Autumn colours splashed across a rustic canvas A carpet of leaves on footpath and grass A sharp breeze nudges and shakes A flurry of leaf fall like coloured snowflakes Russet and copper, pale green and brown Flutter for a moment then tumble down From palest yellow to deepest red It is time to […]Read more "Autumn Colours."
TV is on but there is nothing on Oh where have all the good shows gone ? Plastic people on panel shows The latest celeb whom nobody knows Daytime chat shows and drama queens Everyone’s a celebrity or so it seems Who’s divorcing who and who’s having a baby Mindless chatter and drivel drive […]Read more "TV or not TV."
THE LONG JOURNEY HOME. A winter evening, darkness is falling My thoughts are of home and loved ones calling At the end of day, journey’s end Eager to see my faithful old friend As I gather my cloak tightly around me A bitter North wind bites sharply Howls and shrieks like some demon from […]Read more "The Long Journey Home."
The Forgotten A sullen day, dark threatening skies A winters morning, a cold sunrise A bitter wind bites sharp and deep In Heaven above, the Angels weep For the Innocent child without a name For those banished souls, an eternity of shame No place in heaven can be found Just an unmarked grave, in […]Read more "The Forgotten."
A Meditation on Constipation The doctor and nurses ask me the same old question With my bowels they seem to have an obsession I’m drinking water with great gusto and passion Devouring laxatives as if they’re going out of fashion Then back to the loo and resume my mission To meditate in my seated […]Read more "A Meditation on Constipation."
Fly Away My Butterfly Like a butterfly caught in the breeze You said your dreams you had to seize Those dreams, you said, did not include me I could not hold you , so I set you free But I had built my dreams around you I thought our love was strong and […]Read more "Fly Away My Butterfly."
The Man With the Haunted Stare In a hospital ward between Purgatory and Hell Trapped in his body, like a prisoner in a cell Those Haunted eyes in a frozen face His mind and body in a different place The man in the bed across from me Laid bare and stripped […]Read more "The Man With the Haunted Stare"