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READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, February 13




Readers' poetry
Readers' poetry

This week we have poems by Jon Mecham and Jackie Humfrey.

LIFTING THE HORIZON

Gentle waves shuffle up to me

Before receding

Wet sand oozes between my toes

I reach out

And with a pinch of my fingers

I lift the horizon

To arms’ length

Like a distant mountain

A voice calls out

“You’ll never get away with it”

But as I stand, holding my Himalaya

Water rushing down both sides

I realise

I can dream anything I want

Further along the beach

Someone is flying a kite

Jon Mecham

DOCTOR’S ORDERS

The Menu of ‘Love’

Take a heart full of dreams,

And a whsiper of life,

A teaspoon of thought,

And the love of your wife.

Ten ounces of politeness,

One pint of laughter,

Six ounces of cuddles,

And the song of a robin.

A handful of tickles

(use sparingly)

A cupful of smiles

Two pints of music,

And plenty of exercise!

Liquidise the above slowly for a few minutes,

Then pour carefully into a long crystal glass,

And sprinkle with sunshine.

Drink straight away to appreciate

The delicate flavour, That will linger in your heart for ever,

Taking your mind and soul on a journey of ‘Love’.

Or

Take two tablets of ‘love’ twice a day,

Increasing to every four hours,

Till your heart is full of ‘Joy’

Jackie Humfrey



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