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Peter W Matthews (peter.matthews)

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I was born in a small town just north of Birmingham, in The Midlands which is in Central England. From a small child I was always artistic with writing and painting. And having watched mother in the kitchen as a child, this proved to be a good teaching in my later years when i encountered cooking.

I also had an upbringing which through my childhood I did live in the shadows of abuse, which did not affect my writing. I reversed back into my childhood thoughts and felt safer in my own little world.

I have wrote a book from my past in the era of the 1960's. The book is titled Lost Innocence. I was around 2 years old when things started, and by the time I was 8 years old I betrayed him. It is a story of child abuse, growing up with alcoholism, parents, school bullying, sexuality, self harm.

It is a true story as it is my story........

I am also a writer of poetry and will also be placing them in a hub as the days go by. I find it is a gift to be able to write, and to be able to express yourself in words and make your message reach other people is truely awesome.

Since joining Hubpages, I had a few years break as I had a few more projects to complete. Here I am three years later (2016) and up to date I have had 7 books self published. The last but one book, is another book close to my heart; as it is about childhood cancer. It was very hard to write, as I walked down memory lane because of losing a friend to leukemia; but it was one that I enjoyed writing, if only to raise awareness. I will point out at this stage that the book is only a story, but a story that could be true about someone's child. 

Because i enjoy writing, I made sure that any profits from this book would go to children with cancer, it was something I feel passionate about, and it is my only way of being able to help. The book is titled A Magnolia Tree Blossoms; and although I am placing some chapters on here, I would ask if you like the story to help me help children with leukemia and go to my website to purchase the book.

 

 

 

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  • We Will Meet Again, Dad
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    We Will Meet Again, Dad

    5 months ago

    We all lose a loved one, and no matter who we lose; there is no words that can bring them back. It is just with our memories, that we keep them alive.

  • Short Poems Number 2
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    Short Poems Number 2

    6 months ago

    A second instalment of my shorter works of poetry

  • The Man On The Moon Has Gone
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    The Man On The Moon Has Gone

    6 months ago

    This is just a silly poem, one that got my nephews and nieces asking all sort of silly question, but laughed at the very end.

  • A Magnolia Tree Blossoms - Chapter 7
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    A Magnolia Tree Blossoms - Chapter 7

    6 months ago

    This is the part of the story, where Rebecca wants to help those children like her; and she asks her parents and the hospital to help her to raise money for the hospital.

  • A Magnolia Tree Blossoms - Chapter 5
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    A Magnolia Tree Blossoms - Chapter 5

    6 months ago

    After Rebecca's first symptoms, she was admitted to hospital, where further tests would give an insight to the level of her illness; and what course of treatment to take.

  • A Magnolia Tree Blossoms - Chapter 4
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    A Magnolia Tree Blossoms - Chapter 4

    6 months ago

    Since our holiday in Spain, Rebecca had not been quite herself; so upon return to England mother visited the doctor. Here is where we first got the news about Rebecca's condition

  • A Magnolia Tree Blossoms - Chapter 2
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    A Magnolia Tree Blossoms - Chapter 2

    6 months ago

    Amanda has just celebrated Christmas, and her parents gave her one more surprise, and that was that they were going to have a new baby

  • A Magnolia Tree Blossoms - Chapter 1
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    A Magnolia Tree Blossoms - Chapter 1

    6 months ago

    This is the beginning where the story is being told through the eyes of her sister. Rebecca has not yet been born.

  • A Magnolia Tree Blossoms - A story of a little girls courage and bravery whilst dealing with leukemia
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    A Magnolia Tree Blossoms - A story of a little girls courage and bravery whilst dealing with leukemia

    6 months ago

    This is a story about one little girls courage, as she put others before herself to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Follow her story as she shows of her strength not to give up.

  • I Dream Of Scary Monsters
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    I Dream Of Scary Monsters

    6 months ago

    This was the very first poem I ever wrote back in 1969. It put me on the platform to bring out my creativity and to continue to write poems today.

  • Living A Life With Asthma
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    Living A Life With Asthma

    6 months ago

    I have lived with Asthma all of my life, and a life of medication is all that I know. Having asthma is an awful burden to have, but it does not stop me enjoying my life.

  • Oh Lord, I Thank Thee
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    Oh Lord, I Thank Thee

    6 months ago

    Having a religious background, this poem gives thanks to my Lord. With whom I feel blessed to have such gifts, given from Him. To this day I thank him for giving me a tool in which I can share.

  • Crown Of Thorns
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    Crown Of Thorns

    6 months ago

    Taken from my religious poetry, this is my interpretation of the life of our Lord Jesus.

