Roses & Realisation

Roses & Realisation

Roses are red, Sunflowers are yellow. You came across As a charming fellow. Your gestures were grand, Your sweet-talk was slick, But I finally see now, You’re a bit of a pri  –  mative human being.

The Show

The Show

We’re living in a world of deception, Surrounded by embellished facades That beckon us in or beg for attention. Our eyes are easily tricked, persuaded to glance longingly in the right direction. And yet we avoid amending our prescriptions. Ignorance is bliss, but knowledge is power – and can “sweet” exist without presence of “sour”? … Continue reading

Overdone

Overdone

Some of us are cursed over-doers. We over-think, over-analyse, even over-feel. Rest is replaced with stress as we deliberate over the “what-ifs”, Questioning minor details until the whole world becomes surreal. Over-doing isn’t always bad. Sometimes we over-achieve, and that makes us over-the-moon! We’re demeaned for being “over-sensitive” (like that’s going to help…), But it’s … Continue reading

To My Dear Prince Harry

To My Dear Prince Harry

If ever two were one, then surely we. But woe, your life has been bereft of me. Miss Markle sadly somehow took my place, Before you got to see my splendid face. You’ve always been, by far, my favourite ginge, (Although at times your actions make me cringe) But now that even Sheeran is engaged, … Continue reading

She Walks in Beauty

She Walks in Beauty

She walks in beauty, like the day Of pastel hues and balmy wind; But I have heard some people say That naturally she’s not soft-skinned; And ‘cause she wants to #hashtag “slay”, Countless selfies she’s already binned. One eyelash more, one blemish less, She photoshops and smooths her face, Thankful her hair is not a … Continue reading

The Bird and the Pussy-Cat

The Bird and the Pussy-Cat

The Bird and the Pussycat’s bright eyes met Through the towering pane of glass. Bird knew it was wrong, to pursue this love-song, But he thought he was pretty bad-ass. He fluttered his wings and puffed out his chest, And sang to the watching cat, “Oh pretty Pussy! You’re simply the best! Won’t you come … Continue reading

Family Gathering

Family Gathering

I wandered lonely as a cloud (That’s gained a little fluff this year) And slowly walked up to the crowd, Who smiled and said “Hello my dear!” With shining eyes and laughs so hearty, They were the life of the family party. Although they clearly meant no harm, Their idle chatter I did dread, For … Continue reading

Summer Body

Summer Body

“GET SUMMER BODY READY!” The fitness blogs demand – It’s time to achieve your ultimate dream: Be terrifically toned and tanned! A calorie controlled diet, Is the secret to my success. But isn’t life depressing enough Without having to ingest less? I frown sadly at my muffin top Escaping from my jeans. I may only … Continue reading

Stepping Stones (2009)

Stepping Stones (2009)

Footsteps leave a shallow path in sand, and are soon to be stolen, Whisked away by the cold fingers of the wind. In stone, however, they are there for an eternity. Not even time can take them. They will stay Forever. Embedded in perpetual stone, the footsteps tell a story, A time of love between … Continue reading

Perspective

Perspective

The tree stands patiently with bare branches on show, An easy target for the bitterness of the winter wind. But nobody will question why its leaves won’t grow, As they keep faith that an emerald coat will return in spring. The shore is revealed to be a vast empty space, Abandoned again by the fickle … Continue reading