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Top Five Poems for March 2016

Dreamweaver – Mesayers (Poet of the Month)
A Different Song – Ulysses
Baggy Shirt – Helenmatherrogers
The Thing That Cannot Be Found – Madeira
The Bench – Goldfinch


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Top Five Poems for May 2012

Two Roads - Kafayat Obanigba
An Old Man Has Taken Over My Face - Kaleem Raja
She - Li'l Poet NJ
Cutting The Ties That Bind - Mike Green
Who's Afraid Of The Bogeyman? - Jacinta Zechariah

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Top Five Poems for April 2012

Oh To Be A Child Again. . . - Jacinta Zechariah
Grandad - John Howe
Sempiternal Love Memory - Ron Atkin
Wood Anemone - Ron larter
Cave - Nicolette Golding


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Top 5 Poems for March 2012

The Changing Of The Year - Mike Green

The Flu - Mukesh Williams

Bath Before Bed - Phoebe Luckham

The Cat Lady - Sullivan the Poet

Reading About Any War - Caoilinn Hughes


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Top 5 Poems for February 2012

Betther Than Clockwork - Aqeel Alli

The Healing Powers of Nature - Dave Gallivan

Winter - Jill Pisani

Machine - Natalia Gorodova

Happily Ever After Is Not The End - Shiksha Dheda


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Top 5 Poems for December 2011

What Happened? - Deborah Price
Between Westminster And Hungerford Bridges - Harry Heywood 
My Son - Ian Chiverton
The Drawing Room - Mike Green
I Am A Poet - Christopher Sims


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Top 5 Poems for November 2011


Hot Dust - Caroline Gardner
Conceps -  Eunice Ogunkoya
The Chair -  Laura Soloman
Re-Start - Marc D Brown
With You -  Michael David Graham


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Top 5 Poems for October 2011

Hidden Heaven - Nandita Keshavan
Utopia - Jacinta Zechariah
Grumble - Jenny Bosworth
My Six Lives - Piotr Balkus
Little Hands - Zoha Zee Kay


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Top 5 Poems for July 2011

The Slug - Ricky Bywater
New Bones - Natalie Rogers
Treasure of Childhood - Mira Mehta
Expectations - Ngozi Elizabeth Okonkwo
Weatherman - Shiksha Dheda

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Top 5 Poems for July 2011

The Slug - Ricky Bywater
New Bones - Natalie Rogers
Treasure of Childhood - Mira Mehta
Expectations - Ngozi Elizabeth Okonkwo
Weatherman - Shiksha Dheda

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Top 5 Poems for April 2011

Marbles - Chris Jackson
Blue - Brigid Fayers
A Poet and An Engineer - David Lin
Ladder of Life - Favour Okoli
Growing Up - Lean Vernon

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Top 5 Poems for March 2011

Lady Of The Light - Tim Kitchen
Proud and Free - Andrew Provan McIntyre
Heart On A Page - Shane Telford
The White Canvas - Shiksha Dheda
A Poor Man's Poet - Shirley Harrison

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Top 5 poems for February 2011

Early Morning - Ali Archer
A Never Was Mum - Joanna Bucknall
The Waves - Paul Messis
Francis and Muriel - Amy Snuggs
Carnival Ride - Loreli (Lori A Lutz)

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Top 5 Poems for January 2011

Black - Marc Brown
In My Dreams - Stephen Dobson
Elemental (To Be Read Out At My Funeral) - RavenPal
Number Five Sarajevo - Susie Sullivan
Bruised Gentleman - Kara Robinson

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Top 5 Poems for November 2010

Confused and young life embraced within fear  - Barry Pankhurst
Body Language - Peter St John
Dreaming the Dream - Morney Wilson
Georgie Is Cold - Charise Clarke
The Mark of a Man - Kara Robinson

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Top 5 Poems for October 2010

The Fox Within - Liam Heaney
The Bubble of Ambition - Shiksha Dheda
Life - Jethro Dykes
A Second Chance - Sue Peake
The Silver Peace Dollar - Charles Keeble

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Top 5 Poems for September 2010

Depths - Lizzy Dening
Death is Not the End - Piotr Balkus
First Impressions In The Summer Of 1963 - Kevin Raymond
The Wait - Joanna Beckett
Screaming Within - Jen Dobson

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Top 5 Poems for August 2010

Urban Gull - Jane Aldous
Basement - R.M Francis
Breathless - Denise Longhurst
Indiffernce - Carla Iacovetti
Unseen Wounds - Annie Bartley

