Manchester, England   
Born and raised in Manchester, England. However, I recently undertook a "How Mancunian are you?" survey and came out only 50%. I guess the other 50% is a mixture of my Irish roots and my general world view. This may be reflected in my poetic efforts.
Born and raised in Manchester, England. However, I recently undertook a "How Mancunian are you?" survey and came out only 50%. I guess the other 50% is a mixture of my Irish roots and my general world view. This may be reflected in my poetic efforts.
Chris Neilson
Chris Neilson
1 day ago

Just
       because
                   it
                      went
                              unrepor­ted
                                 doesn't
                          mean          
                       it
              didn't
HAPPEN

As we know, throughout history and the world today, "mainstream" news isn't always fair and balanced
#10w   #news   #selective  
Chris Neilson
Chris Neilson
1 day ago

Seeping into my netherworld
anno domini nineteen ninety six
with all the world my stage
many boxes but no ticks

There or maybe thereabouts
second hand news and hearsay
drifting out of my tragicomedy
knowing not where her hat lay

On any given grey day
retail parks can be soulless
fate's hand deceives and conceives
a chance meeting nevertheless

Social media's platform of insight
who knew our nascent dreams?
when paths cross and stars align
kindred spirits share consciousness streams

A rock when in a hard place
a friend who's paid her dues
a pleasure to know and admire
enshrined now as a muse

an ode to someone who wished to be someones muse and now is.
#need   #friend   #help   #muse   #rock   #tragicomedy  
  3d  Chris Neilson
Maggie Magnolia
Maggie Magnolia
4 days ago

I write these words with you in mind
you are so strong and very kind
a truer poet I’d never find

simply you

I planted flowers just for you
some are red and some are blue
stems will grow so straight and true

just like you

I felt your pain and held it tight
I wanted you to sleep at night
I took the wrong and soothed it right

just for you

These simple words to you from me
flow on the page so easily
no metaphors, just poetry

for being you


Maggie ©

Happy birthday Chris!
Chris Neilson
Chris Neilson
4 days ago

Storm Doris a suitable backdrop
to my half century of years
many decades of turbid turbulence
mixed with blood, sweat and tears

Here's to a serene Autumn of life
filled with love, laughter and cheers
'twould be rude not to mark the day
with poetry and one or two beers

Love to you all!
#love   #poetry   #beer   #laughter   #birthday   #cheers  
Chris Neilson
Chris Neilson
5 days ago

If 50
is the
new 40
then I'm
40 today

Yes, I was born 3 days after Kurt Cobain
#10w   #age   #birthday   #40   #50  
Chris Neilson
Chris Neilson
7 days ago

Gazing upon his silhouette
as he slowly undresses
aching for the touch
of his gentle caresses

Craving the scent of
his freshly showered skin
his arousal their release for
love making to begin

Longing for the taste
of their lover's lips
her hands around his waist
his hands on her hips

Their intimacy destroyed
by the sudden furore
of the banging and crying
of their child at the door

I was raised in a family
with a background rather humble
never having lots of money
happy though so mustn't grumble

Early years spent practicing reticence
manifesting in a rumbling mumble
speaking to adults particularly problematic
over my words I would regularly stumble

High school was my teenage nadir
year on year confidence would tumble
on darkest days solace was sought
in my mother's comforting apple crumble

Whether underground or overground
mixing with every type of ensemble
consolation was found every night
by remembering I wasn't a Womble

This may be a bit too niche and anglocentric but The Wombles were the bane of my childhood. Google them if you're interested
 
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