Poetry Blogs (heroes)
A WWI remembrance poem
(First published online for Northern Life magazine 2018)
It creaked as he left:
The old garden gate
He’d promised to fix it
But now it was too late
Tearful in the doorway
His mother cries out,
‘Do it when you’re back, Billy!’
And of this she has no doubt
And off to glory are the swathes
Of boys, and men in their pr...
Friday 6th November 2020 6:57 am
Heroes In Blue
Unprecedented times, the like never seen before
This pandemic has shaken us all to our very core
A whirlwind ripping through our cities and towns
The evil coronavirus wearing its invisible crown
It does not care if you are rich or poor
A Royal, a minister or the boy next door
No matter what age, wealth, colour or creed
Affecting us all, and with devastat...
Thursday 14th May 2020 1:58 pm
Old Men’s Tears
With hearts as heavy as thunder clouds
What once were torrents
Are now just trickles
Reflecting our futures
In the silver shimmer of our past
And they come
In stumbling honour
And their humility
Denies them as heroes
For the heroes were left behind
In voices cracked with age
They tell their tales
Of simple duty
In the face of...
Friday 7th June 2019 12:37 am
Caring crusaders and daring debaters
Emmeline, Greta, Ruth
Your voices sound loud with the bold toll of truth.
Uncowed and defiant. You refused to give in.
Life-changing campaigning is a wonderful thing.
Marathon runners: hard-trained and focused
With miles in your strides
And pain hardly noticed.
Everyday heroes with strength in your limbs
Your drive and passion a...
Tuesday 28th May 2019 6:10 pm
Sir Arrow Green
incognito as Hinderstoop
old want woman, a bag
a charcoal keeper
line counter ears and Christophers
Sir Green claims to be a gentleman Tanner
claims to honeyrights from Ox Hive
Merry Bee Men in Waggle ranks
around their Bee King
Society outside Society
Sir Green r...
Monday 3rd June 2013 3:22 pm
Spread your skirts Bessie
here is Captain Nice the Bandy Dandy Randy Highwayman
land bored apples from his streaming course
He is nice, dangerous to be bad
between the times
Shouts slap a kimbo Dauntless Dick defiance at Red coats in lights out
master stallion a two a way a swift over boxed in parking
Monday 3rd June 2013 3:20 pm