Saturday, 31 October 2009

Angels of Mercy


With smiles on their faces

And passion in their heart

They float on air.

And they look so smart?


Smart in dress.

And smart in mind.

Gifted with people.

You're sure tol find?


Oh how they work.

Healing the sick.

These "Angels of Mercy"

Never missing a trick.


We thank you nurses.

For the work you do.

Without your devotion.

We would never come through???



Sunday, 25 October 2009

Save Us!!



Pay your money and walk inside.

I'm sure there's nothing here to hide.

But are we sure I ask myself!

So come with me I hope to show.

Some of the things I think must go!


Tall dark fences many feet high.

Empty pits were they must have died.

So why do we pay! Look and stare.

Because most of us here just don't care!


From overseas they often came.

In crates or baskets, who's to blame!

Why import these beautiful things!

I'm sure we don't know what pain it brings!


Behind these fences bars and walls.

Come loud unhappy blood curdling calls.

Are they happy, are they sad!

I'm sure in my mind it must be bad.


So release the animals, birds and fish

And give us our entire hopeful wish.

Those creatures of the world are free.

To roam the land for ALL to see.


Let's come together and fight the cause.

Start right now don't even pause.

To see these animals walk this land.

I one day hope that Zoo's are banned.



A Winters Tale

People are rushing to and fro.

Hustle and bustle with nowhere to go.

Stores are closing, end of the day.

Time for home I hear you say!

It's late in the evening.

The lights have come on.

The sun has set, but hasn't quite gone!

December is time to wrap up warm.

Home in doors way from the storm.

Ice and snow play a very big part.

On the cover of every Christmas card.

Holly and ivy, red berries too.

It's all part of Christmas that will come to you.

The fire burns bright on Christmas day.

As we sit and watch the children play.

Paints and games sweets and toys.

The look on the faces of those girls and boys.

The lights turned down, they've gone to bed.

But the Christmas spirit is far from dead.

Twenty four hours and they'll start again.

So it's rest and sleep and dream till then.

Just let it go

ALONE! this autumn morn.

Wind in the trees, sun in the sky.

Shadows dance on marble stones

And still we wonder why!

Leaves swirl, cones drop.

It's not cold,

It's autumn!

Colours flash by my eyes, so bold!

Heart oval, square and round.

Gifts, tokens of love.

Adorn this ground.

For you and I to see.

I know I ask this question why!

There is NO answer,

NO reason.

Just let it go.

And say "Goodbye"

Monday, 19 October 2009

One year on!



Twelve months on

It's very hard.

To say we miss you

What use is a card!


It seems like yesterday

That you were here.

Running around

Without any fear!


But now you're gone

To a better place.

Rest your head

With that smile on your face.


William our friend

We'll never forget.

We thank God

For the lad we met.


Your years were short

But your legacy lives on

Through friends and family

You'll go "ON and on"


Thursday, 15 October 2009

Autumn Leaves

The autumn leaves are falling

Falling fast to the ground.

Autumn leaves are falling

Without even making a sound?

Red, Gold and brown

A carpet all around.

The leaves, they keep falling

Never making a sound?

But what sound should they make

As they fall to the ground?

The leaves they keep falling

Just listen for the sound?

Soon the snow will cover

This blanket on the ground.

But deep below the surface

These leaves will still be found.

Frozen, stiff and wilted

The leaves are on the ground.

But they'll be back again next year

So listen for that sound?

Thursday, 8 October 2009

After the raids

My friends and I just sat and stared.

Crushed and broken.

Smouldering in the smoke filled air.

We were "Kids"

The bombs had dropped.

City on fire.

No water, no power, no roads!

What's going to happen to "US"

We just sat, and sat for a very long time.

Where was mum!

Where was dad!

Are they safe......

Tears ran down our face

We held hands, and wished

Wished the world was a better place!

We looked at each other and said.

"It will be one day"

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Why us!

A grey cloudy November night.

The air was filled with "worry"

Few stars were out.

Why us!

Suddenly a drone filled the air.

The siren started.

And the sky was lit like a Christmas tree.

Why us!

Search lights scanned the black depths.

Picking out our unwanted visitors.

Screaming, whistling, and howling.

Words can't describe the devastation.

That was about to descend on us!!!!!!!

Why us!

This was the night of "Hell"

Our lives would never be the same.

We have to be strong for each other

The tears rolled down my face,

Why us!

Coventry was crushed, on its knees.

They had come to inflict hurt and pain.

And that's just what they did.

One night of terror, one night of horror.

Why us!

The story has been told many times.

We ALL know the outcome of that night.

BUT the "City" and its people were rebuilt.

And we still ask the question.

Why us!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

New Life




Soft and New!

Sharp intake of breath.

A muffled sound.

New life!


The smell!


Like new mown grass.

But it's alive!







It's alive

A "New Life"

Broken Body!

(Man flu or Not!!!)

Heart beat echoes,

Like a banging drum.

Pulse is racing

Is there more to come!

Head is pounding

Hot or Cold!

Throat is raw, like broken glass

Hope this pain is not going to last!

Is it a fever!

Is it a cold!

Is it anything!

Or am I just getting old!

The pain will go

The fever will pass

I'm not ill!

Just look in the glass!

The glass is empty

The potion is gone

I'm feeling better

The body's not wrong!

On my weekly visit to my local cemetery to visit my dad's grave, I came across this note written by my teenage son (Matthew)


It's just something I thought I should share!!!!!!!




To Grandad



I know you can't read this yourself!

But it's just a little note, to say

"Thank You" for all the happy times we shared.


Now you have gone, we miss you so much

But you will never be forgotten, you will

Be in our hearts and memory forever.


Well I am off to live in Manchester soon

And only wish you were here too se me off.

But I know you're looking down, and wishing me

All the very best.


So all in all, hope that you're well up there,

Looking down and feeling proud.


R.I.P. Grandad


Love ...... Matty xxxx