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Poems by Kevin Shaw

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07/24/2017 Dougal Slim 25 Rhyme
07/24/2017 You Can't leave it there 20 Rhyme
07/22/2017 Exceptional 27 Rhyme
07/20/2017 Flirt 60 Rhyme
07/20/2017 English Oak 52 Couplet
07/19/2017 The Man with a Kipper on his head 60 Rhyme
07/16/2017 A Litany of Lies 59 Rhyme
07/16/2017 Jenny Dementia 66 Narrative
07/12/2017 Alice 72 Rhyme
07/12/2017 Rapture 58 Haiku
07/12/2017 Postcard from Mars 46 Rhyme
07/11/2017 Walk with Lord Jesus 72 Rhyme
07/10/2017 Blue Cheese 67 Rhyme
07/09/2017 The Dove 60 Rhyme
07/04/2017 The Land of Aubergine 82 Light Poetry
07/02/2017 Worst Poem ever 132 Rhyme
07/01/2017 Winning the Lottery 90 Rhyme
06/30/2017 The Mexican Wave 83 Rhyme
06/28/2017 Out of Trenches 81 Rhyme
06/27/2017 Zombie Disguise 97 Rhyme
06/27/2017 Silly Love Song 84 Limerick
06/26/2017 Adjective Fashion 95 Rhyme
06/24/2017 Futile War 83 Rhyme
06/24/2017 Seven, Eight 121 Rhyme
06/24/2017 Random Nonesense 121 Rhyme
06/20/2017 Pinkerton Morley 80 Rhyme
06/18/2017 Sore Eyes 81 Haiku
06/18/2017 Pig Pen Hole 117 Rhyme
06/17/2017 One Man Revolution 94 Rhyme
06/15/2017 Humpty - The Coroners Hearing 91 Rhyme
06/13/2017 Vicar of Bray 127 Limerick
06/12/2017 Shelf-Life 85 Haiku
06/11/2017 Edward Leered 95 Limerick
06/10/2017 Jack Russell 118 Rhyme
06/09/2017 A Day by the River 300 Rhyme
06/08/2017 Sir William 129 Limerick
06/07/2017 The Aardvark and the Pangolin 137 Rhyme
06/07/2017 The Reunion 187 Rhyme
06/06/2017 Vegan 138 Rhyme
06/06/2017 Poor Circus Clown 122 Rhyme
06/05/2017 Orangutan and the Chimpanzee 192 Rhyme
06/04/2017 All too soon 176 Haiku
06/04/2017 Sailor Man of Tralee 110 Limerick
06/03/2017 If I should find a Butterfly 199 Rhyme
06/03/2017 Tommy Trout 89 Rhyme
06/02/2017 Rhythm and Train 189 Rhyme
06/02/2017 Isosceles 86 Rhyme
06/02/2017 Trap Door 88 Rhyme
06/01/2017 Moon 252 Rhyme
05/31/2017 Autumn 134 Tanka
05/31/2017 Invisible 140 Haiku
05/28/2017 The Lost Years 173 Rhyme
05/17/2017 Follow Me 198 Rhyme
05/17/2017 Triceratops 132 Rhyme
05/15/2017 The Hermit 138 Rhyme

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Hello to all friends of Poetry

My name is Kevin Shaw I was born in Ilkley, West Yorkshire in 1955 I now live in Huddersfield and have done for almost 40 years.Married with 3 grown up children and 8 Grandchildren.

I have always enjoyed poetry but only started writing it quite recently. I don't take my poetry to seriously, but it's a hobby and a lot of fun.

My writing and composition could be described as childlike or naïve, looking at life in a quirky way through verse and rhyme. Most of the poems blossomed from a random thought or line, sometimes it makes sense but usually it doesn’t. I like to play with words and enjoy Limericks and nonsense. One or two of my poems are reflective or reminiscent, but hopefully never too personal that they can’t be enjoyed by all.

I rarely write Prose and to be honest, find this form of poetry difficult to read. Prose is often deep, dark, a little bit cryptic. I like my Poetry to be in the main upbeat and joyful.I must admit however, to liking and writing Bittersweet stories.

You will find that most of my poetry is in four line Stanzas, with relatvely equal line length.I find it easier to both write and read in this format. I have written a few Haiku style poems as they are quite challenging.

Inspired by Edward Lear’s book of nonsense and the zany surreal world of Spike Milligan. Other comedic influences are Monty Python, Not the Nine O’clock News, Tommy Cooper, The Goon Show and Lewis Carrolls' Alice stories.

Kind Regards

Kevin