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 […]

Feline Separation Anxiety*

Man granted rights to Skype the cat… I see nothing strange about that. Human relationship demise Really, these days, no big surprise. As sad as it seems inevitable, Folk learn they are not so compatible, And try as they might, the inevitable fight To find a suitably mutual solution Is a complex process of (d)evolution, […]


She’s tired by the way he speaks to her Like a stranger much more than a friend: The giving of seamless instructions Something on which she can daily depend. Ironic, really, if he’d give it some thought, How he rails against notes of any sort, As though these somehow impinge his freedom -He finds every […]

No Fixed Address*

Home is where the heart is, right?* In mind at least, if not plain sight. A place within, where memories hide Awaiting their moment to take on the tide; To prove their strength and take their place As obstacles in the human race. Some of them riding with hope and glory, Others recollecting a different […]

Power Point*

All for the want of passing the buck, A trail of admin and what the **** …A situation beyond my control Transmuted to interrogation of the soul, Unwittingly symbolising human decline For the want of doing absolutely everything online. Where once there was a paper trail: Archived evidence rarely ever failed But in this illustrious […]

Mental Wealth*

Is the marketisation of ‘Mental Health’ An ugly indictment of modern wealth? Personal freedom compromised By tools and measures and medical supplies; Drugs prescribed with alacrity An ersatz substitute for empathy; The time to listen without redress To words of isolation and distress Summarily reduced to on-line searches For tips from practitioners high up on […]

Descartes for the Disinclined*

Peer pressure. Pressure from peers? Or pressure from more insideous sources Indirectly calling on financial resources To pay for physical characteristics To be remodelled to look ‘fantastic’, A construct too much in the media’s court, Suggesting all manner of overt self-harm Without so much of a sense of alarm As a reflex response to ‘current […]