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14 hours ago

My tribute to a favourite Shakespeare play......

BALCONY by Sonya J Young

Historical grievances
lead to unnecessary deaths
Family quarrels mean
the demise of innocent
young flesh
Bite your thumb
and the damage is done
Writing for hours
in an artificial night
when brawls with swords
were the order of the day
sad that this is the way
angry men resolve
ancient issues
Is your true love a swan
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15 hours ago

Hello Old Friend. P.Rimmer.

Old gold towers,
March to dusty purple,
In the setting of a sun,
A sliver moon,
Hangs syckle thin,
In a gloaming sky,
A kiss blown from the south,
Thins the air,
Cools grateful skin,
An autumnal grace,
Spikes a failing summer day,
In a most appealing way.
Smile I breathe now gently,
Grateful not fevered sleep,
Should greet this welcome night.

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1 day ago

Blessed. P.Rimmer.

Gilded trees,
Set against a bright blue page,
Heavy I breathe fresh and free,
No hint of breeze,
Graced, I am blessed,
With this life,
A lucky accident of birth,
Placed me in a loving land,
Graced, I am blessed,
To be.

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1 day ago

So the Story Goes. P.Rimmer.

Stolen kisses,
The frisson of that fleeting jolt,
From lip to tip of toes,
Is not the sole preserve of youth,
The wrestle of tongues,
The tingling lingering,
Warmth that radiates,
Through body and soul,
Can pierce a heart,
It seems wine can be born,
Of raisins,
Not just flush sweet fruits.

Stolen kisses,
Sweet frisson,
A thrilling thrum of heartstrings,
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2 days ago

A passing Fancy. P.Rimmer.

I see your eyes,
As I close mine,
I imagine your lips,
As they part for mine,
I imagine you,
Here by my side,
As sleep takes me,
I hear the song of your breath,
As I drift away,
I dream of you,
In Morpheus's gaze,
Tonight,
I slip, I slip,
I drift away...
Where are you tonight,
And who plays,
In your dreamscapes,
Do you see me?
Or am I a passing fancy,
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2 days ago

Uncertainty. P.Rimmer.

This morning holds its council,
This day saves its breath,
Storm warnings,
Watches,
A sultry sky,
Fetid air stalks trees,
With an irritable hand,
Barely bothered slothful breezes,
Blow in fitful shifts,
We go about our day and wait,
One eye on the sky,
A glance over the shoulder,
And watch your back,
This storm beast wreaked havoc,
In Fiji, Samoa, Tonga,
Now us, ... See more

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2 days ago

Now for something light and cheerful on its' birthday...ha ha ha ha ha ha!

WHAT'S IT ALL FOR?
All the joints creaking, bone grinding on bone
An everyday struggle some face all alone

A heart that consistently beats out of time
Telling how sadly it’s now past its prime

Blood pressure borderline, lungs in a mess
Chronic conditions causing great distress

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2 days ago

EMPTY HOUSE
An empty house is full of noise
The silent, secret kind
And if you're standing very still
before too long you'll find
The noises of the empty house
Will penetrate your mind

As it shares with you its secrets
this is all you need to do
just stand quite still and listen
as it shares what it's been through
and you will feel the house's soul
connect itself with you

An empty house may ... See more

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2 days ago

Some dates over March and April. And then a good long break from live shows for a while I reckon....

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3 days ago

Cyclone warning. P.Rimmer.

Today our world,
Is wrapped in grey warm wool,
Cosseted, we're coddled,
Sound and light dulled,diluted,
Muted,
This, the calm before the storm.

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