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Withering Away by Katherine Smith - [126 words]
Sometimes
' Doc ' by Colin Baker A very brief reflection of the continued erosion of free health provision in contemporary Britain. [80 words]
An Apple A Day by Colin Baker Fun poetry. [36 words]
The Girl In The Corner by Carla Thomson - [89 words]
Wish To Be A Child by Carla Thomson - [185 words]
She Walked In Beauty by Randall Barfield - [32 words]
Words Of Wifely Wisdom by Vankipuram Rajagopal Sridharan - [69 words]
Why Am I Single? by Carla Thomson - [116 words]
Where My Heart Has Been by M Q Walters Better to have some secrets...nice when they don't ask. [126 words]
Wee Thanks Giving 2005 by Randall Barfield Once a year isn't too often, is it? [169 words]
Was I Wrong Louise? by Buxton Questioning love! [184 words]
This Is What A Friend Is by Lady Sashi - [47 words]
The Telephone by Joan Elizabeth White Poetry. [91 words]
The Sweetest Love by Rachel Alden Poem about making love. [88 words]
The Rain Outside My Window by Lady Sashi - [56 words]
The Outside by Carla Thomson - [100 words]
The Guru by John H Pallister A song written by me and performed by a band called the smoking seasons. if you want to hear the song ... [150 words]
The Dawn by Vankipuram Rajagopal Sridharan A short poem attempted to enliven youngsters to be up and early. Written during a train journey. [129 words]
The Blood Red Raven by Lady Sashi - [53 words]
Temporarily Misplaced by David Daniels Felt like writing a blues rock song.If any of you rock musicians want to use my lyrics in... [480 words]
Suicide Retribution by Samara - [129 words]
Stress by Carla Thomson - [302 words]
Still A Desire. by Danae Bonomini This one is okay I guess...some of it is pretty good I think but otha bits r juz pure crap haha... [100 words]
Spare The Rod by Randall Barfield There's nothing funny about killing one's parents, I know, but it's only fiction. Right? Did Ag... [109 words]
Sickly Father by Brandon Colcleasure I entered this for a school contest, and it was going to be published but I forgot to send in the... [102 words]
September's Flower by Friel Tom A wistful poem of memories and love. [74 words]
Second Nature by Randall Barfield It's about a concrete finisher. [128 words]
Seasons Of Love by Savclyd Laporte This illustrates to us the link or the comman nature between love and seasons. [60 words]
Scarred To The Core by Connie Kay Hallstrand Written for my dad who divorced my mom. It was very bitter - it still is - and his absent w... [194 words]
Rejection by Carla Thomson - [107 words]
Reindeers On My Roof by Vankipuram Rajagopal Sridharan A short poem to think of those who suffer on nature's fury, tsunami earlier, and the earth... [86 words]
Razor by Rachel Alden - [23 words]
Perfect Nothings by Gabby Bryant A poem that expresses a desperate kind of wanting. [84 words]
Passions by Uche Peter Umez A look at the passions that revolve around a farmer, his farm, and his life. [66 words]
Only Curious by Carla Thomson - [122 words]
On Angel's Wings by Lady Sashi - [64 words]
Ocean Child by Ian Tronco - [61 words]
No One's To Blame by Sort Of Anomomus Unfortunately, stuff happens! [85 words]
Neither Do I... by Danae Bonomini Well this was 1st a song nd then wen I was playn it with my gtar it kinda didnt wrk out the way... [130 words]
My Window by Lotte Rennie Describes how a youg girl views the world and people around her. [83 words]
My Love by Vankipuram Rajagopal Sridharan A poem just for the pleasure of writing and wandering in thoughts. [149 words]
My Brothern by Vankipuram Rajagopal Sridharan - [131 words]
Lord Make Me Like A Buoy by Lucybee Cartwright I wrote this poem at a time when one of my adult children was going through a serious ... [199 words]
Life Repeats by Tamsin Butler Tried my hardest to put all my feelings about a friend in a poem. Please tell me if it is rubbish ... [254 words]
King For A Day! by Sasu The best day. [140 words]
If I Were Princess I Would Leave My Crown For You by Sadaf Shahab If I were princess I would leave my crown for you If I were f... [85 words]
I'd Wish by Lady Sashi - [198 words]
I Wish The Darkness Would Disappear by David Daniels Just a poem that can to me one night when I couldn't sleep. [487 words]
Heart by Tamsin Butler Trying something new whilst re-editing my other works. [32 words]
He Keeps Me Humble by Randall Barfield It's just that sometimes we don't want to be watched! [22 words]
Happy Songs by David Daniels A poem about child abuse. [279 words]
Going To Pieces by Ian Cramer Humorous Verse. [68 words]
God's Hands by David Daniels Okay,I know I said I was going to write poetry that was more positive.But when I feel sad I write a... [280 words]
For An Addict by Elizabeth Flores This poem, which I wrote just now, is very raw with emotion because it is about someone very clos... [108 words]
Fireworks by Laurence L'abre A really bad, short, slightly drunkern poem about fireworks. [32 words]
Expanding My Horizon by Carla Thomson - [164 words]
