Tag Archives: Poem

Rainy Day

 Yesterday was a rainy day. And unexpectedly so. Bad start, worse end. Trying to put it in context today (with Bach loud in my ears to block out someone else’s toddler), I googled ‘into every life a little rain … Continue reading

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Mile High Spirits

Glug, glug Pssst Clink Plink Fizzzz Ice Slice Mingle Slurp Tingle BANG Brain wobble Cheery Leery Life Gets Easy In the film ‘Flight’, soon to be disgraced alcoholic airline pilot Denzel Washington turn his back on a hotel minibar miniature. … Continue reading

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Walking

Freedom Strides Sky Buds Architecture Birds Small sounds Joggers No dog Park Get a dog Steps Slowing Then Home For the first time in about a decade I found myself at a relative loose end – at home with the … Continue reading

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Over Exposed

Restless night Facing the alarm. Breakfast Bonjour Make up ladies Chatting gamely. Mic up Sit down Camera in 3, 2, 1… And On Sit still No twitching Make eye contact Without flinching. Engage erudition, Not anxiety. Talk – but not … Continue reading

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The Comforts of Family

They know us too well, But in some ways, not at all. We share most everything with them But fear to share the worst. They see us change But always want us the same. They effortlessly hurt, But love us … Continue reading

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Say it with pictures

Is there anything more naff than emojis? I’d always thought they were about the lowest form of communication known to man. But… I was wrong. Perhaps it’s my recent trip to Japan – but saying it in pictures sometimes says … Continue reading

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Pulling Teeth

Needle jabs And again And again A chill spreads Then Pins and needles Before wheeeeee And Grrrrrzzzz And pop And CRACK And heave And ho! And stitch And pull And tie And knot And swill And cottonwool And pills And … Continue reading

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More Sun than Shivers

Rainy day Heading away Patch of blue Half way through Arrive at the coast Prosecco toast Beautiful view Before Barbecue A day on the beach Tasty Cornish pasty Bucket and spade Castles made Splashing in the surf Sun kissed And … Continue reading

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Deux Mille Treize

Early start Car packed out Road hit squarely Awake barely Channel tunnel Bridges and viaducts Coffee machines and petrol stops A1 French roads Reduce down to Salt pans and mussels Over water Paradise lost Paradise found Dream campsite Canvas, clams … Continue reading

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Glad to be Dad

The kids are getting older And a little wiser. But not much. Bigger limbed, Larger but still largely children Both in impulse and action. I see younger Dads, Babes in arms, Pushchairs and scooters. I’m through that now. Less needed … Continue reading

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