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Bert Molsom
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I never waded chest deep
in body chilling water
a gun gripped, dryly,
above my head

I never boarded a boat
for an unknown destination
with no date for the return.

The winning entry in the 2016 Poetry on Loan Poetry Competition.

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Poetry on Loan promotes contemporary poetry through public libraries in the West Midlands
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We supply poets for events, support Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate schemes, provide promotional material, run training sessions
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Our meetings include representatives from each library authority in the West Midlands region - everyone is involved, from the huge Birmingham Libraries to tiny Telford and Wrekin.
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Brian Patten - the accessible muse
22 October 2016
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Poetry with Roy McFarlane
9 November 2016
Rugby library


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