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Marco Jul 10
A song of shell and thunder whistles past my ear
the crack of distant laughter, empty and hollow,
your voice amid the terror stands out to me so clear
while heavy shrapnel nestles between my ribs.

"Mother of God!" one cries out in horror -
and clammy hands reaching for the collar of my shirt,
tugging, ripping, sending buttons flying steep as bullets,
for  frightened boys to burrow into my chest and pull out the lead.

Your eyes are focused in the blur, a raging sea of darkest green
bewildered at the sight of a deep red river
pouring towards the valley of my hip, the small dip between
bone and muscle, obscenely pooling like a strange lake;

Inviting you for a swim, had the barrel of a German gun then
missed its mark and pointed left; alas, I sit
and bleed to death underneath your fear-stained gaze; I apologize
and in the haze I lift my arm to gently graze the dried mud on your cheek.

The trench has lost another light, or what was left of its sorry embers;
I pray you will sleep sound tonight, ears shut tight from
screaming, laughing, crying, dying - just think,
if it bears not too much pain, of my love, and speak my name when

My mother asks about her son - with steady voice you tell her
that with a smile on my lips and a warmth in my breast
I thought of her, and passed on.
This is inspired by poetry emerging from WWI / the battle of Dunkirk.
He was an officer,
The lad from Bristol.
Went over the top,
With only a pistol.
One of my many ww1 inspired poems shown on my instagram account of the same name.
I know Simon’s a court poet. To dedicate
Odes to monarchs’s survival. Raymond as
A philosopher valued life’s democratic state,
I honour monarchy as any man, at last,

In whose heart the Empire’s spirit beating,
Long live the Commonwealth for time all!
By Nika for all time became blessed Britain,
The country army scare foes all!

And the Queen is the brand for all the world,
All ministers’ll retire but not the Queen!
I have not seen a monarch nobler from of  old,
Who honours just so traditions’, honour’s being.

Thank you for giving inspiration to the poet
For his poems, by your own greatness.
Thus, rule for the population’s good great,
Setting an example for other rulers.
{2019}

КОРОЛЕВЕ ЕЛИЗАВЕТЕ II

Я знаю, что сейчас поэт придворный Саймон,
И оды посвящать монархам – прошлый век!
И как демократизм ценил философ Раймон,
Монархию я чту, как каждый человек,

В чьём сердце бьётся дух Империи Великой –
Содружества Союз да здравствует в веках!
Британия всегда благословенна Никой,
И армия страны врагам вселяет страх!

И Королева есть как Бренд международный:
Министры все уйдут, но Королева есть!
Не видел в жизни я монарха благородней!
Кто точно также чтит традиции и честь!

Спасибо Вам за то, что дали вдохновенье
Поэту на стихи величием своим!
Так правьте же ещё во благо населенья,
Давая так пример правителям другим!
{11.11.2019}

Translator - I. Toporov
Ryan May 6
So, up to Liverpool,
pretty cool,
I've got family there, and I'm trying to find my bearings.

When I was a kid I went with my Auntie to the Adelphi Hotel,
I remember it well,
so that's where I'll start, move my feet,
it's a quick walk to Bold Street.

Everyone flocks to the Albert Docks,
regenerated, updated, and has created a vibrant corner of a once-thriving port city,
which is pleasing,
the only downside is it's ****** freezing!

The nights out are decent too,
this where Liverpool really pulls through.
Matthews Street, can't be beat,
or Concert Square,
where, you head to Baa Bar for some shots and a few jars.

Then onto Nation with the rest of Liverpool's student population,
going down to Wolstenholme Square,
great memories, shame it's no longer there.

Capital of Culture, lots to explore,
the council wants to restore the city centre,
Liverpool One is second to none.

New shops to buy our Fred Perry tops,
new bars to entertain us,
new places to wear our smart Adidas trainers.
A modern shopping centre to walk through,
have they really called it Everton Two?

Girls off to the supermarket with their hair up in rollers and wearing their PJ's,
funny looks on the face of people who are new to the place.

Lads in black Lacoste trackies,
in the 1980s they came back from the continent after European success,
wearing Fila and Ellesse,
it was called casual,
the style went national.

A city of myths legends,
some more tongue in cheek but still unique.

A sock robber from Kirkby,
is it the original Cavern Club? Well, to a degree.
What about Carragher's tattoo?
He's blue born and bred,
is Paul McCartney actually dead?

