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CUCKOO

May 26, 2022 18:02 - 1 minute - 1.5 MB

Medieval doctors use to dress up as huge birds with long  beak's  believing that the soul was delivered and despatched by the avian transmigration i.e Stalk''s,  babies, Raven's = devils,  Cookoo's madness etc. Loosing a family member to cancer that small egg shaped lump seems to hatch into something of vulturous bird flesh eating bird . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

MIDWIFE- CRISIS

May 26, 2022 16:11 - 2 minutes - 1.86 MB

A poem about men and their midwife crisis as a matter course men feel the need to try out a new horse so they get a divorce and set off in search of adventure usually riding a Harley-Davidson towards the sun and what they think will be some all new sexual fun . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

SACRED RAIN.

May 26, 2022 10:18 - 1 minute - 1.04 MB

A poem about the rain cycle's continual celestial cleansing this perpetual purification of precipitation shows no discrimination of skin treating us all to the same asperging sanctification from sin . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

Greed

May 26, 2022 06:26 - 3 minutes - 3.48 MB

Today the cardinal sin that we call greed was ultimately born out of the necessity for us to gorge and feed whilst trying to out run a savage predatory rival in what was the flight or fight of our stone age survival, greed also ment that we could sire and seed across a much stronger lineage to the next burgeoning member of our breed; later religion took over the lead and ordained that its newly found christian creed should be brought to heel and made to heed in order that it's gluttonous heat...

VIRGIN SOLDIERS

May 25, 2022 20:44 - 1 minute - 1.4 MB

A musing about Lord Kitchener who's Sabre rattling speeches come sermons raised rampant applause back in Whitehall and Westminster whilst unfortunately his young Virgin soldiers were dying by 6000 a day , he had printed into their guide books for war , "avoid wine and women" meaning french prostitutes , with a life expectancy of 17 hours catching a little pox would have been the least of their worries . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

KANGAROO

May 25, 2022 19:46 - 1 minute - 879 KB

The  english aristocrats are completely crazy one use to ride around his country estate on a giraffe dray and giant tortoises he kept  every type of animal in his house this is a funny sketch  about Thornton Harding the junior and his obsession with exotic pets he's building a kangaroo netball team . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

HOLD THE LINE.

May 25, 2022 15:11 - 3 minutes - 3.15 MB

The old post office Harrogate is located about a century behind Greenwich mean time, if you should slip out of sync or cross the line then the old soldiers will bark you back into their very discordant malign, they believe that you've committed a terrible war crimes my crossing over their precious ensign , but lets face facts it's been completely worn through by so many a shuffling shoe, but to them it's still sacred mark in time similar to the Siegfried line or the bridge at Oppenheim , a pi...

THE MISERS DAUGHTER

May 25, 2022 13:41 - 1 minute - 1.59 MB

A person who is cast in abject austerity remains of that mind set  ,even though  they've elevated themselves  to a privileged prosperity. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

SEVEN SHADES OF SIN

May 25, 2022 11:56 - 2 minutes - 2.32 MB

A preacher man told to me that all of us come pre packaged with the seven shades of sin which are basically our primitive seven instincts of survival that we needed whilst hunter gathering on the savage African Savannah through evolution and ecclesiastical endeavours we have been trying to adapt our mammalian species to a more sacred sentient state of being ever since . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

EARTH ,WATER ,WIND, AND FIRE

May 25, 2022 06:44 - 1 minute - 1.02 MB

The four elements of life, if we do not learn to respect them as ancient cultures did then they will cease to respect us . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

THE LONG DROP

May 24, 2022 17:08 - 2 minutes - 1.97 MB

William marwood's long drop solution brought about a revolution in the British Empires approach for delivering a more humane method of execution . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

THE SYLLABLE SWING

May 24, 2022 14:47 - 2 minutes - 1.89 MB

When children acquire their first language they sing like a fresh fledgling on the first day of spring with that easy natural swing which to them is a brand new play thing without any restraining ring , their simple melodic crooning needs no interference or fine tuning but unfortunately school comes along with its lexicon Lego box tongue "dislexicating " what was once a beautiful song leaving that innocent syllable swing broken as a veritable birds wing the kids then become too frightened to ...

