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Born in Skipton raised in the village of addingham in wharfedale, moved to New Zealand for 36 years, now a resident of Perth Western Australia, i have 2 sons 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren..Sons were born in the uk, 2 grandchildren in New Zealand, 1 grandchild and 4 great grandchildren are true blue aussies.

'Feelings and emotions of that time'

Blog Posted:5/15/2020 9:42:00 PM

Recently i place here a blog on an old poem from Michael Jordon.

From my favourites list of poems..It was suggested i find more.

Here are 4 more, amazing poetry from  soup poets 8 to 10 years age, Poems which i would hate to see fade away into the grey, of time..

A Sonnet from Linda Milgate-2010

She knew where the corporate world was heading.

Modern Marketing, A sonnet

Oh heavy heart these PR men in power

Yellow waxen masks reciting lies

Discovered by research in college towers

Who watch flashing brains in MRIs

Recording as fear lightens lobes

Word and images recorded and sold by drones

For use by corporate men round the globe

Control both CEOs and worker clones

Yet life's free forces flow in city and town

For through the dark. forces strive to transcend

As ever bruised and bloodied onward bound

Through a jumble of fears passes the path of men.



Another gem from Joy Wellington 2012

Just doing her job.


911 Aftermath Misguided Haters


You walk through the metal detector

You look at me with a deep-seated scorn

You loath that I made you remove your stuff

You had to take off your shoes belt and jewelry

You’re thinking “I’m no criminal or terrorist so why me”

I am only doing the job the government requires of me

I am not the reason you are harassed and had to partially strip

I do empathize with you seeing I have to do the same thing too

No one cares that I am a Screening Officer I am searched when I travel

The government says what’s good for the goose is good for the gander

You want to get mad at someone then look in the right direction

The ones who blatantly took the lives of our families and friends

Who took the choice of traveling to most places away forever

Who took the privilege of carrying most things on board away

The freedom to travel with our liquids and gels peanut butter and jam

Don’t blame me because I am risking my life to keep you safe

Don’t blame me for someone not caring about your fate

Don’t blame me for what Mr. Harper and Mr. Obama says

Or for what the UK says is their Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Don’t blame me I am just the messenger that holds many lives in my hand.


Another brilliant poem from 2012, That touches on the troubles of the World

By Andrea Dietrich.


A Great Unease

A great unease has come, quite slow to flee.

To some it brings woe twofold. Constantly,

I feel its breath upon me though I pray

to see it gone. Instead, it’s wont to stay –

infecting me with insecurity.


And if it were a thing that we could see,

an albatross I’d guess that it would be -

with feathers changed from white to dingy grey. . .

a great unease.


This fretful thing that smells of misery

has spread its wings and grows relentlessly.

I sensed it in my land the fateful day

twin towers fell and blue sky turned to grey.

Events since spiraled, leaving not just me. . .

a great unease.


2012 Seemed to deliver so much emotion

Another wonderful ‘Feeling’ Poem

From Mandy Tams


A Road Still Driven


Searching here and there, hither and thither not

knowing when to stop,

The road is long the path is narrow the hill so steep,

is there a top?

Each twist and turn, a new obstacle, something else

to overcome,

But there is a way, a map for your world,

no trail of biscuit crumb.


Love finds you when you are lost, when the mist

swallows you up,

It clears away the storms; it keeps filled the cup from

which you sup,

The road becomes a pathway, the pathway a road,

The hill becomes level;

only love can carry the heavy load.


The road well driven may not be the best

just because it’s used oft,

Sometimes a change of direction helps find us

when we are lost,

Our road still driven need not make us worry,

and should never us daunt,

The road we are on needs a bump or two,

it needs a little tease and taunt.


 A road so straight and often used, becomes a

boring drive,

We need a scattering of obstacles to remind us

we are alive,

So take your love and hold so close, use it to guide

your way each day,

Then the road still driven will not be arduous,

you will always find your way.

