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08/26/2021 My Work 30 Rhyme
08/26/2021 The Great Dictator 50 Free verse
08/26/2021 Winter 26 Rhyme
08/26/2021 My Way 35 Free verse
08/26/2021 The Maelstrom 23 Rhyme
08/26/2021 The Seasons 30 Rhyme
08/26/2021 The Dragon Mask 22 Rhyme
08/06/2021 Heartbreaker 67 Free verse
08/06/2021 All That I Am 52 Free verse
08/06/2021 I Dare You 39 Rhyme
08/06/2021 Manic Street Preachers 37 Rhyme
08/06/2021 Perfection 2157 38 Rhyme
08/06/2021 Red Sky At Night 35 Rhyme
08/06/2021 Red Sky In The Morning 32 Rhyme
08/06/2021 Silent Witness 62 Rhyme
08/01/2021 Meditation is Revolutionary 44 Free verse
08/01/2021 Made of Scars 67 Free verse
08/01/2021 Duty of Care 156 Rhyme
08/01/2021 Baby 42 Rhyme
08/01/2021 Bus Wars 81 Rhyme
08/01/2021 The Ogre 38 Free verse
08/01/2021 Cherry Blossom 44 Rhyme
08/01/2021 Aotearoa 47 Rhyme
08/01/2021 The Prince and the Fool 32 Rhyme
08/01/2021 Console Warrior 37 Rhyme
07/30/2021 Tea For Two 36 Rhyme
07/30/2021 Concentra 37 Free verse
07/30/2021 Embrace the Negative 33 Rhyme
07/30/2021 The Fall of Silent Snow 44 Free verse
07/30/2021 Meditation 50 Rhyme
07/27/2021 Grow Old With Me 56 Rhyme
07/27/2021 Acer Leaves in Autumn 40 Free verse
07/27/2021 The Last Civil War 42 Rhyme
07/27/2021 Kiss Me You Fool 42 Rhyme
07/27/2021 Oxygen is Fattening 37 Rhyme
07/27/2021 Pop Star 27 Rhyme
07/27/2021 Of Myself 30 Free verse
07/27/2021 The Mystery of Rainbows 48 Rhyme
07/27/2021 The Prison Yard in Spring 39 Rhyme
07/25/2021 Alien Abductions 66 Rhyme
07/25/2021 Goodbye Goose 40 Rhyme
07/25/2021 Game of Drones 38 Rhyme
07/25/2021 I Miss That 42 Free verse
07/24/2021 Thinking In Rhyme 93 Rhyme
07/24/2021 Criticism and Praise 53 Free verse
07/24/2021 Dad, where's your cape 54 Rhyme
07/24/2021 Whale Song 84 Rhyme

Quotes

Quote Left My understanding of complex issues is hampered by the limitations of a simple mind! Quote Right
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Firstly thank you for taking the time to read my Bio.

BRIEF BIO - English, male, vegan, buddhist, gardenista, Perfect Sakura!

A LITTLE MORE DETAIL -

ME -

I am in my late 50's and live in the UK, I am lucky enough to be semi - retired and a part time gardener after working 32 yrs in the public sector. I live with my amazing partner Sarah in sunny Northamptonshire and have two beautiful grown up daughters.

Around 2012 I suddenly had this urge to write and finally put pen to paper. What came out was raw, naive and messy but it was a start, I had never been creative in any way before. I was frustrated at the time after years of fighting the system against rampant privatisation and attacks on pensions and pay. We lost that battle and the consequences are here to see, I will say no more, my poetry speaks for me now!

My poetry has developed in ways I didn't expect and I am constantly surprised by what comes out. I would still describe my work as naive and in some ways I hope that remains the case.

I try to vary my writing style as much as I can but I am only a bit player as the pen sometimes has a mind of it's own!

WHY PERFECT SAKURA -

I have been a Buddhist for many years and drawn to many things from the far east. In the film The Last Samurai, Katsumoto, the Samurai Lord stated that he had spent his whole life searching for the perfect cherry blossom. As he lay dying on the battlefield a breeze blew fallen blossom across the field, he realised in his final moment that they were all 'Perfect'. Sakura being Japanese for cherry blossom I came up with the name Perfect Sakura, my point being that often what we seek has been in front of us all along!

FINALLY -

I was always worried about reading other people's work for fear of it influencing my writing. A silly position that I have now rectified, I will support new writers as much as I can and look forward to comments on my own work. This poetry thing is a journey and I'm finally ready see where it takes me.

Write your heart out and be kind, thanks again, Tony.