Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Readers' Poems

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Readers' Poems

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YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND They say depression follows when you hide Your feelings in some dark and dusty place, Your insides are so very deep and wide, To sort things out you need somebody's grace, Someone who'll let you go at your own pace.

Whatever your basic trouble may be, It's bringing general sadness to your face, How did it all get started? Let us see If we can't find some peace for you (and me).

Do you know that song by George Harrison, About how all things pass, if it is true Your dark and fatal flaw is actually More of a problem for you than the Son, Which means you're free to relax into you, And get on with what you were made to do.

ANDREW TAIT, Newcastle.

ON THE CHIN To a boxing tournament tonight I go Watching boxers trading punches to and fro These young men so small yet so proud Punching their weight, pound for pound A cut nose or a bloody lip To these warriors no hardship They duck and dive and weave about The fans now start to scream and shout One too many on the chin He is nearly all done in But he came back with a flurry of blows Which kept his opponent on his toes Then an uppercut caught him out And that was the last punch of the bout GEORGE McLANDERS, Byker, Newcastle. …

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