Poetry Blogs (2019, Christmas)
Paul Sayer on Record Number of Migrants Cross The Channel - Aug 6 (3 hours ago)
julie callaghan on Record Number of Migrants Cross The Channel - Aug 6 (4 hours ago)
M.C. Newberry on Record Number of Migrants Cross The Channel - Aug 6 (4 hours ago)
Inspired by this time space we currently find ourselves in....
The land of betwixt and between
What is unseen
Next year hints
Sunday 29th December 2019 4:53 pm
They wanted to kiss
How could they resist?
What he didn't know
Was he'd stood
On her toe
A short lived bliss
All of their hoping
Just turned into hopping!
Monday 23rd December 2019 6:39 pm
T'is tinsel time when midst the grime
Of muddied minds shines ...
What can it be?
Electro-lite silver, gilding
This tarnished life of strife?
Celebrating the survival of the fittest,
The feel good factor?
Forgetting for the festive moment
The fate that awaits?
Or, could it be
The eternal light of an eternal star?
Faces, who wa...
Friday 20th December 2019 5:01 pm
My middle granddaughter is a mere seven years old
So upset is she, she can’t cross the threshold
Of the most famous roller coaster in all the world
Where she longs to be thrilled, hurled and whirled.
At the entrance is a guide that ultimately dictates
the hight you must exceed, she is in dire straits
I asked her, what she wanted Santa to bring?
Tuesday 17th December 2019 9:18 pm
We circle as sharks
on the Hyde Park winter rink
our eyes like lasers
I audibly bleep when they meet
We both go forwards
not getting anywhere
we pass with differing intervals
I only breathe when we pass
Some laps are flawless
some laps are clumsy
some laps I nearly take some sucker down
some laps I kiss the ice
I feel your eyes lift me to my feet
I feel them brush the slush from...
Friday 13th December 2019 1:49 pm
Cool cat sat on the cold snow.
Coal black cat, Cheshire Cat grin,
Looking up to see within.
White flakes floating down, carpeting, covering all around.
Snow can cover such a multitude of sins.
Cool cat sat on the white mat,
Softly he began to hum a song.
He though of his lost love long gone
Over the seas to nonsense land.
There no snow but always winter,...
Friday 6th December 2019 7:41 pm
Christmas is a time which we love and adore.
When we are happy, excited and so much more.
It is time when certain magic can all be believed,
When special gifts are both sent and received.
It is a time for families to all get together,
And be merry and joyful - whatever the weather.
It is time to put all quarrels aside,
To have fun and laughter with no need to hide.
Wednesday 13th November 2019 6:50 pm
"Fattening up time" the wall calendar read
which meant only one thing to old farmer Ted.
Christmas was coming and there's money to be made
you see the bigger the bird the more he'd be paid.
He'd saved up all year and bought high quality feed
to ensure that his flock was the best he could breed.
So this year Ted's turkeys would be the tastiest in town
and the best biggest...
Wednesday 24th April 2019 9:22 am
All I want is here
the tree that reaches the ceiling:
with the decorations the boy had helped hang
and the lights he could reach
to pull off
I hope they like my gifts
the presents beneath the low branches:
with the labels that the girls had turned over
and peeped at to see
which was theirs
I am alone with Christmas
Tuesday 1st January 2019 11:52 pm