A Meadow

A serene ageless meadow Ravaged by the guns of war Nature torn asunder By mans inhumanity to man Fields of green turned to mud All in the name of mankind’s lust A lust for power, a lust for blood All done they claim, in the name of god Yet from this mud torn scene of…Read more »

Peace Before War

Peace we seek throughout our lives For peace there has to be compromise Politicians fail, nations go to war Brave people bleed and die Because the weak refuse to realise It takes great courage to compromise It may be hard, not an easy ride To try to understand the other side But for the sake…Read more »

We Used To…..

We used to walk the streets Our faces bare facing the sun We used to enter buildings No security checks for guns We used to wander round the town No fear of ever being struck down We used to enjoy freedom From constant fear and doubt We used to greet strangers As future friends not…Read more »


I watch as the butterfly Shakes off the morning dew In the rays of the warming sun As dawn breaks on a day begun The birdsong chorus quiet at first Into a cacophony of sound it bursts The night breeze gentle and cool Warmed by the fresh sun wind On which the butterfly rises To…Read more »


It is a love that’s unconditional That fills me full of great joy It’s a love that is so wonderful No selfishness on display Beautiful eyes shining bright A constant look of delight A lesson of love and of life That goes on and on all day The excitement of coming home After even a…Read more »

Old Age is a Blessing

Old Age is a Blessing The brilliant and greatly missed Terry Pratchett whose fantastic imagination created Mort and my favourite character in his Disc World books ‘DEATH’ always introduced himself as “Not wanting to get a life because he already was living three”. Perhaps it was his imagination or shear enjoyment and exuberance for life…Read more »

How Very Middle Class

Vegetarian pizza and Prosecco How middle class can you be I’d be ashamed and embarrassed Letting my working class roots down But not in the least Mainly because I’m pissed So here’s to the sunshine May it long reign And to our retirement May it long remain

Diet Experts Abound

OK it’s June and the weather here in Ipplepen and across the South West is – well – after a bloody awful May alternating between being wet and cold and in most case both wet and cold the weather is now great. But then again when is the weather never great? The good news however…Read more »