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Date: 5/18/2020 10:09:00 PM
Harry excellent taste in picking these wonderful writers from the past, may their words always be read and not forgotten...
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Date: 5/17/2020 9:22:00 AM
Harry, thanks for the nice blog, I know of all those poets and all the poems are wonderful and can see why you FAV'd them, wonderful to read today _Constance
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Date: 5/17/2020 4:27:00 AM
So lovely for you to honour these great poets I have read Andrea's and Mandy's work bur I am not au fait with Linda's and Joy's and it was wonderful to read them here on your blog:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 5/17/2020 3:45:00 AM
Hi there Harry, thank you so much for choosing one of my poems and now I have read it, I quite like it too lol. xx
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Date: 5/16/2020 11:36:00 PM
Harry, it's great to have a historian at Soup to remind us of some of the great poems of the past. It's easy to focus on only the newest poems or the contest winners and forget the awesome poetry that has graced this website over its history. Thank you, and hope you do more! ~ John
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Date: 5/16/2020 8:28:00 PM
wow, Harry, I had no idea one of my poems was here. Thanks so much for posting this blog. I enjoyed reading all the other poems I remember the three names of the other poets . Whatever has become of Mandy. As I recall she also was very good at humor. You are a doll to put these up. Thanks for your years of friendship,Harry.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 5/17/2020 7:46:00 PM
sure wish I saw more of you, sweetie!
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Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
Date: 5/17/2020 3:47:00 AM
Thanks for the lovely compliment, Andrea, ti is nice to be remembered. I am still about and still look in now and then and I catch up on your wonderful poems too. I don't often comment these days as there are so many good poets and I don't like to leave them out xx

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The War's Over! Free verseallegory,introspection,li
Senior Moments Rhymefunnycar,
My Poems Are Children To Me Free versepoems,
Modern Marketing, A sonnet Sonnetangst,men,
THE PUPPET MASTER Dramatic monologueintrospection,
Woman's Work Sonnetallegory,caregiving,dedic
Broken Eyes Rhymelife,sad
Leadership Rhymeon work and workingpeople
Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie Brain Lyricfunny,political
Henry the Eighth Narrativehistoryme,age,age,body,me
Skin Deep Rhymeintrospectionmen,
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
No Greater Hero Free versededication,father,inspira
Devils Deadly Dime Dramatic monologueabuse,day,irony,judgement
Love Scattered Free verselove,sadlove,me,
Summer Restored Haikunature
Time Unwinding Free verseimagination,inspirational
wind mutters softly Haikunature
What Easter Means to Me Rhymefaith,holidayheart,easter
How A Blue Rose Came to Be Rhymedeath,imagination,love,ro
Yesterdays People Free verselife,peopleautumn,
A Question of Faith Ethereefaith,
Snowdrops Rhymenature,winter,winter,
Greed and Deceit Free verseangst,family,
Dementia Rhymelife,sympathy,life,life,
Peer Pressure of the Worst Coupletfear,life,loss,war,
Modern Life Rhymefunny,life,car,me,work,wa
Bethlehem's Star Free versefaith,holiday,
Morning Has Broken - 1 Quatrainday,fantasy,fear,me,plane
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Autumn Reverie Rhymenostalgia,autumn,flying,
A New Year Rhymeholiday,peace,peace,
And Now For Something Completely Different Free versemystery,funeral,old,funer
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Plockton - Wester Ross Rhymeadventure,angst,death,fea
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Unconfined Quintain (English)lost love,
Thirtieth High School Reunion Rhymefunny,school,me,me,
Sentinel of Strength Rhymededication,mother,women,
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In the Sun's Last Glow Quintain (English)heart,lost love,may,red,
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Dark Angel Sonnetangst,
THE DEVIL IN A BOTTLE Verselife,happy,dad,work,praye
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Harridan in a Housecoat Quaternpeople,children,father,da
Missing Mom Rhymedaughter,loss,love,mother
Morning in the Conway House Coupletlife,me,morning,
The Green Eyed Lad Quatrainfriendship,fun,green,long
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5 W's Quintain (English)friendship,
An Eagle's Prayer Rhymefaith,inspirational,visio
911 Aftermath Misguided Haters Versefear,on work and working,
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I Pine Free versenature,
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Eleven Words Free verselifeold,tree,old,tree,
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