I am 74, and in 1998 had a stroke and my right side is paralysed. I lived in Cornwall, England until I was nineteen then I went to London and trained to be a Dentist, I then worked in London for thirty years before retiring and returning to Cornwall. My poetry is mainly about the things that I experienced and I am writing it to let people know that there can be a good life after a stroke. Some verse was written in the sixties, the rest in the last seven years.

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Mike Tonkin Poems

Your Life Etched In Time

Before you there where women who delighted,
But when you came along you were
The only one, there were not enough
Stars in the sky... more »

Somebody

Who is this woman
Who came into my life
Seemingly
Eons ago,... more »

Old Kea Church.

I saw it first
When I was five,
It was small,
So small... more »

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Comments about Mike Tonkin

Howard Tresidder Tonkin 24 Sep 2016 02:12
Dear Mike I live in Kennall Vale and love your poem. I am also a Tonkin and interested in your connection to the place. If you get this message then please drop me a line on tonkinhoward@gmail.com. Thanks Howard