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Top 5 Poems for July 2010

She Will Always Win - Laura Cheshire
Burnt Side of the Toast - Alannah Foley
Cambrai - Geoff Birchall
Fleeting Shadow - Dylan McCabe
He Would Have Her Company - Lewis Humphries

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Top 5 Poems for June 2010

Silent Night - Tara Msiska
Escapism - Sarah Fletcher
Ode To A Penny - Carie Schuster
The Littlest Angel - Lesley Glendinning
The March of the Ants - Rick Bywater

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Top 5 Poems for May 2010

Lost at Port - Jerry Ratcliffe
Hope to see you again one day - Joanne Leng
My Brother - Ashley Caldwell
My Grandad - David E. Anderson
They Won - A. Fraser-Haste

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Top 5 Poems for April 2010

State of the Nation - Mbizo Chirasha
Adored - Jack Turner
The River - Geoff Birchall
Water My Lillies - Anna Durante
Where Will I Find the Summer Breeze? - Val Lutey

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Top 5 Poems for March 2010

Innocent - Bradley Middleton
A Letter - Eda Hughes
The First Snow of Winter - Steve Dobson
The Spring - David E. Anderson
When I'm Gone - Jenny Bosworth

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Top 5 Poems for February 2010

When All's Said & Done - Stewart Green
Italian Sky - Steven Jackson
Nightime Terrors - Carrie Thorpe
No Fairytales - Thea Hendrick
The Season of Youth - Enis Keskin

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Top 5 Poems for January 2010

Flickering Flame - Lee Boag
Escape - Sonya Nikolosina
Nought - David E. Anderson
Whispering Wonderland - Amy Owens
Wondering - Carla Iacovetti

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Top 5 Poems for May 2009

Birthlines - Barry Van-Asten
A Lover's Dream - Andrew Carney
Sometimes - Miss J. Allen
MI - Daniel Beale
Faith - Michael Graham

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Top 5 Poems for April 2009

The Wait - T.J. Shaw
Sparrowhawk - Mark Chaddock
The First Time - Paul Hansford
Montague Place - Harry Heywood
Visit to the Falklands - David Anderson

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Top 5 Poems for March 2009

Mother Earth - Susan Roberts
Off to War - Eleanor Broaders
Breaking Summer - Layla Hendow
Listen For to See - David Platt
The Causeway - Esther Fletcher

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Top 5 Poems for February 2009

Paperweight - Gerald Parker
Love in His Granddaughter's Eyes - Imogen Box
Shadows - Palvisha Iqbal
IN MEMORY OF MY SON 1975-2001 - Karen Fowler
Emotional Affair ... - Graham Hollingdale

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Top 5 Poems for January 2009

Much Too High - Drew Lawson
The Alchemist - Robert J Mundell
First Time - Kirstie Storrie
Alone - Bethany Gray
Daydreams - Helen Sarfas

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Top 5 Poems for December 2008

The Trespassers - John Eccles
To the Silent - Heather Shepherd
SONNET CLXXXII - Mike Fan
Up the Stairs - Rob Hewer
Proud to be a Scot - Zoe E. McKeown

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Top 5 Poems for November 2008

Dark Waters - T.L. Parry
Quiet Forest - Margaret Pedley
Silence - Debra Smith
Frozen - Jenifer James
This Time, Forever - Esther Fletcher

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Top 5 Poems for October 2008

Me, Myself and I - Tejal Vora
Pond Life (Don't Go Near the Water) - Bob Whale
End the Violence - Karen Eko
Lunch at St George's - Jonathon Hobdell
Just Love Me - Katie Reed

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Top 5 Poems for September 2008

We Stayed - Alex Townsend
Bridges over troubled waters - Gaye Looker
The Defeated Nation - Bernice Fogg
Farewell - Amanda Hyatt
Attraction - Claire Flynn

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Top 5 Poems for August 2008

Checkmate in 5 moves - Steve Ward
A Magazine Ate My Brain - Rob Barratt
Unknown Title - Trish Campbell
My Choice - Rosemary Martin
Grandad - Amy Murphy

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Top 5 Poems for July 2008

And now they've got wings - Hollie Hinett
My Diet - Donna Parkinson
The Chill Inside - Emma Mumford
Poem to God - Chris Rye
The Old Snowball Effect - Kevin Raymond

