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A Serious Piece: Her Journey

Robbie Yates telling a very sad tale – and telling it very well.
It may make you cry. G:)

Robbie Yates

She lingers at the station on her seat
she shivers, wrapped in coat and knitted shawl.
The train arrives, she shuffles to her feet
I watch her, fearing faltering or fall.

I see her brittle figure on the train
and as the seasons pass, she seems to fade;
some strangers stand, alerted and humane
in case she reaches out for arm or aid.

One day we wait and still no train arrives;
the crackled speaker voices growl “delay.”
Her watchful eyes are glimmering, alive;
I take her arm. “Let’s go by cab today.”

I ask her why she journeys back and forth;
she tells me that her Love is very ill.
“The hospital is twenty minutes north,
but while I can still reach him there, I will.”

From that day on, I smile to see her there.
I share my small umbrella in the rain.
And then, one day, her…

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Episode 7 of the ‘Toe-in-the-Water’ Radio Show

Episode 7 of the ‘Toe-in-the-Water’ Radio Show

Includes music from Lisa Thorne, Syd Meats and Andrew Pogson; Sketches from Neil Lockhart, Jane Goldsack and the like; Three Men in the Sahara with Katrina Henningham and Craig Heningham; poetry from Damian O’Vitch and Graeme Sandford and others too famous to mench! Best have a listen if you want to know more – G:)

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Episode 6 of the ‘Toe-in-the-Water’ Radio Show

Episode 6 of the ‘Toe-in-the-Water’ Radio Show

 

Episode 6 of the ‘Toe-in-the-Water’ Radio Show features:

 

Syd Meats

Oli Tong

Craig Henningham

Katrina Henningham

Jane Goldsack

Dave Hubble

Paul ‘Haribo’ Bailey

Simon Richiardi

Graeme Sandford

and the SFX skills of Clare Camela Farmer

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Toe in the Water radio Show – Episode 4 – The Fourth Be With You

Toe in the Water radio Show – Episode 4 – The Fourth Be With You

The 4th episode of our lovingly crafted radio show with a feast of music and sketches and laughter and sadness – have a listen , please. G:)

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Toe-in-the-Water Radio Show Episode la Troisieme (Audio Version)

Toe-in-the-Water Radio Show Episode la Troisieme (Audio Version)

 

The third episode of the Toe-in-the-Water Radio Show with all of its musical loveliness and sketch silliness – please give it a listen. Thank You

Includes such leg-ends as Jane Goldsack, Jonathan H. Klein, Grant Sharkey, Angela Van Son, Katrina Henningham, Craig Henningham, Ziggy Woodward, Clare Selina Farmer, Liam White, Grae-Me Sandford and maybe others… I forgets… sorry, if I did. G:)

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Grant Sharkey meets Toe-in-the-Water!

Grant Sharkey meets Toe-in-the-Water!

Trailer for the next Toe-in-the-Water Radio Show with Grant Sharkey adding a zing!

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The ‘Toe-in-the-Water’ Radio Show – Episode the One! 08-09-2013

The ‘Toe-in-the-Water’ Radio Show – Episode the One! 08-09-2013

 

New ‘Old Style’ Radio Show with a little help from me, my friends, my musical friends and supporters – we managed the first show on time and to schedule (which are the same!) Have a listen and see what you may think. Contributions for future shows always gratefully received – send to hangerfarmpoets@hotmail.co.uk or contact me as ‘Grae-Me Sandford’ on Facebook – Thanks!