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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

SPAIN

I hope you enjoy these poems and songs inspired by Spain -
 
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¿POR QUE EL CAMPO?
WHY THE COUNTRY?

Leave the city, leave the town
Leave behind your worried frown

To the country you must go
If tranquillity you’d know

In the country you will see
Suddenly your heart is free

Filled with peace now you will find
Life is of a different kind

Blessed each day with growth anew
Nature brings her joy to you
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Fruit
There you find the blossom trees
Giving nectar to the bees

Or, in summer, hanging now
Heavy fruit upon the bough

Oranges and lemons bright
Follow blossom fragrant white

Juicy nispero and fig
Grow on trees both small and big

Then you find the prickly pear
If you pick it, do take care!
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Trees
Trees are shelter from the sun
Or for climbing, just for fun

Insects scurry up and down
From the trunk into the crown

Geckos dash within the tree
Faster than the eye can see

Slow chameleon will stand
Blending colour to the land

Spiders float on finest thread
Weaving webs above your head
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Birds
Tiny birds land for a rest
Maybe start to build a nest

Finches flitter, hoopoes call
Different birds both big and small

Swallows skim across the ground
Like it was a stream they’d found

Overhead the eagles cry
As they soar into the sky

Then they plummet to the ground
To some hidden prey they found
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Flowers
Flowers in great abundance grow
Some quite high and some so low

Red and yellow, pink and blue
Some you know and some are new

Gloriously they clothe the ground
Like a rainbow all around

Nodding heads, they trace the sun
From the morn till day is done

Shedding fragrance, joy to see
Gift of God for you and me
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Sounds
Grasses rustle in the breeze
Wind plays music in the trees

Lie upon the grass and hear
Chirping crickets very near

In the distance, hear the bells
Recognise the tale they tell

Goats are bleating far away
From the breaking of the day

Birds all sing the sweetest song
From the dawn and all day long
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Smells
Musky fragrance fills the air
Wild herbs are around you there

Lavender with purple-blue
Sage with yet another hue

Thyme and fennel side by side
All their glory will not hide

Oregano, mint and dill
So content, you breathe your fill

Gather them within your arms
Let them each release their charms
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Wildlife
Hidden from the casual eye
Rabbits often hurry by

Deer may wander, do you know?
Are you watching as they go?

Tiny creatures in the ground
Scurry by without a sound

Snakes may slither in the grass
Do you see them as they pass?

All the fauna that is there
Do we give the time to stare?
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People
Country people are the best
They know how to work and rest

How to toil and then have fun
Live with nature’s ways as one

Country folk always caring
Generous and so sharing

They have found the key to life
Be content with no more strife

Living in the wondrous land
Fashioned by the Maker’s hand
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FRANCISCO BEAR
In the mountains of Spain
On a cold winter’s night
As the olive wood flamed
And the fire burned bright
I came into the world
For before the next morn
While the stars filled the sky
I, Francisco, was born

Birth certificate
Francisco T. Eddie
123 Stuffing Street
10.12.90

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MAGDALENA BEAR

It was on a beautiful sunlit day
That I was created by Dolly May
She stitched me and filled me with loving care
Until I became such a perfect bear
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SPANISH AUTUMN
Benidorm December 2005

Crispy leaves crunch
beneath my feet
As I walk on the three-lined street
The dappled sunshine
sheds its beam
Glowing on leaves of
gold and green
White clouds hang in azure sky
And seagulls soar,
see how they fly
The breeze creates
a rustling sound
And autumn leaves
tumble all around
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JEREZ TO MALAGA
February 2006


Mountains and valleys embroidered with olive trees
Turning the land to a patchwork spread

Scattered with blossom of pink and white almond trees
Sights of such beauty go round in my head

Roads weave and wander through fields of myriad green
Twisting and turning as new views appear

Blue skies above us are dotted with fluffy clouds
All the land glowing with sunshine so clear

Cows on a hillside are splashes of brown on green
Solitary ruins appear now and then

Wonderful country, the beautiful land of Spain
I long to travel, again and again

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WHERE IS IT?

It is only November
Where is it?
What wind
What cold
Where is it?
Snow covers the mountains
And villages disappear
Where is it?

Who stole Autumn?

