Waxing lyrical.

He opens the ‘coffin’ lid Turns back the soft red satin cover Stands back glowing Never ceases to be Amazed at its beauty He kneels down Gently removes it From its tight fitted space Delights at its feel Leans across the table Picks up his plectrum Plucking the strings of his precious Fender Sometimes out […]

Taking his leave. #Threequel.

Peter arrived unexpectedly A wry smile on his face It was scented The envelope he handed mother Father, a little perplexed Standing at her shoulder Said, come in Peter Kettles on the boil Hang the mailbag on the nail Behind the door Mother disappeared into the parlour She didn’t appear for quite a few minutes […]

Alone in a Starbucks Café.

Remember we only come alive Once the writer takes pen in hand. We then compose ourselves, form words on command.   Everyday brings a new challenge Nothing surprises as we rearrange To form words which are used worldwide In turn this leaves stories without a hiding place.   Pen, the instrument in the hand of […]

Acrostic Poem#19

Short and simple as it is the Sabbath day Use this time to pray to your God Naturally your words will be heeded Don’t expect immediate change though Above the din of war eventually armies will hear our words Yammering is the one weapon we have in our arsenal let us as one voice continue […]

Acrostic Poem#18

Sadly today is another one of those days where Atrocities continue worldwide Thankfully there is but one day left in this week, I’m in Urgent need of a lie down and escape from this form of poetry Responding in part to what is happening on a global scale is not what I Do very well […]

Acrostic Poem #17

Frantically looking for something positive to write about Rather difficult listening to news bulletins Irresponsible leaders threatening world peace Day by day they instil fear Armies stepping out displaying  their power to the world Yearning for peace appears alien to them as another shot across the bows of their             […]

Acrostic Poem#16

TRAGIC, truly it is the HURT being inflicted on the innocent worldwide by those hungry only for power UPSETTING seeing this through averted eyes on TV screens and paper headlines REGRETFULLY there is no sign of this hate abating SADLY in our lifetime this pain and suffering is set to continue DELIVERING peace seems alien […]