wordsout was originally an imprint for the print books Breaking the Chains (1992) and Welcome to the Real World (2000). Everything was added to this website in 2011. Paperback copies of the last book are available from Amazon or from me.
Words written for personal and community events are collected in Occasions and Nonsense.
wordsout is not for personal profit. All income after essential costs such as web hosting goes to charity to support two schools in Jos, northern Nigeria, run by the Rev Kenneth Ononeze.
Any of my poems may be performed or re-published free of charge for non-commercial reasons. For copyright acknowledgment and other permissions see here.
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September 11, 2001 2002
BREAKING THE CHAINS 1992
The place where socks go 1985-90
poems by others
Happy New Year to all. The busiest time for the wordsout site has passed once again, with a record number of people searching and using content for Christmas and Epiphany events (over 20,000 visitors in the last two months of the year). Joseph and the shepherds was again the most read and used poem, What kind of Messiah? now the Christmas No 2. Some new traffic this year came via an excellent site for service music planning in a blog by choir leader Ashley Danyew which I recommend for those thinking about next year (which some people are doing already!).
days and seasons
Pieces grouped by theme or subject.