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ANDALUCIA
(song)

Andalucia, how I love your valleys, hills and plains
Andalucia, how I love your sunshine and your rain

Land of olives and raisins
I cannot cease my praising
You are my home for ever
And I pray that I leave you never

You are everything to me,
This land, that fills my heart with joy each day, this land is Andalucia

Andalucia, how I love your people and their ways
Andalucia, how I love to live here every day

Land of simple pleasures
So full of natural treasures
You are my dreams come true
And my heart will forever be with you

You are my country, my home
This land, that fills my heart, with joy each day, this land is Andalucia
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ESPANA
(Song)

It’s so good to be back again
It’s so wonderful here in Spain
Where the sky is a heavenly blue
And all the people are friendly too

In the warmth of the glowing sun
Everybody can have such fun
It’s so easy to see
Why Spain is the place for me
(chorus)
Espana espana this is the place to be
Espana espana, this is the place for me

I relax with the siesta
Then I dance at the fiesta
And we all have a wonderful time
Drinking sangria and good wine

It’s a beautiful place to be
By the Mediterranean sea
It’s so easy to see
Why Spain is the place for me
(chorus)
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Monday, December 15, 2008

VALENTINE





ALL MY DEVOTION

Darling I give you
my total devotion
For my love is
deeper than any ocean
With your hand in mine
I can reach any star
It’s so beautiful just
to be where you are
My dearest I love
everything about you
And life just isn’t
worth living without you
So please say that you’ll
always be my Valentine
And that your loving heart
forever will be mine

xxx


AS YEARS GO BY

This valentine
is here to say
I love you more
each passing day
And as the years
go by we know
From strength
to strength
our love
will grow

I Love You

xxx

DEAR VALENTINE

Dear Valentine I need you
with every passing day
Sweet Valentine I need you
much more in every way
I need you every morning
to greet each day anew
I need you here each evening
to end the day with you
And in between I need you
beside me all the way
So Valentine please tell me
that you will always stay

xxxxxx



SIMPLY
MY VALENTINE

This card is coming
simply to say
I love you more
with each passing day
So please say
you’ll stay my Valentine
And now and always
you will be mine

xxx


BELOVED
VALENTINE

More than all the fishes
swimming in the sea
More than all the leaves
that hang on every tree
Deeper than the ocean,
higher than the sky
Brighter than a rainbow
where the sunbeams fly
All this love I give to
no-one else but you
Purest dedication,
faithful, ever true
All I ask of you,
beloved Valentine
Promise me forever,
your love will be mine

xxx

DARLING VALENTINE

My love, my heart is full of pride
When I am walking by your side
And with the lovely things you do
My heart swells up with love for you
Your tender kisses so inspire
And fill my heart with sweet desire
My heart is yours, say yours is mine
For ever, darling Valentine

xxx

DEAREST
DARLING

For all the happiness
we share
This card can’t show
the love and care
My dearest darling
love of mine
I’d send
A million valentines

xxx


DEAREST VALENTINE

My heart is full
of love for you,
I feel it swell
with pride
You bring such joy
and happiness
my feelings
I can’t hide
So take me in
your arms my love
and give to me
your heart
And with the love
that we two share
we never more
will part

xxx

JUST YOU

If I could choose
in all the world
what I would rather do
Then it would be
exclusively to spend
my time with you
For you’re the very
sun and rain so vital
to this flower
It really is no wonder
that I love you
more each hour

xxx


HAPPY
VALENTINE’S
DAY

You make me
happy Valentine
and fill my heart
with pride
And I’m so glad
to call you mine
and have you
by my side
So when those little
words I say,
you know that
it is true
That every day
in every way
I’m more in love
with you

xxx


I AM YOURS

All my love
and all my heart
and all my
lifetime too
Are yours
dear Valentine
for all of me
belongs
to you

xxx


LOVING YOU

Loving is wanting
to be where you are
Our hearts together
though near or afar
Loving is sharing
in all that we do
Caring so deeply
as I care for you
Loving is wanting you
just to be mine
Now and forever
my own Valentine
Loving is so
very easy to do
When it means loving
wonderful you

xxx


MY DEAREST ONE

My dearest one
You are the sun
The moon and
stars to me
You are the night
My shining light
And everything I see
You are my day
In every way
The one I’m living for
My whole life through
I give to you
My love for ever more

xxx


MY HEART IS YOURS

If all the hearts in all the world

Were put in one long line

They wouldn’t match the love for you

That’s in this heart of mine

xxx


MY PRICELESS VALENTINE

You could give me lots of silver
and tons of glistening gold
And all the rich red rubies
my arms could ever hold
Or emeralds green and shining
and sapphires sparkling blue
But I would say again my love,
I’d rather just have you

