THE BALLAD OF THE LAUGHING SEAGULL

I was walking down the beach enjoying the sun and sand, with a delicious ice-cream dripping down my left hand.   With the wind in my hair and the waves at my feet, I was so full of joy and enjoying my treat.   Then swooping by with such gentle grace was a sight that…

STORM FRONT

  Away in the distance on a cold dreary night, the horizon is lit by flickering lights. Storm clouds as black as the darkest heart and lightning tears the very air apart.   A grumbling mass of swirling bile, the silence, the earth, the night to defile. Like distant portents of desolate doom, sorry shadows…

THE BALLAD OF THE BALD HEDGEHOG

Have you ever heard the tale about the hedgehog with no spikes, such a sweet little boy who all the other’s didn’t like?   A case of Alopecia, there was nothing they could do, such a sad little hedgehog who cried and cried, “Boo-Hoo”.   But soon the lad grew older, he wanted to look…

FIRE ON THE HORIZON

The sultry, summer sun sets on the distant horizon, setting ablaze, in a shimmering heat haze the careless, cumulous clouds.   Distant twinkling stars start to awake in the turquoise twilight sky; mysterious worlds, afar and on high.   The end of another glorious day with a promise of more to come. Days as fresh…

PORTENTOUS PROGNOSIS

If Mother Nature could speak… I’m the first light of dawn setting fire to the skies, the awe that ends with a soft, sated sigh. I’m the slow, gentle sway of ancient, lofty trees, branches of life filled with wonders to be. I am sands and seas; a warm summer breeze blowing soft, whispered tunes…

BROKEN BOUGHS

Swaying aloft on a warm summer breeze The life-giving forests of wise, ancient trees… Lush green leaves of a forest, green, its purest form, now so seldom seen. Majestically reaching so high in the hills, no roots of malice; no hate or ill-will. To wistfully walk among bramble and bush; through wind-swept grasses, so gentle…

BLINK

A family gathering, a party so bright, revellers dancing well into the night. Everyone filled with joyful mirth, role models all; the salt of the earth. Lost in their laughter with a roof to raise, failing to see the mans cold vacant gaze. Music and singing, they don’t see their guest as his face gives…

THE BALLAD OF THE SKATEBOARDING ANT

If you’ve ever seen an ant go whizzing by faster than his friends and with goggles on his eye’s, then without a doubt, skidding through the plants, you’ve met my friend Albert, The skate-boarding ant. From the day he was born he was rushing around hither and thither, like a spring unwound. His mum would…

THE BALLAD OF ZOLA THE ZEBRA

Zola the Zebra lived far, far away and always had so much fun, with lots of friends they laughed and played and sang beneath the hot sun. At first, her friends were a little confused and thought her a curious sight, for unlike her friends with their wonderful stripes, Zola was born purest white. She…

TIMES BROKEN ARROW

The world keeps rocking to the sound of the void, a pirouette through time that we simply can’t avoid. But what have you done today? Did the fool on his errand pass you silently by? Did you have much to say, as his time, like the clock, seemed to fly? And the world is careering…

TWILIGHT DELIVERY

The flickering light calls from across the disused railway embankment, a lonely beacon sending signals into the misty grey dawn. Quietly questioning a world still wrapped in strong arms of slumber. I consider sending an answer, would that I understood its coded question. I’m drawn into its intoxicating world by the pulsating rhythm of its…

WOODLAND WONDER

Gently caressed by the breath of the breeze, branches sway atop tall lofty trees. Restless leaves, to gnarled fingers, cling wondering what freshness the new day will bring. Hopping about on long leafy arms, fluttering feathers displaying delicate charms. Beautiful songbirds sing out their sweet melodies in the grand performance of natures sweet harmony. Bushy…

THE BALLAD OF KEVIN THE KANGAROO

Kevin the Kangaroo just couldn’t hop and jump, whilst all his friends were playing he would sit there like a grump. They’d jump across the fences and jump across the land leaping and laughing and waving their small hands They’d race all around on their powerful back legs, then jump over washing lines with colourful…