A Locked-In Birthday

Fran

It feels like you are very far,
But you always remain in our heart.
”Enjoy your day and eat lots of cake as we say”.
It’s a shame we can’t awake you with a morning call
To ambush you into the wall.

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Oh Not To Be In England

GG

(with apologies to Robert Browning)

Part 1 – Past

Oh not to be in England
Now that Thatcher’s here
Selling off the council houses
In the hopes the poor might disappear.

Oh not to be in England as she carries on her reign
Levelling up the country
With poll tax
So we all can pay the same

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An Invisible Enemy

Suleman Hadi

We shall remember this,
Corona has us all,
like no other enemy,
chained with invisible chains
like slaves
But walking chin up,
With a pride. Pretending,

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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.

Calling It A Day

Fran

As the day pulls the sun down,
I rest my violin, sitting as it is, chestnut brown.
Still keen about music sheets,
my search goes on for tunes with a good beat.

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Connect

Sahera Patel

Have you ever felt the melodious bird song lifting up your tired wings?
Have you ever felt the power of sunbeams healing every aching limb?
Have you ever felt the celestial hymn easing the chaos in your mind?
Have you ever felt the strength of hope replacing despair with a smile?

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Stay Angry

Yorkshireman

Stay angry
Let it drive your actions and deeds
Stay angry
Do not fade gently into old age

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