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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

 


Perfect Imperfections

Blog Posted:9/6/2019 6:07:00 PM

I have submitted a poem today entitled "Perfect Imperfections"

It is partly autobiographical about myself and my wife of 35 years. It explains how even with so many differences we stay together strong and still in love. We give each other the freedom to do things independently of each other. It's about how our apparent incompatibility and imperfections make us who we are. Because we do different things, there is always something to talk about in an evening. My weaknesses are her strength and vice-versa. Obviously this type of relationship wouldn't suit everyone but works for us. 

Please read my new poem "perfect Imperfections" and let me know what you think.

Regards to all Soupers

Kevin

 

 

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Date: 9/8/2019 12:50:00 PM
If only all men felt the way you did about their women's imperfections. That was a great read, Kevin
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Date: 9/7/2019 8:42:00 AM
Hi Kevin, I read your poem and I enjoyed it very much;-) Alexis
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Date: 9/7/2019 5:42:00 AM
Kevin, I enjoyed your poem very much, it's so true to life!
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Date: 9/6/2019 11:37:00 PM
Kevin, it sounds like a beautiful relationship ~
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Date: 9/6/2019 9:53:00 PM
Dude, wanna swap wives? Lol
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Date: 9/6/2019 7:17:00 PM
Ever tried a well prepared bug souffle?
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My Past Blog Posts

