A Break From The Commonplace
It was nearly midnight when I reached my destination. I pulled up in front of Lletty Villa which lay over the brow of a hill and surrounded…
The Fog Of Unemployment
Spirit broken by rejection, / a man without a job will wait / and, turning in upon himself, / will let despair turn into hate.
A Million Futures
How do we determine what it is / That makes us what we are? / The answer is that we don’t / For we are the sum / of all our experien…
I Am Not Yet Dead!
Damn the line say I / With all the force I can muster. / Let me live my life as I see fit / And not the way you want me to.
A Stolen Moment
……………..raindrops fell upon her cheeks like tears / from some Olympian god.
O gentle lady, winsome waif, / with deep brown smiling eyes / and hair as ripened corn, / I beg you treat these paltry lines / as a gestu…
I Am A Human Being, Too,.
When you raise that first cup of coffee / To your lips and drink it down, / Think of me. / When you take another croissant / And a secon…
The Hag Stone
Come, Witch and stir your poisons / but you’ll never gain my soul / for the holly and the elder / have the power to keep me whole.
So off we went for our walk; / She on her four legs / and me on my two;
Out Of Sight Is Out Of Mind
Have I any hope of changing my position? / I think the all the world has not care enough / To think of anything but itself / So, tell me…
I Am Electrified
And no more bad news / with our evening meals. / That doesn’t sound too bad
Time and Mass
Oh dear! / What have I done?
A Small Protest At Invasion Of Privacy
Everyone asks me / questions; / how do you….., / where do you……., / how much do you…….., / So, what is it their business?
1. Is it good if a vacuum really sucks? / 2. Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand? / 3.. If a word is misspelled in t…
The Fog of Unemployment
Many months have passed for some / and still no freshening breeze / dispels the fog of unemployment / and a man’s mind will freeze.
An Anthem To Times Lost (repost)
I put down young dreams to don / The adult mantle and my child’s discovering days / Were laid to rest, so dangerous and forbidden.
So, what do you do after you say hallo / To the prettiest girl in the world / When you just sixteen years old that day? / Your tongue cleav…
Summers By The Sea
When I was a child, 24 hours after the last school day had ended during the first week of July, my long summer days began at Paddington rai…
The Girl With Auburn Hair
Your mouth which pouts and lips / which part in a most sensual way / simply help to form a ready and overtly / cheeky smile.
Love Sonnet – Grief
I am your slave to do with / As you will and so, / A gentle kiss will send me / On my way, rejoicing.
Someone Else’s War
Hey, you! the grey man called to me / Who me?, I said to the grey man / Yeah, you, he said, wanna take a trip? / Sure, said I, why not a…
I sat on a bed in a low lit room / and I thought both long and hard. / It was a hospital bed / and my thoughts disturbed me. / But then, so…
Oh My God!!!!!!!
The following questions were set in last year’s GED examination / These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds)……R…
The Tragic Death Of One So Young
It is now a long, long way from Fairlight Glen / But I have not forgotten how, that day
For The Nth Time
Ha! What a game we mortals do play. / Will it destroy us? Who can say nay?
I am an artist with a camera and I write / And my immortality is just beyond a pencil line / which has no finite end in view.
It Comes To All Men In Time
When I got out of bed / this morning, I looked in / the bathroom mirror
A Terrible Dream
The day was hot and many people / Gathered on a hill to sit and listen
I thought today of Christmas, / and all the money spent / on booze and turkeys, / cards and presents, / and of entertaining / old aunt Jan…
pring will usher in / That same prime ordial desire to mate / And bring forth life, stubborn in its effort to survive.
Down deep in that hole. / The walls changed their hue / From dark grey to green / And then to red, white and blue.
The Recession Has Hit Everyone
1 I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail. / 2 Wives are having sex with their husbands because they can’t afford batteries. / 3…
A Rite Of Passage – Mourning
But something in him stirred / And would not lie in quiet / Until a journey back was made.
Nothing else in this whole world is real. / I know that I’m in love with you / When all I ever have to do is to gently / Whisper your sweet…
A Dream Of Friendship
I heard him say / goodbye / the other night
And paranoia walks / With me each day / Piffle!That’s not true !
Taken For Granted
Am I still deemed as useful? / or am I a worn out machine with no hope of repair? / Unless, as they say, I am useful again?
The Funeral Of A Friend
Farewell, my friend and leave a marker that will tell me plain / which was you’ve gone and I’ll be sure to join you, by and by.
A Sonnet – Unrequited Love
What can I do to tell you / Of the love so hurtfully held / When, of attempts by me to woo / All the world derides my folly.