Poetry Blog by Fred Varden
PC gone mad?
PC seems sad
Things that are correct
and those that aren’t
What you can say
and what you can’t
it seems quite scant
We admit to being wrong
Even in the words of songs
People mocked, derided, upset
But what you see is what you get
Wolf whistling and winks
Advertising of drinks
Saying what you really think
Are all hovering on ...
Monday 20th November 2017 11:25 am
Truth and lies can make you cry
like pie in the sky as you cast the die
Truth and hate when you stay up late
To watch the news and see them berate
The state of politics of fear and hate
And Brexit served up on a plate
Of truth and lies when all the while
Their doom and gloom is a sonic boom
Of cheats and liars mixed with smoke and fire Spinning yarns with two faced charm...
Sunday 19th November 2017 11:23 pm
In the chamber of the council
Where all the decisions are made
On roads and drains and sewers
And how much we all get paid
Now some of us are gardeners
And others empty bins
There's also the unlucky ones
Who rod grids and pipes and things
Well me I'm in the office
Delivering all the mail
Compared to the Chief Executive
Into insignificance I do pale
Sunday 19th November 2017 10:42 pm
Have you heard the latest rumour
About the Vicar and his Wife?
They got stuck in the crypt
no one there to assist
And it changed their whole outlook on life
You see with no one there to help them
And Devine intervention not seen
The Vicar chose not to pray to God
But sought solace in a few G and Ts
So the moral of this story
As you amble along in life's rac...
Sunday 19th November 2017 10:38 pm
Sit tight, keep quiet
keep still, no lights
No emotions, no tears
no rows, no fights
in a tin pot shelter
As hearts are beating
A belief in the mask
around necks to protect
but in reality a token
of advice misguided
to lessen the panic
amid all the destruction
Blacked out, s...
Tuesday 14th November 2017 11:55 pm
As I am dreaming of spirit or demon
Driving me on to confusion of mind
Vivid then hazy my eyelids feel lazy
Limbs feeling heavy and fingers entwined
Floating, show boating because I can fly
Let’s drink as I sink in this place in my sky
I go there, I cry there, not die there, not yet
Tossing and turning, mind churning a lie?
A place that seems tranquil, ...
Sunday 12th November 2017 7:23 pm
Suburban life awakens in a
super output area of deprivation
According to the statisticians index
this place has to be the pits
of the earth in isolation
Children void of early morning food
plead with parents
to get them to school
but know that they
will again fail to be heard
above the noise of the wind
rain and someone taking the blame
for how things remain
in a grey and black wor...
Friday 10th November 2017 12:15 am
on pastel shades
Telling black and
Of purple tinted
And brown and
are now unfurled
violet and green
with purple mouths
a colourless stream
Oh show me the colours of life
To see it's light and shade
Thursday 9th November 2017 11:49 pm
By Fred Varden
Oh I wish I could hide away
And live every single day
With no interference
From those close or near us
I wish I could hide away
I could do with a break you know
And get covered from head to toe
In them massage oils
And be wrapped in tin foil
To take all me stresses away
Oh I wish I lived by the sea
Take in the sun and the br...
Monday 6th November 2017 11:09 pm
By Fred Varden
Each time those sparkling emeralds are observed a different story
unfolds before me.
Unfolding before me a different story.
A tale of intrigue today perhaps
or mystery tomorrow?
Brow furled or unfurled, eyeliner or eye
shadow, to disguise truths hidden within?
Disguised within are hidden truths
There are days when t...
Monday 6th November 2017 11:06 pm
By Fred Varden
Stevie, Gary, Peter and me
Simon, Jude and John times three
Mike, Geoff, Dave and friends
Frank and Denis never did made amends
These are all me mates you see
At least that's what they pretended to be
The reality is that they gave me strife
I'm convinced they all fancied me wife
Always planning, plotting, being pruden...
Monday 6th November 2017 11:01 pm
PARENTING FOR DUMMIES
By Fred Varden
"Mummy I want some tasty sweets"
"Oh no you've had enough of treats"
"Ok I will cry, cry and cry"
"Well alright but it's the last I buy"
"You said that same thing yesterday"
"Well yesterday is not today"
"Granted but I now want milk"
"No chance of that you're getting zilch"
"But natural feeding's the best they say"
"On this you...
Monday 6th November 2017 10:59 pm
Friday 3rd November 2017 10:34 pm
Your gonna have to pay
For a bill you don’t remember
They wanted all your details
even asked about your gender
At first it all seemed kosher
Or perhaps it was a joke
If you leave it any longer
There’s a chance you’ll end up broke
Driving home your bum was twitchin’
checked your bank balance in the kitchen
The cash was all still there
But for how long w...
Friday 3rd November 2017 10:24 pm
Monday 30th October 2017 11:12 pm
Lots of quirks and traits
Moods, feelings, personas
Too many to contemplate
Those pan faced and stoic
Straight laced and serious
Po faced but laid back
Expressionless and curious
The gregarious, outrageous
Unreserved but shy
Intriguing and mysterious
Easy on the eye
Bubbly and extravagant
Conscientious but neuroti...
Sunday 29th October 2017 7:24 pm
To you oh amphibious one do I write this tribute most deserving
To he who is either frog or toad depending on exactly what mode
A human being classifies your mysterious and bulbous eyes
Depending on the shape or size
The scaly skin you wear like a mink coat
You are the aristocracy of the moat
The pond or lake with green and slimy frill
Where your peers and servants can be found
Sunday 29th October 2017 7:18 pm
Facebook Facebook give me a poke
Send me a message from a handsome bloke
Make all my friends like my new lovely picture
Even the one tagging my ugly sister
Messenger Messenger help me survive
With one click may I now go live
Face to face with the lady of my dreams
On second thoughts make it someone in their late teens
From my profile she can clearly see
Friday 27th October 2017 10:40 pm
Raw sounds of electrified emotion
Driving an arrow straight at the heart
Of those who listen and observe the motion of he with deep souled voice
A haunting yet so captivating a beat
Sets the tone again to dance hall feet
That try to emulate the quirky moves
Of a struggling genius in giants shoes
Bass lines throb with treble up high
With beats and rolls from skins on tins...
Thursday 26th October 2017 11:53 pm
Eh well we were driving along, driving along, driving along near Wigan
I was eating a pie, eating a pie and I had to make a decision
We were lost you see, lost you see, we were lost you see near Wigan.
The Pier was where we needed to be, to be, or not to be.
So I stopped a bloke, stopped a bloke, but nearly choked on me pie. As he poked me in, as he poked me in, as he poked me in the ...
Thursday 26th October 2017 11:40 pm
Aston Martin Cars
Sunday fry ups
Sense of Politics:
Nonsense of Heretics
White collar worker:
Thursday 26th October 2017 10:45 pm
An eerie icy builders yard
tools, equipment and materials
do forlornly lie
A barrow with a squeaky
Caked with cement
bruised with grit
Planks of un-plained
knotted wood rest
amidst rusted terracotta
A thousand screws and nails
some misshapen, aged
caress bags of unused
carpet tacks and masonry bolts
Creosote in a ...
Wednesday 25th October 2017 10:04 pm
Shades of grey describe the times
When explanations are in short supply
No answer can be found at once
so things hang in the distant beyond
Nearer to home there's shades of green
where rhyme and reason can be seen
Feelings of safety and security in rooms
that don't present as doom and gloom
They don't present as doom and gloom
we're safe and secure in our private rooms
Times we dr...
Tuesday 24th October 2017 11:03 pm
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