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Farmer John

For Services Rendered

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Election 2017

At 502 (Hull Veterans Support Centre)

All in the cause of Art

A Matter Of Belief

sagacity 2

Honeymoon Planned


Interim Period: Day One


TV Cowboy


Supermarket Dash

City Of Change,

Flatpack Frolics

Ballad Of A Burton Suit


Time to go

The Day Jezza Came To Town

Supermarket Blues iii

National Service

Universal Credit 2

The Fish Stealer

Just For Fun

Twelve Days Of A Modern Christmas (revised)

Scarborough Tides



Turkey Shoot 2015

Looking Back

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Summer Childhood

We would swing from the old oak
On lengths of old wagon rope
Slung from a high branch,
The seat made from old sacks
That rubbed and wore against
Young bare legs as we clung
With excited screams as we seemed
To rise higher and higher
Pushed faster and harder towards
That always blue blue sky glimpsed
Between the swaying sighing leaves
Until tired of this fun
We browsed the old orchard
Eating the windfall fruit
Competing with the yellow wasps
And bees and flies
For the sweet plums damsons
Apples pears and then maybe
To the kitchen garden to sample
Strawberries gooseberries currants
Both red and black sweet raspberries
Then maybe a little afternoon nap
Before returning to the old oak
For one last swing before home
Holding mams hand along the lane
Leaving Billy Bulson's farm behind
For the old cottage beneath the trees
Overhanging from the old churchyard
To eat and play and sleep safely
Until the next say when mam
Returned there to work
And I returned to play
Passing happy long green summers
Until I eased into the shock of life

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