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16 October 2014
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Ann Colton

Born in Omagh in 1963, Ann writes poetry and short stories. She's been published on and, and in the Forward press, New Belfast arts Sculpture project and Poetry Now. She has read at various arts festivals. Ann is a member of Derry Playhouse Writers and Omagh writers. Ann's ambition is to get a collection published. Her poem Alzheimer's is being used for training purposes by Shelter Housing association.

A Prayer to the integrity of words by Ann Colton

Bless the verbs and nouns that
carry rivers of verse in their hour of need.

Bless their totality of wisdom
greeting morality with novels amassed,

usage, bringing yet tribal flouncing and
indecent drifting.

Without the integrity of words
our clans may never meet or greet,
for many ensembles would slither un-heard.

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