  • Ask And You Shall Receive
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    Ask And You Shall Receive

    6 months ago

    During my darker days of depression and trying to find the light, this was a poem I wrote which helped me in those darkened days.

  • A Woman's Work Is Never Done - True Or False?
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    A Woman's Work Is Never Done - True Or False?

    6 months ago

    Do we still live in a society, where men still expect the woman to stay at home?

  • Vacation - A Nightmare In America
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    Vacation - A Nightmare In America

    6 months ago

    this was to be a dream come true, when I visited America. Little did I know it would turn out to be a nightmare.

  • Autumn Is Now Upon Us
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    Autumn Is Now Upon Us

    6 months ago

    Autumn is upon us as we now leave the summer, and head for the colder days.

  • My Holiday In Gran Canaria
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    My Holiday In Gran Canaria

    6 months ago

    This is one of the most beautiful Islands I have visited of the Canary Islands. Unlike the other islands, this has I feel everything you could possibly want from a holiday. Very Family Friendly.

  • The X-Factor - Love It Or Hate It?
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    The X-Factor - Love It Or Hate It?

    6 months ago

    this is my review of the X Factor. Love it or Hate it, it is about time they put real talent on the show. This is a hub based on the 2011 show

  • Please Come Home My Sweet Child
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    Please Come Home My Sweet Child

    6 months ago

    This poem is dedicated to all who go missing in this world, and the glimmer of home we all have in your safe return; Knowing that we will never gift up hope in finding you.

  • Scraggy Tail Squirrel's Missing Walnuts
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    Scraggy Tail Squirrel's Missing Walnuts

    6 months ago

    This is a short story of scraggy tail squirrel, who had stored some walnuts away in his secret place. He went back the next day to find his pile of nuts, only to find out that they had all gone.

  • One Last Cigarette Please
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    One Last Cigarette Please

    6 months ago

    I know it is easy enough to criticise people who smoke, but also I know how difficult it is to quit. I gave up smoking after I saw what it did to my father after over 30 years of smoking.

  • Blessed Is The Mother With Child Part 3
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    Blessed Is The Mother With Child Part 3

    6 months ago

    the third of this sequel poem starting from week 25 of pregnancy right up to the birth of your child

  • I Cried Silently When You Passed Away
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    I Cried Silently When You Passed Away

    6 months ago

    I was inspired to write this poem whilst still mourning for my father. although I was an adult, there were children who greatly missed my father and like myself cried silently

  • Blessed Is The Mother With Child - Part 2
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    Blessed Is The Mother With Child - Part 2

    6 months ago

    part two of a woman's journey into pregnancy, explaining what the child gives to it's mother for each part of their weekly stage

  • Blessed Is The Mother With Child - Part 1
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    Blessed Is The Mother With Child - Part 1

    6 months ago

    I was inspired to write this unusual poem by trying to capture the growing baby's contribution to the pregnant mother; also writing it as though it is the baby who is reciting the words

  • A Halloween Poem
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    A Halloween Poem

    6 months ago

    Halloween is one of the few fun celebrations, and although we in the UK are not quiet in the same festive spirit as in the USA, we are slowly coming round to how our American friends celebrate

  • My 4 Legged Friend
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    My 4 Legged Friend

    6 months ago

    My inspiration for this poem, was from my own little dog. the joy she gives me, the love and companionship I always receive from her. The fact she is my little girl, as I do not think of her as a pet.

  • Still Waters Run Deep
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    Still Waters Run Deep

    6 months ago

    Still waters run deep in the trials of our minds, with the battles and challenges that we strive to complete. With memories gone by in the shadows of our past, and with the hopes of our future we all seem...

  • Don't Hide Your Problems
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    Don't Hide Your Problems

    6 months ago

    We all have problems from time to time, and we are lucky if we have someone we can talk to. Some of us however, feel we have no one, and it is then when I tell you that someone is always there

  • What Do The Angels Give
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    What Do The Angels Give

    6 months ago

    I cannot control what the Angels give a heart to love a mind to live, the pleasant company we seek each day that keeps on appearing which is put in my way. The friendly chat with someone who cares with...

  • We Go Separate Ways
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    We Go Separate Ways

    6 months ago

    Breaking up is never easy to do, but it is something that affects each and eveyone one of us in our lifetime. It is how we deal with the breakup that will make us stronger.

  • Author's Quotes
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    Author's Quotes

    6 months ago

    Apart from writing poetry and stories, I often come up with some short quotes. Some of my quotes are taken from my books, whilst others are just what I bring in conversation

  • I Am Lucky To Have Met You
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    I Am Lucky To Have Met You

    6 months ago

    I am lucky to have met you to see your smile, feel your touch taste your kiss. I am lucky to have met you to share with your laughter share the vision of your dreams and overcome your fears. I am so lucky...

