Here is a portal sent through time, From the future or our past? Time is a loop, An eternal ring, Never ending – Yet cannot last. From somewhere beyond, We may know someday, Or conversely, never see. Our limited brain comprehends, not yet, What our past, and our future have been. The stones hold the secret To immortal life, We […]


The warmth and comfort of my small world Seem far and distanced and out of reach My complacent mind was shaken awake As that narrow tunnel I began to breach. As colours swirled and sounds merged in, I heard the ‘midwives’ voices say Now here’s the head, we’re almost there, One final push – she’s on her way. The thunder […]


I came here from Salford Where the only thing ‘soft’ is the water. (Oh how I miss that sweet water) The Salford I knew and loved Was fast disappearing Under masses of ugly concrete facades, And incomers – The druggies, ex-cons, And the mothers who couldn’t care less About anything else But where the next fag, and can of beer […]


As the sun peeps through the heavens, We unfold our petals bright, Stretching in the early morning, Reaching out to taste the light. Dewdrops rest on tiny petals, Heaven sent, our thirst to slake. Purest water, welcome sunshine, Nourished now, we’re wide-awake! Trembling in the breeze, you’ll see us As we smile to cheer your day, Nestled in amidst the […]

Pluto and the Imp

A tale was told in recent times Of Fen, an Imp of goodly ways. Strange music he began to hear, One misty evening through the haze. Fear flowed with the haunting strains, His noisy heart thrummed as he ran – Not loud enough to overcome The calling tune of Connorbahn. Instinctively he knew his fate, And yet he fought against […]


So, where to now? For the final time, our tempers Turned around to take a bite. Senseless accusations leaped From me to you, and back again, Generating so much pain, Another row! ~ What have we done? For here I stand without a life. Mocked by this tired reflection In the exit door. Through trembling lips The question hangs, then […]


Languid intoxication blurs my senses, Liquefying the memory Of the lies dripping So easily from your lips. Trying vainly to erase The acidic bitterness Drenching my soul, Dousing the elegiac emotions Inanely lingering. Yes, your translucent demeanour flourished Around my delicate psyche. Those sordid acts of betrayal Withering my soul Still more With each subtle blow. Ahhh, I sip this […]


When I walk along the ‘prom’ At home, here by the sea, The spinning carousel there Brings such memories to me. Sometimes, I buy a ticket Just to ride my favourite mare, And we gallop back to childhood days, Where I lived, without a care! The seduction of the music The enchanting organ sound. The sweet intoxication Of being whirled around. […]


Meandering through These inner depths, Mystified still, At the wonder of it all… Velveteen heart-thrum setting the scene For a lifetime Of stumbling chaos. Flying… Surviving this far, Amazing feat! Realisation dawns Of my own mortality. Sifting through layers Of occurrences – Incidents, accidents, ‘happenings’ Gliding… Oh, so much heartache Reaped throughout the years! The pain of loving Grasping at my […]