Your honesty like diamonds,
your teeth like pearls aglow
And money means so little
with one like you to know
So all the gold and silver
and precious gems galore
Mean nothing in comparison
to the one that I adore

xxx


MY SPECIAL VALENTINE

You’re a very special person
And I love you very much
You’re kind and
understanding
And there’s magic
in your touch
You’re all that I
could wish for
A love that is so fine
And I’m so very glad
my love
That you’re my Valentine

xxx


MY VALENTINE

If all the greatest poets
combined their words of love
With every single arrow
Cupid shot from up above
And all the loving feelings
from here to Timbuktoo
They wouldn’t measure
half of what I feel,
my love, for you

I Love You

xxx


MY VALENTINE CHOICE

Take all the he-men
in the world
And dashing
film stars too
Or kings and princes
– of them all
My love,
I’d still choose you

xxx

MY WORLD

You’re such a
lovely person
It’s very plain to see
Just why I think
the world of you
For you’re
the world to me

xxx


SWEETEST VALENTINE

My dearest sweetest Valentine
I am so proud to call you mine
When I am by your side it seems
I’m in a land of happy dreams
My prayer is just to be with you
Today and for our whole lives through
For you’re the one that I adore
And I will love you evermore

xxx


WORDS OF LOVE

If you take all the words
that lovers have spoken
Since the beginning of time
They still wouldn’t show
all the love that I feel
For you my own
sweet Valentine

I Love You

xxx

YOU’RE THE BEST


I love you so much
I simply can’t count it
But nothing on earth
will ever surmount it

xxx

YOU ARE THE ONE

You are my dearest
Valentine, the one
that I adore
The only one
I want to share
my life with evermore
The special one
in all the world,
and it’s so plain to see
My love, my life,
my Valentine,
you are the one for me

xxx



YOU’RE SO SWEET

It’s nice to give
a card or two
To someone who’s
as sweet as you
Because you mean
so much to me
I’d be so glad to
give you three!
For all the happiness
we share
One card can’t show
the love and care
My dearest darling,
love of mine, I’d give
a million valentines

xxx


YOU’RE CUTE

You’re cuddly as a bunny
So sweet and lovely too
I’d like to take you home with me
And make a pet of you!

xxx


MY GUY

Thrills I get that are so real
Only you can make me feel
Now I’ve kissed you I can see
You’re the kind of guy for me

Give yourself to me to love
And we’ll fly to clouds above
Be my special number one
Both of us will have such fun

xxx


VALENTINE SONG

That Old Black Magic has me in it’s spell
And I’ve Got you Under my Skin
The Very Thought of You makes my spirits swell
Mr. Wonderful, you make my head spin
You’re too Good to be True
And this I can see
That Some Enchanted Evening
You and I will be
No Stranger in Paradise but soaring above
So Fly Me to the Moon –
come Be my Love

xxx


MY LIVE WIRE

I get the shakes when you hold me near
When you kiss me, flashing lights appear
You make me tingle in my heart
I ache like mad when we’re apart
With flashing lights and clanging bells
Is this just static?
Or something else!

xxx


CLOUD NINE

When you’re with me my special man, cloud one comes into view
I walk with you and feel you near, and step upon cloud two
Cloud three appears the second that you hold my hand in yours
You kiss me gently, stars appear, and up floated cloud four
We laugh and talk of many things and round comes number five
Cloud six, you hold me close and make me glad to be alive
You send such shivers up my spine, cloud seven is so great
The love we share in harmony takes me to number eight
Just loving you, dear Valentine my feelings are divine
My life is simply heaven now I’m
high upon cloud nine!