 
Perfect Imperfections
Date Posted: 9/6/2019 6:07:00 PM
Unloved
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Wind Turbines at Sea
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What odds my conception
Date Posted: 7/20/2019 5:52:00 PM
The Hermit
Date Posted: 5/16/2019 3:51:00 PM
Pet Hates
Date Posted: 5/2/2019 7:12:00 AM
Miracles Cannot Happen - My Poem of the Day
Date Posted: 4/18/2019 4:45:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
9/6/2019 Perfect Imperfections Free versefreedom,friendship love,m
9/5/2019 The Lumberjacks Song Rhymenature,rainforest,tree,
9/5/2019 Set Sail Rhymeimagery,imagination,sky,
9/4/2019 Armageddon Rhymeatheist,destiny,earth,wor
9/4/2019 Synopsis Rhymefantasy,humorous,word pla
9/3/2019 Serendipity Rhymeclothes,happy,jobs,smile,
9/1/2019 Brushstrokes Rhymeappreciation,art,
9/1/2019 February Lambs Rhymeanger,animal,death,
9/1/2019 Look Toward the Horizon Rhymeappreciation,ocean,sky,
9/1/2019 1955 Epigrambaby,birth,fun,word play,
9/1/2019 A Wish to be Lovers Rhymelost love,sad love,word p
9/1/2019 A Most Unsuspicious Death Rhymeriddle,
8/29/2019 Skimming a Rainbow Rhymeappreciation,art,nature,r
8/28/2019 Old Man of Crewe Limericknonsense,silly,word play,
8/28/2019 I Dread Tomorrow Free verseanxiety,dark,depression,f
8/28/2019 13:13 to Glasgow Rhymehumor,irony,travel,
8/26/2019 The Fear Free versehow i feel,spiritual,
8/20/2019 New Love Song Rhymeboyfriend,girlfriend,humo
8/20/2019 The New Diet Rhymechange,food,health,life,
8/15/2019 Poet Wanted Rhymehumor,poems,poetry,word p
8/14/2019 Monstrous Steel Structures Free verseenvironment,ocean,politic
8/5/2019 Waterfowl Trio Haikubird,life,water,
8/5/2019 Concrete Jungle Rhymecorruption,environment,
8/5/2019 Mesopotamia Rhymeconflict,holiday,travel,w
8/5/2019 Seat B12 in the quiet coach Rhymeangst,travel,
7/28/2019 Abattoir Away day Rhymeanimal,food,how i feel,
7/15/2019 North Carolina Limerickamerica,dance,humor,sad,
7/15/2019 Tardigrade in the Miniverse Rhymenature,
7/15/2019 Coming of age Rhymegrowing up,love,
7/15/2019 Night Music Rhymeappreciation,emotions,mus
7/10/2019 A Vegetable Story Rhymefood,humor,light,
7/10/2019 Suicide Sonnetdepression,suicide,
6/25/2019 God is a Bully Sonnetangst,god,religion,war,
6/8/2019 Mark Twain Rhymeappreciation,
6/8/2019 The Horizon Verseimagery,sea,sky,
6/8/2019 Perfection Odeappreciation,tribute,word
6/5/2019 When I was only Eight Rhymechildhood,memory,remember
6/5/2019 Ten Pence Coin Rhymeadventure,appreciation,hu
6/5/2019 New Zealand Limerickimmigration,people,
6/5/2019 Flat Earthers Rhymecreation,earth,science,
5/22/2019 The Meaning of Life Rhymehappy,how i feel,life,tru
5/16/2019 Away with the Fairies Rhymedream,fantasy,fun,nonsens
5/2/2019 Red Squirrel Rhymeanimal,nature,peace,seaso
5/2/2019 Champagne Corks and Ticker Tape Rhymeangst,how i feel,
4/30/2019 Pawns Tetractyswisdom,
4/30/2019 Sincere Apology Rhymehow i feel,
4/30/2019 Seven Deadly Verses of Sin Rhymeanger,death,emotions,lust
4/27/2019 99 Years old Epigramage,humorous,old,parents,
4/27/2019 Waterway Life Rhymeappreciation,celebration,
4/19/2019 Sunday Morning Creation Rhymecreation,god,humor,
4/19/2019 Charles Darwins House Rhymeappreciation,science,
4/18/2019 Haiku Seasons Haikunature,
4/18/2019 An Unusual Poem for Easter Rhymeanalogy,easter,philosophy
4/12/2019 Miracles Cannot Happen Rhymeallusion,atheist,conflict
4/10/2019 Pink Pirate Limerick Limerickfun,word play,
3/16/2019 21 Syllables Free verseriddle,
3/11/2019 It's Alright to Cry Rhymecry,smile,
3/11/2019 When I'm 64 Rhymechildhood,fun,memory,musi
3/11/2019 The Fire Rhymeloss,memory,sad,
3/11/2019 Nine Syllables Coupletnonsense,word play,
2/25/2019 The Bucket List Rhymeholiday,travel,
2/14/2019 Bugler Rhymefun,music,nonsense,silly,
2/14/2019 To see the Northern Lights Rhymebeauty,inspiration,word p
1/28/2019 National Gallery London Rhymeappreciation,art,imagery,
1/28/2019 Prussian Blue Rhymeart,character,color,satir
1/28/2019 Happy Place Rhymeenvironment,happiness,how
1/28/2019 Blonde Moment Rhymefun,nonsense,silly,
1/28/2019 Cello Seduction Rhymebeautiful,music,sensual,
1/16/2019 Ageless Free versedeep,memory,perspective,
1/6/2019 Frost Limerick Limerickart,winter,
12/19/2018 I Hate the Cold Rhymewinter,
12/17/2018 Help Homeless for life, not just at Christmas Political Verseangst,christmas,how i fee
11/30/2018 Dancer knows the answer Limerickchristmas,december,fun,ti
11/30/2018 Circle of Life Rhymeautumn,life,nature,rememb
11/12/2018 Childhood Theme Park Rhymeadventure,appreciation,ch
10/28/2018 Homeless Alexander Rhymeappreciation,lonely,pover
10/25/2018 Halloween Pumpkin Rhymenonsense,nursery rhyme,si
10/22/2018 Anthem for a Veggie Rhymeanimal,food,how i feel,
10/17/2018 Remembering the Eighties Rhymefeelings,music,nostalgia,
10/17/2018 Not Sleeping Just Resting my Eyes Rhymelove,marriage,memory,rela
10/15/2018 Three Wishes Rhymestrength,trust,wisdom,
10/14/2018 Set Sail in my Camper Van Rhymedesire,dream,fantasy,reti
10/11/2018 Dead Man's Prologue Rhymedeath of a friend,friend,
10/10/2018 Marmalade Trees Rhymecreation,funny,nonsense,s
10/10/2018 Utopia, New World Futurism Rhymefuture,science fiction,te
10/9/2018 Conspiracy Theories Rhymeearth,political,universe,
10/8/2018 Alice in Unreality Land Rhymecharacter,confusion,nonse
9/27/2018 Scabby Knees and Chimney Smoke Rhymeemotions,life,memory,reme
9/14/2018 I pondered lonely in a crowd Rhymeparody,poems,
9/13/2018 Mick Jagger Epigramfun,music,old,silly,word
9/11/2018 Ideomotor Effect Rhymeatheist,how i feel,senses
9/5/2018 The Great British seaside resort Free versedrink,holiday,sea,vacatio
9/3/2018 Malevolent Moon Rhymefear,magic,mental illness
8/29/2018 A Scene from Laurel and Hardy Rhymecharacter,film,funny,sill
8/16/2018 haiku for a hummingbird Haikubird,
8/14/2018 Stop the World, I want to get off Rhymeabuse,anti bullying,how i
8/10/2018 Temptress Shapelove,music,sensual,
8/7/2018 What is Love Free versejoy,loss,love,pain,
7/31/2018 British Foible Senryu Senryuhumanity,sorry,
7/29/2018 Young Girl of Calais Limerickfrench,fun,girl,silly,wor

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