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    IOCT Showcase – show time!

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    So, this is the week that seemed so far away! A year ago I wasn't a Master's student (hell, I hadn't even graduated from Lincoln!) and I was amazed at getting a place on the IOCT Masters.  So much has changed since then - moved house (...
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    Be gentle

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    Be gentle Smile a lot, be sweet Do not be lured into negativity Do not admit defeat By the world because Laid out at your feet Are wonders and delights untold And possibilities all rolled Into a package that you can't deny Is offered up to ...
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    All Purpose Gone

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    You choose Stuff immaterial in its purest form Needless items no use No use at all Endless rails of things not required No purpose, fill a hole With imagined elevated consumerist desires. Imagine decent imagine things expired Pretend they a...
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    Be gentle

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    Be gentle Smile a lot, be sweet Do not be lured into negativity Do not admit defeat By the world because Laid out at your feet Are wonders and delights untold And possibilities all rolled Into a package that you can't deny Is offered up to you And b...
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    All Purpose Gone

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    You choose Stuff immaterial in its purest form Needless items no use No use at all Endless rails of things not required No purpose, fill a hole With imagined elevated consumerist desires. Imagine decent imagine things expired Pretend they are no lon...
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    St Lucia

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    Slide back the day denying shutter Let heat and light and sound flood in Let white noise sear the crumpled linen Loosely draped on all within. Wake the drowsing gentled woman The hand of day relentless, fierce Show the bounty of t...
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    I Love You

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    Three little words that aren’t so little. Words so small and so easy to say And yet so laden with meaning You laugh. Didn’t you always ask me what do you mean By mean? Victim of an overactive education These words are huge Words that sho...
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    The Tram Drivers Dream Comes True

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    It's a tram driver's secret, dirty dream A horde of Boudicca schoolgirls racing towards him Eyes only on him, clad in overconfident short school skirts Unashamedly shouting and keening, eyes on him As if he and they are both in a dream ...
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    Arboretum

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    Less than three weeks ago The arboretum glowed in all its russet beauty Today the leaves are gone Ground bareTrees stripped of their fulsome overblown display Stark skeletal branchesClad now in icy binary Snow laid thick upon snow The groun...
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    The Wonder of Weather

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    Struggling through this dreadful weather I can't help thinking it's actually one of the loveliest of things to observe, if not necessarily to participate in.  I walked through Leicester last night in the freezing cold and dark and it w...
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    Rafter Fruit

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    If I hung myself out to dry would you cut me down? Would you wonder like a scientist at the paper thin fragility of deoxygenated skin? How would you lower me with dignity so important to an ugly girl More so than to a woman of beauty a...
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    Reject Fashion’s Stranglehold

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    Do not wear jeans that you hate Do not be fooled into conforming to fashion’s dictate Resist the urge to dress in ways That don’t allow your true self to be itself Dress solely for comfort pleasure and joy Not least becau...
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    Responsibility

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    Monday morning just hit me in the face Like a muddy shovel and just as welcome. The doleful ringing of the tram bell shakes me The winos piss soaked is it live or dead corpse wakes me Child can’t sense the epic struggle goi...
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    Ronan Keating

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    I’d fuck you With your boyband looks Your sinewy neck Your designer oh so casual yet so manicured beard Your 20, no 10 years Younger than me. Your TV inaccessibility The untouchability The ‘lookatmeI’mohsohands...
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    Dog’s Life

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    Dog’s Life   Dog lies for all the world like cat Basking in the dust mote freckled sunlight Every wiry centimetre luxuriating in heat No, not a languid feline More invisibly alert Like a newly hatched lizard Dep...
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    Instead

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    Instead   The flowers on the mantelpiece faded eventually their jewel bright, improbably optimistic unenglish heads drooped and drained of their overheated hue and the palm leaf greenery complementary dried to crisp brown spi...
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    Time

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    Time     We jumped No Fell. Into the quicksand of time Arms straight up Fingers with no purchase gained On its smooth inevitability And days and hours and minutes And seconds Raced, swooping deftly past Without s...
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    Pakistan Floods

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    Pakistan Floods I am ashamed Deeply englishly embarrassed Squirming in discomfiture at my own shortcoming. Twenty minutes is all it took to yomp the hill to meet My son, to greet him. Thin greasy film of sweat From head to toe ...
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    Tintwistle

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    Tintwistle I asked her to marry me here He said and gestured obliquely A gnarled liver spot scarred hand Curled and slightly twisted Waved across an ugly dual carriageway A flat liquorice ribbon that wound Both ways as far as the e...

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