rugby!" -- Colin Baker.
"Ehmm..m. Sehr gut Seite! Ich sage innig..!:) bmw" -- BMW, ..., ..., ....
"Hello BMW and Sehr gut Seite thanks !" -- Colin Baker.
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