Doodling out loud.

For the past two days I’ve failed to write one line

The thought process has been what’s referred to as benign

Frustrating as this may be

It’s very plain to see

The brain such as it is is trying to relate

Don’t doubt yourself don’t denigrate

Think on a subject not too taxing

Breathe easy start relaxing

Don’t give yourself palpitations

The little voice whispers to me

I should stand back I agree

But if I let this continue to fester

I’ll be left with a real tester

How long do I stay away from the writing process

How will I return, continue to progress

Failure is a strange bedfellow

Those gremlins will be gone come tomorrow

I can then allow myself the freedom to write as I wish

This is in no way a factual poem, just an assorted poetic dish.

(c)Chris Black 2016
























Autumn shades


Autumn shades
Natures turned the season’s keys

Autumn sheds its golden leaves

Verdant trees of summer, bare

Branches shivering naked there.
Woodlands hedgerow’s amber glow

Home to holly, robin, sloe.

Squirrels, nuts do harbour, store

In their winter dens to share.
Morning breezes chill the air

As through mist and fog I stare

Spiders web in dew you’ll find

Tribute to nature’s mastermind.
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Today is national poetry day 06 October 2016.


(Theme for the day).

Messages come in the form of thoughts

Which assist in creating a poem

The mind, a basket of words

Waiting to be moulded together

Help spread the good news

A message of hope – that others

Will cling onto and in time

Sit and contemplate their own thoughts

Consider strongly –

Yes this message must be shared

Poetry must not be allowed die

Since time immemorial

The message has been handed down

Some grasp onto it late in life

While others it would appear

Are born to spread the good news

Good goods come in small packages

So free form or in which ever form

Suits the pen on this National Poetry Day

Not just a message, but –

Messages of greetings in word form

To all who continue to spread the good news.

(c)Chris Black 2016



Spooktacular Events on offer for Halloween in Wexford


Spooktacular Events on offer for Halloween in Wexford

Are you planning a spooky break this mid-term…if so, Wexford is the place to be.

Wexford is planning a ‘SPOOKTACULAR’ Halloween for locals and visitors alike this year, a ‘Gorey Festival’ will host a frightful trail of events, Ireland’s most haunted house, Loftus Hall is set to host the ultimate Halloween paranormal investigation lockdown plus spooky fright-filled family tours, Ireland’s oldest lighthouse will host Sphooky tours, a Halloween trail will traverses around the 200 year old Johnstown Castle Estate, a ‘Dare to Scare’ Halloween Tour is on offer at Wells House and visitors to the Irish National Heritage Park will enjoy a gruesome look at some of history’s most horrible, horrifying happenings during their ‘Horrifying Histories’ event and for some outdoor fun how about some pumpkin picking at Ballycross apple farm.

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Flying Witches, streets filled with Scarecrows, a Treasure Trail, Scary Storytelling…

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