Doug Holmes(UK)

Rookie (1st April 1947 / Bradford, West Yorkshire)

Biography of Doug Holmes(UK)

Born in Bradford West Yorkshire, and now living in Hampshire. Happily married to my lovely Sue. Father to 3 boys & 5 girls and granddad to thirteen. Wrote my first poem in the bars of Queens Hall Bradford where at the time i was Bars Manager for Bradford College Students Union. Many of my poems are of a very deep, personal and emotional nature of which i will not show on line. I have recently retired, at present writing my autobiography (and have been for the past fifteen years!)

Doug Holmes(UK)'s Works:

Included in:
A Celebration of Poets 1998
Poetry Now - Yorkshire 1994
A History of Yorkshire Poets (no longer available) Updates

Porters Lament


Sat here so quiet in my white coat and gown
The queue of the injured has slowly gone down.
All kinds of people, the young and the old
A child fight’s a tear and tries to be bold.

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