Monday, 31 May 2010

This is something I wrote 2 years ago, I put it away and forgot about it. Today I came across my old book and decided it was time to put it in print.



"A Narrowing OF My Road"


My blog is called "The Long and Winding Road" and is a collection of my thoughts as I travel along my road (The road is "Life") We as individuals all have a road to walk, for some of us the path is flat and smooth, for others rocky and uneven.

My road began to narrow very recently! This was caused by the sad and untimely death of my Dad. A major Juncture in my life, and one that will take months if not years to comprehend.

Suddenly out of the blue my road begins to widen? A very dear friend whom I had not seen or heard of for over 20 years got in touch, a ray of sunshine to brighten a very gloomy few months.

But then like a bolt of lightening my road starts to narrow once again? My friend is diagnosed with a medical condition that requires immediate radical surgery!!!!!

The moral of this short message is : Whatever life throws your way – "YOU" have to stay strong, use your network of friends. And remember to walk with pride down that "Long and Winding Road"


Success is a "Journey" and not a "Destination"

Remember those days!

 Remember those days in that old school yard?
We were young,
Innocent, bold but smart.

Days were long, and full of fun
So many memories
With lots more to come.

Classrooms were full, and never dull
Old fashioned milk bottles
The government rule.

That little glass bottle
And that long white straw
With its silver top, we all wanted more.

That yearly medical!
The nit nurses grin
Hoping your head held nothing within?

But oh how I remember, that old school yard
When the summers were long
Those times were hard.

I look back on those days
And smile with pride
Those old school days, there was nothing to hide.

Sunday, 30 May 2010


Flip-Flop, Flip-Flop
A shoe of comfort
Shoe or not?

Wet or dry
They mould the soul.
All colours of the rainbow
Causing damage untold.

The sun is out
Weather is warm.
These barmy days
When Flip-Flops are worn.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Hot Sun

Early morning, up it comes
bright and yellow with work to do?

Some like it hot?
Some like it cool?

The "Sun" don't care!!!!
It's just

Stay safe ALL - and enjoy it

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Smell those flowers?
feel the warmth of the sun.
Tread that lush green grass
there is so much more to come?

The gate swings open
and I walk inside.
A sight to behold
and there's no where to hide.

Rows of granite, black and grey
glint in that sun that shines all day.
It's Sunday morning,a day of rest.
But,for me it's the day, I like best?

My time to say thanks for the years that he gave
When I visit the cemetary,and my dads grave.
Two years have past,your memory lives on
in the flowers,the garden in them your one?

The moment has come,I open the gate
and say goodbye,it's getting late.
Untill next Sunday the aniversary date
                                                  when I'll be back to open the gate

Saturday, 15 May 2010

The Message

The mobile vibrates
and it makes it's sound.
The supermarkets full
there's people around.

Do I answer now?
or wait till later.
I grab a drink
and buy a paper.

Away from the crowd
out in the sun.
Answer the phone
it has to be done.

A great little text
from a friend far away.
And oh,how that message
brightend my day.