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Ides of March Tricia O

Ides of March originated from an exercise at the start of my creative writing course with the Open University. It’s a bit of fun and I hope you enjoy it.

Ides of March in ’55,
midday in a two-up two-down,
a bus ride from The Cavern,
where later The Beatles became known.

I’m tired of the dark
and ready to play,
my route is mapped out,
downhill all the way.

My journey begins –
music rocks by Bill Haley.
Twist and turn, I begin my slide,
a big surprise because I’m early.

The tunnel is dark but near to its end,
two hours later I’m almost there.
‘One more push,’ they say to my mummy—
I enter this world, slippery and bare.

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Patricia M Osborne
Who Am I?

Patricia M Osborne is 62, married and mother to three children and grandmother to four with another on the way end of August.

She was born in Liverpool and spent time in Bolton as a child but now lives in West Sussex.

Apart from poetry, Patricia writes novels and short fiction. Her poetry and short stories have been published in various literary magazines and anthologies and her debut novel was released in March, 2017.

Patricia is Poet in Residence at a local Victorian park. She’s also studying for an MA in Creative Writing with University of Brighton.

Her debut novel House of Grace, a family saga set in the 1950’s/60’s, is available on Kindle or in paperback from Amazon.

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