Speech, After Therapy

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

The return walk, hobbled together,
From the speech therapist's advice,
Should encourage me to avoid The Alma,
And other such throat-burn delights..


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Simplify..

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

"Simplify,
then add lightness"*,
a code we could
all adopt,
when bringing up
our kids,
now their innocence
is lost..


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Target Practice

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

The gun's stock, lifted, was long,
Putting the cold trigger beyond;
Still, he adjusted, feet, hands, gait;
Finding the gun's balanced weight..


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Wine-fined

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I sit still,
tight-supped:
Some-come-thoughts,
double-cupped:

Palm-charmed by
insights' hands,
whistled-to,
out-of-beat bands..


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Thieves

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Now? I have no need for sleep!
I kid myself: struggling to reap
Sunlight's low-wan humour;
avoiding then, dark room suture..


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The Tea Room

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

The tearoom,
time-marooned,
in petal-chintz-fits:
Present is passed over,
on gloss-cloth prints..


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The Bullingdon Club.. Rules

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

1. Gents should always
do up their ties.
2. We'll answer you back
with our lineage lies.
3. Put down the poorly,
along with the dog,
4. My birth is perfect,
yours is not.


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Manchester, Central Europe.

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Seamus and Stefan,
Britons braced to run,
10k for me,
and Parkinson's:

A lesson in Brexit's
failed embrace:
Brits are found
in more than one race.

https://www.justgiving.com/Seamus-and-Stefan


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Fossil

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Today, it finally hit me,
as I headed back, slowed.
Once, as a child,
I was called 'Bell-fast'..


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Clean For The Queen

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

The call is made to
'Clean for the Queen',
in celebration of
her majestic gleam..


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