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PhilJackman


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122

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11 Nov 17 - 21 Mar 19

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‘I’m not sure I like that word Sandra.’
‘Wife?’
‘Yes, it seems old fashioned and suggests ownership rather than a partnership.’
‘Really? You think too much Tom, it’s quite clear whose in charge here.’
‘Whatever you say.’
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The polls closed and the people have spoken
It’s clear what they meant though issues were hidden.
By hook or by crook she’ll present us a deal
Once over the line we will see if it is real
And all of us will find it hard to believe
How easy it was for them to deceive.
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‘Don’t be evil’ that’s what they wrote,
A couple of wobbles, it’s stuck in their throat,
A search on Google to find something new
Short and pithy to protect what they do.
They’ve changed it now to ‘Do the right thing’
A realigned motto and all is upright again.
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'We writers need to stick together.'
'You've joined a creative writing group Tom, don't get ahead of yourself. You must have a circulation all of 50!'
'They're not to know that Sandra.'
'They will when they read the rubbish you produce...'
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When I was a lad men worked in industries
They were hard and tough and died in their sixties
You were an adult long before your twenties
A wife a child and other responsibilities
Now the word covers differing sorts of entities
It's hard to break sweat serving pastries.
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Another conference. I’m attending the North East Fraud Forum event and presenting. Three slides in and I realise I am delivering the wrong presentation. ‘Who hasn’t done that?’ a colleague said but he was only being kind. At least the audience now know who is the fraud.
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Happy-sad, an expression my children used to use
For moments where you'd want to laugh and cry.
Now, getting old, I look back at those happy times
On memories, no longer children, a tear in my eye.
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‘I was in the ticket office when I heard this deep rumbling. I looked out and saw 4 class 66s going slowly by.’
‘That’s nice Tom.’
‘Not 1, nor 2, nor 3 but 4. All in a row.’
‘I hope no one saw you, I have to live in this town too.’
‘I’m not doing any harm, Sandra!’
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