Once only in citiesdeprivation on streetsangels with dirty facesno shoes on their feetno warmth, no comfort, no foodwhoever they meet. Spare a thought for the wealthyhaving to see this spiltall over the streetway up to the hilthard life for a rich mana millionaires guilt. The first shall be lastthe table will turnthe hungry are fedtheContinue reading “The First Shall Be Last”
Our Ruby Wedding Anniversary Sun was shining bright on that summer’s daycruising along, wind in our hairjust you and I and an open topSo young and free, without a care. Soon came the day, those wedding bellsthat time when we declared ‘I do’the old ways were left behinda journey began to somewhere new. The followingContinue reading “Our Ruby Wedding Anniversary”
Hypocrites The country in lockdownnice day for a ridehe’s exempt from it allthe staying insideking of the castlewith nothing to hide. Heed what he ordersstay home or you’ll fearhe’ll send you a postcard“wish you were here”no matter to himhe’ll shed no tear. He needed a breakthe scenery so nicethe sun shining brightOh those poor eyesheContinue reading “Hypocrites”
A dear old friend of mine past away in 2019.
To my sister-in-law, Jenny, who died a year ago in 2019.
To a nephew who died in 2019
To my faithful companion of 15 years
The front line is fighting hardNightingales every onetending to the sicknot knowing when time’s donebraving every day the enemyuntil the day will come, when we’ll rejoiceand thank them every onethe Nightingales on the wardsin homes and all, bar nonewe’ll thank them for their valourby them the war is won. we owe them everythingthose that riskContinue reading “Nightingales”