David Palethorpe

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

Monthly Archives: October, 2017

Give Us all a Rest

I met a friend the other day Who said something rather odd When discussing my life story They said ” You must believe in God” Now just to clarify And … Continue reading

October 31, 2017

Why Prisons are not Working 

The constant refrain from the Minister of Justice about there being ‘enough places’ to hold convicted prisoners is facile. The fact is that with the equivalent of over 80% of … Continue reading

October 31, 2017

“The Final Inspection on crossing the bar” 

As we enter November my thoughts turn to Remembrance and I thought I’d publish this which has been written by I know not who so I hope they don’t object. … Continue reading

October 30, 2017

Prison Failure – Will They Ever Listen

This is the first of a series on the failing prison system that I intend to write and clearly there will be some who will ask “what have I based … Continue reading

October 30, 2017

How Our Love Started

I recall how our love started I know the moment it arrived It started on the day we met It started with a joke The laughter grew more and more … Continue reading

October 29, 2017

Ecology Countdown to 2049

In the year 2049 I’ll be a centurion Having in my time Survived 100 years In a world they say is dying Future generations won’t survive So will everyone’s time … Continue reading

October 28, 2017

I don’t believe in gods

I don’t believe in gods Jesus Mary or the father I don’t believe in gods Of Buddha or of Allah I don’t believe in creation I do believe in miracles … Continue reading

October 27, 2017

Poetry – A Problem

I really enjoy writing but if there is one area that I have a problem with it’s when I write poetry. What some may call verse – or not as … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

What Really Matters

There’s those who think Life is just a race  To reach the very top They have no time to wonder They have no time to stop There’s those that think … Continue reading

October 25, 2017

Never Fear

You should not fear success Never fear facing the test You should never fear failing Never be scared of falling It’s where you land that matters Just take the first … Continue reading

October 24, 2017

Fat Orange Man

A big fat ugly orange man today Appeared on my TV He was so obviously mad It was fascinating to see I listened to the orange man What did he … Continue reading

October 23, 2017

Driving Families into Poverty – Is It Really a Price Worth Paying

What an absolute disgrace is the Universal Credit policy of this cruel, inept and downright callous Conservative – DUP Government. But is it a policy that really surprises us? The … Continue reading

October 23, 2017

I sat and held your hand

I sat and held your hand As your last breath you took I’ll never forget the stillness The quietness – not a sound I’ll never forget the sense of loss … Continue reading

October 22, 2017

Love is not a game

Love is not a game Of which you only get One chance There are no rules To how you feel When you meet And fall in love With the one … Continue reading

October 21, 2017

USA – Just Stay Away

Don’t talk to us of morals Don’t talk to us of faith You lost the moral right to that A long long time ago You may not want to hear … Continue reading

October 20, 2017

True Love

There comes  A time In all our lives When love Becomes  In danger A time  When love Can turn  To hate To ruin  Lives forever But love will  Always triumph … Continue reading

October 19, 2017

Orley Common

I walk on to Orley Common A place of peace on high I wonder at the beauty Of the common Under the Devon sky And as I walk I look … Continue reading

October 18, 2017

It isn’t always easy

It isn’t always easy I think we’d both agree But of one thing I am certain My love for you is free I doesn’t matter what others think  Because this … Continue reading

October 18, 2017


The day started at sunrise Waiting for Ophelia to arrive Sand from the Sahara Filled the morning sky Giving it a blood red sheen Rays of the sun  Through an … Continue reading

October 17, 2017


I tried to explain To the young people of today That we lived in a magic world When I was their age A place where we could go Play, explore … Continue reading

October 17, 2017

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