wordsout was created as an imprint for the print collections 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 here.
The record album PRAYERS IN TIME was released in May 2018.
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 in central Nigeria, run by the Rev Kenneth Ononeze.
Any of Godfrey's 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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performance pieces by
September 11, 2001 2002
BREAKING THE CHAINS 1992
The place where socks go 1985-90
poems by others
Christmas looms and with it the annual search for suitable readings to use in carol services and concerts, making it the busiest time of the year for this site. This year adds The (good)will of the people, rewriting the angels' message in a way not entirely unrelated to the current British political situation.
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