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‘Fractured – poems of love and desire’ now available on Kindle!

Marnie Doble’s first collection of poetry is now available to purchase on Kindle.

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 Fractured – poems of love and desire is the perfect  ‘I love you’ gift for the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

Drawn from a background of extraordinary life experiences, and richly illustrated with artwork from the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, these are poems which will strike a chord with every reader and touch your heart. Passion, unrequited love, loss and new-found happiness make each piece of writing achingly beautiful and vibrant. Feelings and emotions familiar to us all are encapsulated in this first collection of poetry from prize-winning English writer Marnie Doble.

Available at http://www.amazon.co.uk priced at £1.93

Available at http://www.amazon.com with the promotional price of just $2.99



Heroine of Dunkirk

You may recall

When the old century was young

And life was filled with simple joys,

Small children waving from the marshes

As I paddled the careless holiday crowds

To Margate, Chatham and Strood


Streamers hanging gaily from my masthead

White water churning at my bow

The old King, standing, proudly watching,

Acknowledged the river’s sovereignty

And named me Medway Queen.


I carried those marsh babies when bombs fell,

Far from home to Anglian fens

Holding them safe in uncertain times

I calmed their fears

Lullabying their sleep

With heartbeat’s steady thrum.


Then seven thousand souls I saved

Plucked from the roiling waters of Dunkirk

Rescued from confusion and the chaos

Of a nightmare world

And brought them safely home.

Of all those little ships that made

That perilous journey back and forth

I earned the right to call myself

The Heroine of Dunkirk


And as this century grows old

When waves run high or you are far from home

I’ll keep you safe with lullabies and love

And hold you till the nightmares are all gone.


I will be your Medway Queen

Your sunny day, your safe return,

Your constant friend, and till time’s end

Your Heroine of Dunkirk.