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 […]

It wouldn’t be a gift Because you wouldn’t want it This bundle of things I have for you I have to keep to myself   You’d hand it back to me And say that you were grateful But the parcel wasn’t meant for you I have to keep it for myself   You’d be polite […]

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 […]

  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 […]

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 […]

Something is stirring Mind and body awake To survey the wreckage Of what’s to be done   Machines are alive All maintained and gleaming Whilst others lie in rust Or smoking ruin   Machines that are still We must handle with care For they could explode At the slightest touch   Destroy all around The […]

So Dorothy Was looking for a wise man But all she found was A hobo, a robot and a fool   And Dorothy She quite liked the hobo But got so tired of Paying all the bills   Then Dorothy She liked the robot too But suffered as he Didn’t have a heart   So […]