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By Steven Richardson
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SUNBEAM STAIRWAY.
THREE HAIKU POEMS.
00:47
July 21, 2019
MIDNIGHT THUNDER .
THAT BEAUTIFUL WOMEN WHO'S LAUGHTER ROLLED AROUND US LIKE THUNDER.
01:33
July 20, 2019
AN AFTERSHAVE APERITIF.
A poem for super tramp ,. Who had a very good cure for halitosis, panting out perfume after drinking your bathroom cabinet dry .
01:53
July 18, 2019
FIFTY SHADES OF FILTH.
when you get to fifty something plus tax and you're sporting those ashtray locks of the sexy silver fox you may be better forgetting about the fifty shades of grey and putting your old sex pistols away.
01:49
July 16, 2019
VICE.
Prostitution is one of the oldest professions it came before the four angels of Samuel ,it is time for government to take legal control of this sexual slave trade.
01:49
July 14, 2019
THE MINUTE PAST MIDNIGHT TRAIN.
A poem about leaving the steeltown Sheffield at the age of 19, I stood wondering why the train left at the minute past midnight until 100 steel whistles blew from the industrial Armageddon come apocalypse , at a minute past midnight the train guard blew his whistle and I never look back.
01:53
July 13, 2019
O C D C
People who spend a lifetime in military service seem exceptionally strange to anyone in civvy Street almost OCD in their approach to everything it's very amusing to watch from a far.
01:52
July 10, 2019
THE WHITE DEATH.
A poem I wrote about my father's experience on a super cruise liner where most of the old badges contracted some infection that almost killed them.
01:55
July 7, 2019
VOODOO DAWN.
if ever you have a drink with a witch, make sure you leave that very night, because in the morning you may find yourself completely naked ,wet shaved with every single hair,an laid out on a gravestone with a little furry cat purring out your name.
01:45
June 30, 2019
A MISER FOR YOUR DAUGHTER.
A person who is cast in abject austerity remains of that mind set for ever even though they may have risen to a privileged prosperity.
01:42
June 28, 2019
A TOMATO SCREAM.
After consuming an english breakfast of embryos ,swine fleash and toms i thought briefly in buddhistic belief ,about being reincarnated as a tomato.
01:17
June 23, 2019
THE LESBIAN MAN.
My poem about an angry old septagenarian who's release came when he was given happiness through hormone therapy for prostate cancer, which at last set free his feminine side.
01:43
June 16, 2019
SPEECH FOR A DEAR FRIEND.
A QUICK SPEECH FOR A DEAR FRIEND WHO LIVES A BOHEMIAN LIFE STYLE AS AN ARTIST IN BOHEMIA.
00:58
June 15, 2019
A Moon Beam Dream.
A poem about a cherub child called lily who arrived so divine and right on time to save us from our our self destruction , just as if Gabriel had gifted to us his lily shaped horn.
01:10
June 9, 2019
BLIND DATE.
A poem about friends who have now gone through divorce and are now back on the dating scene one who's 70 something plus tax and seems so keen to rekindle a teenage dream ,his pals kidding him on about how he should be on crumble or grumble instead of bumble, I've done my best to reproduce his London cockney accent.
01:56
June 8, 2019
THE MORTAL MACHINE 2
A poem I wrote for my father who was born in 1926 and now similar to a model T ford needs constant tinkering and maintenance to keep him running. Also I've done my best to copy his parlance.
01:50
June 5, 2019
THE MAFIA MAN FROM MARSEILLE.
A poem about boy who was born into the last bastion of Beelzebub the basket of Marseille then who rose to rule France's under world for five decades before being gunned down dead in Paris for an old vendetta.
01:49
June 1, 2019
MA FAT MATE !.
A poem about a rolly Polly flat mate who had to loose a massive amount of wieght and then became ever so serious and slim , I took his place and became fat and happy. you become the company you keep.
01:42
May 31, 2019
The Laughing Brexiteer.
The Westminster theater company with the parliamentary production of Blood on the Back Benchers, it's such a tragic scene this political dream.
01:24
May 19, 2019
Two Cream Teas ?.
A poem I wrote about the complacency of some people about the two degrees of temperature , you'd think it was two cream teas.
01:56
May 11, 2019
The Judas Cross Chapter 5
The Judas Cross. short story written by Steven Richardson
10:40
May 6, 2019
The Judas Cross chapter 4
The Judas Cross chapter 4 written by Steven Richardson.
13:28
May 4, 2019
The Judas cross chapter 3
The Judas cross chapter 3 ,written by Steven Richardson
14:09
April 27, 2019
The Judas Cross chapter 2
Chapter 2 of the Judas cross. A work in progress. sorry but it's in its raw unrefined state.
