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Booksie Address: http://www.booksie.com/ben_hardstaff
Country: United Kingdom
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Favorite book: the dictionary
Member Since: Apr 13, 2010

Featured Writing

Fat Versus Fish

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Dec 18, 2014
You are what you eat.

Autumn's End

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Sep 1, 2014
A piece about the arrival of winter.

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Silly Moths

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jul 29, 2014
A poem about the stupidity of moths.

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Spectrums

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jul 19, 2014
A piece about the magic of rainbows.

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Complete Nonsense

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 20, 2014
Just a bit of nonsense.

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Distorted Thoughts

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 18, 2013
A poem about dark thoughts.

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The Snackly Beasts

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 17, 2013
What lurks beneath your bed tonight?

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Queen Jolene

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 15, 2013
A poem I've written for a very special person who is...

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Alex In A Stew (Limerick)

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 10, 2013
Limerick about a short sighted hungry boy called Alex....

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No Fear Maria (Limerick)

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 10, 2013
Limerick about a fearless girl named Maria. Collaboration...

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Penny The Hen (Limerick)

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 7, 2013
A Limerick - a bit of fun, nothing more. Collaboration of...

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Mysterious Key (Haiku)

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Oct 28, 2013
A poem about a key I found in a cupboard. I have no idea...

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A Close Encounter

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Oct 27, 2013
Just a bit of nonsense about meeting an alien.

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The 'Can' Man

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Oct 5, 2013
A poem about the power of positive thinking.

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Plumpy

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Sep 24, 2013
A poem I've written about what happens when crocodiles...

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Mr Addiction

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Sep 16, 2013
A poem that offers some of my honest thoughts on how a...

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Odd Sock

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jul 13, 2013
Poem about an odd sock that's been with me for sometime now.

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Imagine...

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jul 5, 2013
Nonsense verse.

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Huntagrub McWillow

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: May 25, 2013
A poem about a hunting hobo.

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When Demons Wake

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 7, 2013
This is a poem i've written about a nightmare i had.

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Butlins

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 8, 2013
A poem reflecting many people's attitudes that prison in...

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CCTV (Haiku)

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 8, 2013
A poem about CCTV.

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The Art Of Haiku

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 6, 2013
The art of HAIKU poetry.

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A Burglar Haiku

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 4, 2013
A burglar haiku.

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Haiku Nursery Rhymes

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 4, 2013
Some alternative Haiku nursery rhymes.

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"Open Wide!"

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 3, 2013
I wrote this after my trip to the dentist today.

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The Sleepless Night

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 24, 2013
This is about the frustration and angst associated with...

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The Dream

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 12, 2013
This is a poem i wrote after contemplating the bizarre...

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Back To Square One

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 8, 2013
This is a poem i wrote after losing a lot of money in a...

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To Buy Or Not To Buy

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 8, 2013
My dad's wife bought a bread making machine recently...My...

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The Pongo Song

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 3, 2013
A song about a pongo in the Congo

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My First Haiku

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 3, 2013
My first Haiku poem.

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The Rise And Fall Of Quacker Bilk

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 2, 2013
A poem i've written about a Jewish busking duck called...
Tags:humour

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Boredom Is The Mother Of Creativity

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Dec 17, 2012
THIS IS A HUMOROUS TWIST ON THE HYMN "ALL CREATURES GREAT...

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The King Of Hungeroo

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 30, 2012
I WROTE THIS POEM AFTER EATING ALL SORTS OF UNUSUAL...
Tags:humour

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Wot! No Toothpaste?

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Aug 3, 2012
Thia was written nearly 20 years ago. a collaboration...

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The Pearly Gates

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Aug 3, 2012
THIS IS A POEM ABOUT A POWER LIFTING CHAMPION WHO SADLY...

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Jock The Poet Octopus

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jul 29, 2012
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT A SCOTTISH POET OCTOPUS WHO...

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A Leaner Meaner Me

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jul 9, 2012
THIS IS A POEM ABOUT GETTING FIT

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Tight Lines

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 18, 2012
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE AFTER GOING MACKEREL FISHING WITH...

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Piggle-Eyed Grumpadeers

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Dec 29, 2011
THIS IS A CHILDRENS POEMS I WROTE FOR MY NEPHEWS

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Ziggy The Wiggly Eared Puddlegrub Pup

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Dec 26, 2011
THIS IS ANOTHER POEM I'VE WRITTEN FOR MY 6 YEAR OLD...

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Wilf The One-Eyed Wobblegog

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Dec 10, 2011
Me and my 5 year old nephew were digging in the garden...

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Ben The Bargain Bod

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 7, 2011
this is a poem about my trips to a local supermarket,...

