Bernard Franklin

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Joined the Royal Air Force 1975 as an electrical engineer left as a SNCO in 1990. Joined British Aerospace as a Senior Engineer in 1990, retired in 2000. I feel passionately about the subjects on which I write. You will see that my poetry is usually written in the form of short stories. Some are moralistic, some are funny (in a wry sort of way) and some are provocative, they are meant to be! . ... more »

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Blackpool

Sticky toffee apples, ‘Kiss me quick’,
tame donkey’s on the beach,
sand in hair, the seaweeds song,
and parsons try to preach.
As gulls fly in to steal your chips,
the candy floss is bobbing,
hot dogs ooze their mustard sauce,
and trams so full, arn’t stopping.
The funfair rides go round and round,
a pound a go seems cheap,
if you throw three darts at the bull’s-eye board,
the prize is yours to keep.
With sandwiches that are full of grit,
and castles made of sand,
fat ladies dance a jig of joy,
and conduct the oompah band.
As ...

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