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written by: SMiles


I need love
the feel of another's presence
warming to the ear
tones of concern
washing at my
life in solitude
the incarcerated by actions
or lack of
a side splitter of the joke
an alcoholic's mirth
with means to indulge
an indulger of the need
a liquor licker
fooling the faces
off the conventional audience
fat in the knowledge
self-destruction comes easy
as polar duet bilaterally
Lou Armstrong's green tree concealed
behind Shakey's green mean door
bottle bottomed out in despair's soup.



My name Is Stephen John Miles (SMiles) live in Barrow in Furness Cumbria England, I'm 53 diagnosed dyslexic at 47. Found my written voice once diagnosed and have been shouting ever since. I've a self published children's book Zac's leather elephant and a published children's book The fox the owl and the big green towel, I have a new children's book coming out later this year called Book of Zac. The books are published by Austin Macaulay. I made stories up to entertain my children all rhyming this led to the books. My break in poetry came after a friend of mine died and I wrote a poem for his funeral. Two years ago I appeared at the Bloomsbury festival in London. I write beat poems as it works well with my dyslexia. Something I feel strongly about is self expression after feeling excluded for so long. I'm not for everyone but then not everyone's for me so that makes us even.

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