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A Stitch In Time

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 5, 2010
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT MAJOR SUGERY I HAD RECENTLY....

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A Sting InThe Tale

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jun 9, 2010
I WROTE THIS POEM ABOUT A VERY CLOSE FRIEND WHO GOT...

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Sun, Sea And A and E

Short Story by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jun 2, 2010
THIS IS A STORY I WROTE ABOUT BEING HOSPITALISED AFTER...

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My Oh My...

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: May 9, 2010
I WROTE THIS POEM ABOUT BRITAINS BINGE DRINKING CULTURE...

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Bold Blue Backdrop

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 15, 2010
I WROTE THIS AFTER STARING AT A CACTUS IN LANZAROTE...I'M...

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The Big Freeze

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 15, 2010
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF THE FOUL AND...

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P..P..P..Pick Up A Penguin

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 14, 2010
THIS IS A POEM ABOUT A PAIR OF PATAGONIAN PENGUINS...

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The Indecisive Tree

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 14, 2010
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT AUTUMN

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The End Of The Line

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 14, 2010
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE BOUT OVERCOMING ADDICTION

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From Time To Time

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 14, 2010
I WROTE THIS POEM WHILST FEELING I HAD NO PARTICULAR...

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Jimmy The Tramp

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 13, 2010
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT AN ALCOHOLIC HOMELESS MAN...

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Butt Monkey Bill

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 13, 2010
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT A TRAMP IN CORNWALL WHO WAS...

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Blue Cocoon

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 13, 2010
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT DEPRESSION FOLLOWING THE...

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Little Miss Goldfish

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 13, 2010
A POEM ABOUT GOLD DIGGERS

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The Quiet Life

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 13, 2010
THE QUIET LIFE IS A POEM THAT I WROTE AFTER HELPING MY...

Writing Portfolio

Fat Versus Fish

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Dec 18, 2014
You are what you eat.

Autumn's End

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Sep 1, 2014
A piece about the arrival of winter.

Silly Moths

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jul 29, 2014
A poem about the stupidity of moths.

Spectrums

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jul 19, 2014
A piece about the magic of rainbows.

Complete Nonsense

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 20, 2014
Just a bit of nonsense.

Distorted Thoughts

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 18, 2013
A poem about dark thoughts.

The Snackly Beasts

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 17, 2013
What lurks beneath your bed tonight?

Queen Jolene

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 15, 2013
A poem I've written for a very special person who is...

Alex In A Stew (Limerick)

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 10, 2013
Limerick about a short sighted hungry boy called Alex....

No Fear Maria (Limerick)

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 10, 2013
Limerick about a fearless girl named Maria. Collaboration...

Penny The Hen (Limerick)

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 7, 2013
A Limerick - a bit of fun, nothing more. Collaboration of...

Mysterious Key (Haiku)

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Oct 28, 2013
A poem about a key I found in a cupboard. I have no idea...

A Close Encounter

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Oct 27, 2013
Just a bit of nonsense about meeting an alien.

The 'Can' Man

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Oct 5, 2013
A poem about the power of positive thinking.

Plumpy

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Sep 24, 2013
A poem I've written about what happens when crocodiles...

Mr Addiction

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Sep 16, 2013
A poem that offers some of my honest thoughts on how a...

Odd Sock

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jul 13, 2013
Poem about an odd sock that's been with me for sometime now.

Imagine...

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jul 5, 2013
Nonsense verse.

Huntagrub McWillow

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: May 25, 2013
A poem about a hunting hobo.

When Demons Wake

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 7, 2013
This is a poem i've written about a nightmare i had.

Butlins

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 8, 2013
A poem reflecting many people's attitudes that prison in...

CCTV (Haiku)

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 8, 2013
A poem about CCTV.

The Art Of Haiku

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 6, 2013
The art of HAIKU poetry.

A Burglar Haiku

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 4, 2013
A burglar haiku.

Haiku Nursery Rhymes

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 4, 2013
Some alternative Haiku nursery rhymes.

"Open Wide!"

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 3, 2013
I wrote this after my trip to the dentist today.

The Sleepless Night

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 24, 2013
This is about the frustration and angst associated with...

The Dream

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 12, 2013
This is a poem i wrote after contemplating the bizarre...

Back To Square One

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 8, 2013
This is a poem i wrote after losing a lot of money in a...

To Buy Or Not To Buy

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 8, 2013
My dad's wife bought a bread making machine recently...My...

The Pongo Song

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 3, 2013
A song about a pongo in the Congo

My First Haiku

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 3, 2013
My first Haiku poem.

The Rise And Fall Of Quacker Bilk

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 2, 2013
A poem i've written about a Jewish busking duck called...

