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Didn't really think I'd leave, did you?
Monday, October 25, 2004

THE FINAL STRAW
I wrote this in 1990, when she was being her usual self. Meant to alter it a bit - but never got round to it. It is accurate though. Only problem is the scansion.Used to love performing. Performed in Holyhead. Night after night. Learned Roundabouts and Swings and If, to put out in the pub. Everybody did it then. Always learning something new to put out. Then I began to write my own. The one below was written when I was 69 years old.You'll see, in verse 2, I spent thousands on those Welsh ponies, even by 1990. It got so bad that I let out the whole of Manor Farm to my younger son, very shortly thereafter. Agricultural tenancy. I put the Deeds to the property into his hands for safekeeping. I had a very good reason to do this.. and it was just as well that I shifted myself when I did.Perhaps I'll look out some more of my poems soon.Ralph




Monday, September 20, 2004

What they need is a Tame one
Back to my main ralphwinstanleyofwath site Yes. What they need is a tame one. She used to have one. He lived in the village. Nearly as good as having one in the family. Nice tame lad in uniform. Moss Branch.(Does moss have branches? Dun't matter really. Comes in the same category as moss gold. Now Moss gold's an interesting one. Parasitic!) Of course there was the cost.. but then she was spreading it about anyway.. so it din't cost a lot. Very handy for spyin out the lie of the land. Oh yes, very useful.
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Thursday, July 22, 2004

Didn't really think I'd leave, did you?
Back to my main ralphwinstanleyofwath site Well, its been a bit of a struggle, but here I am. Free at last. Wonder if they know yet - the grasping lot. Did the kids get it back? I didn't really want to go. The morphine was nice though. Up on Cloud 9. Still wandering about. Very nice. It was the needles I didn't like. There I was, feeling no pain. Two daughters with me. Suddenly they came and stuck needles into me. I tried to pull them out. Bit of a problem really. Couldn't work out how to do it. Cloud 9 is a long way from legs. Heard what she said though. Over and over again. Every word. Not recovering then? Thought I was recovering. Wouldn't have taken the therapy otherwise. Back soon. Ralph
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