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About Me and My Poetry

My name is Victor John Gatenby, born in 1958 and native of North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. I am a researcher of genealogy and started to write poetry in 2002, after retiring from public service. Having a creative and compassionate mind, for helping people, that is in my scope to do, I find that by writing poetry, not only expresses my life thoughts, but I feel, gives meaning and inspiration to others. Whether it be fictional or based on fact, the poetry I write will always be read differently and have a differing meaning from one person to the next. My aim is to give a pleasure to the reader without the poetry being too complex or deep, so as not to be understood or enjoyed. Much of my poetry is based upon life events and perceptions. I find that works well and I can draw upon my own experiences, to put into poetry, a literary art form. Those that read my poetry, I hope gain something from it and enjoy reading the same. At the same time, I am committed to contributing to Poetry.com and it's community, by reading the work of other's and appropriately recording constructive criticism and rating work, without prejudice. I expect my work to be critiqued with due respect and common sense. I have a zero tolerant attitude towards any inappropriate work, words, remarks etc. and have no compunction to cause an action against the author. V J Gatenby (Author)

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I fan the flames
of life,
oxygenating and
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Every breath I take,
every step I make,
is synchronized by my
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I do not think, that I want to be a
millionaire or even a billionaire.
Some might, but for what reasons,
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The mist is fast coming down
and I can barely see a hand in
front of me.
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I never thought in a million
years,
that I would meet you.
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Often we may think,
that we have come to the
end of a long and tumultuous
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I know I do not always heed commands,
but, sometimes it's a bit much,
To take in all those demands.
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I take the night air,
looking upwards and towards
the heavens with a brightly lit
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The nights are drawing in,
darkness falls and the household
closes down.
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The flames of an open fire,
dance in front of me.
Mesmerized, my gaze is fixed,
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