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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – July 2020

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – July 2020

But now I’m growing older... by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby Just when I think I’m all aloneAnd sinking in my mind,I remember all the friends I’ve knownAnd those I’ve left behind. But now I’m growing olderAnd time is running out,I wonder if like me they foundWhat life was all about. For if I ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – June 2020

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – June 2020

Springtime in a country churchyard by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby This churchyard whispered “Spring is here”As flowers reached out to touch the sky,And as a coffin came through the gate,I heard a newborn baby cry. Our feathered friends are all a flutter,Hear them rejoice, their voices rule!We ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – May 2020

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – May 2020

Under the Lych-Gate by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby The summer sun has found our vicarDozing in his favourite chairUnder the lych-gate, among soft shadowsLook and you will find him there. To one side his head has fallenWith a gentle spiritual graceAnd beneath his beard, such faith and wisdomWhen ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – April 2020

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – April 2020

Come sit with me (for an old friend down on his luck) by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby When this lazy old sun has fallen asleep And stolen the smile upon your face Seizing life's winners and every lost loser All tumbling through the human race. And remember the hard luck stories They never seem ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – March 2020

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – March 2020

Never Said I Was Perfect by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby Never said I was perfect,Didn’t believe that I was.Looking over my shoulder,Saw the end of a job. Gave my heart completely,Tried to ease all your pain.But now that I’m hurting,I need my heart again. Then I held out my hand,Just tried ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – February 2020

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – February 2020

Compassion by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby It was only about a month agoWhen Ted lost his job through the recessionAnd took to the bottle, he thought was a friend Simply to blind his depression He broke a shop window and started a fightAs he searched in vain for a job,But Ted was a gentlemen, ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – January 2020

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – January 2020

St Nicolas Church, Cranleigh or old gravestones leaning by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby Old gravestones leaning, Like tipsy drunken sailors. Some upright and new, Like dummies at the tailors. Some messages are centuries old And difficult to read, And some memories fade, Like flowers gone to ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – December 2019

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – December 2019

An Independant man (tribute to John Wiskar) by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby I could hear the sound of silence That cold dark winter’s night When the mist fell asleep on my eyebrows As daylight gave up the fight. And sitting on the headmaster’s doorstep Was a fully-grown man in tears Just ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – November 2019

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – November 2019

Charlie by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby Outside The Fruit Shop now there seemsA vacant calm remembranceAs if the fruit and veg just knewThere could be no resemblance. The bushy moustache, a smiling faceThe trilby hat and featherThe wood truck and his bicycleA kindness hard to measure. To ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – October 2019

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – October 2019

Old moon, if only you could speak by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby Old moon hanging over "Robin Rag" What is the secret that you keep? You have seen life from the beginning Old moon, if only you could speak. What will happen when our fields have gone? Where will all the animals go? Will they ...

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