xxx

EMPHATICALLY YOURS

Just let me tell you I love you so
Tell you that I really care
That nobody has place above you
And that I’ll always be there
Your presence makes me ecstatic
You’re the only one I adore
This statement is quite emphatic
Dear Valentine, I am Yours

xxx


YUMMY YOU

Have I told you lately you’re gorgeous?
Your attractiveness simply enormous!
You’re also terrifically charming
So scrumptious that it’s quite alarming
So what can a girl like me do?
But offer my heart now
TO YOU

xxx


NEW LOVE

It’s somehow different, somehow new
The feeling that I have for you
There’s something special and it’s more
Than anything I’ve felt before
The strange thing is that I don’t know
Just what it is makes me feel so
I only know that it’s so fine
And that I feel it all the time
The extra glow when I’m with you
The million things I’d like to do
I can’t explain the way I feel
But it will last ‘cause this is real
This deep enduring peace inside
Contentment when you’re by my side
Sweetness, love, enraptured bliss
Valentine, you bring all of this

xxx


PERFECT ONE

Let the rain come down,
but I don’t care
For in my heart the weather is fair
The sky is blue, not a cloud in sight
The sun is still shining clear and bright
The birds are singing a lovely tune
And I could jump right over the moon
My world is happy and perfect too
My Valentine, all because of YOU

xxx


THE EYES OF LOVE

The world is different since I met you
The sky’s a richer shade of blue
The sun shines brighter all day long
And birds all sing a happier song
The grass is greener ‘neath my feet
And all the flowers smell more sweet
But it’s not the world that’s changed but me
For through the eyes of love I see

xxx


THINKING OF YOU

I won’t tell you you’re beautiful and gorgeous and the best
I won’t say you’re magnificent and high above the rest
Or that you are my perfect dream and I’m so glad you’re mine
I won’t keep saying all this –
I’ll just think it all the time!

xxx

YOU ARE MAGIC

It’s wonderful and amazing too
What just one kiss from you can do
As your soft lips brush close to mine
I feel a joy that’s so divine
My knees go weak, my spirits soar
And all I want is more, more, more
There’s magic in your every touch
That’s why I love you oh so much

xxx


MY UNIVERSE

When your arms are around me
I hold the world in my hand
When your lips meet my lips
It’s as if it were planned
When you say I love you
My world bursts into song
And I know that I’ve found the place where I belong
You are everything to me, you’re my sun and my stars
My life and my universe are there where you are
You’re my reason for living,
All my dreams have come true
The one that I’ve prayed for
all my life dear, is you
You’re my purpose for being,
You’re the smile in my eyes
I gambled with love and
I won the first prize

xxx


LOVE LIGHT

I’ll never find the words to show how much I truly care
But when you look into my eyes you’ll see the love that’s there
You’ll see the joy and happiness all shining clearly through
The sweet contentment deep inside that comes from loving you
And when I look into your eyes
I see the love light shine
Just telling me again my love
That you’re my Valentine

xxx

KISSES

I’d like to take you in my arms
and kiss you tenderly
I’d kiss you on the elbow,
I’d kiss you on the knee
I’d kiss you on your fingers
And then I’d kiss your toes
I’d kiss you on the end of your lovely little nose
I’d kiss you round the corners
And kiss you on the flat
I’d kiss your curly hair
(if you don’t wear a hat)
I’d shower you with kisses
Until I make you mine
So please return my kisses
And be my Valentine

xxx


DEAREST BELOVED

My dearest beloved,
I’ll always be true
For I’ve never loved
anyone like I love you
I’ll need you for ever
for you fill my heart
If ever I lost you it would
just break apart
So stay with me Darling
and make my life fine
And promise that you will
forever be mine

xxx

MY LIFE

I love you more with every day
I need you more in every way
My love is yours, my life is too
For it is nothing without you

Happy Valentine’s Day

xxx


ALL YOURS

All I am and all I do
Is Beloved, just for you
So my love, my Valentine
Tell me when you will be mine

xxx


MY DREAM

Valentine, I just want to say
You’re all I’m longing for each day
My every hope and dream come true
Is just, my love, to be with you

xxx


TOGETHER ALWAYS

Dear Valentine I think you are
The best in all the world by far
So dear and loving, sweet and kind
A better love I could not find
So please say you and I will be
Together for eternity

xxx


DAFT VALENTINE

You’re my cuddly wuddly Valentine
And I love you lots and lots
You’re so snuggly buggly wuggly
And I need you pots and pots
You’re much betterer and gooderer
Than anyone else I know
More bestest than the restest
And this, to you, I’ll show
I’ll hissy wissy kissy you
Until your lips do shine
And love you till you’re all loved out
My beloved Valentine

xxx


HAPPY VALENTINE

A very happy Valentine’s day
Is what this message comes to say
To wish you joy in all you see
For that’s what your love brings to me

xxx

MY LOVE IS YOURS

My love is yours
And yours alone
Until the end of time

And you will be
For ever
My beloved Valentine

xxx


THE BREATH OF LIFE

There just aren’t words enough to say how much I love you so
But these few lines may tell you what I’m wanting you to know