Everything You Do by Connie Kay Hallstrand This poem was written for my aunt who had to watch cancer slowly eat away at her husband and ... [190 words]
Even Though It Hurts Me So Much More... by Rachel Alden - [80 words]
Eternal Friend by John H Pallister A simple but nice love poem about a friend [93 words]
Escapade by Uche Peter Umez Two lovers keep to their rendezvous in a star-lit night. [49 words]
Emotional Poet by Loyd - [166 words]
Drama by Carla Thomson - [68 words]
Do I? by Carla Thomson - [102 words]
Confused by Carla Thomson - [19 words]
Concorde by John H Pallister A farewell poem to the Concorde. [247 words]
Charon by John H Pallister A poem about the mundane views of life and how it's never ending boring cycle. [141 words]
Can't Get Away by Carla Thomson - [78 words]
But One Thorn by M Q Walters - [73 words]
Bad Answers by Rae It's ok on the surface. [60 words]
A Single Tear by Kathrine Young Ballerina poem. [54 words]
A French Fragrance In Indian Soil by Vankipuram Rajagopal Sridharan - [172 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
Sometimes
DESCRIPTION
Sometimes, contemporary work roles seem to necessitate wishful thinking in a person.
[69 words]
AUTHOR
Colin Baker
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[October 2014]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (117)
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A Dreamer's Song (Aka Wishful Thinking) (Poetry) - [85 words]
A Fibber's Prayer (Poetry) A short poem about making good some porkies. [291 words] [Humor]
A First Class Service (Poetry) - [15 words]
A Lost Generation ? (Poetry) - [52 words]
A Pious Gent (Poetry) - [11 words]
A Restraining Order For Jesus (Poetry) - [258 words]
A Smoker's Pledge Of Allegiance (Poetry) - [98 words]
A To Z Of Adolescence (Poetry) Ever been a parent ? Of three daughters ? [21 words]
A Visit To The Planetarium (Poetry) - [31 words]
Africans, Westerners And Intelligence. (Essays) A reply to Dr. James D. Watson's recent assertion that Africans are of inferior intelligence when compared to Westerners. [7,297 words]
An Apple A Day (Poetry) Fun poetry. [36 words]
Believe In Better (Short Stories) A philosophical alternative to the current mindset. [804 words]
Beneath Her Window (Poetry) - [34 words]
Benefit Cutting For Dummies (Non-Fiction) Benefit cutting is politically and ideologically motivated. [2,411 words]
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Britain's Festival Of The Juggernaut. (Essays) Capitalist Britain and the Hindu tradition of Vishnu's incarnation have much in common. [1,277 words]
By Night When Others Soundly Slept (I'd Pinch Lots Of Stuff) (Poetry) - [114 words]
Christmas Conundrum (Poetry) Christmas can be a confusing time for some children. [197 words]
Coming To Terms (Poetry) Extolling the virtues of the human brain. [177 words]
Contradictory Deliverance (Poetry) - [37 words]
Cost-Effective Indifference (Poetry) - [29 words]
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Douglas R.I.P. (Poetry) - [270 words]
Ends And Means (Non-Fiction) The world we currently live in is a topsy turvy place. [215 words] [History]
Evening Class For A Grownup (Poetry) - [58 words]
Favour (Poetry) - [21 words]
Fruit And Vegetable Shortages (Non-Fiction) A spurious argument [269 words]
Get On Board, Iraqi Children (Poetry) Allah's train keeps a-comin' for thousands of Iraqi children. [181 words]
Good News Is No News (Short Stories) Good news isn't always what it seems. [470 words] [Literary Fiction]
Growing Up (2006) (Poetry) - [28 words]
Hey John! How Are Things My Friend? (Poetry) - [134 words]
Hit The Sack (Poetry) - [299 words]
If I Die (Poetry) Inspired by a conversation one evening at bedtime between my 6 year old daughter and I. Suddenly, she wanted to explore the concept of dying. [129 words]
Imperialism Dear Boy, Imperialism (Poetry) Limerick on the theme of the current Gulf conflict. [27 words]
In A Seaside Street (Poetry) - [167 words]
In The Top Right-Hand Corner (Poetry) - [21 words]
In The Union Of Myanmar (Poetry) - [38 words]
It's Like Hurricane Ike... (Poetry) - [112 words]
Kidney Stones (Poetry) - [13 words]
Killing At Camp - Justice? (Poetry) - [55 words]
Labour Pains (Poetry) - [93 words]
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Lovers Walking In A Lane In Summer (Poetry) - [126 words]
Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (Non-Fiction) - [270 words]
Meop Citsigoloen A (Poetry) - [28 words]
Milton! Art Thou Dying (Again)? (Poetry) Is Milton Friedman's free-market mantra now in tatters? [28 words]
Monday Morning (Poetry) - [59 words]
Moral Instruction (Poetry) - [107 words]
My Child X 3 (Poetry) - [23 words]
Newport - Stow Hill (Poetry) - [4 words]
Norman's Unemployment Policy - Britain, Summer 1981 (Poetry) - [158 words]
Oh Jesus! (Poetry) - [18 words]
Oh La La ! (Poetry) - [118 words]
On The Beach! (Poetry) - [48 words]
Over My Dead Body (Poetry) - [52 words]
Pardon Me But................... (Poetry) - [11 words]
Parliament? - It's History! (Essays) The role of Parliament as an institution here in the UK must now radically change. [1,398 words]
