David Palethorpe

The views, thoughts and opinions of an insignificant speck in the Universe 😀

PTSD in Me

The diagnosis frightened me You’re suffering from PTSD I sat and stared silently My life of stress revealed There was a sense of great relief A secret I’d concealed So … Continue reading

November 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Big Man came to Town

Big Man came to town With his new bag of tricks Roll up Roll up Come and see It will get you so high You’ll think you can fly And … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wonder of Life

This is why protecting and saving this precious planet of ours is necessary No other words necessary  “You are a wonderful miracle” Said the butterfly

November 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Waiting for the World to end

I’m waiting for the world to end I wonder when it’ll go Will it end so rapidly Or end so really slow I’m waiting for the world to end I … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

We Had To Wait  – No More

We had to wait We had no choice We had to wait We had no voice We had to wait We had no vote We had to wait But .. … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Caged in Life

We all live in a cage We never will be free Life chances are limited So we’re led to believe We’re fated to strive Just to survive In the cage … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

I will not forgive – I will not forget

I will not – forgive I will not – forget  The cruelty  On it’s people This Government  Inflicts  Poverty  Running rife People are  Losing life Hunger  Everywhere abounds From those  Responsible Not a sound … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · Leave a comment


Can we predict our life The journey that it’ll take How can we predict tomorrow When we can’t predict today We can predict ambition What it is that we believe  … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Failure of Birth Control – Doesn’t Make You Special

I wasn’t born where I currently live for the simple reason that my parents decided on my place of birth which incidentally was Aldershot in Hampshire. Unsurprisingly nor did I … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bigly Biggest Ambitiono

I wanted to be seen as big As bigly big as can be My ambitions to be the biggest Of the bigly big one day I had a very troubled … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brexit – An Exercise in Futility

It’s difficult if not impossible when you have reached my age to see how much a mess of Brexit the Government are making without thinking how the bloody hell have … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment


The drawing I didn’t draw The painting I didn’t paint The words I didn’t speak The journey I didn’t make The love I didn’t give The speech I never wrote … Continue reading

November 12, 2017

The Eternal Sea

The rain falls down Upon the sea And then is gone No memory Nothing to be seen As the sea absorbs The drops of rain From up above To be … Continue reading

November 11, 2017

Remembrance – not Nationalism

On Sunday I along with thousands if not hundreds of thousands of others up and down the country will attended the annual Remembrance Day service. It is on the public … Continue reading

November 11, 2017

Victory Tears

Victory in war To the winners  Go the spoils There’s no champions After what the victors saw They stand heads bowed A mix of sadness and of joy No sense … Continue reading

November 10, 2017

 Remembrance Alone

On Sunday 12th November hundreds of thousands of ex-armed services and serving personnel along will be joined by millions throughout the United Kingdom who at 1100 hours will stop what … Continue reading

November 9, 2017

Push On Push On

Push on push on It’s all in the mind Push on push on Don’t give up Push on push on Face the challenge Push on push on Struggle and fight  … Continue reading

November 8, 2017

Hey America Ask Trump This

We had a very prominent politician in the UK called Tony Benn who once said this – “If one meets a powerful person ask them five questions:” “What power have … Continue reading

November 8, 2017

House of Lords – Time to Go

Never mind what those who would like to see the Monarchy abolished and the United Kingdom become a Republic – stand fast the Scottish Nationalist who want Independence for Scotland … Continue reading

November 7, 2017

On One November Mourn

They lie in quiet repose Side by side in stillness In row by row by row In their very own place on earth A final resting place No distinction now … Continue reading

November 6, 2017

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