READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, August 22

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This week’s poem, by Jan Parkin, is called Postcards.

We didn’t need a holiday

To send them to our friends

We sent them from our local town

From Clacton and Southend

Trafalgar Square, The old Kent Road

The Taj Mahal and China

They really were all so unique

Like snowflakes and bone china

The saucy ones, the cheeky ones

That made our Aunty squeal

The ones with dogs with wobbly eyes

Were always so surreal

We see them in our seaside towns

In post offices and shops

But rarely feel the joy of when

They dropped upon our mats

We loved to get them in the post

These written works of art

Cos unlike communication now

It went right to the heart

So let’s all get a writing

And surprise our friends back home

By sending them a postcard

So they don’t feel alone

For the written word and all it’s worth

When sent to those we care

Will bring a smile to all our friends

When wishing they were there...

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