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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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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – September 2019

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – September 2019

Life's On The Other Shoe by Raymond Holt An ex Cranleigh village Bobby These are the flagstones that led me to The doctors house, where he retired. When constant devotion to his patients Was something that we all admired. I see his stethoscope hanging in the hall Cold and lonely, not under vests Where ...

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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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