WHITE DEATH

May 24, 2022 12:52 - 1 minute - 1.8 MB

A poem about my father's time aboard a super cruise liner where all the old badgers caught a virus very similar to Covid and almost died . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

HANGOVER

May 24, 2022 11:50 - 2 minutes - 2.27 MB

A whale song dream turns out to be the squealing brake drums of a distant dust truck it's sound distorted by gusting wind singing through ginnel and garret , bin lids cymbal into the sensitivity of your sobriety announcing the arrival of an unwanted monday morning's anxiety. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

ARTIST

May 23, 2022 20:41 - 2 minutes - 2.06 MB

A musing about an artist girlfriend that I lived with in Barcelona Spain at the time I couldn't understand what she ment when she use to say that she was a spiritual suffragette sacrificing love and life for her art I did use to think her a pompous pretentious spoilt brat now after twelve months of lockdown living as a mendicant monk in my own solitary confinement cell I'm beginning to understand her state of mind . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

AULD LANG SYNE

May 23, 2022 13:31 - 3 minutes - 3.16 MB

A song I wrote today after seeing an old Keltic companion I haven't seen for a decade a true blue eyed raven headed Bretagne . The Romans drove them to the furthest reaches of the kingdom so did Edward long shanks hammer of the scots who also stole their ancient kings destiny stone and put it under his own throne Then By the act of supremacy Henry VIII made himself a god figure to rule over all kingdoms , and so you can understand by what they did why the Keltic people feel quite a mistrust t...

GRANDFATHER

May 23, 2022 09:42 - 2 minutes - 2.1 MB

These old sentinels  guard over us in our early years stolid as grandfather clocks their old hearts pendulum the rhythm of life into our ears a blood metronome beat sounding to the timpani of our tiny feet . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

SIRI

May 22, 2022 20:42 - 1 minute - 1.6 MB

When you turn on a virtual assistant Alexa , Siri or Cortana , for the first time even as an adult but especially as a child it feels like You've turned into a God or Goddess of wisdom children will almost certainly give up on any parental guidance and move into a cyber space or a Walt Disney crack house world . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

Glastonbury

May 22, 2022 16:26 - 2 minutes - 2.3 MB

When you're a teenager there's always one out of your crew who takes too much powder and drinks too much brew we use to call him the Glastonbury gladiator , funny but with them having so much testosterone and adrenaline they also make brilliant parents when they've finished with their thirty year teenage rampage . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

REDEMPTION

May 22, 2022 09:59 - 2 minutes - 1.93 MB

Carrying a vicarious redemption on behalf of someone else is a burdensome weight the preachers daughter still carries hers each moment of each day a beautiful quiet soul who was given the sin substitution by her callous caretakers her atonement isn't due any time soon . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

LOVE'S A FOOL

May 21, 2022 17:22 - 2 minutes - 2.45 MB

A cynical love song . My Family members were 1920s dyed-in-the-wool Yorkshiremen who believed that love be measured in pounds Shillings and pence and behind the white picket fence was a work house specially built to keep wife wain or wench who had a value similar to that of blood stock and foul , children being merely chattels without soul . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

LOVE

May 21, 2022 14:24 - 2 minutes - 1.97 MB

Thinking back to my parents fate it's hard to see how they once did romantically pass through the eden gate into the land of milk and money where they fell hopelessly in love and felt the urge to passionately procreate , after which they wore the mortgage mask that twenty five year servile task eventually paying back the bank managers seven percent overdraft , they scrimped and scrapped in a steel city strife an then this beleaguered husband and wife decided to search out a big world party a...

PROFUMO

May 21, 2022 10:26 - 3 minutes - 3.48 MB

In the swinging sixties a sexpionage spy scandal took place called the Profumo Affaire unfortunately two of its players were amateurs and didn't know what the rules of the spy game were ; one was sacrificed as a scapegoat and the other Christine Keeler lived life under a long dark cloud until she died and all because they were enlisted by MI5 into taking part in a Russian honey trap for Queen and country which went dramatically wrong . Dr Steven Ward a brilliant osteopath and gifted portrait ...

THE BOOZE BROTHERS

May 21, 2022 09:21 - 3 minutes - 33.7 MB

The booze has dammed the soul of many a Keltic kin once upon a life time ago we were the Gunga Din. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

NIRVANA

May 20, 2022 16:35 - 2 minutes - 2.43 MB

Setting off on a world tour in the late seventies was nothing like it is today there were no mobile phones or multimedia just the odd phone box for calls with your thumb and forefinger for transportation Hitchhiking thousands of miles around the globe taking years and years almost a decade to the point where many of us became wonderless with our own wanderlust , but still quite skilled in the art of conversation due to spending so much time spieling with strangers where way back when you had ...

