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01/06/2019 Frost Limerick 42 Limerick
12/19/2018 I Hate the Cold 60 Rhyme
12/17/2018 Help Homeless for life, not just at Christmas 136 Political Verse
11/30/2018 Dancer knows the answer 83 Limerick
11/30/2018 Circle of Life 78 Rhyme
11/12/2018 Childhood Theme Park 115 Rhyme
11/12/2018 This Land is Mine 64 Rhyme
10/28/2018 Homeless Alexander 88 Rhyme
10/25/2018 Halloween Pumpkin 96 Rhyme
10/22/2018 Anthem for a Veggie 113 Rhyme
10/17/2018 Remembering the Eighties 91 Rhyme
10/17/2018 Not Sleeping Just Resting my Eyes 67 Rhyme
10/15/2018 Three Wishes 242 Rhyme
10/14/2018 Set Sail in my Camper Van 89 Rhyme
10/11/2018 Dead Man's Prologue 185 Rhyme
10/10/2018 Marmalade Trees 170 Rhyme
10/10/2018 Utopia, New World Futurism 184 Rhyme
10/09/2018 Conspiracy Theories 133 Rhyme
10/08/2018 Alice in Unreality Land 92 Rhyme
09/27/2018 Scabby Knees and Chimney Smoke 100 Rhyme
09/14/2018 I pondered lonely in a crowd 146 Rhyme
09/13/2018 Mick Jagger 84 Epigram
09/13/2018 Lear and Columbus 64 Epigram
09/11/2018 Ideomotor Effect 244 Rhyme
09/05/2018 The Great British seaside resort 187 Free verse
09/03/2018 Malevolent Moon 82 Rhyme
08/30/2018 Two Shots 80 Rictameter
08/29/2018 A Scene from Laurel and Hardy 103 Rhyme
08/16/2018 haiku for a hummingbird 97 Haiku
08/14/2018 Stop the World, I want to get off 118 Rhyme
08/10/2018 Temptress 200 Shape
08/07/2018 What is Love 100 Free verse
07/31/2018 Take me to your Leader 117 Epigram
07/31/2018 British Foible Senryu 88 Senryu
07/29/2018 Young Girl of Calais 116 Limerick
07/27/2018 Bury Me 187 Rhyme
07/25/2018 Blackbird 164 Haiku
07/22/2018 Catch a Weasel Asleep 106 Rhyme
07/20/2018 Charlie Watts 82 Clerihew
07/16/2018 If one Mourn' 127 Epigram
07/10/2018 If you see 141 Epigram
07/08/2018 I am not the person you see 116 Sonnet
06/25/2018 Save the Little Piglets 125 Rhyme
06/24/2018 Duck Pond Disaster 129 Rhyme
06/24/2018 Jelly Fish Love Story 155 Rhyme
06/21/2018 Fairy Tale 124 Rhyme
06/21/2018 Catepillar 121 Rhyme
06/18/2018 A Gift 167 Free verse
06/11/2018 There are no Martians on the Moon 158 Rhyme
06/07/2018 Northern Hills 180 Rhyme
06/03/2018 Daisy Dormouse 102 Rhyme
05/30/2018 Regret 145 Rhyme
05/30/2018 Dirty Old Town 132 Rhyme
05/22/2018 Ginger Hair 224 Rhyme
05/22/2018 Meghan and Harry 227 Limerick
05/14/2018 Essence of Soft Shadows 151 Free verse
05/14/2018 Spiritualist, Medium and Deceiver 192 Rhyme
05/14/2018 Nobody Reads the Long Ones 113 Rhyme
05/13/2018 My Favourite Animal of the wild 167 Rhyme
05/08/2018 Is It Really Sport 152 Rhyme
05/06/2018 I Wish I was a Sloth 449 Sonnet
05/02/2018 Beggar of Old London Town 199 Limerick
04/29/2018 Adventures in a Cobbled Alleyway 190 Rhyme
04/28/2018 Elm Tree Haiku 196 Haiku
04/25/2018 A Waft of Smoke, Old Whisky Twist 221 Rhyme
04/24/2018 The Woggle 171 Rhyme
04/24/2018 Greatest Limerick Ever 138 Rhyme
04/17/2018 Arrogance of a Sporting God 183 Rhyme
04/10/2018 Earl Grey 194 Epigram
04/09/2018 The Charlatan 182 Rhyme
04/07/2018 Si Si Senora 160 Limerick
04/04/2018 Antiques and Curios 228 Rhyme
04/02/2018 A Silly Sombre Poem 239 Rhyme
04/02/2018 Poor Millionaire 200 Limerick
04/01/2018 Prawn and Winkle Custard 194 Rhyme
04/01/2018 Three Blind Mice a Parody 557 Rhyme
04/01/2018 Please do not disturb 146 Rhyme
04/01/2018 Bicycle ride on Skye 347 Sonnet
04/01/2018 Pruning the roses 290 Rhyme
03/27/2018 Daisy MacDonald 146 Rhyme
03/22/2018 All Roads lead to Rome 154 Rhyme
03/20/2018 Eternity, Endless Path 244 Free verse
03/19/2018 Rude Polly Parrot 303 Rhyme
03/19/2018 Of Ghosts and God 258 Rhyme
03/09/2018 Marie Celeste 170 Limerick
03/08/2018 Two Minutes to Midnight 363 Sonnet
03/07/2018 Where was I in the Seventies 219 Rhyme
03/02/2018 Harry Potter and Dumbledore 187 Limerick
02/23/2018 There was a Black Cat in Miami 235 Limerick
02/23/2018 Trick of the Eye 121 Rhyme
02/23/2018 Nowhere 133 Rhyme
02/14/2018 There was an old man of the Coast 171 Limerick
02/14/2018 Tigger and Leo 232 Limerick
02/12/2018 Candy Floss and Superman 161 Rhyme
02/09/2018 Roman Gnome 249 Limerick
02/04/2018 Ladybug 363 Rhyme
01/28/2018 Never Hit a Potamus 227 Rhyme
01/26/2018 Two Boys of Tibet 201 Limerick
01/24/2018 A Different Path 166 Rhyme
01/20/2018 Sombrero Mice 163 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