Writing by Derek Haines

Writing and poetry by Derek Haines

The Clown

The Clown

The Clown Everybody’s happy; I’m everybody’s clown, I always wear my smiling face, even when I’m feeling down. No one sees the tears I shed, every single day, “Make me smile; I’m feeling sad,” all the world does say. And so I make them laugh, and warm them from within, They all think they love […]

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Show me a place where freedom is real,Or am I just dreaming of an unrealistic ideal.

Show Me

My recent post about politicians had me searching my files for a verse I wrote some years ago. I had forgotten that my choice of vocabulary had been so graphic, so be warned before you go on to read this that it does contain some very course language. The image I have selected should also

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Places I Have Been


  Places I’d like to tell you of the places I’ve been. I’ve been to London to visit the Queen. When I arrived she wasn’t home. I think it’s because I forgot to phone. I went to Memphis to see the King. When I got there he wasn’t in. Someone said the King was dead.

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It's 2am

A Cure For Insomnia

  When someone comes up with a cure for insomnia, they’ll make a fortune. However, until then us night crawlers will continue to be driven mad by the sound of the ticking clock. Two AM  Two in the morning, It’s quiet ‘round here. Two in the morning, There’s no one to hear. Two in the

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