Monthly Archives: August 2015

New Programme of Meetings and Events

The news just keeps coming! The programme of meetings and events for 2015 / 16 is now here and covers the next few months. We are grateful for members input to make this an exciting set of meetings, so please bookmark … Continue reading

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Exciting New Website for Pens

The launch of the new Pens of Erdington Website is here! In order to maintain the standards of communication with Pens members and the outside world, the website has been switched to the WordPress community. For those that aren’t familiar … Continue reading

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Writing Competition

The Pens Creative Writing Competition launches on the 22nd September 2015 at the Pens Open Afternoon at the Library of Erdington, watch this space for more details, full competition entry information and rules but see the Competition Page for current … Continue reading

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2015 Calendar

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Click on the images to take you to the PDF files to download and print off or keep handy

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The Longest Wait

Christmas Eve might just be the longest day of the year. As soon as my eyes pop open, I know something great is coming, but it’s just not here—not yet. It’s cold outside the covers, but I wriggle my way … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember

I don’t know if you’re like me but I’ve got a disease. My heart is sick With spiritual amnesia. Now, I could take in my fill of sermons and songs, But it won’t be long till I’ve already forgotten The … Continue reading

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Christmas Meditation

Imagine this: a place of perfection, With no tears, no pain, and no rejection, Where flawless triune community dwells, And the sweetest song of spotless saints swells Into worship which stirs the affections Of the people bought for His possession … Continue reading

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The Crown

No. No-no-no-no! There was only one way to break it and, well, you know me. They say where there’s a will, there’s a way, and I’ve got a strong will to do things my own way. It was the one … Continue reading

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Microsoft Meltdown

Reboot, username, Password, error, crash Reboot, username, Password, error, crash. Eyeballs burning, temples throbbing Spots before the eyes Brain collapsing, Laptop lobbing Watch that techno fly. Reboot, username, Password, error, crash Reboot, username, Password, error, crash. Brain a fogging, temples … Continue reading

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The Ghostly Trenches

A WWI commemoration poem Silence screamed recalling fears Where soldiers died aside their peers, One million fallen in the fight Above the ghostly trenches One and all had heard the call In serried ranks they stood so tall And watched … Continue reading

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