Ode to Oscar

Ode to Oscar   He is gone now, my faithful friend I held him close to the very end He is now beyond any sorrow or pain My walking companion through sunshine and rain Through storms and sullen clouds of grey To blue skies on a midsummer’s day On misty mornings down by the river […]

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Death.

Death.   Last night, Death, paused briefly at my door Like a shadow He moved across the floor I felt the icy chill of his breath I knew He had come, the Lord of Death As He passed In silence and in stealth No fear, no terror nor fright I felt He paused for a […]

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Who Cares for the Carer ?

Who Cares for the Carer ?   She spends her nights and days Showing her love in so many ways That gentle touch That says so much In selfless acts and unconditional love An iron hand in velvet glove In a constant battle against the tide Her worries and fears she tries to hide The […]

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Autumn Colours.

    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 […]

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TV or not TV.

  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 […]

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The Long Journey Home.

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 […]

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