Dear*

I wonder if my mum knows today is in her honour? I dare say not, on account her demeanour. Her mind surrendered to history’s burden, Telling the same stories over again, Crying like a child with the sheer frustration Of knowing the nature of this situation. Yet, in brief moments of clear blue sky, Still […]

Valentinisation*

Love is in the air… And, doubtless, profit forecasts For chocolatiers across the land Who couldn’t give a whisker whether sentiment lasts… Material transgressions with flowers and confectionary Purchased with a view to conveying emotionary, Perhaps just a little bit too cliched But who these days embraces home-made? -No matter the thought, the effort and […]

Pet Rescue*

My cat Is a smart cat Emboldened by endurance. Couldn’t leave her in the cat home So I had to take the chance. All the other cats and kittens Already having thoroughly smitten Willing humans with space to care For creatures with a fine, full coat of hair… But nobody wanted a part-bald tabby, Hind […]

U KIP If U Want To*

Stand by your woman… Stand by your dame… Even if she causes you shame. Or maybe not if her misdemeanours Means you feel you can’t be seen with her In spite, perhaps, of sharing her views -Not something to declare on headline news But something, perhaps, to seriously consider, Especially if you’re not a quitter. […]

Reasons Why I Sing*

Nobody asks me why do I sing…* After so many years, it’s kind of just my ‘thing’, Travelling once weekly for two terms a year To learn and internalise all that I hear -As explanations go, sounding wholly underwhelming. But you’d really get the picture if you heard those voices ring! The pure, human quality […]

Auld Lang Syne*

With this being the back-end of twenty-seventeen, What will you say about where you’ve been…? Did you achieve all you promised you would? -Is if fair to say all was basically good With no real need to further confess, Those little things in need of redress?? -Unless, of course, you’re choosing to share In order […]

Lost Profits*

Today’s a bit of a non-day, A non-denominational, do-what-you-want-day. Excepting perhaps for folk with small people, For whom one hopes Santa’s gift will keep all Actively engaged in new exploration With toys and games post-celebration. That is, unless the Sales are calling -A prospect I find completely appalling… Not least because of moneys spent To […]