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Ben Barton's poems have appeared in Acorn, Ancient Heart, Cauldron, Delivered, Isibongo, Jugular, Linkway, Masque, Merely Pictures, New Horizon, Panda, Parameter, The Poetry C ...

Ben Barton Poems

1.
Commandment No.5

My father is a stranger to me
He never turns-up uninvited
Sitting cautiously on the sofa
Genteel.
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2.
From A Room

echoes
from a room
of silence
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3.
The Re-Birth Remembered

The forgotten birth after me,
a pair
was my twin
Ignored; they stared at me
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4.
The Balloon

The balloon rises,
filthy air
The glint of cobble
caught in her hair
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5.
9.44pm At The Hospital

These men are children
Sixty years in childhood; lined at their nebulizers
fed, watered and wiped
By the nurses.
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