Men From Manchester

Men From Manchester

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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This should have shown up as six stanzas of three lines. Software on WC churned it out like a scarf :))

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i found myself content
in a Maltese summer memory
raising my glass to old friends
sipping bacardi on the rocks
floppy sunhat protectively shading
my fair freckled skin
sunbeds white, gleaming bright
playful splashing of polished toes 
in cool waters of a pool
those men from Manchester
heading our way, at the ready
with their chat up lines
confident behind their dark glasses
i heard my inner voice say
steady girls steady
what a day that turned out to be
round the clock laughter, till i cried
till the sunset died on us

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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and what a lovely scarf it is. :)
fun times! my best friend fell in love with an English man and moved to Manchester.
i used to go over every summer, before i had children, to visit her there and we had some much fun with her and her new lot of English friends. good memories. can't go anywhere now...

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Hi Ana, so you have been to Manchester? We go too but not often. We have relatives there. Pleased yo.. read more



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For technical side of this website. I noticed like 4 years ago poem cannot hold original form how was written . Some people saying try to first write at Microsoft office and then copy here. Myself I actually use my phone with big keyboard. This website need some updating for sure . Here is lot of technical difficulties and spams .


Now to your poem. When I read it title I was thought it will be about Ian Curtis or other famous artist from Manchester. Anyway I like it your result . It's have realistic tone but is still feel quiet dreamy and poetic. Mood is here very suiting for any observation which make this poem very likeable to read I like this ending about laughter and cried sometimes this things are very deep connected . Again I enjoyed your writing.

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Days Ago

Thank you Poet for your information on the technical side of this site. Have to agree, it could do w.. read more
Sounds like you had a fabulous time Christine; I can recall many such moments myself.

As for Men from Manchester, (a wonderful title by the way,) I've found that whether from as far up the top as the Moray Firth and right down to Mousehole in Cornwall, men are men, behaving badly or otherwise; which I have to confess, I mostly say 'thank you' for. :))

Beccy.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Smiled at your response Beccy. Wherever they come from their approach and chat up lines are similar... read more
This is wonderful as well as fun. Very nicely written

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Kat - T. Your visit greatly appreciated.

Chris
Very well written ma’am. Powerful imagery.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for the read pinhead. Most appreciated.

Chris
This is a great throwback to the good old days when people met people face to face & I can't help but feel sorry for today's youth, who make friends mostly thru the phone. You captured that whole saucy swagger sensation with dynamic physical details & the ending really gets me becuz I was one to always end up laughing my head off at such times! Great magic carpet ride! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Many thanks Margie for a great review. Love those memories which bring a smile. This one always does.. read more
Lovely write as I slipped within your mind to enjoy the day, beautiful images ;-]

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Pleased you enjoyed the read Weeping willow. Always good to see you gracing my page.

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You've got a very clear memory, or you use this precise images, that even I could see through you eyes, I could feel myself in the same skin.
The images got out in layers, that made me hesitant, as at beginning I wasn't ready to find myself in a pool, or even wearing a hat. Can't tell whole story at a glance.
And then everything stops. That's the problem with every good thing. And what remains are the memories.
It was a good read.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Dusty Pegasus, I thank you for calling on my page and leaving your thoughts. Pleased to meet you.read more
sounded like a perfect day

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

It was a perfect day. Having fun and remembering all that laughter. Those memories are priceless. T.. read more
 wordman

2 Weeks Ago

you`re welcome
Wow... what an interlude of a destination tha just
happened to be waiting for flowers that dance and romance...
happy to chat and fold the day in a blanket of sundown with
soft orange and lavender memories to dream about. tenderly
tethered, Pat

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Dear Pat your response certainly enhances this lovely memory. You have added value in colour and sce.. read more
A pleasant memory of a time past here. Liked especially the part about the "men from Manchester" and the very British sounding term "chatup lines." In my American youth, they were called "pickup lines" and included such imaginative specimens as "Do you come here often?" or "What's your zodiac sign?" I mean, those lines could have come directly from Keats and Shelley.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Ha John, I like your examples of pickup lines. Keats and Shelley they ain't :)) Many thanks for your.. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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