Partnership (Poetry) - [30 words]
Playing Pétanque (Poetry) - [141 words]
Pleasure Island (Poetry) - [114 words]
Poem Of The Cross (Poetry) - [32 words]
Poetry - No Doubt (Poetry) - [8 words]
Potential Human (Poetry) - [33 words]
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Prophecy (Poetry) - [28 words]
Psalm 17-30 (The Rush-Hour Psalm) (Poetry) - [261 words]
Psalm 23 (New Labour's Psalm) (Poetry) - [108 words]
Psalm 23 (The Mcjob Psalm) (Poetry) McJobs abound in capitalist society.... [122 words]
Rain Heading In From The West (Poetry) A poem written to mark the many innocent deaths brought about by Western political aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan. [243 words]
Raining Cats And Dogs (Poetry) Do you believe in metaphors coming true ? [187 words]
Reflections On God's Actions (Poetry) - [62 words]
Remembering (Poetry) - [144 words]
Saturday Night Dilemma (Poetry) Saturday nights out are not what they used to be. [92 words]
Saviour Self (Poetry) - [86 words]
School (Poetry) - [107 words]
Screwball Scramble (Essays) There is a good reason for the phenomenon of frenzied shopping in the Western world. [2,381 words]
September 03, 2007 (Poetry) To mark a particular President's recent visit to Iraq [18 words]
Social Inequality Is Not One-Sided (Non-Fiction) - [1,035 words]
Society, The Family And A Thatcher. (Essays) When UK conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher asserted in 1987 that 'there is no such thing as society', she overlooked all that it is to be human. [5,380 words]
Something For Nothing (Short Stories) The irony of political correctness [90 words]
Spitting (At) Images (Poetry) - [28 words]
Take O Take Those Chips Away (Poetry) - [44 words]
Taking Leave (And All That) (Poetry) - [36 words]
The B B C (Poetry) - [12 words]
The Chair (Poetry) - [235 words]
The Chinese Medicine Shop (Poetry) - [43 words]
The Lords (Poetry) - [28 words]
The Poisonous Dart Frog, Politics And History (Essays) - [2,477 words]
The Religious Sum Of The Iraq War (Poetry) - [14 words]
The Retrospective Chicken (Poetry) Introspective journey of a chicken. [255 words]
The Sack Race (Poetry) A short poem, written to mark the occasion of my youngest daughter's recent triumphs in her school sack race. [207 words]
The State (Poetry) - [22 words]
The Sum Of Amon Goeth's Execution (Poetry) - [14 words]
The Valleys (Poetry) - [68 words]
The Western Alpha Bit (Poetry) Topic of Iraq [182 words]
Thoughts On The Evolutionary School Of Life (Poetry) - [177 words]
Thoughts On Youth Crime (Poetry) - [16 words]
Topsy Turvy (Poetry) - [33 words]
Up! (Poetry) - [64 words]
Up-Hill (Till M4 Junction 3, Then Head South) (Poetry) - [138 words]
We'd Sit And Sing Alway (Then Came A Barratt Team) (Poetry) Greenbelt, in certain parts of 21st century Britain, is a dwindling phenomenon. [71 words]
We'll Go No More A-Dogging (Poetry) - [70 words]
What Do We Want? Concrete Fairness! When Do We Want It? Now! (Essays) Live Aid and Live 8 failed because they made metaphysical appeals to fairness and justice. [4,232 words]
While God........... (Poetry) - [15 words]
Why And How We Spoke God Into Existence (Poetry) Have you ever wondered how God came to be? [234 words]
Why Bother At All? (Non-Fiction) Why bother struggling to save a decaying economic system like capitalism? [483 words]
Withdrawn Loners And Sparkling Drops (Non-Fiction) The recent shooting at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut USA is tragic beyond question, yet also revealing in some ways. [856 words] [Crime]
Yesterday (Poetry) (Inspired by one of Brittany's recent tree-climbing experiences, she being our youngest daughter) [177 words]
Sometimes
Colin Baker



Sometimes,
I wish I were
that black 
house beetle, 
still, beneath the
splintered skirting 
that no 
one can hope
to reach....
                Or the 
                blue, red, and white 
                weathered graffiti,
                scrawled on the railway bridge,
                that every-
                one ignores...................Or the
                                                     spider, 
                                                     whose front door,
                                                     is that oh so small 
                                                     ochre coloured rust hole 
                                                     at the crown of the school gate, 
                                                     that no 
                                                     one ever
                                                     knocks.................................................
                                                                                                                 I wish I were,


                                                                                                                                        Sometimes
      
      
      
      
      
      

 

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