It’s All About Mike

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

When rusted-nausea rises,
before you and the sun,

when you sweat-in-sleep,
and wake an old woman
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Post Match Report

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

All square, one-one,
but, still a loss for The Seagulls:
An inequal result. Stripe-painted
kids' faces, briefly, unable to pull a smile
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The Wanderer, for JV

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Why walk such distances
with only the weather
measuring your steps
over The Downs
as breaths are taken
in exertion and sights?
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UCTC Entrance 08:45

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I stood, stock, in the road,
arms wide, an amateur Christ,
awaiting another crucifixion,
to be run down, lifted, cross-heist
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Radio Too

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Waved off sounds,
our wireless re-casts,
'Uckfield FM',
over transmission masts
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Poetry Workshop – Year5/6

By Mike Bell Poetry 1 comment

Thank you Heidi Greenwood for arranging my morning of fun!

I enjoyed a fabulous morning at Little Horsted Primary School [http://www.thelifecloud.net/schools/LittleHorstedCESchool/ ], first with an assembly, in which we discussed Parkinson's. I then read the school the poem I had written in advance for them -https://mikebellpoems.com/2016/04/18/sweet-truth/ - and then we went into a poetry workshop for Year 5/6....


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Capture the Clock

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Capture the clock
We've this time to lose:
Speak with the old,
mute now - the news
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The Kingfisher’s Capture – for @DavidAPlummer

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

The dart, sit,
then flit, of a
kingfisher's reign,

@DavidAPlummer
focused, fixed,
by royal flame
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Wild Garlic and Wilfred Owen

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

  We are all passing, some of us speeding: Last breath of Sussex, that garlic scent-seeping ‘cross my car-flight, off lamp-dipped byway; roofless in the dark, dash-muddied spray; the fear of deer-leaps suspends my ill-state, I’ll drive too fast, to avoid pain’s complaint. Drop down, under Barcombe, about ten fifteen, over The Ouse, banked, by...


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Colin Firth, Rankin’s Man

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

He sits
Photogenic
Ready to f*ck
Your wife
Your children
Aged eighteen-plus
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