Concentration Learning Leisure Poetry


Brain and spinal injury centre, Salford

26th June 2018

two friends locked in a meeting of minds

heads of two mighty armies

engaging in rank from rook through to queen

keeping an eye over each army

is the ruler of the of the land at either end

night facing off against day in a battle royale

grey matter in play, as tactics employed

Acrostic Clothes Colours Religion

Colour of the crown


#Coloryourworld #cyw #royalpurple

Perched on her majesty’s head

Under the frame of silver and jewel

Royal colour emits from the crown

Perhaps – it denotes her status – as head of her church

Like priests and bishops wear the colour in spring at mass in parishes up and down

England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Childhood Food Humour Nursery Rhymes Poetry

Sing a Song of Sixpence

I’ve always liked nursery rhymes. I’ve enjoyed them as a child growing up and  since reading authors like Roald Dahl , Spike Milligan, and Michael Rosen – I’ve also liked how they put a twist in the tale

I’ve written something along a similar line on the Nursery Rhyme “Sing a Song of Sixpence” – hope you all enjoy the read, feel free to comment.

Sing a song of sixpence
A pocket full of rye
Four and twenty blackbirds
Eating Apple pie

When the pie was flown round,
The kings chef took a swing
But ended up in the castle yard
Trying to save the thing

The king came from his counting house
And saw his horse cart break
The queen came from her parlour
To aid the poor chefs aches

The knights they looked all sullen
The squires all forlorn
As yummy Apple pie did fade
And blackbirds treat was born

The maid came from the kitchen
And announced (with a cough)
“No apples to see, it’s sponge for tea –
The Apple pie is off!”