You mean the very world to me and you will always be
My everything, as precious as the breath of life to me

xxx



DEVOTED

I love you so much
and I just want to be
loving for ever
with you beside me
Whatever you’re doing
I want to be there
Good times and bad times
With you let me share
All of my life
I devote just to you
Let me bring sweet love
To your whole life through

xxx


MY NUMBER ONE

I knew when first we met that something special had begun
But little did I know back then you’d be my number one
And now, as all the years have passed, our love has grown and grown
And all I need for ever more
is you to be my own
so Happy Anniversary, my life,
my love, my friend
My life, my love are yours alone
until the very end

xxx

MY DEAREST
DARLING VALENTINE

You’re my dearest darling valentine, the one that I adore
The only one I want to share my life with ever more
The nicest man in all the world and it’s so plain to see
My love, my life, my Valentine,
you are the one for me

xxx


THE BEST

If all the he-men in all the world were there for me to choose
I’d make my choice without a pause, no second would I lose
I wouldn’t choose the richest or the one who looked the best
I’d choose you my Beloved, because you beat all the rest
(put together!)

xxx


THE CLEAR WINNER

It’s clear to see why I love you
It’s obvious just why I care
Because you’re transparently
Quite the best
That I could choose anywhere!

Happy Valentine

xxx


BE MINE?

I need you more with every day
Please tell me what more
can I say?
I need you, love you,
Want you too
To make you mine –
What do I do?

xxx


MY EVERY-DAY VALENTINE

This Valentine card
is coming to say
You´re my special Valentine
every day
My love for you grows
with every year
And day by day
you become more dear

You´re my dearest love,
my friend so true
And I just think the
whole world of you
I love you so much
and it´s so fine
That you are my
every-day Valentine

xxx


29th FEBRUARY

I don’t want you to marry me
So please don’t run a mile
But it’s the 29th of Feb
I thought I’d make you smile

I offer you on bended knee
My hand for ever more
Plus all the other bits of me
You may have uses for!

I offer you my love and life
My heart for ever true
But I don’t need to be a wife
I just wanna live with you

xxx

MY INSPIRATION

After all these years, you are still my number one
You inspire me, my love, as you have always done
I love you as much as ever, this is so true
My love, my life, my Tony
My everything is you

xxx


THE ONE

The One
Who loves me
Who was born for me
Who died for me
Who loves me still
Despite all my faults
My love
My Jesus
My Lord

I Love You

xxx


MY NUMBER ONE

You're my number one, my only love

There´s no-on else I would place above

You're the very best in the world to me

My only Beloved, because you see ....

You fill my life with love each day

You make me happy in every way

You are everything, my love and my life

My dearest Valentine, with love from your wife

xxx

MY BELOVED

I love you Darling, with all my heart
Together for ever, we will never part
I need you sweetheart, in every way
By my side loving me, with me every day
You´re all I dream of, my love, my life
The very best of me is being your wife

xxx


FOR MY BELOVED VALENTINE

Darling, you hold the key to my heart

And that means that we will never part

For I give all of my love to you

And love you dearly for all you do

We´ve been together a long, long time

And I´m still yours and you are still mine

Our love is locked like the heart with key

Because I love you and you love me
xxxxx

 DEAREST HUSBAND

You are my beloved valentine
And I am so happy you are mine
You take good care of me every way
Bringing me happiness every day
My heart is yours, my love and my life
I´m just so happy to be your wife
xxxxxx




ROMANTIC



These are all very romantic poems, mostly inspired by and dedicated to the love of my life, Tony
 



MY FLOWER

More gentle than the dew upon the petal of a rose
And sweeter than the perfume a passion flower throws
Warmer than the golden glow the daffodils portray
And richer than the rarest orchid each and every way
With eyes just like the bluebells as they twinkle in the sun
And teeth like pretty snowdrops ‘tween lips that smile with fun
A voice so full of comfort like the rippling of a breeze
As it passes love’s sweet secrets from the flowers to the trees
All this and so much more is the flower that I see
It’s you my own beloved, you’re everything to me

