Martin O'Neill

Rookie - 4 Points (20-06-1958 / Solihull, Birmingham, England)

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Engineer, thinker, observer.
I get taken by surprise sometimes by a thought, a phrase or something someone says and my mind goes for a walk. Sometimes an object triggers a veritable gold rush of words that scatter and run around my head as I try to catch them. This is when I curse not having pen and paper at all times. It can also can be a problem when driving!
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  • Rookie lottie Harris (4/6/2012 1:22:00 AM)

    of course you can use my konky word i like the word peculloid too :)

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jacqui Thewless (7/13/2009 8:37:00 PM)

    I'd appreciate some biographical details about this poet.

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What Price Literacy?

An extraordinary time you have waited
Quiet, in no kind of rush
You must be pleased now that it's over
Your time in the African bush

The grass stalks that rippled around you
The animals passing you by
The fierce yellow sun beating down
From the blue of your African sky.

When you finally burst into flower,
In blossoms of yellow and red
The eight year old girl who unearthed you
Couldn't read the notice that said

Achtung! Minen!

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