Les Littleford

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After studying English and Education at the University of York, I have taught in the Channel Islands, Scotland, the Bahamas and Australia. After emigrating to Australia with my wife Sue in 1977 I have taught in Geelong, Melbourne, Portland in South West Victoria. I was predominantly an English teacher but for the last 26 years a Principal.

Since retiring Sue and I worked for a year in ... more »

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Sometimes the frostbite still tingles
And the memory clicks into gear
After 44 years I still hear the shadowy scream
As Simon flew batlike over my head
And I
Seconds later
Screamed upwards.
Fighting needle sharp
Spiralling swirling Spindrift,
Combating the mind numbing
Finger freezing
It was about midnight when time seemed to stop
Wondering when
The light would ever come.
My mind played games
As the wind howled
And we lived our individual nightmares
Separated by darkness
Connected by fear and rope
Dreaming ...

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