Keeping your head above water.


By C. J. Black.


I wondered what their relation was –

While earwigging on their conversation – because

They both agreed it was worth committing

Once both parties were benefitting.


When one is put to the test

All one can do is their very best

Continue to count every blessing

Skipping at best things distressing.


What can one say?

To those trying to keep BLACK DOG at bay

Except that it is good to talk, talk outlining –

How to keep worry to the fore – try hard to refrain from pining.


Granted, it is easier said than done

But you must believe that with such actions –

It’s a battle more or less half won

We all have issues – is it not good to share?

You will always find an ear – someone to show a little care.


Yes there are those who persecute.

Try hard to turn the other cheek and execute –

With aplomb, the fact that you will win

Tossing the ghosts of times past into that invisible bin.


C. J. Black©β  1st April 2014.




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1001. C. J. Black



Thanks to all who persevere

But for you I would not be here

At the outset who would have guessed

That I would have got this far and not have messed-

This chance to simply post a blog

That would not sink like the proverbial log

So thank you again for your support

My scribbles on a page continue for me to be great sport.

C. J. Black

13th March 2014


What will be will be. C. J. Black

Que Sera Sera.
By C. J. Black.

Everything can be fixed with care and understanding
So look on the bright side of life, on yourself, try and not be so demanding
Teach yourself to be positive, Put aside those negative vibes
Be upfront with yourself – deflect all jeers and jibes
Always keep a bright outlook to yourself be true
Remember – sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you
Keeping ahead of the posse will see you win the race
Staying on an even keel – set yourself a steady pace
Be upright at all times – don’t bend down to pet BLACK DOG
Keep the home fires burning – on the fire throw another log
Enjoy the challenge you’ve been handed as this is all you’ve got
You only have one life to live – give it your best shot
To late giving out as time diminishes – for there is no going back
So take the proverbial bull by the horns – give it a real crack
Don’t leave here feeling remorse or appearing to be under a black cloud
Remember back to what you were thought all those years ago – there’s no pockets in a shroud
Treat everyone as you treat yourself – with plenty of TLC
Take positively whatever is thrown back at you for what will be will be
None of us are perfect we were all born with a flaw
So if it’s not broken try not to fix it for – Que Sera Sera.
C. J. Black∁β
06/03/2014 21:47:08

I am not disturbed? C. J. Black.

I am not disturbed

Feeling like a winner?
Or perhaps a sinner
I turned the other cheek
Trying hard to show – really I am not weak
It isn’t easy always being on top of your game
But it has to be done if you want to, witness the taste of fame
Writing rubbish is quite easy don’t you agree?
Follow me at your peril that’s my impoverished plea
For if I have no one following what really is the point?
I will lead you a merry dance I promise not to disappoint!
Writing “poetry” – for me is not an easy task
You there at the back of the class – yes you with the silly mask
It’s not a mask I hear you say – so you really are two faced?
Much better for you if you learned to behave – have you heard the expression straight laced?
You are great at spewing out verbal diarrhoea
Others, I do declare suffer similarly after dining at a pizzeria
It gets rather tedious sometimes
Searching for a word that rhymes.
In order to continue a poem
I leaf through my trusty tome
Searching for a word to fit-
Eloquent – so I can commit
To finishing what I started
A poem to raise a smile perhaps – something quite light hearted
If it offends or you dislike it I’ll not be at all perturbed
My mind is quite at ease, as the title indicates I’m not at all disturbed.
C. J. Black©β
01/03/2014 22:27:14