13:45
April 21, 2019
The Judas Cross. Chapter 1
Chapter one of a short storie / script I've been scribbling. sorry its in the raw . written by Steven Richardson
07:54
April 21, 2019
A Navy Blue Nervous Breakdown
The black dog take 2 ,this time sketched as Noel Coward on speed which is how we sounded , posh pretentious parties , nosegay narcotics brimming with booze.
02:04
April 17, 2019
The black dog.
At one stage of our lives we were living like nocturnal Belfry bats fuelled by drink, coming in from nights out as the pinstripe blue businessman were heading off to work ,all of us especially the business men ended up having cranium crashes into the darkness of depression ,the best way to fight against this evil is with humour.
01:49
April 14, 2019
SLOTH!!.
My seventh deadly sin sloth unlike the rest is void of any of the others ,using the epitome of laziness . the sloth creature turns out to be the perfect green dream machine, this hairy leaf eating mammal has a zero carbon footprint and could save the world on its own, we'd do well to put a little sinful slow sloth back in our own lives ,in order to save the planet.
02:04
April 7, 2019
Big Ben take3
A Tune I wrote built out of the bell strikes of Big Ben clock an improvisation forced out of limited time .
03:30
April 6, 2019
Big Ben take 2
Taking the tune from the first slow theme you have to improvise again in 15 minutes, still using 4ths and 5ths , braking the rules of harmony,forcing with just mood and emotion, anger ,15 mins of almost a musical tantrum . All rules should be broken so that in the third and final take maybe just maybe some unusual licks might be forced out .
02:15
April 1, 2019
Big Ben
A small piece I composed at the piano after listening to the bells of evensong accompanied by big Ben on the news . It must have been very boring playing music in just 4ths and 5ths taking the tones from their Bell's as the priests did, thank heavens for syncopation.
02:42
March 31, 2019
WRATH !.
A short poem i wrote about the wrath of the human being ,after listening to a shrink describe it as some thing from the stone age.
01:43
March 31, 2019
GLUTTONY?.
I was quite horrified to read that the human is responsible for the slaughter of three billion aninmals each day , i wrote the poem in a pompous manner after listening to a hunter talking about his hunting and blood sport s . They belive it tobe their righteous privalage
01:24
March 24, 2019
Fish's birthday
A poem I wrote for my friend's 50th birthday a right Yorkshire poem for a right Yorkshire lad
00:54
March 21, 2019
ENVY
A poem I wrote about the jade eyed jackal Envy, and how you must never give it room to live ,kill the beast before it devours your love.
01:03
March 17, 2019
Mistral Woman
A poem I wrote About a Spanish African artist ,a girlfriend, who could be a gentle mistral breeze or as harsh and dangerous as an African Scirocco. A dangerous volatile blood mix .
01:14
March 17, 2019
Lady Lust .
A short poem i wrote about the deadly sin lust , and her raping of trust.
01:24
March 10, 2019
Greed
Our capitalist need to succeed involves Greed , the second instinct of survival is to feed . A hijacked hypothalamus flies us all into the fire of desire.
01:30
March 2, 2019
Precious Pride.
The seven deadly sins or seven survival instinct's
01:14
February 23, 2019
Bunny
The little improvisation piece on the piano I wrote for Lilly who was 3 at the time and had lost a little bunny rabbit . I made it jump around in thirds and feel as if her cloth bunny was jumping back, but he was later found in the washing machine. forgive the recording as it's always bad from piano onto a mobile phone.
02:11
February 17, 2019
Birthday Greetings
Birthday greetings for Todd who was 1 years. of age + Nino who was 40 something plus tax
00:40
February 16, 2019
A Long Tall Love Affair.
A tune I wrote for Lilly on my decrepit old piano , Lilly who then 5 years old was having a long tall Love Affair with her long tall Frigidaire sticking magnets and pictures all over it I thought we also should sing a song to it , the lyrics aren't too bad the tune is more complex than you think with tenths in the base and walking octaves In the alto . Apologies for the recording again pianos and mobile phones don't record too well.
02:14
February 10, 2019
Suicidal Snails.
A poem I wrote about snails that started out as jellyfish swimming freely under the sea so I can now understand why bonded onto terrafirma they may suffer from depression or suicidal Tendencies throwing themselves under our feet on every garden path.
01:31
February 10, 2019
The Macho Man.