I know it's a clichè, but I must say,
it isn't a mere rumour,
there is undoubtedly a Scouse sense of humour,
wordplay and the inflexion on the things they say.
A witty city that's for sure, come and visit,
you'll have everything you need and more.
A beginner who is looking for some opinions and constructive feedback.
Mitch Prax Feb 18
Oh London, you were
a dream and a nightmare all
wrapped up into one

7:37 AM
19/2/20
Bryan Britt Feb 12
known to be one of the top navy's in the world,
her majesty's navy ranks supreme,
one ship in WWII, the pride of the nation, the hood was sunk
The hood was sunk by the kriegsmarine's own, the Bismarck
the kriegsmarine was the Germans navy
So many people have served in the royal navy,
Before the United States became its own country, it was number one,
But all can change, in a matter of seconds,
And it did.
ConnectHook Feb 3
Celebrate BREXIT !
Nanny-state tries to flex it . . . .
Nigel F. wrecks it.
Nigel Farage rocks !
I like Boris too.
Big Virge Dec 2019
Immigrants THIS And Immigrants THAT ... !!!
    
All This Government Talk's Helping Hatred SOAR ... !!!!!    
      
Meantime They KEEP ON ... !!!!!    
Making Plans And Setting ... "TRAPS" ... !!!    
      
We've Already Been Fed THE …. ” Internet "….    
      
Now It's ... " TV SHOWS " …    
Where CASH Is The GOAL .... !!!!!    
      
“For a cheap rate call,    
you could earn yourself, a cash windfall !”    
      
I Suppose They're Designed ...    
By … " IMMIGRANT MINDS " … !?!    
      
Take A Minute And ……….. ” THINK ” …………..    
Because Immigrants AREN'T The ... " WEAKEST LINK ” ... !!!!!    
      
Many Immigrants Yup DO NEED A Shrink …..    
Because of LIES And ... " Colonial Tricks " ... !!!    
      
” So Let’s Get This Straight !!?!! ”    
      
It's Okay To ... " ENSLAVE " … !!?!!  
      
But When It Comes To IMMIGRANTS ...    
Who ... USE THEIR BRAINS ... !!!!!!    
We're Deemed To Be A Waste of Space … ?!?    
      
And Like The ... ” INSANE ” ...    
Should Join The CRIMINALS And Be LOCKED AWAY ... ?!?    
      
Okay That's Cool ... !!!    
But Let Me Air MY VIEW ... !!!!!    
      
Immigrants Who Choose To Break Life's Rules …..    
Are A DANGER TO ME Like They Are To ... YOU ... !!!!    
      
I Believe They SHOULD BE LOCKED UP TOO … !!!!!!!!    
      
But DON’T Just .......................................... Ignore ... !!!    
Suited GENTLEMEN Who Keep Passing Laws ...    
That Are CLEARLY FLAWED And Cause PROBLEMS ... !!!    
      
It's EASY TO ATTACK ...
New Immigrant HOARDS … !!!    
Instead of Knocking On Doors ...
of The COMMONS or The LORDS ... !!!    
      
And Doors Where Men Make ….. ” INVESTMENTS ” …..    
For Themselves AND Their RICH FRIENDS … !!!!!    
      
I’m An IMMIGRANT Well ... The Son of One ... !!!    

Who Broke NO LAWS ...      
As Far As I Know ABSOLUTELY NONE ... !!!!!!!!!!!!!    
But He's Still A SECOND CLASS Citizen ... !!!    
      
He's A Man of Medicine ...    
Whose Wife Was A TEACHER And A Nurse ... !!!    
    
In Other Words A WORKING Mum ... !!!!!    
      
Until SICKNESS  … Reduced Her Fitness ... !!!    
      
See Some Immigrants Are FAR From DUMB ... !!!!!    
We're NOT ALL Criminals On The RUN …………………. !!!!!    
      
I DON'T Give A **** About WHAT YOU SAY ……      
Who The Hell Are The English ... ANYWAY … !!???!!    
      
A Breed Who PREYED On IMMIGRANT SLAVES ... ??!!!??    
To Bring Them Here For A ... Minimum Wage … !!!    
And To TOLERATE ... IGNORANT Race Hate ... !!!!!    
      
While Aristocrats KEEP HOLD of CASH ... !!!!!    
And KEYS TO CHAINS From COLONIAL Days … ?!?!?    
      
“Ahhhh but that’s okay !    
Old boy, I say, these darkies' still have got no shame !    
Let’s flush them down the drain again !”    
      
Well I Have To Say They've Got A CHEEK … !!!!!    
To Sit And Complain When The Home Office Seems …    
To Have Made Mistakes With Immigrants They …    
SHOULD OF ... "LOCKED Away" ... !!!?!!!    
      