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YOUR LOVE

Your love created a new world for me
A beautiful world I thought I’d never see
For no greater gift can this life ever show
Than the understanding and love that we know
Now the way that I’m feeling is something so new
Because for the first time I know I’m loved too
And I can depend on you always to care
Through good or bad times I know you’ll still be there
And I just can’t tell you how special it feels
But maybe the look in my eyes can reveal
The deep and abiding love I have inside
For you dearest one that I just cannot hide
It’s there when I’m sleeping and
when I’m awake
and there just for you in each move that I make
it comes from my heart and my body and soul
For I was in pieces – your love made me whole

******


YOUR TOUCH

The touch of your soft hand on my face
That makes my heart beats begin to race
The look in your eyes as they meet mine
That makes me burst with joy so fine
The strength of your arms around me near
Protecting and taking away all fear
The ecstasy in your every kiss
That fills my very soul with bliss
All of these things that I feel from you
Are what makes me love you as much as I do

******



OUR LOVE

Sometimes life can be so bad
Make us cry and feel quite sad
But through it all one fact is true
You love me and I love you
Together we will ride the storm
Our love will keep each other warm
And nothing anyone can say
Will ever take our love away
Our understanding keeps us strong
Together where we both belong
And as our problems come and go
Take comfort from the truth we know
That with a love as good as this
We always have contented bliss

******
 

MY WISH

I wished upon the rainbow, as dreamers often do
That always and forever I’d share this love with you
And as the rainbow sparkled with colours all aglow
Your face appears before me, the one that I love so
And though the rainbow’s gone now and skies are filled with grey
The sunshine of the love we share
will never fade away

******

 

I SAY!

I could say it to you a million times
Put it to song or down in rhymes
I could say it softly to you and then
Shout it loud again and again
I could have it written in letters fair
On a kite to fly in the air
But all these things I think I could do
Can not express how much I love you

******


ALL FOR YOU

I give you my arms to hold and caress
And also my lips, upon yours to press
I give you my eyes, for you they adore
And all that I am, and then even more
I give you my faith and all my trust too
For they are so safe when given to you
I give you my all, especially my heart
For with you my happiness will never part

******


PLEASE SAY IT!

I know you’re not the kind of man that words come easy to
And so I don’t expect to hear such words of love from you
But sometimes when I’m feeling low and my tears fall like rain
It only takes three words from you to make me smile again

I don’t make big demands of you, I try to keep you free
But this one thing I ask of you, to try to do for me
A few more words just now and then to make me feel much better
And if you find it hard to say – then why not try a letter!

******
 

GIVE ME YOUR HEART

I don’t ask much, I just want your heart
I just want to be for ever a part
Of each day you spend, each moment to share
all of your good times and all of your care
So all that I ask is your heart for me,
filled with your love of sweet constancy
And here in return to you dear I give
my heart full of love, as long as I live

******


WHILE WE ARE APART

My love, while I am far away
I miss you more with every day
Your tender lips and loving arms
Your radiant smile and gentle charms
I miss your voice that thrills me so
And your sweet love more than you know
So when my time away is through
The best part’s coming home to you

******


MY SUNSHINE

You’re my sunshine on a rainy day
Your brightness takes my dark clouds away
When all is quiet you’re the sweet bird song
To serenade me the whole day long
And when it’s dark you’re my shining star
Loving and comforting from afar
You’re my happiness in all you do
That’s why I’m so much in love with you

******


IS THIS MAGIC?

Are there stars in my eyes that they twinkle so?
Is it moonlight that makes my whole body glow?
As I walk in the clouds not touching the ground
And hear all around the most wonderful sound
Why does my heart beat so loud and so long
and butterflies dance to the happiest song?
Is this magic that fills me with such loving care?
Yes – the magic of wonderful love that we share.

******


A GLOW

There’s a glow in my eyes each time I see
The one who means all the world to me
There’s a thrill in my heart whenever you’re there
And the gentlest feeling of loving and care
There’s a joy that you bring me in every way
A longing to bring you the same joy each day
There’s tenderness for you in every touch
Because my darling, I love you so much

******


WONDERFUL YOU

There are stars in my eyes and love in my heart
A laughter and joy that will not depart
Butterflies dancing with clogs on their feet
The taste of your kisses so very sweet
All of my world made so lovely and new
By the perfection of wonderful you

******


MISSING YOU

Eyelashes glisten with teardrops shed
Words fill my heart but cannot be said
Though parted we’re still joined by love’s silver thread
I miss you Darling, I miss you

I feel so empty now inside
And wish you were here close by my side
But the thought of our love fills me with such pride
I need you Darling, I need you

