Changes

Poetry

#Everythingchanges

Salford 6th August 2018

Someone I knew told me of life’s big secret

It’s not all laid out for you, you make your own paths

Things that seem important to you

Success, Jobs, Money, Ambition

all go to brass tacks from the view of a hospital bed

so you follow the road set in front of you

hoping you don’t hit the crack in the floor

hoping you stay healthy, and stable and wise

and staying one step from being poor

for those streetwise enough on the corner

are one step away from the street

so they’re selling a publication

to get cover from the cold of the neet.

Crossroads

Acrostic, Learning, Poetry

Salford 12th February 2018

Crossroads

Coming to a big decision is

Really down to you

Of course, you have the choices laid out for you

Smorgasbord of things to do , and places to go

Some helpful advice from teachers, academics and of course, family

Reactions from friends – expected – they might be sad but

Over time – they’ll respect your decision

After you’ve weighed up all the advice

Dont panic – and

Somehow you’ll go down the right path

 

 

Devastation

Nature, People, Places

Devastation

25th January 2017

They’re chopping down a field of trees

in the name of education,

they need the wood you see

“For the pencils!” they all plea

 

but its not just education

but houses and furniture too

there’s plots of brown compacted soil

where once – a lush forest grew

 

And passing through the area

down a freshly tarmacked road

you can see where JCBs dug up land

to build some new abode

 

But Parents children and Grandparents too

don’t like losing the plot of their trees

so they’re stood outside the entrance

hoping someone will hear their pleas.

 

For what is the sign of progress ?

clogged roads and towers – they’re not keen

they prefer their homes nice and quiet

in their oasis of green.

 

 

 

Capture it….

Heritage, Historical, History

Enthusiasm

Young minds wondered aimlessly

around the museum space

hearing the sounds around them

as they found their place

 

The colour returned – to their eyes

upon seeing my trolley – to my surprise

and hearing a colleague veterans tale

it was like we’d found the holy grail

 

Stories were told as they wore the hats

and genuine interest grew from these cats

as enthusiasm blossomed around our bit

The teacher wanted to bottle it…

 

For as the veteran told his tale

the enthusiasm blossomed without fail

and communication started tween young and old

as a tale of the home front it was told.

Filling in the Blanks

Art, Arts, Colours, Growing up, Learning, Rainbows

Blank

The scroll of paper

was pinned to the wall

ready for action

 

It remained as it was

for a number of minutes

as little thinkers – Thought

 

Blank white paper

with nothing to say

but – “FILL ME IN”

 

Suddenly a word, two or three

accompanied by colours diagrams and pictures

explode from the white – Reds Greens and Blues

 

Ideas, Opinions, Conceptions

filling up the space

forming a finished picture

 

And with Masterpiece complete

the story presented

The picture is stored away for safe keeping

 

Revealing – Another Blank Space