John Carter Brown
Lancashire lad, born and bred. Twice married, and with 5 children. Educated at Secondary Modern, but left in 1965 with no academic qualifications-(they were not mandatory back then) Moved to Somerset in 1990, then took a GCSE in English in 1994 (out of curiosity) and passed with a Grade B. This then spurred me on to have a go at writing poetry, which I have been doing, sporadically ever since. I moved back to Wigan in 2000.
My main hobbies are: Listening to music (I also play guitar, and have written a few songs): Gardening; Reading; Walking, and Photography.
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John Carter Brown Poems
A Hole In My Sock
I've noticed, again, a small hole in my sock And there's something I don't understand: It puzzles me greatly, I'm baffled, and so On this subject I now should expand.
After The Rain
A hush had descended, the air was quite still, Nothing was moving beside the old mill; Nature postponed both it's joys and it's pain, Holding it's breath until after the rain.
A Poem Lost
As I lay in my bed, unable to sleep I composed a good poem I wanted to keep; It kept going round and around in my head (I should have been bothered to write it all down)
Is it me?
I look at myself, and who do I see? I see the me I used to be, Not the one that other people see; The question be, which one is me?
Lay down your head my little one Close up your sleep-hung eyes; Give up the day, and all that's gone, Relinquish earthly ties;
Friday night was Chippy-night For all the family, Way back when I was very small, That's how it used to be.
My liking for life has been stolen, A thief came and took it away; A visitor bent on destruction, A burglar from hell, you might say.
A Wise Man
I wish I was a wise man And all the answers knew, The solver of all problems With perfect point of view;
I Love and Hate
I love and hate this time of year The damp, the cold, the drawing near Of frost returning o'er the stones, The chill enveloping my bones,
Oh vitamin B, how I've missed you, My body has long been bereft Of your strange but miraculous power To keep a man healthy and blessed.
March (an Acrostic)
Melting snow reveals an Altogether more familiar vista, as Rain washes away the last of the freeze; Cold days begin to lengthen slowly, then
A Sorry Sorry Thing
Once upon a Sunday In the daffodil-days of spring I heard a Blackbird crying, 'Twas a sorry sorry thing.
Flame of Love
Flame of love come near me And let me feel the heat Let me glide above the ground Instead of on my feet;
Pink (An Acrostic)
Pretty as a picture In her brand new summer dress; Not that she is interested, Kids love to make a mess.
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A Hole In My Sock
I've noticed, again, a small hole in my sock
And there's something I don't understand:
It puzzles me greatly, I'm baffled, and so
On this subject I now should expand.
I put the sock onto my left foot and see
That peeping out there's my big-toe;
This makes me unhappy, because I am sure
That left there, the small hole it must grow.
To effect a solution is easy enough,
So I swap the sock o'er to my right,
Then the known laws of physics get twisted around,
I begin to lose trust in my sight.
I cannot believe what I see on my foot
It seems that...