But I know that it won’t be too long
Soon we will meet and the pain will be gone
And then my heart will sing it’s favourite song
I love you Darling, I love you

******
 

I LOVE YOU

I love you ‘cos you’re kind to me with every passing day
I love you when you hold me close and take my hurt away
I love you when you make me laugh or even when I cry
I love you so much Darling for so many reasons why
I love you ‘cos you understand the things I say or do
I love you for the way I’m happy just by being with you
I love you for a million things each in my special way
And I will go on loving you for ever and a day

******


WITCHCRAFT

Were I a witch I’d cast a spell
With secret words I’d never tell
The purpose of my spell would be
To make your heart belong to me
I’d ride my broom up to the skies
To gather moondust for your eyes
So that the only thing they’d see
Is all the love there just for me
My witch’s brew for you I’d pour
To make you need me ever more
And my pet bat with you would glide
To always guard you by your side
All this I’d do and so much more
For you’re the “wizard”
I adore

******


DEEP LOVE

My love for you is stronger
Than the mightiest tree
My love for you is deeper
Than the deepest sea
My need for you is greater
Than the desert needs the rain
For only you can fill my heart
With true love’s sweet refrain

******

 
MY ANGEL

My darling is an angel
He really is so fine
Of all the men I could ever meet
The best of all is mine

You’re dear and kind and gentle
And also very strong
And by your side my Darling
Is where I do belong

So stay with me Beloved
I’ll give you all I can
All my love is just for you
My dearest darling man

******


MY WORLD

My world’s a better place
When you are here with me
And when I see your face
There’s so much more I see
I see the warmth and love
I always want to share
I see such strength and fun
And gentleness that’s there
I see so many things
But most of all I see
The best man in the world
Who is my world to me

******
 

MY LIFE IS YOURS

My life is yours, my love is too
My very heart belongs to you
I need your loving every day
To take these lonely blues away
I need your comfort, tender care
Your understanding always there
I need these things my love it’s true
Because my life depends on you

******

 
PRECIOUS GIFT

The most precious gift that
anyone can give
Is love and devotion as long
as they live
And the way that I feel is so
deep and true
I pledge all my love and
devotion to you
The deepest emotion,
more than I can say
Is to need someone
every hour of the day
I need you Beloved in all that I do
For my life and my world
revolve around you

******


MY CHOICE

If all the men in all the world
Were lined up at my feet
I’d still choose you my Darling
For you make my life complete

******


YOUR SWEET LOVE

All the fragrant flowers
Growing near and far
Can’t compare my Darling
With how very sweet you are
Vivid rays of sunshine light
the skies above
Like the brightness in my life
that comes with your sweet love

******


DAFT DITTIES

Roses are Red
Primroses yellow
You really are
A wonderful fellow

Roses are Red
Grasses is green
You are the bestest
Man I have seen!

******

 

MY ALL

Without your love I’m nothing, my heart would surely die
For you are all I have to help the lonely nights go by

Without you I am nothing, what purpose would there be
For all my life is just to feel the love you give to me

Without you I am nothing, what more is there to say
You are my love, my life, my all, until my dying day

******


MY LOVE

You are my love, the only one
The one to whom my heart belongs
My heart is full of love for you
Just you can make
My dreams come true

******


I MISS YOU

Each second is a minute
Each minute is a day
Each day is a lifetime
When you are away

******


MY ONLY ONE

My dearest, my darling,
you’re my only one
Without you my life
wouldn’t be any fun
You’re warm and so sexy,
you’re all I desire
The touch of your lips
sets my senses afire
You’re lovely and gorgeous,
you’re my dream come true
All that I want is just
wrapped up in you
I love you, adore you,
want you to be mine
For my love is yours
till the end of all time

******


I NEED YOU

I need you my Darling
Like flowers need rain
Without you Beloved
My heart fills with pain
Like birds love to fly,
That’s how I love your touch
Like fishes need water –
I need you so much
You’re everything to me
My day and my night
As long as you love me
my life will be right
So come to me soon,
dearest one I adore
And my love and my life
will be yours evermore

******
 

WHY I LOVE YOU

I love the way you love me
and I love the way you care
Each moment spent together
Is a precious time we share
I love your way of caring
And your patience with the old
The time you always give them
shows you have a heart of gold
I love your caring nature,
always there for friends in need
Helpful to any stranger,
a “Samaritan” indeed
So many things about you
fill my heart with love so true
But most of all I love you,
My love, for just being you

