I hope the songwriters concerned (or their estates) will take this collage poem as a compliment and tribute to their beautiful songs. You are my sunshine Bring me sunshine in your smile Sunshine through my window, that’s what you are, My shining star Making me feel I’m on top of the world You make me … Continue reading Borrowed Lines (for someone who’ll never hear them)
The pubs are long closed The coffee’s been drunk And our friends have all gone home. In the quiet of my room After an evening’s false jollity I take off the Brave Face with cleansing cream And am once again alone. Maybe if I ignore it Ostrich-fashion The future Will simply Go away. Written when … Continue reading A poem about the future, written in the past, and relevant again in the present
Rejection, whether it’s by someone in your personal life, or in your career, is always going to be painful. It combines so many horrible feelings, rolled up into one big, miserable one. Your hopes have been dashed, your future isn’t going to be the one you wanted. It’s a massive disappointment. And it’s also embarrassing, … Continue reading If you never get rejected, you’re not taking enough risks, just always playing it safe
Why do so many do it? TV dramas, films. Why do they film so much of it in a coal cellar at midnight, lit by a single match, to create a ‘moody and atmospheric’ air about it? What has actually kicked off this musing is watching the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes (the Robert Downey Jr … Continue reading Left in the dark – am I the the only one who finds ‘moody and atmospheric’ TV dramas and films just plain hard to watch?
A photo to commemorate Anzac Day (April 25).
Have to admit a sense of 'told you so' smugness at reading a news story that social networks are losing their shine. Pavel Durov, founder of the Russian version of Facebook is ditching all his ‘friends’, saying: "Everyone a person needs has long been on messengers. It's pointless and time-consuming to maintain increasingly obsolete friend … Continue reading Social networks losing their shine
How many photos of you does anyone else really appreciate?
Clerk to the court: “All rise please.” Everyone stands. Three people file in, take their places behind the main bench, sit. Clerk: “All sit.” Everyone else sits. Clerk: “The first case before your worships today involves a little girl who is only just over the age of criminal responsibility. Usher, can you please call in… … Continue reading Goldilocks and the Three Magistrates
There'll come a time when it must end be it parting destinies, death or quarrels over the toothpaste. And tears will fall and hearts will break, With a thousand 'if onlys' pointing accusing fingers. Time then enough to feel the loss, to mourn what was and what perhaps should not have been. So now lie … Continue reading Better to have loved and lost…
The story of Blodeuwedd is one of those that fits the Celtic theme of ‘women are strong people and key characters, but usually the cause of trouble/disaster’. Which is at least more interesting than sitting at home, knitting socks, while the men go off on quests and adventures and so on. The hero Lleu Llaw … Continue reading It’s hard when anyone asks you about your childhood and you have to say: “I don’t know. I was a shrubbery.”