Johnny Headspeck

Rookie (1962 / Yorkshire)

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Johnny Headspeck is the pen name and alter-ego of The Pennine Poet John Thomas. I use Johnny Headspeck when I move away from my more traditional sonnets and romanticisms, and when I employ a more base writing style. Johnny Headspeck is based on John Headspeck who was a direct line ancestor of mine and who lived in Flamborough, East Yorkshire around the years 1690 to 1740, and who was once ... more »

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Train Journey

I saw a man
On a train,
Got a ticket to Halifax,
I was going to Halifax,
Two pounds seventy five
Same as him
One way
No return,
We changed at Huddersfield
It was snowing,
We sat in the waiting room
Together,
We didn’t speak,
He wore brown shoes,
Not good in the snow
No grip,
We sat in the same carriage
To Halifax,
Didn’t speak
The journey didn’t take long,
He wore a brown jacket,
Not very waterproof,
Probably an office worker,
We arrived,
Still snowing,
He went his way
I went mine,
Didn’t look ...

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