Mike Tonkin

Rookie (16/05/33 / Truro, England)

Biography of Mike Tonkin

I am 74, and in 1998 had a stroke and my right side is paralysed. I lived in Cornwall, England until I was nineteen then I went to London and trained to be a Dentist, I then worked in London for thirty years before retiring and returning to Cornwall. My poetry is mainly about the things that I experienced and I am writing it to let people know that there can be a good life after a stroke. Some verse was written in the sixties, the rest in the last seven years.

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I ask
Of you,
I hear them
Down the
Steps of time
In vain.
They give

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