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

Child (2010)

Child (2010)

He spits it at me like a sour feeling; “Child.” Stay still and maybe I’ll disappear. “Well?” the threat stabs at the space between us. “What do you want then?” Everything is rhetorical. “Are you listening? Can you see what I’m saying?” “You need to grow up.” No options. Doesn’t he know that I already … Continue reading

The Pickup Man

The Pickup Man

The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees. The sun was yet again hiding, amplifying the breeze. The road was a ribbon of tarmac that led through Cannock Chase, And the pickup man came driving – Driving – driving – The pickup man came driving, down to the Midland place. He’d a … Continue reading

In Case of Fire

In Case of Fire

In case of fire break glass, Leave calmly and raise the alarm. Apparently these simple instructions Will ensure that you don’t come to harm. Pull the pin in the nozzle, And aim at the base of the fire. It will help to distinguish the flames there, And win back the peace you require. It was … Continue reading

British Summer

British Summer

“The poetry of earth is never dead.” A man (who now lies beneath it) said. I believe he was talking of nature’s song; An eclectic symphony that can’t go wrong. And yet still, he spoke of England. Our favourite subject is the weather; It’s a breeze that flows light as a feather. Only sometimes it … Continue reading

Sharing

Sharing

“A joy that’s shared is a joy made double,” But over-sharing’s just asking for trouble. Sharing good news might not be a crime, But be more careful when you post online… How lovely to see someone else is engaged, Even though they are half of my age! Well can you believe it, the very next … Continue reading

Buses

Buses

On the rare occasion I travel by bus, The experience fills me with fear. It’s not that I’m scared of the vehicle itself – I’d just like to get that fact clear. No, it’s not getting stuck in the traffic, Though that can make it much worse, As the longer the journey I have to … Continue reading

Love

Love

‘Tis that treasured time of year When hearts and flowers do appear, Flooding displays all down the street, “Without Love, Life’s incomplete!” Without a partner, Feb is dreary (Though Pancake Day is mildly cheery), But is it better with a “bae”? Or is it still a pointless day? The Facebook posts are still too cheesy, … Continue reading