Boredom Is The Mother Of Creativity

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Dec 17, 2012
THIS IS A HUMOROUS TWIST ON THE HYMN "ALL CREATURES GREAT...

The King Of Hungeroo

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 30, 2012
I WROTE THIS POEM AFTER EATING ALL SORTS OF UNUSUAL...

Wot! No Toothpaste?

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Aug 3, 2012
Thia was written nearly 20 years ago. a collaboration...

The Pearly Gates

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Aug 3, 2012
THIS IS A POEM ABOUT A POWER LIFTING CHAMPION WHO SADLY...

Jock The Poet Octopus

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jul 29, 2012
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT A SCOTTISH POET OCTOPUS WHO...

A Leaner Meaner Me

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jul 9, 2012
THIS IS A POEM ABOUT GETTING FIT

Tight Lines

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jan 18, 2012
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE AFTER GOING MACKEREL FISHING WITH...

Piggle-Eyed Grumpadeers

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Dec 29, 2011
THIS IS A CHILDRENS POEMS I WROTE FOR MY NEPHEWS

Ziggy The Wiggly Eared Puddlegrub Pup

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Dec 26, 2011
THIS IS ANOTHER POEM I'VE WRITTEN FOR MY 6 YEAR OLD...

Wilf The One-Eyed Wobblegog

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Dec 10, 2011
Me and my 5 year old nephew were digging in the garden...

Ben The Bargain Bod

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Feb 7, 2011
this is a poem about my trips to a local supermarket,...

A Stitch In Time

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Nov 5, 2010
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT MAJOR SUGERY I HAD RECENTLY....

A Sting InThe Tale

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jun 9, 2010
I WROTE THIS POEM ABOUT A VERY CLOSE FRIEND WHO GOT...

Sun, Sea And A and E

Short Story by ben hardstaff
Posted: Jun 2, 2010
THIS IS A STORY I WROTE ABOUT BEING HOSPITALISED AFTER...

My Oh My...

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: May 9, 2010
I WROTE THIS POEM ABOUT BRITAINS BINGE DRINKING CULTURE...

Bold Blue Backdrop

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 15, 2010
I WROTE THIS AFTER STARING AT A CACTUS IN LANZAROTE...I'M...

The Big Freeze

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 15, 2010
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF THE FOUL AND...

P..P..P..Pick Up A Penguin

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 14, 2010
THIS IS A POEM ABOUT A PAIR OF PATAGONIAN PENGUINS...

The Indecisive Tree

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 14, 2010
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT AUTUMN

The End Of The Line

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 14, 2010
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE BOUT OVERCOMING ADDICTION

From Time To Time

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 14, 2010
I WROTE THIS POEM WHILST FEELING I HAD NO PARTICULAR...

Jimmy The Tramp

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 13, 2010
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT AN ALCOHOLIC HOMELESS MAN...

Butt Monkey Bill

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 13, 2010
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT A TRAMP IN CORNWALL WHO WAS...

Blue Cocoon

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 13, 2010
THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT DEPRESSION FOLLOWING THE...

Little Miss Goldfish

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 13, 2010
A POEM ABOUT GOLD DIGGERS

The Quiet Life

Poem by ben hardstaff
Posted: Apr 13, 2010
THE QUIET LIFE IS A POEM THAT I WROTE AFTER HELPING MY...



Hello everybody, i hope you're all happy and stretching your vocabularies, and not getting too frustrated when the words just will not come. Have faith my friends and remember, writers should always write, whether it's a simple idea or something "clunky" that needs refining. So whenever you feel inspired, as crazy as it may appear, write it down and store it away with the other piles of barely legible scribbles that you'll accrue. Remember, anyone who can unlock the chain from heart to brain is on the right road. I've been writing as a hobby for several years, and have had the good fortune to have many of my poems published.  To have people read, and like (or totally detest what you have written) is all good. Certainly better than them never having had the choice to choose in the first place. I encourage you to write from the heart.  If you feel sad, write about sadness. If you feel happy, write about joy.  If you believe in fairies and elves, then write about those too. Write about baboons, or helium baloons.  Write about whatever you want . Find your inner child. What would he or she believe would make an interesting poem? Don't be a slave to meter and rhyme. They have their place, but the most important thing, if you wish to develop, is to transfer any thoughts onto paper, and experiment with different styles and see what suits you.  It will all be ok.  If you ever get dreaded 'writers block', as i do sometimes, then paint, draw, or doodle.  Don't ever tell yourself, or let anybody else tell you,  that you're no good.  As I previously said, anyone that does something more than nothing is on the right road. Search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow people. You'll never find it because it doesn't exist, but you never know what you may stumble upon on your journey. Peace, love, and light to all  :-)

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