Category Archives: Poems

Poetry is wonderful. You can put an entire 5,000 page novel into a 15 line poem. It was also my first love.

Don’t Reject the Child.

When parenting makes you wonder, when your children remind you to wonder and wander Continue reading

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I’ve been invigilating GCSE exams over the past two weeks and it has given me food for thought

I’ve been invigilating GCSE exams over the past two weeks and it has given me food for thought. Continue reading

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I was asked to write a poem for Christmas that was read during the Broadwindsor Church carol service

What are you dreaming of this Christmas? I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, with every Christmas card I write; Can there be a more well-known song that fills us with delight And ideas of the perfect Christmas we all want … Continue reading

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October already. Is it just me or is time flying by at supersonic speed? As the Romans said…tempus fugit

We are all guilty of it at some time in our lives, rushing around, organising our lives by the second. But before we know it, life has passed us by. The poem is written as a parent to a son, … Continue reading

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It’s the rhythmic tick-tock of life. Does the sound of an old clock beating time comfort or concern you?

I have an old Victorian grandfather clock in my hall. It has been in our family for generations; but the distinct sound I remember so well of time passing, is now a reminder…   Listening to the rhythmic tick-tock, Remembering another … Continue reading

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To the parents who have survived, I salute you…

To the parent who was searching til midnight last night For the school shoes and kit bag; so long out of sight; To the parent who stayed up with needle and thread Sewing in name labels, something I dread! To … Continue reading

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A rainy day; but it’s not the rain that bother me, it’s the wet drip…

It’s not the rain I dislike as it pitter-patters down Spraying the windows in its peppering sound; Dispersing its droplets one after the other, Dispersing the people now running for cover. And for every one drop there’s a million more … Continue reading

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