Tag: behaviour


The journey goes on

        The wheel of life turns

A new awakening burns

                               Thankful to see

New ideas to set me free
Moving through life

Things I can influence

                       Others ambiguous

              Must not waste time 

On things, outside my paradigm 
 Abundant and free

Use influence directly

                         Change the way I see

             Working on the me

Turn irritations to advocacy 
I choose love

                 of the self 

       of life not fixed positions

The journey goes on

Live aware till its gone
I am in awe  blown away

                             I am striving to

           Live life in the happiest way

The Line


This is the line do not cross

Don’t refuse to talk that’s dumb unjust

Don’t Lash out – it will only breed mistrust

In relationships lose the moral high ground

Chose your reactions wisely, they need to be sound 

Your drivers your beliefs turn judgements round

Try to think, not just react choices abound

Air your problems calmly, don’t just fuss

Look out for fairness, listen don’t hush

This is the line do not cross

The Trijan poetry form

Trijan Refrain

The Trijan Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of three 9-line stanzas, for a total of 27 lines. Line 1 is the same in all three stanzas, although a variation of the form is not to repeat the same line at the beginning of each stanza. In other words, the beginning line of each stanza can be different. The first four syllables of line 5 in each stanza are repeated as the double-refrain for lines 7 and 8. The Trijan Refrain is a rhyming poem with a set meter and rhyme scheme as follows:
Rhyme scheme:

a/b/a/b/c/c/d,d (refrain of first 4 words of line five )/c

Syllables per line: 8/6/8/6/8/8/4,4 refrain/8

Anybody fancy trying one?

Here is my first attempt at a trijan.

Project plan.

Prioritise, set goals on time

A mantra, keep in mind

Could help us solve the paradigm

To me it’s just a bind 

 I Juggle more balls  productive

Way of working, seems seductive

I Juggle more balls

I Juggle more balls

Plan and wander, not constructive
Prioritise, set goals on time 

My butterfly mind likes

to flit and fly,is this the crime 

No strong finishing spike

Always a big picture thinker

Way of working such a stinker

Always a big picture 

Always  a big picture 

Watching tv whilst writing! Clincher


Prioritise, set goals on time

Concentrate, on one task 

at a time, helps keep life sublime

Plan it : too big an ask?

Keep stress at bay by working smart

Works well for many, take heart

Keep stress at bay

Keep stress at bay

Make a project plan at the start.


What we need is the fluidity of trust

Not reinforced concrete, with bars that rust

Trust, that our partner will do the right thing

Not constrained, by our moral compass, expectations, with a sting

Love is being given , the space to grow

Support and caring , no rigidity, no under tow 

There is hurt In life, often unintentional

It’s how we deal with the issues, may need unconventional

Can we ever learn, to make our relationships zing

Growing the good, deflecting the sting

We need to learn the lessons from yesterday

Modify our own responses, to the issues at play

Do we find out to late, the relationship could have been good

It was our actions and inactions, that made it into, splinters of wood

What we need is the fluidity if trust.


A new set of values???

​What did I want from this life?

Did I understand as I stumbled through?

Planning. No more like serendipity 

With no direction what have I missed?

With reaction rather than considered action

What crass decisions have I made?

How have those decisions  rolled out across the the cosmos?

How have those ripples impacted on others?

Who have I hurt without thought?

With a philosophy of caring for others

Have I actually been guilty of being egotistical and uncaring?

What do I want from this life?

Maybe a new set of values


Checkmate, parlous state

Playing games, no rebate

Trying moves, pulling strokes

Checkmate, making jokes
Cruel puns, not shared laughter

Scoring points couldn’t be dafter

Checkmate trust revoked, poor trait

Checkmate learning to hate,  is it all too late?
Reset the game, change the rules

Checkmate in life could be for fools

Checkmate put in context

Relationship rebate, delete the contest.