Traditions

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

She has our crushed boxes
of wedding pictures
and our Christmas decorations - 

our cheap jewels brought out
on a shortened day -
a day requiring a ladder
.../


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Uckfield Carnival

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

This floor is piss-sweated
as are those swilled bowls
at Cinque Ports in Uckfield... /


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The Remained

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Even in the unfair fall
of rain on the night - of
dis-charged un-loadings -
after our torches lit
this memorial bonfire .../


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Lewes Martyr

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

She lays fond recall
of burning the Pope
onto today's
bonfires of Lewes .../


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The Seamstress

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

It is traditional
at this time
of year
to bring down -
from the loft -
the bonfire box .../


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Beer in Lewes

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

The Gardener's Arms
smells of bonfire
of Cliffe boys and beer ...


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Soldier in a field

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

He's back in the village,
but alone in a field
where football posts
& dog walkers stand..


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Sussex, September

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

The unstable season
of rookies, fireworks,
and Sussex smugglers
has set off in Uckfield


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Bonfire 2016, Lewes

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Here, trapped again,
clipped at The Swan,
with 'Liquidators' track,
a requested song
.....


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Allhallowtide & Halloween

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

With more martyrs to count
than days in a year
they all got rolled up
into this Christian schmear ....


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