Greenlane Poetry

All Saints 3pm
Bad Day
Bar des Sports, Charly-sur-Marne
Before and After the Watershed
Call to Witness
Carte Postale
Charlie
Clerk of Works
Dog in the Night
Easter Saturday at Festubert
Fargate
Force Nine
Forge Island
Four Chimneys
Half Empty
Homeward Bound
In Glen Howe Park
In Provence
Incident
Kilner's Bridge
Last Train
Lilac Time
Magpies
Mungy Lane
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North Line
Nurses
Outfield
Painting By Numbers
Patriots
Per Ardua
Pioneers
Release
Rememberings
Routine Visit
Runner
September
Silent Snakes
Spring Training
Start-1
Students in Crookesmoor
The Don at Swinton
The Festive Season
The Runners in the Fields
The Seasons
Treatment Days
Trips to the Seaside
Up Train
Valley Mist
Weston Park
What Love Is
Winthrop Park

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Weston Park

Heat no clouds and students on the grass
Scanty-clad beneath the flowering trees
With frisbee ball and morning lecture notes are laid
I sit apart. Close by me
A black lady is sitting, on her knee
Her boy beams back as quietly she sings
My joy is in the name of the Lord
My strength is in the name of the Lord

Asian students local girls with prams
The pregnant morning holds alike in thrall
The students fight away the urge to cram as water-bottled
Joggers pound the miles
But for my neighbours all is peace and smiles
Their strength and joy contagious as she sings
Today their joy is my strength also
Their love is my hope also