Author: neilstockton

INTUNE: Youtopia

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dawn dribbles its rays onto solar panelled roads the town wakes to a new song old song, ready to revise itself offshore turbines spin blades in winds that bring fresh breath we listen to their tales in translated tongues the tide of patience plays its rhythmic pulse recycling reflections we do not mourn the death …

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INTUNE: Dystopia

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When you mention the word ‘dystopia’ most people will envisage an image from the book, or the film, 1984, Brave New World Aldous Huxley or more recently The Hunger Games, or my personal favourite Brazil directed by Terry Gilliam. Each of these portray, in their own way, a future that is bleak, where food is …

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INTUNE: Tin Can

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Most people love and adore me I am a tubular metallic cylinder With an orange and turquoise label Compressed, rolled out from metal sheets Dull or shiny, fashioned to contain Stored in a warehouse, carried in boxes Stacked on a supermarket shelf Bought and emptied onto a plate But when they have had their fill …

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INTUNE: Without You!

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Thoughts falling to ground, petals made of lead My body wilting, devoid of life; That your sunlight brings to me Your sweet raindrops of time, given freely To enrich the foliage of my mind – Like Chopin’s Prelude, tranquilizing And a torrent of sustenance. Only thoughts and dreams, in the wake Of the riches of …

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INTUNE: Teesside

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Greyhound tracks and old flat caps, No fancy hats for Ascot, The happy folk of Hartlepool, Who hung the Frenchman’s mascot. A history that many have forgot, Our iron made the first Big Ben, Shipyards that can’t be salvaged, Thanks to those at number ten. A bridge down under from Dorman Long, Over the Tees …

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