Twenty years ago It come as quite a shock when someone I'd known for ten years became bi especially when they were such a lady Killer and then become a man eater as well, but you quickly get use to it, amazingly his sexual score card went through the roof and mine went to scratch zero, I thought I was going to hav't join him as I went into total sexual cessation. , by all accounts we now have 70 shades of sexuality so we all better get along and get used to it .
01:08
February 8, 2019
THE INNOCENCE.
A short piece of piano music I wrote about the Innocence of a young child's mind and how our hallowed docterines must sound to them almost as serious nursery rhymes, hence why I've thrown in a few holy hollow fourth's Church intervals . Your humble musical servant apologizes for the recording yet again as I am unfortunately playing it live in to my mobile phone.
03:07
February 2, 2019
The Special Brew Crew.
The Bonhomie Brothers of revelry, ghosts of the good life that I still now and then see ,all of us heading towards that big dry sobriety.
01:32
February 2, 2019
A Midwife Crisis
A poem I wrote about men and their midwife crisis who go in search of adventure usually on a Harley-Davidson heading towards the sun and what they think will be new found fun.
01:44
February 1, 2019
A Kiss of Death.
00:50
January 19, 2019
Déjà vu.
Chapter one of a short story I wrote about crossing the great Devide, and how things don't work out too well for one sacred sapien .
13:05
January 19, 2019
The Bohemian Fugitives.
A poem I wrote to describe our Bohemian Harrogate group who lived wild and free untouched and untamed by the force of conformity.
00:19
January 13, 2019
POPPIES.
A poem I wrote after reading that ,In The Great War, most soldiers between 16 and 18 years of age ,of which there were millions mostly virgins, Lord kitchener Secretary of State for war had written into their guide books . "In this new experience you may find Temptations in wine and women you must resist both” meaning avoid drink and brothel's ,with 6000 dying per day some having a life expectancy of 17 hours, I would imagine catching the pox was the least of their worries.
00:24
January 5, 2019
ESTRANGED.
The strange phenomenon of twin estrangement when nothing of similarity is shared apart from indifference.
00:33
January 5, 2019
Spring Cleaning.
A poem I wrote for Lilly year 3 and her cat Shaun, also her mother who's always cleaning, throwing her livestock back to nature.
01:08
January 1, 2019
The War !!.
A short sketch I wrote about a Christmas bash with the old deaf relatives , cooking programs and war movies on alternative TV s daughter talking between both .
01:48
December 30, 2018
Katie's birthday poem
A short poem I wrote for Katie who drives me crazy with her casual approach to everyone and everything.
00:47
December 29, 2018
Revolting / Teardrop
Two haiku poems I wrote on how a revolution can begin from the smallest ripple of unrest , and also can be contained by the smallest deadly distraction as with the Colosseum in Rome .
00:28
December 29, 2018
A Vetting for a Petting
A sketch I wrote for a friend who's an airport manager and has to make the decision on which emotional pets ranging from possums to pigs ride in cargo or first class , I wrote a strange take on trying to buy yourself an emotional pet over the telephone.
02:49
December 29, 2018
Scotch Broth
A poem I wrote for a fallen Angel who now has his wings back.
01:52
December 22, 2018
The Prince of primarni
Life in year thr'ee is such a tragedi'ee, Lilly's obsession with her hair . age 5. Poem based on her own words.
00:32
December 16, 2018
The New Wave
A short poem I wrote after hearing that Ai's are playing other Ai's in computer games to produce what's teamed as AGi's, the poem is in 5 7 5 seventeen syllable Haiku style repeat, which AGi's may prefer.
01:13
December 16, 2018
The Cancer Cookoo
How in medieval times quacks were dressed to resemble large birds for protection wearing huge beak's They believed the soul was brought and taken by them in transmigration i.e stalk''s , babies , raven s ,were omens ,cuckoo's madness
01:08
December 16, 2018
Medallion Men.
Medallion men in middle-aged look like a mirage of their former selves once war-faced warrior s have now become war-farin worries. A poem I wrote for uncle Horice.
01:02
December 10, 2018
Mien Liebherr
A poem I wrote about the sixty three year love affaire between a member of the royal family and a one of her dutiful long standing servants. known as G M for short ,the queen mums old cool companion.
01:14
December 8, 2018
M'alice in Thunderland.
A poem I wrote for an innocent angelic girl called Alice, who when tempered up looks and sounds like a hell's angel.
01:17
December 1, 2018
You Me and LSD
The Magic mushroom would definitely unlock an infinite monkey cage and could have well been responsible for the start of the sapien species.
01:41
December 1, 2018
The Soul Catcher.
A poem I wrote about the human as a Mortal fish caught in a dream river by the soul catcher.
