So What, If

So What, If What if you’re told you can’t, when you know you can When you’re still in the running not an also ran Start off last and end up first The party’s last balloon to burst To be full of intention but put down when you try Yet stand straight back up and throw defiance in […]

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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers It was just lying there, underneath the table, Naomi had spotted it while clearing up, It was 1.30am and she had had a long hard shift. An iPhone 5, brand new, she couldn’t believe her luck. On her meagre wages there was no way she could afford one of these but now here […]

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Steve McAuliffe Writing

  News, Articles and Opinion The Silencing of the Lambs: William Blake, Elite Child Abuse and New Jerusalem On Liberty and Dissent Poetry On Poetry Silence Like A Roar Create Your Own System Liberty Death of a Vampire Rejecting Soma BLOOD MOON Vampire Limousine  Fiction and Satire Blake’s Wake Chequers: Last Days of May My […]

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A Statement From the BBC

A Statement from the BBC The BBC unequivocally apologises for any  insult, hurt, stress, trauma,abuse,affrontery,derision,discourtesy,disrespect,ignominy,impertinence,impudence,incivility, insolence, offense, outrage, rudeness, shame or slander that any of our viewers may have felt or felt subject to, think they felt, either real or not or felt they felt in any way conscious or subconscious either mentally spiritually or […]


Inside Your Mind

Inside your mind I want to wear your mind for a day, walk the world your different way. I want to feel sounds with your skin, to taste the colours and the noise , and the chaos all around, feel it knotting and winding inside, and overtaking all. Feel my tongue tie to my mouth, […]



Remembrance It is a small act Just once a year A pause Slight hush In the hubbub of life. One hundred and twenty seconds Of silent reflection Such a small thing In exchange For such a sacrifice Just silence For the lives lost And the loves lost And the limbs lost It seems a nothing […]