  • Mississippi Mud Pie
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    Mississippi Mud Pie

    5 months ago

    This is definitely a recipe for chocoholics.

  • In The Arms Of Love
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    In The Arms Of Love

    6 months ago

    I think for us to understand love, we must first look around us. Nature shows us the beauty of its love for the earth; where animals of the world show us the true meaning of love and companionship

  • I Will Respect You
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    I Will Respect You

    6 months ago

    There is nothing more stronger than the love between two people; and there is nothing more stronger than the love they share. I have been lucky enough to have loved and have showed love.

  • We All Have The Right To Be Loved
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    We All Have The Right To Be Loved

    6 months ago

    It is a well known fact that love is not prejudice of colour, age or sex. We all have that right to be loved

  • The Colour Of Love
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    The Colour Of Love

    6 months ago

    Love is never ever black and white, for it is colourful to attract the imagination of anyone who falls deeply. Inspired by Barbara Striesand's song my colouring book.

  • The Sweet Gentle Smile Of A Child
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    The Sweet Gentle Smile Of A Child

    6 months ago

    There is nothing more sweeter than the gentle smile of a child. The love in which they give you, and the innocence in which they portray

  • Short Poems Number 1
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    Short Poems Number 1

    6 months ago

    This hub is a collection of short poems I wrote. I placed them in here because I felt they were too short to be on their own; or that not enough people browsed them.

  • You Cannot Hurt Me Anymore
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    You Cannot Hurt Me Anymore

    6 months ago

    This poem was the final of my book, when I had looked back at what had happened and searched for the one who was responsible to ask that one question. WHY.

  • What Is A Friend?
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    What Is A Friend?

    6 months ago

    I class myself very lucky to have found a friend, however; I class myself even luckier to have found a true friend. Friendship is also not just human, as we see so often from the animal kingdom.

  • I Will Always Be There
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    I Will Always Be There

    6 months ago

    The true meaning of love, is not shown by the vast gifts you may offer a person; but more for the fact that you will always be there for them come rain or shine.

  • The Candle Of Life
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    The Candle Of Life

    6 months ago

    Just like my poem Flower of life, I came up with another poem with a meaning of that of a candle. This is my own interpretation of the candle, as my feelings were on the day I wrote it.

  • The Flower Of Life
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    The Flower Of Life

    6 months ago

    This is another poem from my spiritual collection. As I describe the life of a flower, I incorporated it into the meaning of religion.

  • How Wonderful Thou Art
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    How Wonderful Thou Art

    6 months ago

    This was another poem that I wrote, when I was in my spiritual stage of life. It helped me get back in touch with prayer; and it helped me to find inner peace. The wonder of prayer is always around.

  • Grieving
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    Grieving

    6 months ago

    This poem brought me through suffering a lot of grief; and it was only when I read the words over, that I felt some kind of peace. Grief hits us all, but it is how we deal with it that helps us heal.

  • My Guardian Angel
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    My Guardian Angel

    6 months ago

    I believe we all have guardians Angels, who look over us; and who protect us. We just need to believe in the power of prayer, and know that there is something out there called Faith.

  • Saint Bernadette
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    Saint Bernadette

    6 months ago

    I wrote this poem after I saw the film 'A Song of Bernadette' The film itself captured my very thoughts, and before I knew it, I had wrote what the nun's had told me was a beautiful story of words

  • The Unicorn
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    The Unicorn

    6 months ago

    I think all of us, whether children or adults. have a part of us which is overwhelmed with fantasy. I have always liked books and films which show such fantasy as I feel it brings your childhood back.

  • What Kind Of Fool Am I?
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    What Kind Of Fool Am I?

    6 months ago

    I think all of us at some time of our life, feel we have met the right person. Only to find that their life and feelings are with someone else.

  • Our Hearts Bleed
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    Our Hearts Bleed

    6 months ago

    I think we all have suffered a broken heart, especially after the loss of a loved one; but it is up to us to let our heart know that they will always be with us, and no longer needs to bleed.

  • The Joys Of Spring
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    The Joys Of Spring

    6 months ago

    This is probably one of my favourite seasons. having gone through a long hard winter with baron trees, cold weather and snow. to finally see the season change and the flora and fauna come to life.

  • Beautiful Ireland
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    Beautiful Ireland

    6 months ago

    This was one of my first poems that I had written. I wrote this in the late 70's when everyone soon came to discover, how Ireland was tarnished with the politics and troubles it was dealt.

  • TEARS
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    TEARS

    6 months ago

    I was inspired to write this poem when I was at a crossroads in my life. When I reached a dark place in depression and tried to analyse why I cry so much

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