FOXY FISHER

May 20, 2022 09:05 - 1 minute - 1.72 MB

A short poem for Todd's forth birthday his name means the fox although the only thing I've seen him foraging for are chocolate lollipop from the icebox . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

THE HELL'S ANGELS

May 20, 2022 05:58 - 1 minute - 1.74 MB

The Belles Angels a bunch of hell raising Harrogate girls all leather and lace they murdered every midnight hour slaking an slaughtering sobriety , to all those super sexy Ladies college girls I say God bless you all . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

May 19, 2022 21:13 - 1 minute - 1.33 MB

When you get to fifty something plus tax seemingly a sexy silver fox sporting those ashtray coloured locks you may want to forget about the fifty shades of grey and perhaps think of putting your sex pistols away . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

ROBIN HOOD

May 19, 2022 17:44 - 2 minutes - 2.16 MB

A poem about the most famous tree in all of history "Robin Hood's Royal Oak" , a thousand years of living monumental mystery with empty holes and hollow the winter winds howl through creating such a mournful sound of sorrow . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

A WHIPPING BOY

May 19, 2022 14:36 - 2 minutes - 1.91 MB

A poem about emperors and kings who believe themselves to be the devine demagoguery even as children they  had whipping boys  to take their punishment and guilt sacred scapegoats for them to stripe and slaughter ; If a devine deity did arrive on planet earth these mobsters and megalomaniacs would see that that quickly murdered . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

BARKINGHAM PALACE

May 19, 2022 09:26 - 2 minutes - 1.89 MB

Another crazy  sketch about the life of Thornton Harding the junior an aristocrat who's mad about his pets , he calls them by the strangest names, such as his dog ,Warrington greyfriars Benson who i might add is allowed to do anything even driving his car . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

CIDER PARK.

May 19, 2022 08:07 - 1 minute - 1.73 MB

Looking at some tramps in cider park I felt so sorry for them but more so for their poor starving pets as their masters swill down cider and the pets shivered in the cold. The musing is seen and spoken through the dogs perspective . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

WOKING TO WATERLOO

May 18, 2022 21:13 - 1 minute - 1.66 MB

A short poem about riding aboard the busiest train in Europe ,the 7.32 Woking to Waterloo ,one hundred million passengers a year pass through Waterloo which makes for some terrifying or tantalising flesh to flesh points of view . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

TITANIC

May 18, 2022 19:11 - 3 minutes - 1.53 MB

Being at sea aboard huge luxury vessels is very glamorous and as a skipper come captain it is so easy to be wined and dined each evening by billionaires with the finest foods and drink the only drawback is that you steadily become an old soak, I worked alongside many captains who became just that, thinking back to a collision at night with JJ the skipper and a refugee boat he had got drunk with a stewardess and gone to bed leaving the vessel on autopilot the similarities to Titanic are on a m...

BLACK ROD

May 18, 2022 17:35 - 1 minute - 1.69 MB

A birthday poem for Neno, I call it Black Rod because for the first time in Britain's Parliamentary history this position of spiritual and temporal power has been handed over to a woman the willow may look soft and gentle but inside lies a heart of oak stronger than a yard arm of English oak . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

BLOOD RAIN

May 18, 2022 14:57 - 1 minute - 1.33 MB

A poem about artist girlfriend who's Spanish African temperament could turn from being a soft mistral breeze that gently caresses into violent blood raining Scirocco that tears the blossom from the trees slamming doors and smashing flower pots and hearts into pieces washing them down the drain like biscuits in the rain . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

SANCTIMONIOUS STAN

May 18, 2022 13:21 - 1 minute - 1.27 MB

A poem about a miserable old neighbour called stan who once had everything a palace and a kingdom but then unfortunately lost everything and was reduced to that of a normal man , alas such a tragedy to fall amonst we the mere mortal clan . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

GRETA

May 18, 2022 11:29 - 2 minutes - 1.88 MB

Greta has an almost impossible sales pitch she's to demand that the incredibly rich dumped that expensive pieces of kitsch , they fly to the cop out climate meetings in their lear jets and show not the slightest hesitation of any regrets, her gargantuan glitch is to try to move these people towards the green dream of a beggars itch, but these dinosaurs who block destiny's drawbridge are mega rich and have no intention of surrendering any of their Kardashian kitsch. To quote Churchill sardonic...

