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Joy L Photo Box

We all have photos stored in boxes that recall happy, sad, eventful times. Here is a short poem I have written.

A brimming cornucopia
to moisten eye and tease,
remnants, most, of happy times,
raise eyebrows, tears, or please.

How clichéd family tableaux!
How predictably they’re posed…
Donkey rides, familiar brides,
Gran smelling sweetest rose.

Cheesy smiles
traverse the miles
fashions hint at year…
Didactic old photographers:
“Look this way, my dear!”

So many lives have run their course,
so many loved ones gone,
but, courtesy of the photo-box
they live on and on.

Meet The Author...
Joy Lennick
Who Am I?

Most important 'jobs:' wife and mother to three sons. Hooked on reading and writing from a young age (wrote a simple play in junior school: acted on the stage). Joined the library at seven and that was it; the love affair continues...

First worked as a junior secretary, then secretary. Favourite job: A publishing company, Kaye & Ward in the City of London.

Apart from the odd poem, letter and article in magazines, and one poem read on Bournemouth radio, had various poems published in anthologies and won a few prizes. Ran my own Poetry Club for a while. Published: Celtic Cameos & Other Poems.

Factual books published: Running Your Own Small Hotel, & Jobs in Baking & Confectionery (Kogan Page Ltd., London), Updated two other author's books. As Biographer:Hurricane Halsey (True adventure), Memoir: My Gentle War; Faction novel: The Catalyst. Several short stories published in WordPlay anthologies (one winning lst prize through 'Writing' magazine as the best writing circle anthology of 2012 in the UK). A Group Leader for Creative Writing for the U3A group in Torrevieja, Spain.
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