Take the Stannah Stairlift to Paradise,

now wouldn't that be nice,

fitting included in the price.

Sitting there with slippers on

watching the downstairs rooms receding,

a quiet hum as the clouds drift by.


Stoked up on medicated bliss

life could never be better than this.


As the landing hoves into view

wallpaper looking down at you

to meet and greet the carpet there

at the familiar turn of the stair,


 you gradually reach the heady heights,

the doorbell goes as in a dream,

an ambulance light is pulsing there;

time is short and the clouds are blue

not even time to do your hair.




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Wed 21st Nov 2018 21:37

Kate, I just found your comment, sorry . Pleased you like it!


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Kate G

Wed 14th Nov 2018 20:32

Made me chuckle Ray.

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Wed 14th Nov 2018 20:23

That's really good of you Jennifer. I just give things a twist trying to not take them too seriously ; surprising what comes to mind. Thanks a lot.


jennifer Malden

Wed 14th Nov 2018 14:22

Hi Ray!

agree with Taylor a glimpse into the not so distant future! Very funny, but not unkind. Liked the wallpaper looking down at you! You have a great talent for creating poetry out of such ordinary, everyday happenings.


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Sat 10th Nov 2018 15:44

I'm looking down at you all, in the wrong queue of course, having my poem judged up there, and I have to take responsibility for the irony . My sense of humour doesn't allow me to become overwhelmed by such technical aids as the famous stairway.

Brian, twice in one night is more than I manage at home, mate, but thanks. I assume so, yes.

Douglas, it's nice you saw it that way, thanks!

Thank you Taylor, glad you enjoyed it in a sympathetic way.

Don, as you queue to go up, someone is coming down. Nothing is perfect. Thanks !!

Tops marks for Mark for the pun. Thanks!

Hannah, Jon and Anya too kind.!


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M.C. Newberry

Fri 9th Nov 2018 16:18

This mischievous analogy is well done - and it shows!
Good one Ray. Stannah Up - and take a bow!

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Don Matthews

Fri 9th Nov 2018 12:39

This it will teach me to be out of town
Let all you commenters jump in first
I'll have to take back seat on Ray's Stannah Stairlft
I guess it couldn't be worse. 😎

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Taylor Crowshaw

Fri 9th Nov 2018 09:40

A humorous glimpse into the (nearer than I would like) future...a gentle easing into the reality love it...💕

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Douglas MacGowan

Fri 9th Nov 2018 01:36

Like Brian said - it gives a vision of older life that isn’t so scary.

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Brian Maryon

Thu 8th Nov 2018 22:59

Ray - when you say get out of the chair I assume you mean chairlift.

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Thu 8th Nov 2018 22:44

Blimey that was quick Brian. Hardly had time to get out of the chair! Thanks mate.

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Brian Maryon

Thu 8th Nov 2018 22:40

Ray - you've given us a glimpse of our future in quite a warm fluffy way. I no longer fear it...thank you.

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