MAN-EATER

May 18, 2022 10:51 - 2 minutes - 2.26 MB

Krystyana Skarbek was a polish beauty queen come countess and the longest serving spy in Churchill's SOE , with a life expectancy of six weeks she lasted seven years as a field agent fighting against Nazi tyranny   only then to be   betrayed by her own trusted powers that be , Britain with a stroke of their Judas pen  turned her  into a  refugee and also leaked her name to Stalin's newly formed KGB , on the day that she was  due to fly out to be married and finally set free she was stabbed fa...

O C D .

May 18, 2022 06:18 - 2 minutes - 2.62 MB

This is a musing I wrote after listening to my father who'd been conscripted into the British army during the second world war you can quite easily see why by year twenty three most members of the military have gone completely mad with OCD its perhaps due to the cour d'esprit of the British army which has a relentless marching rhythm beating to the sweet spot tempo of 120 , from day one your heart soul body and mind are recalibrated and realined to the measured metronome of the military kind ...

THE KIT-KAT CLUB

May 17, 2022 15:57 - 25 minutes - 24 MB

A short story based upon real life events of my childhood at the time they felt terrifying but now looking back they are the source of amusement for writing. Blue bloods are quite simply mad !! , they treat normal reality as an inconvenient triviality , rules to them don't exist  and the rest of mere mortality are kept around as fluffers for their joviality in what's usually a porno drama of pansexuality . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

BRAVEHEART

May 16, 2022 17:10 - 2 minutes - 2.03 MB

A poem i wrote for the fire and brimstone preacher who baptised me in an ice water stone trough a wild religious Celt with raven hair alabaster skin and husky dog blue eyes a true blood line of the ancient Bretagne . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

LOVE LETTERS

May 16, 2022 16:01 - 2 minutes - 2.29 MB

Hidden deep in her silver box were the secret letters of her long dead lover who in that moment of war when passion was in fashion she fed it red and raw to her hungry dog d'amour . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

TATTOO

May 16, 2022 11:57 - 3 minutes - 2.93 MB

What was once a stamp for a tramp or cut of the criminal class is now adorning face and physique of aristocrat , royalty and supermodel chic . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

STONEWALL

May 16, 2022 05:52 - 3 minutes - 3.44 MB

A poem I wrote to commemorate the courage of Christine the first transexual beauty queen who back in 1953 decided bravely to have her gender reassigned to its rightful sexuallity in order that she may be set free from the burden of having to live with her very unwanted masculinity, but it would be a long haul from the first roll of that snowball before the gay community finally made they're stand for equality at the Inn we now know as stonewall. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor....

SCREAMING TOMATOES

May 15, 2022 20:12 - 1 minute - 1.73 MB

An English king's breakfast could  consist  of swine flesh , embryos  fungi ,congealed blood , kippers, herring , pike , roach various birds , venison, cockles and pilchards .   when thinking about the Buddhist belief of  reincarnation  wouldn't it be a devine justice  if these gargantuan gluttons  came back  as screaming red faced tomatoes in a vegan salad . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

BLUE BLOOD

May 15, 2022 18:22 - 3 minutes - 3.19 MB

Blue bloods are quite simply mad , they treat normal reality as some sort of bland banality rules don't exist  and the rest of mortality is merely to keep them in their constant state of joviality. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

COVID-19

May 15, 2022 17:05 - 3 minutes - 3.22 MB

A poem written for a sibling son whose quest for frolic and fun wedge hatred in-between his brothers love by what he'd gone and done , it's difficult to understand the parable of the prodigal son especially if you're looking through the eyes of the other hard working one who through restraint and strive hath managed with diligent life toiled and tilled the farm in order to fill empty bellies and winter barn now back without a crumb returns the squandering sibling pun doubtless to take the fam...

SISTER SIRI

May 15, 2022 11:25 - 4 minutes - 4.24 MB

A short ditty written for the god children who now speak in fluent geek and worship God Google , They say that the earth will belong to the meek I think they might mean the "GEEK --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message

WAR

May 14, 2022 19:37 - 2 minutes - 1.88 MB

A short sketch I wrote about a Christmas bash with the Old deaf relatives , cooking programmes and war movies on alternative TV stations with their daughter trying to talk in between both of them without success . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-richardson6/message