Why Reading for Pleasure?

I decided to write a poem to share my love of reading with the children in my class. So many books… Not sure where to look? Let’s tidy them up as a start, Then read them all and awaken the heart. Reading is everywhere, all shapes and sizes, Look around and...
A Place Where I Always Go.

A Place Where I Always Go.

New to this community and excited to share my writing and be inspired by that of others. During this period of lockdown, I have often stopped to think about all the places and people that are part of my idea of ‘home’. I chose to turn to writing to make these come...

Just One More Game

The kids are gone to bed Finally, peace at last I tap the app and wait Just one more game. The small hand points to the ceiling there’s a quiet creek from upstairs I wait in the lobby Just one more game. The small hand is horizontal My wife will kill me when she...

Stop!!

Why do things get stuck in your head Stuck in your head Stuck in your head Why do things get stuck in your head Stuck in your head Stuck in your head Why do things get stuck in your shoe Stuck in a tree Stuck in the loo, Why do things get stuck in your teeth Stuck in...

I Am Grateful

This afternoon, I am grateful to have been inspired by HillWalker’s gratitude poem on #WritersByNight to sit down with a cup of tea and write a poem about gratitude. I am grateful for this cup of tea: My indifference to the decaf teabag, a painless transition. Fresh...