Baa Humbug!*

Courage Like so many things Comes in all sorts of guises From taking a risk to asking for help To not doing stuff for prizes… To putting the needs of other folk Well before our own To bearing a burden with dignity Not broadcasting all by phone, In a public place not immune from disgraces […]

Olde Habits*

Old(e) habits die hard… Folk are still sending greetings cards!* A headline intoning mild disbelief Older folk breathing a collective Good GRIEF!!! -Is nothing immune from electronic ‘advance’ To eradicate all human song-and-dance? To strip away the personal edge The single endeavour of those raking a wedge Through sales of electronic devices Irrespective of those […]

Every Decreasing Circles*

Politics is for the Voters As much as the gloaters, Though, those who did nowt About the ol’ In or Out Really have no grounds to whinge at all, As they witness the nation’s potential Fall. Scenes unfolding of rowdy inglory; The nation awaiting the fate of a Tory. The broader picture marginally more complex, […]


Life. Love. Learning. Laughter. Things to remember In the happy-ever-after. First steps, first calls, First stumble, first falls, First Going-Out nights, First fights and made-rights. Each governed with love and determination To learn for the better from a tough situation. A legacy crafted by patient degree, By parents setting their offspring free To find their […]


Winter time…The population is sneezy.¹Folks are sniffingNot a tissue in sight…The sound in itself causing general discomfort-For those within earshot, it really ain’t right!Tissues, those little white squares of paper,Can plain and discreetly conceal this caperUnless those concerned disrespect their NansOr think this makes them any less of a man,Refusing to carry a tissue of […]


If women took to the streets to protest,Sporting balaclavas and yellow vests,Journalists (by default, likely male)Would doubtless spin some amazing taleAbout fluorescent lemon being this season’s hue-accompanied by jibes about enhancing the view…Not all, but some- with constructed authority:Enough to impinge on assembled sorority.Not that women with purpose are likely to care.We also serve by […]