I knew it was too good to be true. With rising concern for the damage to the planet from fossil fuels I bit the bullet and bought my first electric car. Of course they had always seemed to me to be too expensive but this time it looked like a good deal. The batteries would be charged using solar power, basically free. Of course the downside, which the advertisers didn’t mention was, come sunset and the car is either safely tucked up in the garage or like me, patiently sitting at the side of the road till a new day comes.
Monthly Archives: Apr 2022
The glow worm is a quite
small bug that goes out at night
he has a luminous bum
to invite females to come
and check out the eerie green light.
Sands in time cover
each new path through the desert
the winds of change blow.
It’s difficult to imagine a supposedly civilised nation, can, as far as we can tell, without provocation with shells and missiles seek to cow and bully a population of children and the elderly then suffer the frustration of being denied, despite overwhelming power, the elation that is felt by even the most deluded of dictators who believe that conquest is their vocation
It’s taken a while but now I realise
that instead of walking with my eyes
on the paving stones, firmly set down
closing ears and mind to the traffic sounds
that if I’m after a pleasant surprise
instead I should raise them to the skies
to see battlements, arches, slit windows
how many arrows had been fired from those
well although actually if that’s not true
I can still imagine tales of derring-do
as I meander around doing my chores
smiling at the memory of tales of yore.
Time really does fly
as you slide down the zip wire
A day that had seemed a long time coming was finally here. To say I was excited didn’t even come close to describing how I was feeling. Practising for four hours a day to the exclusion of family or social life. My well-thumbed dictionary pages were looking more dog-eared than a basset hound. Today I would be travelling by train to the famous Empire arena to enter and hopefully win the all England scrabble championship, better known as, “Lexicon,” my passport to fame.
Each twisted bare branch
retains a promise of fruit
blossom falls like snow.
Umpapa, umpapa, that’s how it goes
umpapa umpapa everyone knows
whenever I hear the words such as these
I always think of frost laden trees
skyscraper mountains all covered in snow
from where loud alpine horns all echo,
apron clad frauleins bake apple strudel
while leather shorts clad men stand and yodel,
to the sound of , “Umpapa.”
Humpty Dumpty one day took his bird
to somewhere quiet so as not to be heard
when they had finished what he wanted to do
he got up on the wall to admire the view
and the rest as they say, is history.