The Mournes

I shall not go to heaven when I die I think I’ll take a road I used to know That goes by Slieve-na-Garagh and the sea And all day breasting me the wind shall blow And I’ll hear nothing but the Peewit’s cry And the sea talking in the caves below I think it will […]

MY WHISKAS

A snowball of fur Bouncing around my garden Chasing butterflies With paws dancing Arched back playfully twisting A pounce on a mouse Whiskers twitching Exotic eyes trouncing sunbeams Ears perched forward on an intent head Demanding to share my plate Ever fussy eater Always ready for a feed Are you playing now the sweetheart that […]

The Real Love

The real love is black and white It is there through the dark days and the sunshine You don’t think twice It is a heart given Stirring in rainbows There in thundery clouds Bespoke in laughter’s charms Ever a therapeutic and loving guide You just know And it can never be erased Real love doesn’t […]

Widowhood

Once my heart sang a song A beautiful tune of loves delight Meeting in the queerest place Two white doves cooed The marriage arrived through a gold star gate And carried us off for a lifetime We traveled along And we pushed the sunbeam And sheltered from the rain So the words were written And […]

LOST LOVE

LOST LOVE THE WORST OF ALL LOVES FLEETING BUT SWEET AS THE SWEETEST PLUM PICKED OUT OF THE BLUE THEN SOMETHING IS SAID IN HASTE WITH A LIFETIME’S REGRET AND IT VANISHES LIKE MELTED ICE ON A WARM BRANCH IN SUMMER NEVER TO RETURN AND AN EMPTY HEART IS LEFT VACANT AND ALONE BUT THE […]

A day to live!

Daybreak is a heart weighed down Then sunshine reflecting on an elderberry tree Clusters of flowers as bright as snow A butterfly chaffinch on the feeder This year’s chick already astute The rusty red mushroom of a Japanese maple Eloquence in a dancing yellow rose My wooden regal eagle The dial of eternal time Tubs […]

Dried Up

I look at the paper in front of me As blank as my day There is constant solitary And my thoughts are far away What of worth can I place on the page? An empty colour of white And I know with my outrage That something isn’t right I shower to cleanse my soul Of […]