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At my feet I see I’ve built a cairn of stones A stone for every good time Every happy moment spent with you A stone for each precious memory   They fit so well, as stones seem to do Weeks pass and the cairn grows higher Delicate pebbles of muted hues A stone for each […]

Forgive Me

I think I know what love is But it may be I’m confused There are so many feelings That cause such pain   I know all about needing Cos I’m as needy as fuck Dependency addiction And junkie rage   As for all the wanting So much, all of the time The rush of emotion […]

My own hand

The day it died It was still a surprise Although we know that All things die   And when it died I was astonished To find the gun in My own hand   And so it died To my amazement I didn’t seem to Want to mourn   So it lies dead And I’m bemused […]


For a while I felt like I’d been rescued from a skip An old piece of furniture A new lease of life   To be restored and polished And admired once more A little new upholstery A fresh lick of paint   But then I realized The parts that were me Were being stripped out […]

World Poetry Day

It was World Poetry Day on 21st March. I have no idea why, it just was. And a couple of little poems came to me on the day – which I shared on Twitter (I’m @cupoftea69). I wrote another later the same week. They are nothing special – I’m still learning after all – but […]

Portmeirion Dream

  Remembering a perfect day, Came awake in my favourite place The sun rising over the estuary A longed-for Portmeirion dream   The woodland implores me to visit With birdsong and hot fragrant earth Secret vistas of  magical places My beloved Portmeirion dream   The coast path leads me back To places where thoughts are […]

Fracture Acceptance

on the day of my peaceful acceptance morning bright with springtime hues i awoke with the saddest conviction there was nothing to do about you I don’t think that this will break me, as i was broken from before i can cope with further fracture but will i make it to the door? on the […]