Stone Cutting, Cure Parkinson’s Trust

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

We were gathered,
invited,
To Stonecutter Court,
Each labelled,
breast-badged,
Unique in comport
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St. George’s Day

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Saint George born high, in Syria,
Now lies low from the media:
Caught in Calais, no marching on,
He lost his horse, along with Ascalon.
God-battled lands flattened his hope,
So George put his faith in a leaking boat
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I Struggle

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I struggle with our Newspapered-hate, Word-wounded Reaction inside: Bile-rise, a gut-rush, Overweight, Then, in quiet times, Modified. We strafe children, Keeping no score; Youth sacrificed By both sides. Bloodied-hands Piling more souls, Under morte-mercy, Of a higher command. Here masked men Plot death on our streets, And europe mouths A mute caveat; A former leader’s Guilt...


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Thee, Thou, Thine

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Four hundred (plus) years,
Shakespeare's sooo old,
His poesy and plays
Leave me nipped, cold
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When I Die, Don’t Tweet Me.

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

When I die,
I don't want to be famous,
Too many people,
may then bestow greatness,

On my stiff corpse,
laid, coffin-graced;
Too late for me,
finally-erased
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Giants

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Long-strided
pylons ahead
loose loops
of cables
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Poetry Advice

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

One piece of advice,
to the younger writer,
Maybe two more,
'cos I'm a rhyme-fighter
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Airport Lounge

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Another flight home,
wait-slumped,
in the Alicante lounge;
my temporary carers,
beyond the call,
pool-restored my soul.


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Bee-keeping

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Pollen-flared
a bee
settled
preened
out of the wind
me and this gatherer


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Aware

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

What we can do
while we still can

this poetry
these words
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