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                         First, months

of flash, thud, shudder,

 

then the wailing...

Red Cherry Red
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That fire, they said, was red as red as red
as red as a fox, your lips, a cherry;
that fire, they said spread and spread and spread,
faster than a cheetah or a nasty rumour;

All the Best - Roger McGough
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I give you clean air

You give me poisonous gas.

I give you mountains

You give me quarries.

 

I give you pure snow

You give me acid rain.

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'Why do you run?' I asked the river,
'So fast I can't compete.'
'I run,' the river said, 'because
I have some streams to meet.'

The Rainmaker Danced
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Stand in line

they said.

So he did.

Toe the line

they said.

So he did.

Sign on

the dotted line

they said.

So he did.

 

Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry
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I’m looking up into the sky

And I am thinking, how can it be this big?

Why is there so much of it?

How do we all fit?

I am thinking all these things

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Eyes as wide as continents brim wih the water between.

Seeks a different future. Looks back on what has been.