This Bright Morning

Jackie Darnbrough

In bright morning
a pale sun chases away
night shadows.

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I Will Stand With You

Jem Tovey

At The Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King,
Wrote lyrics to an anthem we all should proudly sing.
It’s our character that counts, not the colour of our skin;
If we just recognise that, all society wins.
In the struggle for equality, know this to be true,
We all stand together and I will stand with you.

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The Power of History

Fehinti Ojelabi

I once knew a man who rose above the ordinary.

Who without a doubt thought before he spoke and read before he thought

Even though he is no longer with us,

He would live a thousand years and much more;

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My Poetry

Sayantan Datta

I write of blue, red and green, and sometimes of yellow and grey,
Sometimes I write of fields and mountains, and sometimes of dried rivers, instead.
Some days I write of battles and wars, and other days of duels raging in my mind,
All shades, and hues, and corners and caves, you will find in the rhymes I penned.

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Uninvited Guest

Yorkshireman

I am the Elephant in the room
The uninvited guest
The one you can’t look in the eye
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Crown Of Fear

Patricia Kelley

I felt a stir in the still night
Looked up and saw no stars
The moon snuffed out
By huge dark wings
Hovering above an anguished earth
I looked a question
Heard a silent ‘not yet’
As the shadow passed
Leaving me in sorrowful moonlight.

Pre-Brexit Menu – Making A Meal Of It

Mohamed Saloo

There’s a croissant for my breakfast
Spaghetti bolognaise for lunch
A Hungarian tart for teatime
Danish pastries for my brunch

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I Am Eighty

Afzal Khan

singing birds and lovely sun
dancing flowers, breeze, heaven
outside much much fun
I would like run run run
barring me this lockdown zone
I am eighty and I am alone

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