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Poets Corner – December 2020 – Harold E. Hollier

Poets Corner – December 2020 – Harold E. Hollier

A Poem of Cranleigh, Christmas 1940 How many times we’ve traversed the hills and meadows green,In times not too far distant, when life was calm, serene.‘Twas then that we loved CRANLEIGH, its atmosphere of grace,Of restfulness and quiet, a pleasant, tranquil place. The obelisk, the common, those beauteous, ...

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Poets Corner – November 2020 – Raymond Holt

Poets Corner – November 2020 – Raymond Holt

Eyes by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby Eyes for looking eyes for lying,Eyes for laughing and for crying,Eyes for seeing but not believing,Eyes for loving and deceiving. Eyes for sadness eyes for sleeping,Eyes for words instead of speaking,Eyes for seeing God's four seasons,Eyes for many different ...

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Poets Corner – October 2020 – Raymond Holt

Poets Corner – October 2020 – Raymond Holt

His Other Side by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby He was the local villain,Young without much brain.A little bit too punchy,A little bit insane. Was always summoned to the court,Believing things were free.And when asked why he stole it,Would always say, “Who me?” But on a coal black winter’s ...

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Poets Corner – Vine Cottage – Sydney Brand

Poets Corner – Vine Cottage – Sydney Brand

I took a walk by CranleighOn Surrey’s lovely edgeTo put the clock back thirty yearsAnd see the windmill hedgeI was a boy at CranleighAnd she was Heaven to meHow time had changed her mantleI went again to see I never walk by CranleighBut I can see a farmThat was my boyhood playgroundAnd still retains its charmA ...

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Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – August 2020

Poets Corner – Raymond Holt – August 2020

“It’s good to talk” by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby He liked to sort out bulliesWhen young was bullied himselfHe remembered the pain and sufferingA weaker person felt. Although a man to help all othersIt came as no surpriseThat when he needed help himselfHe bottled it up inside. Problems hard ...

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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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