00:46
December 1, 2018
Neno
Neno"s Birthday poem. about her obsession come fetish with her food blender.
00:35
November 30, 2018
BIG JUDD
Male prowess in a 1980s northern town usually ment attempting a liquid suicide on drink to show your tribe what a man you were.
01:03
November 26, 2018
The Immaculate Creation.
A poem I wrote for an artist girlfriend who's works seemed similar to gestation periods. Also who's temperament being of Spanish Zimbabwe parenting was akin to mixing blood with nitroglycerin.
01:18
November 25, 2018
The Station.
A selection of sapians on a station platform all very different ranging from a tattooza to a looser and a switch blade brunette with no regret.
03:43
November 25, 2018
Nigella Favela
A poem I wrote for a grill girl with a licence to kill.
01:17
November 24, 2018
Mr. Mercantile.
A short poem I wrote about greed in the city involving politicians and the money monsters.
00:50
November 23, 2018
A Lost Love
A poem I wrote for a woman who lost the love of her life , then had to marry someone who couldn't replace the first love and so she placed all her emotions into money and hate so ending in vitriol bitterness.
00:40
November 18, 2018
Sacred Rain
The perpetual purification . A poem I wrote about the rain cycle that continually cleanses away our begrimes.
00:43
November 18, 2018
A SECOND HAND SPUNK BUNNY
Love seems such an old piece of clothing , threadbare, out of style. Untill you try it on then you find it's still very much in fashion. one I wrote about the different aspects of finding a love to fit.
01:11
November 17, 2018
The Green Dream
Chalk and Cheese. chapter one Husband and wife with very opposing opinions on the arrival of their neo hippie neighbours.
09:27
November 11, 2018
ODE TO A TOAD
Warts and all paint me seid Cromwell ,who had the skin of an old toad . After his death they had his body exhumed and hung then decapitated ,with his head placed onto a pole out side Westminster parliament.
01:23
November 11, 2018
THE FEUDAL FEW .
The British boarding schools were without doubt what built Empire anyone subjected to this kind of brutal treatment could easily subjugate over anyone else .
01:38
November 10, 2018
The Whittler
The Talkative taxi-dermist, who would not stop his slaughter house spieling.
01:21
November 10, 2018
Cock Robin
You've got to love the Robin with their brazen cheek , and total arrogant appeal.
00:49
November 9, 2018
A siren's Swansong
That fatal pheromone which over rides our rationale.
01:39
November 8, 2018
Road Rage .
A poem I wrote about trapping the human in a tin can car and how it quickly reverts us back to using the reptilian brain stem .
00:45
November 7, 2018
The M62
Trapped in a traffic jam on the M62 ,Monday morning 7.45 Remember that old saying, Why do they call it the rush hour when nothing moves ?, except a quick melody of music, that I made up on the spot with a diesel truck accompaniment.
00:46
November 5, 2018
My Kingdom for a horse.
A short story I wrote about doing favour for friend which involved a terrifying experience to get back to some semblance of civilization.
17:25
November 4, 2018
The Lazarus of love
A poem I wrote for two old Bohemians who have through iresponsible behaviour in younger years destroyed that fragile entity love and now are left with the ghost of it still in their hearts which they have tried and resurrect.
00:52
October 31, 2018
God Google
A little poem I wrote about our Neo Omnipresent computer system that seems almost God like in its ability and control the all seeing eye the invisible entity watching over everything we do .
00:41
October 27, 2018
Ten cigarettes till dawn
Poem I wrote for a beautiful girl who I will love till I die.. It was such a shame that we were both iresponsible when we were given a chance at holding that ever so fragile flame that near mortals call love , also both of us were side ways from sobriety and far south of sanity .
01:05
October 26, 2018
Sanctimonious Stan
A short poem i wrote about a miserable man called Stan , who had everything then nothing.
01:05
October 24, 2018
The killing of Mrs Maple
A short poem I wrote about the savagery Of humans towards mother nature scaring her beautiful face with their callous cruelty.
01:42
October 24, 2018
LEVITICUS 21: 18
poem I wrote about a crippled girl I lived aside who had a soul so beautiful , it cast long shadows of perfection over mine.
00:58
October 23, 2018
Name and Shame
Poetic comedy i wrote about giving your offspring a strong polysyllabic sounding name .
01:20
October 22, 2018
The mortal machine
A poem I wrote for my model T father who was made in 1926 ,his first day at work in 1939 was walking through Steel yards in Sheffield where shire horses and elephants were used as machinery pulling Steel drays in the lead up to the 2nd world War a terrifying experience at the age of thirteen.
02:13
October 22, 2018
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