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Top 5 Poems for June 2008

Cloak - Susan Jarvis
Silence - Leigh Sharpe
Today - Melanie Ann Calvert
The Outsider - Mark Wardle
Zenith - Robbie Masters

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Top 5 Poems for May 2008

Love of the Forecourt - Simon Sanders
Discrimination - Annabelle Tipper
Lonely Girl - Sophie Warnes
Come to bed Eyes - Shane Telford
All because of you - Christopher Thomas

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Top 5 Poems for April 2008

The Hooded Man - Callum Lee Krzysik
A Soldiers Sigh - Sian Evans
PRISONER No. 5239 OAP - Joyce Langlands
The Outcast - Marisa Victor
The Money Matter - Manik Dhingra

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Top 5 Poems for March 2008

The Course of Life in the City Paranoia - Domenico Barra
One Bottle, One Tear, One Trigger - Daisy Wells
Flirting - Lauren Green
'The Day I almost Died' - Brian Markey
Journey in the Pizza Palace - Stephanie Spiers

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Top 5 Poems for February 2008

Emotional Seasons - Dominic Davies
Happy Valentines Day - Tanja Cilia
Juppiter Optimus Maximus Soter - Greg Smith
H2N2O4Li+ - Shelly Hobson
Merry Go Round - Mary Charman - Smith

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Top 5 Poems for January 2008

Shipwrecked - Michael Bryant
This Spirit - David Whitney
Small Life - Stephen Hughes
Next Week I Will Go to Barentu - John Foster
Poppies - Charlotte Caulkin

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Top 5 Poems for December 2007

Racing the Train 1955 - Margaret Pedley
Train to Simla - Sara Brummer
Shadow People - Christine Bridson - Jones
Commuter - Susan Vango
Lexy - Jenny Avery

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Top 5 Poems for November 2007

Vigil - Keith Robson
Sniper - Alex Conrad M.Seno
Resigned - Sybille (Sydney) Krivenko
In My Dreams - Sue Gurney
The Journey - Judith Iliff

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Top 5 Poems for October 2007

Let there be Peace - Alison Wade
High Tech 2007 - Susan King
Slave - Steve Gracie
The Pedalo - Sheila Gee
My Beloved Friend - B.G.Ryan

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Top 5 Poems for September 2007

Forgotten Paradise - Rob Cunningham
Paranoia - Kelly Louise Welch
Eleventh Hour - Sania Sajid
Waiting - Ms B Khatoon
Finding Mum - Sheila Whitmill

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Top 5 Poems for August 2007

Architect of my Disaster - Diane Crouch
Over a Weeping Flood - David Lin
Dust - Richard Green
I Watch the Day Retreat to Dusk - James McEnaney
Love Engaged, Enticed and then Ended - Paul Willis

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Top 5 Poems for July 2007

I Wrote her name upon the Sand - Andrew Blakemore
Artistry Divine - Victorine Lejeune-Stubbs
The Map of Life - Stephen J Stirk
As I Look Out My Window - Taryn Whittles
NIGHTMARE - Paul Birkitt


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Top 5 Poems for June 2007

Urban Housewife Werewolf - Clive Atkins
Global Warming? - Ian A Morrison
Soaked and Left - Sarah Dawes
Autumn 1969 - Daffni Percival
Innocent Love - Anne - Marie Sane

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Top 5 Poems for May 2007

Vanity - Angelita Redfern
Resigned to Freedom - Norma Fraser Reid
Around the Lake - Andrew Blakemore
Memories of Grandpa - Timothy James
One Office, one Morning - Lauren Turner

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Top 5 Poems for April 2007

Remote Control - Ann Potkins
Ode to the great poets - Cheryl Nicholls
Thin Days and Shallow Brown / April - Hayes Turner
Rickety Raggedly Man - George Speechley
I don't know why? - Stacey Orford

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Top 5 Poems for March 2007

Letter from Stephen - Clare Hunter
Hard to Bear - Chris Sullivan
You - Georgina Elsmere
Bi-Polar Disorder - Joyce Langlands
Sunrise, Sunset - Lindsey Priest

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Top 5 Poems for February 2007

To Christine - Dave Pearson
Wishful Thinking - Jane Colbore
Insomnia - Angie Walker
An Old Sailor Returns - Fleming Carswell's
Older Order - Michael Bryant

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Top 5 Poems for January 2007

Feline - Ed Cesar
This Spirit - Lee Mackenzie
Small Life - Mary E. Gold
Next Week I Will Go to Barentu - Pete Crowther
Poppies - Joan M Jones

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