George Howard

Rookie (14.02.53 / Pontefract (Broken Bridge) , UK)

Biography of George Howard

I was born the son of a Yorkshire Coal Hewer, in the heart of the West Yorkshire Coal fields.
I schooled at Ferrybridge Infants, Junior and then Primary. I then moved on to Pontefract Secondary Boys School, before escaping to Castleford Technical High School.
My passion was Football [Soccer to you Yanks], I ate, slept and lived it, and it was my virtual universe. Then I met girls, and everything went swiftly down hill from there on in. [just joking! ].
While I was at school my favourite subjects were Art and Technical drawing, and I obtained top qualifications in both. This led to my Technical drawing teacher threatening to have me hung drawn and quartered, for signing up for a job with British Telecoms, as an Engineer.
Many, at times exciting, years later, I have returned to the fold so to speak, like the proverbial Prodigal son. I now find I have time to do the things I enjoy. Watercolour painting and constructing pictures, using other mediums. Writing, poetry and a novel in the pipe line. I really enjoy writing, and seeing others enjoy my work. I also like the criticism; it keeps one focused and alert! Nothing like a little mental swordsmanship, to keep one on one’s toes!
Anyway we’ll see what I can achieve, before I ‘move on’.

George Howard's Works:

Poetry from a Tangled Mind ISBN978-1-4457-3384-5

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A Part Time Position

I stand at the bar; it’s a part time position.
Thought over carefully, not a spur of the moment decision.
It was either this, or sit down with the wife for a talk.
I told her instead, I would take the dog for a walk.

I stand at the bar; it’s a part time position.
When I said, “Back in one hour! ” She’d stared with derision.
But I’ll show her, I will, I’ll show her who’s strong.
I’ll stick to two pints and prove to her, she’s wrong!

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