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Poetry 4U - Poems Short Stories and Song Lyrics by John Roberts

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Modern Concrete Cowboy ( Lyric )
I'm An Independent Woman ( Lyric )
Jessica and Harry in the Magic Jungle ( Childrens Story )
Angel of the Morning
Brown Eyed Girl
Diatribe of an Emerging Scribe
Love While Apart
Moor Good Mornings
Just being a Woman
I Remember Buddy Holly
Monsters in My Bedroom ( Childrens Poem )
Your Local Sniper
Simply Love
My Invisible Friend ( Childrens Poem )
Reflections On Life
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First Kiss
Mental Torture
Africa - Where's The Profit
Commuter Hell !
I Remember 18
50 Comes Around
Heroes and Villains
Loves Vortex
3 Little Important Words
Cabal of Cowards
Teen Week
I Will Live On
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Jagged light tears through the sky,
Lightning, searing bright.
Thunderbolts, crash all around,
All is dark as night.
Stunted growth, of long dead trees,
Limbs scarred black and brown.
Skeletal fingers, pierce the horizon,
Leaves, long since cast down.
Everywhere fractured buildings,
Mute testament to man.
A turgid, polluted trickle,
Where the mighty river ran.
No cocks’ crow, no birds sing,
No children’s laugh at play.
The unearthly silence, still pervades,
Since that fateful day.
The very earth lays fallow and dead,
Just grey polluted dust.
No sign of Man, the insidious creature,
That wounded natures’ trust.
From whence did it come, this awful day,
This terror, from which we cower.
From that place, they said would give us,
All cheap nuclear power.


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