Sunday, 31 July 2016

Bedtime Story

Richard thought he ought to buy
A spare room brand new bed
To offer comfort to his visitors
A place to rest a weary head

The bed a spread to be admired
A slumber-land of snooze delight
A dream boat most luxuriously
A close-together pleasant night

His outlay maybe squeezed his cash
Groaning visitors moaned distress
As he’d dressed this bed of roses
With a crumbly battered old mattress

The moral of this nightmare story
When inviting folk to sleep
All that glitters matters not a peep
If mattress quality’s on the cheap

Friday, 29 July 2016


A number one survivor
With ample bright ideas
A built in stayer slayer
Who above all perseveres

Lurking in the shadows
Softly stepping on its way
A walking stalking plunderer
Wild side striding eye on prey

Foremost in the game of life
Supreme outside the box
Artistic disappearing act
Outstanding craft a cunning fox

Wednesday, 27 July 2016


Pleasing ways of being things
Proportions as expected
Perfect structures harmonised
Precisely so connected

Potency a strength desired
Power plays the clever game
Potential driving rules anew
Presence emanates its claim

Perseverance is a weighing scale
Patterns elegantly primed
Passion strikes a casual glance
Prudently sublimed

Sunday, 24 July 2016


Led on by plain directedness
Straightforward humble routes
Unclothed no shields no cover ups
Hardened skins in leather boots

Offset by freedom’s two way street
Where standing still remains forbidden
Sow stronger seeds to feed our needs
All selfish claims get overridden

Progress slowed by ‘Ball and Chains’
Harking back to long lost days
Where something dead forever gone
Darkens outlook in the haze

Thursday, 21 July 2016


 Water bucket brimming
A thirsty weight to carry home
Loping back on rocky track
A dripping rhythmic metronome

The waft of homestead calling
Almost done not far to go
Tired hands protest in agony
Why is arduous so slow

Sounds of laughter in the air
Sing out in fleeting pleasure
Curtain calls as night descends
Harmonised in sundown leisure

Monday, 18 July 2016

The Inventor

It begins with making gizmo’s
Thingamajigs and doodads
Widget jiggers and doohickeys
Drawn skillfully on notepads

Initially you’d never guess
How this peculiar stuff was made
Yet there it is magnificent
Impressivenesss displayed

We begged implore do tell us
How one aspires to formulate
Do we start out with an end result
Working back to foremost state

That is the way to make devices
She laid out ways and means
Collect the missing bits and pieces
But! Don’t forget to count the beans