Paul Butters

Rookie - 277 Points (27th May,1952. / Leeds, West Yorkshire.)

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I am, therefore I write. I was raised in Upper Wortley, then Bramley, West Leeds. Studied English Teaching at the (then) Huddersfield Polytechnic 1970-74. Worked 6 years at Doncaster as a secondary school English Teacher.

In 1982 I moved to Humberside where I worked for 24 years as a Careers Adviser before taking retirement. That was not a very poetic job so in my spare time I have ... more »

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  • Rookie - 277 Points Paul Butters (11/14/2011 1:25:00 PM)

    Rachel Ann Butler liked 'A Kiss' and 'Inspiration' but reports commenting would not work for her. So here they are.

  • Rookie Christine Kerr (2/14/2009 9:10:00 AM)

    I have really enjoyed reading your poems Their straight to the point and with a little humour about them, would love for you to let me know when you publish more of them. Thankyou for sharing

  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (6/9/2008 2:56:00 AM)

    This will be the first comment of many on a charming, insightful, eloquent poet. t x

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Frenetic Genetics

Genetic engineering’s here to stay
Possibilities are endless, scientists say:
Men mixed with anything we can find:
Oak trees, wasps, ants and elephants combined.
Satanic horror armies sweep their enemies away
And Frankenstein’s monster’s but child’s play
Compared with this lot.

Yet with Good intent,
And wisdom heaven sent,
Utopia or Paradise could be on its way:
Bumper bug-free harvests every day,
Giant fruit and docile, friendly beasts.
Food for all, and endless feasts.

All manner of
Good
Or Evil
Is within
Our grasp.

It’s...

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