by Jackie Darnbrough
They provide paths
for a hesitant mind ,
to search for answers
when the page is turned Continue reading “For The Love Of Books”
by Mohamed Saloo
T’was the day before New Year
In a magical little town
Where lived a flock of volunteers
Who worked the year all round Continue reading “Those Unsung Special Folk”
by Jem Tovey
The girls fall out of Legends,
With their skirts up to their necks.
The lads are busy scrapping
In their two-tone, tonic keks. Continue reading “It’s Cool For Tykes”
by Graeme Rayner
Here in Batley and Spen we’ve a diverse community
Regardless of race, religion or background you get no immunity
From overcoming the problem as part of the solution
As we all join as one in our home’s evolution Continue reading “More In Common”
by Mohamed Saloo
Sundials viewed with a torch held high
A breath of depth and a glint in the eye
The tick and the tock, or digital glow
Minutes count down till seconds only show
Continue reading “#BatleyHour”
by Mohammed Barber
The time of the bi-annual pilgrimage again
Scores of men descend and break their abstain
On this day of merriment and feasting
To the dead they extend a greeting Continue reading “This Once Sacred Space”
by Judith Greenwood
On Monday I got ready for the bus.
As I set off, I found a little stone
In my right shoe. I took it out.
That made me late.
I missed the bus. Continue reading “Time Waits For No Woman”
by Sophie Patel
Oh how your face became a blur
The more and more distant you were.
Oh how I tried so hard
To remember, your face, your smile, your laugh.
Oh how I sat in the corner of my room and cried
no sound just tears
So no one can hear. Continue reading “A Story In A Poem – The Sun Does Not Shine For Me”