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.

It’s my dad’s birthday today. He may not be here anymore but I still say…

Happy Birthday dad, wherever you are, No matter the distance, no matter how far You may be away from me now that you’ve gone, But my love for you now is still just as strong. For whilst you’re not here and … Continue reading

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Gird your loins and make ready for battle, but be warned, blood may be drawn

The roadside or the parkland, the field or the wood, Your garden or your neighbour’s, both are just as good. They scramble over bushes, take footholds, reaching long; Their roots spread like a virus through the soil and just as strong. … Continue reading

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After potty training there’s toilet training but they still never learn…or maybe it’s a boy thing

Aim for the middle There’s many a time I wish I had girls; Pretty ribbons and dresses and long golden curls And knowing that each time I take my seat, There won’t be small puddles surrounding my feet. That I … Continue reading

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On the day of the World War 1 centenary I looked at my young sons and just couldn’t imagine them going to war

For the Boys Who Went to War (and the childhood they left behind) For the boys who went to war Their childish dreams aglow Of fighting with their friends, So little did they know. So little had they lived To know what … Continue reading

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Happiness sometimes ups and leaves without warning. I wonder where it goes? A poem.

Happiness; do you ever find that sometimes, for no obvious reason, your happiness just disappears. I wonder do we understand this any better as an adult compared with our childhood? I’ve gone to find my happy place, I had it … Continue reading

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I don’t want to say goodbye…a poem

I don’t want the sun to set; don’t want to see you slip below the horizon. I don’t want to let you go, please stay, I’m begging you to stay. I don’t want to watch you go, but I don’t … Continue reading

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Pick your own…well if you insist but it seems a little impolite. A poem

‘Pick Your Own’…I’ve often wondered about that line When I see the announcement on a roadside sign. It seems somehow rude, like ‘shut-up’ or ‘bum’ But then my sons often say “you’re too sensitive mum”. But it does seem quite … Continue reading

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