What is it, about our uniqueness, Should it exist?  Is it seen as a weakness, To be burnt away, like mist, Our spark and our idiosyncrasies, Does society want us to conform, Join the herd, act in ways that please, Step in line, stay within the norm, What is it about, your uniqueness, That I … More Uniqueness

Uneven laces

Ugly black laceups like shiny leather shoe-boxes slight squeak when I walked… and I had to buy them how I hated those shoes First day dressed early collar constricting and scratchy apron swishing the upside down watch pen in pocket, hair neat and tidy topped with starched cap nurse kit in motion, stepping into the … More Uneven laces

Youthfulness v Age

Twenties feels shy No self confidence, didn’t pull the guys Body language, tended to say, dont talk, go away Thirties feels better, career confidence, go getter Maybe still a little self conscious, in the social whirl but gets better Body language more open ,comprehensive, come talk, am groving Forties, lives life, career rocketing Good social … More Youthfulness v Age


Serendipitous soliloquy Does this tirade scan iambically I pace the floor shouting my declaimation Trying to rid myself of my consternation You swore you loved me, chased and wooed me I began to trust became your devotee How could I become sucked in to this morass I feel a sad rejected lass My ego has … More Soliloquy

The Beast from the East

England has unusually heavy snow falls Written in the Triolet form The beast from the East Snow beautiful, white, pristine falls Blankets the landscape causes chaos Gales from Siberia whoosh, life stalls Snow beautiful, white, pristine falls Drifts on roads, traffic stuck,life mauls All night in cars and vans pathos Snow beautiful, white, pristine falls … More The Beast from the East

The book that is me

I wish you could read the book, that is me The chapters are muddled, loose-leaf and free I feel self-fulfilled most of the time Or brimming with emotion, often undefined Passionate, energetic, a lover of learning Apathetic and lazy, my negatives churning I want to put everything right, with the world To make a difference … More The book that is me

Forever Alone

It’s time for me to say goodbye Tomorrow the communication unit Will be switched off forever…. Doomed to fly alone through space and time She’s old news forgotten by many Stuck in a dark hole Unable to communicate hopes and fears Only able to share some of her precious secrets Intrepid adventurer, cast into the … More Forever Alone