Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Beyond The Grail

I took a Journey everywhere
In search of everything
Using maps that had no gaps
Merely spaces filled with string

From here to there I came and went
A stop and starting enterprise
Confusing those I chanced upon
By seeming clearly in disguise

A codebook full of questionnaires
Stored with riddles of intention
Overruling chance that likelihood
Could mislead with condescension

At long last came the finishing point
A revelation destination
Like a dream the signpost showed
To ‘Nowhere Near’ imagination

Tuesday, 28 March 2017


My sixes are in mixes
Today I’m in a fashion spot
A helter-kilter disarray
Of what is right and what is not

I took the wrong side out of bed
Struggled hard to find my slippers
After bringing home the bacon
I forgot my breakfast kippers

My style and self-assurance
Out of balance inside out
Up the creek my state of chic
By rule of form is lacking clout

Beset by lack of similarity
Severely shallow in my skin
I’ve missed the bus of one of us
Out-of-the-way without a pin

My cutting edge is blunted
Lost the password to my locks
If bad hair isn’t bad enough
I’m sadly wearing mismatched socks

Monday, 27 March 2017

Summer Nights

Spellbound blossom gazing
Attuned to whispering leaves
Pure melodies of wings in flight
Duteous spiders making weaves

Potent fingers of the wind
Draw patterns in the sky
A crystal snow in sunlight glow
Magic songs that teardrops cry

As daylight slowly waves goodbye
Unfolding twilight silhouettes
Hear rustles in the undergrowth
The dance of sprightly pirouettes

Saturday, 25 March 2017

My Dog

My dog in keeping with my heels
Is matching every step I take
Off beaten tracks and alleyways
A wagging tail of wide awake

My Dog a loyal loving friend
Without judgement by my side
A thank you deal for every meal
Plus tid-bit extras I provide

My dog lays waiting for my word
Attuned to friendships few demands
A door defender from the predator
Never questions my commands

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Spoilt Brat

Wisdom in those proverbs
Say squeaky wheels will get the oil
Built in demands reflexively
Needy cauldrons on the boil

Babies, children, adolescents
Scream determined for reward
Must have it, want it, need it now
What’s fair is fair ignored

As time goes on and sense sets in
Wildness finds consideration
All journeys are more fruitful
With prudent route negotiation

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Love To You

I write to you 
this softly song
To send you sailing 
on white clouds
Cotton smooth 
to dry those tears

Warm words 
on heartfelt velvet
I see your image 
in a tune
In pictures
of your melody

Your smile I take
wherever I go
A gently swaying breeze 
I send
A lullaby
to blow away your blues 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Stuck In Wednesday


I'm having midweek pauses
In two minds of indecision
Mud stuck in a middle stall
Of bifocal boss-eyed vision

Unsettled on the borderline
Sitting on the fence concerned
Eager for the wind to change
Free of travel plans adjourned

Balancing my left behinds
With tomorrows mass potential
This Wednesday hesitation station
Is neither fish nor fowl essential

Monday, 13 March 2017

Who Stole Their Candy?

Mobile mangled net entangled
Strings are pulled securely
Rendering our puppet minds
To acquiesce demurely

Scrutinized then supervised
Injected minds infected
Unaware how every friendly share
Has them studied then subjected

‘Super Highway’ just another byway
Lets bully despots intercede
Their black hole sucking out control
Festered flows of data bleed

The little minds they mesmerize
Play going nowhere humdrum games
Speed of thought reduced to nought
Removes all independence claims

Nothing forced no holocaust
They have the last word in your root
As you linger with your finger
They have the reins on your pursuit

The final fight is won at night
This conflict needs no arms
Invisible keys unlock fatal breeze
Corals the human kind in farms

LINK: BBC News - GCHQ warns politicians about Russian hacking threat 

Saturday, 11 March 2017

A Portion Of Chips

Our way of life at rapid speed
Changing quicker than we think
Rushing in like tidal waves
Faster than a human blink

What once was dubbed astounding
Becomes a simple single click
A witless chase in cyberspace
Beyond the best magicians trick

Everything is known and shown
Partiality laid bare
No escape behind a curtain drape
Surveyed and followed everywhere

A laugh out loud without a smile
Streaming trends as though they cared
The company that once was kept
Is real existence hardly shared
Compressed in greater data blocks
Freedom dots in nano spots
To only be when called upon
From distant lands in mislaid plots

Sunday, 5 March 2017


The house appears in waiting
Apprehensive naked rooms
Shifting moods accordingly
For those who dream of blooms

Doorways open some half closed
Whispered secrets of the past
Tears of joy and sorrow sounds
So many hopes and wishes cast

Venturing to call and look
Just open wide your mind
For all the riches found in here
Means leaving other bags behind

Saturday, 4 March 2017

For Now It Is Sunday

Sunday morning with a hint of sun
Bringing vigour to my eyes
No need of weekday urgency
This is my Sunday morning prize

Right now I feel good morning
Something changing in the air
Eager stirring in a sleepy nest
Springtime peaceful without care

I’ll pace my steps in dance time
A tiptoe easy gliding beat
Floating silky on a daybreak cloud
Sunday morning springtime sweet

Friday, 3 March 2017

Mutatis Mutandis

Unprompted variations spread
Pouring shapes on fluid drapes
Creating something not yet known
A masterwork on false landscapes

Surprising changes out of sync
Imagination crunch confusion
When what we see just cannot be
A doubtful other world transfusion

Adaptation shock encounters
From interference or pollutant
Driving unexpected changes
Where even status quo is mutant

Based on a BBC Radio 4 Life Scientific episode: "Alison Woollard on what she has learnt from mutant worms"

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


Observing the moon
With eyes foursquare
Tempting the stars
To a celestial dare

Where is the might
Uncovered out there
In stardust secrets
Suspended elsewhere

Attracting a mind
In a captured stare
Reaching to touch
The universe flare

Alone in the moment
So painfully aware
Remote in the distance
Endless stream rivière