And What About Those of Different Strains …    
South Africans, Aussies And Americans ... PLEASE ... !!!    
Let Me Take A Guess They're ALL Crime Free ... !?!    
      
Can Someone PLEASE Explain To Me How This CAN BE ... !???!    
      
When Those Who Are of The DIPLOMAT CLASS ...    
REFUSE To Pay The … “ Congestion Charge ” ... !!!!!!    
      
And There Seems To Be A RISE In Afrikaaner' Bars …..    
And The Aussies DON'T Seem To Have Gone TOO FAR … !!?!!    
      
It's Okay For THEM To Be ….. IMMIGRANTS  ….. !!?!!    
Because In Truth They're REALLY ENGLISHMEN !!!!!    
So Why Were They Sent From ... ENGLISH Prisons … ?!?    
      
Are They NOT DESCENDANTS of CRIMINAL Men .. ?!?    
      
MURDERERS, RAPISTS And ******* TYPES ...  !!!!?!!!!    
      
Who Knows What They've Done To Australias' Sheep .... !?!    
... Aussie Immigrants England CAN KEEP ... !!!!!    
      
I’m JOKING Folks Just Like Mr. Manning And J.D. ...      
Jim Davidson Remember ... " CHALKY ” … !!!!!    
      
So DON'T Even TRY To Pick FIGHTS WITH ME ... !!!    
You NEED TO CHECK Your  … ” Hisss-Story ” … !!!!!!!!    
      
From COMEDY To INDUSTRY …..    
To Simply Walking English Streets ... !!!!!!    
And Let's NOT SPEAK About … " POLICE " … !!!!    
      
If We're Not ATTACKED You Claim To Like Blacks ...    
But Then Call Us Names Behind Our Backs ... ?!?    
      
That's How Things Are ... !!!!    
And In MY OPINION This Is FACT ... !!!!!    
      
Which Is Why IT SEEMS The Record IS .... STUC- KKK .……………………………………….    
Back On That Track …… OF ………….    
      
" IMMIGRANTS THIS And IMMIGRANTS THAT... "
An old piece written long before the current trend of UKIP type parties, and anti-immigrant groups, who are gathering support across Europe, SMH !!!

Yawn YAWN ... !!!
Peace y’all and cut the IGNORANCE OUT ! Humanity is ALL OF US  !
Nobody should see themselves as being, more worthy, or, superior to anyone else, because that simply is some F’ing ….. BULLCHIT !

STOP ALL THIS DIVIDING & TRY UNIFYING !
Big Virge Dec 2019
A Report I've Read Today ...    
Has Left Me Feeling ... Quite AMAZED ... !!!!!    
      
Forces Types Who Have Some Stripes ...      
Appear To Take Drugs Like ******* ... ?!?      
Or OTHER Drugs Classed As YES ... "  Class A " ... !!!!!      
      
Well .....    
Once They're of A CERTAIN Rank ... !!!      
In An ... EXCEPTIONAL Circumstance ... !!!      
Are NOT To Be Told They've GOT TO GO ... !!!      
      
The Ideas Being SOLD ...      
They Should Get ... REHAB ... !!!!!      
      
And Then Kept On ..................................................      
When Assessed To Be ... " STRONG " ..... !!!?!!      
      
Now Don't Get Me Wrong ...      
But  ... What's Up With THAT Plan .... !!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!      
Are Drug Dealers INSIDE Their Camps ... !!!!!      
Offering Speed ******* And .... CRACK .... !?!    
      
Are They People They Now Enlist ... ?!?      
If You Want The List Try ... " M.I.6. " ... !!!      
      
They Seem To Hold The Keys To All This ...      
And Over The Years Have Given Young Kids This Type of FIX ... !?!      
      
"Who's up for some L.S.D. ?"    
      
"Come on sarge, stop teasing me !      
It helps me deal with things I see !"      
      
But Later On When That Life's GONE .................................      
They CANNOT SLEEP ... !!!!!!!      
Because of BAD VISIONS In Their Dreams ...      
      
" Apocalypse Now " ... Proved This To Me ... !!!      
      
Well ... Like ALI ... !!!!!      
They'd Better BELIEVE ..... !!!!!!      
I'll NEVER Join Their ... DRUGGED Armies ... !!!!!      
      
NO Wonder A Wealth Have KILLED Themselves ... !!!      
The Drugs They're FED AFFECT Mental Health ... !!!      
      
They've Seen BLOODSHED And LOSE Their Friends ...      
And Do This For These ... " Government Men " ...      
Who WATCH This Stuff On ... " News at Ten " ... ?!!!?      
      
They Should Present THE DEAD To THEM ... !!!!!      
Leave Them Lying ... In THEIR Beds ... !!!!!      
      
