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From Norman Jarrett - HMP Standford Hill

If only for a short time
We are all players
Or part of the audience
In a pantomime.

The music starts,
The lights go on –
The curtain opens.
‘Look out, he’s behind you!’
‘Oh no he isn’t!’
‘Oh yes he is!’
Jack raced up the hill –
Cinderella was late for the ball;
Dick was still on the highway –
Humpty-Dumpty wasn’t ready for
the fall.

Tears, tantrums, titivation
And a few broken hearts,
Are all part of script
That is still being written.

Finally, Cinderella arrives
And Prince Charming proposes.
The music stops,
The lights go out –
The curtain closes.
‘Look out he’s behind you!’
‘Oh no he isn’t!’
‘Oh yes he is!’
Shout the children as they leave –
The pantomime continues ...

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Summary of poems for August 2012
Wot Do We Call, a Recall?
Nice and Deluded
Inner Society
In My World
First Timer
The Seg
Prison Depression
One More Chance
8 Words - Supplement Runner Up
Satire - Mixup Manifesto
Current page: Pantomime
My Serenity Prayer
What Might the Kids Think - Supplement Runner Up
The Good Old Green
The Sickness
Id Rather Be Out There...
Shes Gone
Im Not Crazy
Damaged - Supplement Runner Up
Tattoo Bob
What Do You Do?
A Simple Jail Rap
A Day in The Life
First Day Fears - Supplement Runner Up
Prison Life
Cast Adrift
Game of Life

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