A few sweet thoughts

I’ll tell you a tale of a special week When no-one could ever be sour The kitchen was full of sugar and spice And caramel smells by the hour Everyone shared the joy of the sweet_ Classes entered and left in great streams Christmas puddings, Nut parcels, ever so rich With stuffed dates and Peppermint …

The Young Visitor

Bell rings, door opens, no “Hallo!” or, “By your leave!”Passing through the hallway, wipes her nose upon her sleeve,Through the open kitchen – she quickly found the way,To where she knows the toys are. She settles down to play. At Two, (do we remember?), the World was great indeed,Plenty of love and lots of food, …

Ego

(written after the massacre, by a ‘loner’ at Newtown, Connecticut) A chilling stillness overcomes the worldUnbelieving, did this really happen?A troubled man escapes, anger unfurledBlinded, armed, exploding ‘mongst the children.We cannot guess the state of our brotherThe secret quest to find his own ego,The silent conflict ‘twixt Man and MotherHow can we know what’s never …

Where are we going?

Each day, we read, how we’re, so smart We invent and make more things,  So if we are, let’s play our part, Make sure the work no evil brings. Progress is the general call, Most has a value true, But equally our minds can be Blinded by the selfish view. Again it seems self-centred greed …

Political electioneering

We are becoming submerged in a cacophony of news, Each day the avalanche continues, many vibrant views, Often exaggerated to whet our appetite With opinions, unrelated to what is wrong or right. No time for thoughtful discussion, of what really should be done Before another deluge falls, the politics re-spun Heads must roll, to say …