Bill Mitton

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Electrician, Soldier, Electronics Engineer, Quality Engineer
(Part-time playwrite, writer, poet, Scholar, Historian,)

Married to Rosyanne, one son, Simon, (flown the nest)
I'm too big, the house is too big, Rosyanne is still beautiful, loving, patient, kind, as gentle as an Angel's smile and STILL too good for the likes of me!
I love Corned beef Hash, Chilli, any literature from Chaucer to Pratchett, all types of music. Manchester United, (Football) Sale Sharks (Rugby Union)
Popular Poems
It is how we are and who we are
that we live out here on the edge
the ragged rim of the world
It’s the nature of our vice
And So The Women Wept
In the noise and dust of that dark day
When pain and anger mingled.
Where Love was driven on with whips and jeers
shouldering the oppressive burden of a sinful world.
The Box From The Attic
A Father's Medals World War One
The wrist band from a stillborn son
The first picture of the two (now three)
An Old Irish Fiddle, Left to me
To Slay The Dragon
Throw off the soft cheeks of childhood
But not the joy nor laughter.
Let not the dragon's roar
stop your eyes and ears.
A Man Of Two Islands
I am a man of two green islands
Which by unhappy force and nature
Have become home to five peoples
Not that these people are different


Judy Thompson 24 February 2018
It's been many years, with many spaces in between, and from what I can see Bill has just gotten better and better at this poem stuff. My love to him, and Rosyanne and his son. Long may he wave.
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Max Reif 06 January 2006
'A Chance Meeting' is as refeshing a poem as I've ever read, and in a very few lines. The poem about the Pettus Bridge in the Selma march gave me a kind of warm chill that reading a poem has never done to me before. I didn't have time to read all of Bill's poems, but I find a warm and observant eye and heart here, that have moved me greatly.
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