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About manseljames

75 yrs young happily living in the land of my fathers. Married to the lovely Dawn and father of my lovely Vicky. Poet and writer who scribbles away every day. Write novels, blogs and poetry and don't much mind if the works reach a wide audience or not. Well traveled but now putting down roots at last. Not much of the world left to see! Thankful for a great life so far and revving up for a strong finish!

And still, I am blind.

Sitting in the sun, we watch the shadows where the world scurries in the gutters of manmade cruelties.  Look away and see the comfort of your insignificant self, close your ears to the din of bombing and the screams of dying … Continue reading

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Human horror. Shout for it to stop!

How bad does it have to get?  For the right to buy a machine gun the Americans are prepared to accept untold numbers of deaths.  It’s the Americans’ call.  However, the world watches as those poor Muslims from Myanmar are … Continue reading

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4th March 1789

That was the date the US Congress met in New York and issues amendments to the original Constitution of the United States. The second amendment states: “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of  a free state, the … Continue reading

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Brexit – Confusion – the poem.

Britain looks back to its former glory Revising history and dreams of epochs new Excluding friends and mistaking foes Xenophobes moaning about empty nursing stations Isolated, insular and dreaming still of money power Trading, trashing, cashing in and cashing out.   … Continue reading

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Don’t tread too softly.

In an age of political correctness, we are in danger of losing sight of ingenuity and new thinking.  Amongst the revisionists are all sorts of extremes, some trying to rewrite history, some trying to limit new horizons. We must open … Continue reading

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Listen to the crying child.

Listen, can you hear the children cry? From earthquake street or Yemen’s misery Do you hear the mother’s scream of pain? As Aung Sang Suu Kyi lies, staring blindly on. Do you hear the whimpers of the dying child? As … Continue reading

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A new charter for the planet.

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Monsoon flooding, refugee crisis not to mention the threat of nuclear war.  These are some of the catastrophes that face our planet this September day.  Add to that the deliberate acts of terror and one wonders if the human … Continue reading

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