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Swanscombe Used To Be Such A Nice Little Town

Helicopters hang over my house,

most nights,

sweet symphony of sirens,

the violin solo of violence.

Somebody will awake to bad news.

A boy was stabbed last night.

The neighbours are all whispering,

about how the streets don’t feel safe,

the value of their houses,

even less so.

A boy was stabbed last night,

but it wasn’t their boy,

so they talk of house prices,

vandalism at the park.

He was alone,

but they never wonder why.

He must have been a bad kid,

not like their kids,

some kids are born bad kids,

raised by the streets kids,

a bit too rough kids,

must have come from London kids,

not allowed to play with their kids.

A boy was stabbed last night.

tonight,

the helicopters hover again,

the symphony begins,

a mother wails a haunting solo,

from her front door.

The curtain twitchers have front row seats.

Posted in Blog, Creative Writing, Writing

Love Forever

Starlight’s gone,

aligned but burned,

I wondered what you wished for,

and that burned too.

There are no kings now,

only soldiers,

scraping through each day,

hoping for the sight of something special,

that never comes.

I’m not a king,

I’m not a soldier,

I’m not the type to stay away,

from you,

and some day,

the stars will call to the lovers,

so,

I’ll meet you there.

Posted in Creative Writing, Writing

Girls

There are girls,
made from missteps
of misled mothers,
the best of wishes,
and the worst of luck.
Those are the strongest girls of all.


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