I Bet They'd QUICKLY ... LOSE Their Heads  ... !!!!!      
      
This Simply Proves They USE And ABUSE ...      
And Send Forces Once ... DRUG Induced ... ?!?      
      
These Days The News Leaves Me Confused ... ?      
    
"DRUGS ARE BAD ... DRUGS ARE BAD ... !"      
      
EXCEPT For CELEBS And OUR Army Lads ... !?!      
So What About Blacks Who They Say SELL CRACK ... !!?!!      
    
There's CLEARLY A NEED In .... " Forces Camps " .... !!!!!      
Would Our Officials ... Sanction THAT ... !!?!!      
      
That Could Be A NEW ... " Rehab Scheme ... ?!?      
Crack Dealing CRIMINALS Supplying Our SENTINELS ... !!!      
      
Isn't That ... CREDIBLE ... ?!?      
They'd **** Two Birds With ... CRACK And SPEED ... !!!      
Keep The Dealers ... OFF Our Streets .... !!!!!!!!      
And Use REHAB TEAMS Like ... " Property " ...      
Make A THRIVING .... INDUSTRY .... !!!!      
    
One That Could Take Squaddies Money ... !!!!      
Then Of Course ... A KNIGHTHOOD For ME ... !!!!!!!      
      
For Contributions To CHEMISTRY ...      
And Policies For HEALTH And COMMUNITIES ... !!!!!      
      
THANK YOU That's GREAT ... !!!      
But ... " LET'S GET THINGS STRAIGHT " ... !!!    
      
Who On Earth Thinks It's OKAY To Send Forces To War ...      
When They're Quite SURE of DRUGS They Take ... !?!      
      
CHEMICAL Weeds And OTHER ... " Class A " ... !!!      
      
Pete Doherty .....      
Should Be Sent With SPEED  ... !!!!!!      
Into Iraq And ... Afghanistan ...        
      
If He Didn't Fight They'd Be Alright ... !!!!!      
Because His Squadron Would Just Get ... " HIGH " ... !!!!!!      
      
They'd Do A BETTER Job Than The ... U.N. Lot ... !!!!!      
It's A CRAZY Plot But ... Doch' Would ROCK ... !!!!!      
      
DON'T Get Me WRONG ... !!!      
He's Got ... PROBLEMS ... !!!      
      
He's Faced The Courts But Of Course ... GOT OFF ... !?!      
Because ... "They Say" ...      
      
"He needs re-hab and should write more songs !"    
      
But The M.O.D. What's Their EXCUSE ... !?!      
For The Masses Paying Tax For ... Soldiers REHAB ... ?!?      
      
Don't Know About You But I Take ISSUE ... !!!      
With Paying For THAT And The War In Iraq ... !!!!!      
      
Now This Is Why I'm A Little Bit MAD ...      
      
Another Report In The News Today ...      
Has Relayed That ... Officials Say ...      
      
"It's time for a change, let's reduce sentences for A.B.H. !"    
      
Specifically Those of Lesser Displays ...      
      
... "COMMUNITY SENTENCES" ...    
And NO MORE Days of Being Sent To Jail ...    
    
For ... ACTUAL ****** HARM ... !?!    
      
Even MAGISTRATES ... !!!      
Are DEAD AGAINST Reducing PUNISHMENT For ..... "ABH" ..... !!!!!      
      
And I Have To AGREE ... !!!      
    
If Someone Tried ... ATTACKING ME ...    
And Was Then SET FREE In The COMMUNITY ....    
I Have To Say ... I'd Feel AGGRIEVED ... !!!!!      
      
What Kind of PENALTY Is CLEANING THE STREETS ... !!!!!      
Government Policies Are CLEARLY ... CRAZY ... !!!!!      
      
A.B.H. ... Is A Form of ASSAULT ... !!!!!      
Need I Say ... ANYMORE ... !!!!    
      
If They CAN'T Control BRAWLS ... !!!!!      
Who's ... REALLY AT FAULT ... !!?!!      
      
Instead of Waging Wars On FOREIGN Shores ...      
They Should Try ... ENFORCING Laws On BRITISH STREETS ... !!!!!      
NOT ... Putting Criminals In COMMUNITIES ... !!!!!!      
      
I HOPE It's NOT TOO LATE ... !!!!!      
That's ALL I Have To Say ...      
      
EXCEPT These Last Four Words ...      
      
" LET'S GET THINGS STRAIGHT !!! "
Sometimes what you read in the British Press, truly leaves you thinking that they have some warped sense of what's right and wrong, this was one of those times !!!
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