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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – August 2019

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – August 2019

I Lost My Pride That Summer's Day by Raymond Holt An ex Cranleigh village Bobby I lost my pride that summer’s day Cycling in the shade, When this gentle Cranleigh lady Gave me ice cold lemonade. So comfy in her summer house Cool and rather shady – She talked of Cranleigh times gone by – A perfect little ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – July 2019

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – July 2019

Cranleigh Summer Nights by Raymond Holt An ex Cranleigh village Bobby Through honeysuckle breeze, On cool summer nights. Gazing up from Cranleigh Common, Maple trees and cottage lights. (Seeing with my eyes) Counting many stars, Looking down on me below. Each with a face I love, From so many years ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – June 2019

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – June 2019

Tools of the trade by Raymond Holt An ex Cranleigh village Bobby My handcuffs locked mischief together, Kept it in one place. The truncheon, I never used, A force without a face. The pocket book recorded history, Notes made at the time. It decided people's future, Sometimes including mine. I always ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – May 2019

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – May 2019

Inside my mind by Raymond Holt An ex Cranleigh village Bobby Inside my mind, I need a place To simply hide away. From problems people give me, Now and every day. From stolen bikes and burglaries, Sudden deaths and thefts galore. From domestic situations And accidents by the score! The punchy drunk at ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – April 2019

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – April 2019

Just watching the world go by by Raymond Holt Now I’m sitting here in the gutter And I can’t think of any reason why It’s raining and I’m lost in my mind Just watching the world go by. Some folk look down their noses at me They can see I’m an ordinary guy But they look without looking, when looking at me ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – March 2019

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – March 2019

I cry (for England) by Raymond Holt I cry for the public, Who believed the politicians. When they spoke of honest justice, But used a different definition. I cry for young people, That cannot find work. Whose future and security, Have fallen in the dirt. I cry for the elderly, Alone, cold and still. ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – February 2019

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – February 2019

Sometimes the nights are far too long by Raymond Holt Sometimes the nights are far too long And the truth won’t let me sleep Sometimes I speak before I think And the pain runs far too deep. But the most important thing in life Is the family and the home But sometimes I wonder who I am And I guess I’m not ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – January 2019

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – January 2019

Time to move on by Raymond Holt Perhaps now is the time to let the past go And let it look after itself I should look to the future and what it may hold – Start thinking about myself. And when I let go it will drift to the stars And wait patiently there for me – Where on beautiful Cranleigh summer nights ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – December 2018

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – December 2018

The Country Verger by Raymond Holt The pansies never smiled today The daffodils grew shorter, As if they knew she wouldn’t be round To change their dirty water. The harvest mouse who lived for years Inside the threadbare hassock, Fell fast asleep, curled like a ball Inside her scented cassock. The ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – November 2018

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – November 2018

Mother's Hallway by Raymond Holt This is the hallway leading to her front door, That opened onto a country too often at war. The stone step had no feelings, but it wanted to cry, When her children grew up and she kissed them goodbye. Look at the curtains that kept in the light, As she hid from the ...

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