Retired music teacher—teacher of brass and woodwind instruments. But also servicing those instruments in the north-west region of New South Wales (Australia) Writing a range of poetry, and where appropriate, with a strong Christian point of view. Although I have used a range of styles, of recent times have been focussing on the sonnet form, and have, in preparation a volume entitled "Sonnets of Glory and Grace"
Silent Service She sought no praise from man. A quiet soul, and she served on no church committee. Rather inconspicuous, her body was frail, her movements were slow. Would she ever be missed? The frame surrendered. The pastor, and a few others, showed respect and dignity in their farewell. On Sunday morning the faithful noticed the pews were covered in dust. Confession Of An Old Man Of recent times his eyes were drawn aside To lasses with their skin so smooth and fair, Where all the tell-tale signs of age and care In ones so young, as yet, had been denied. But even so his heart was strangely warmed Whenever they would find each other near, And feelings were expressed and made quite clear A bond of love had now so strongly formed. His wife of many years was not concerned That such should stir in this grey headed boy; Was happy that an old man had this joy, And love in his old heart had freshly burned. Not everyone who lives upon this earth Is privileged with a great-grand daughter's birth.
All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.
In The Farmyard (07/08/2013)
She Smiled (17/05/2013)
The Sanctity of Life (11/02/2013)
Times of Change (05/01/2013)
The Final Act (28/12/2012)
Christmas Time (19/12/2012)
Corporate Greed (19/12/2012)
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