******


I LOVE YOU BECAUSE

I love you because
You’re simply the best
I love you because
You’re above all the rest
I love you because
Of the things that you do
I love you because
I am lost without you
I love you because
You are so very sweet
I love you because
You make my life complete
I love you because of
So many reasons why
I love you because
I am yours till I die

******
 

YOU ARE THE ONE

You are the one that I adore
And I just couldn’t love you more
You make me happy when I’m sad
And I am just so very glad
That you found me and I found you
Without your love what would I do
I love you, need you, for you see
You’re everything in the world to me

******


IT’S NO WONDER

It’s no wonder
I love you so
For you’re so good to me

You give me all I ever need
No matter what it be

You truly are the very best
You’re all I want and more

That’s why I don’t just love you dear
It’s you that I adore

******



ALL I WANT

I feel so lost without you
So sad and so alone
For everything about you
Makes this house into a home

You’re all I want to live for
My every thought is you
And all my dreams are planning
All the lovely things we’ll do

My life revolves around you
And all the love we share
And if I can’t be with you
I don’t want to be anywhere

******


MY PRAYER

I need you dearest darling like flowers need the rain
And when I’m down I need you there to make me smile again
I need your arms around me to make me feel secure
And only you can hold my heart,
of that you can be sure
I miss you so when you’re away, the days all seem so long
And I can’t wait to have you back with me where you belong
So what I pray for every day
is that you soon will be
spending all your days and nights my dearest one, with me

******

 
JUST YOU

If I could choose in all the world what I would rather do
Then it would be exclusively to spend my time with you
For you’re the very sun and rain
so vital to this flower
It really is no wonder that I love you more each hour

******


LOVE OF MY LIFE

I love you my darling with
all of my heart
And miss you so very much
when we’re apart
For you are my sunshine,
my brightness each day
The one who can take all
My dark clouds away
With you at my side
I can weather all strife
Just you, my Beloved,
The love of my life

******


I DO, I DO

My Darling I love you madly
And I give you my heart gladly
All my life I give just to you
Because I love you
I do, I do

******


LOVING YOU IS EASY

Loving you is easy and
Loving you is so good
Because you bring all the magic that a lover should
Your smile brings me the sunshine to brighten every day
Your tender touch can make me feel so good in every way
And everything about you just makes me love you more
My only one, my darling you,
the one that I adore

******


YOU ARE WONDERFUL

The bright sun in the sky
Pales before your special glow
and with your inner light
the stars are shamed to show
The birds soon fall to silence
when they hear your lovely voice
And it’s so clear to see
Why you are my eternal choice

******


MY LIFE, MY LOVE

Beloved one, my life, my love
I swear by all the stars above
That of this truth you can be sure
With every day I love you more
I dedicate my life to you
To care for you in all you do
To be your strength,
your truest friend
My dearest love,
until the end

******


MY DREAM

Each day I would wake up
beside you
and bring you a day
full of joys new
my loving would strengthen
and guide you
If only my dream would come true

We’d share all the good times together
Our loving would beat stormy weather
I’d love you for ever and ever
If only my dream would come true

If my dream comes true this I promise
You’ll start every day with
a sweet kiss
and happiness you never will miss
OUR lives will BE a dream come true

******


ALWAYS YOURS

I love you just as much as ever
When I’m busy every day
I love you just as much as always
Thought my mind seems far away
When I’m working, playing, helping
In whatever I may do
All my thoughts, my care and actions
First and foremost are for you

******


MY DEAREST HUSBAND

My dearest husband, my lover and friend
My love for you grows without any end
I give you always love and devotion
High as the sky and deep as the ocean
You’re so kind and loving, so strong and true
The best in the world, Beloved, is you

******

 
WHY I’M SO IN LOVE
WITH YOU

You make me laugh when I am down
You bring a smile each time I frown
You comfort me when times are bad
And cheer me up when I am sad

You hold me close when I’m in pain
You heal me and I smile again
The many things you say and do
Are why I’m so in love with you

******

 
LOVING IS ….

Loving is holding
your dear hand in mind
Sharing together a love
that’s so fine
Loving means caring for
you night and day
Bringing you happiness
in every way

Loving means butterflies
each time we meet
Thrills in my heart and
wings on my feet
Loving means trying
to do all I can
To make life perfect
for my special man

******


I WILL ALWAYS
LOVE YOU

When you’re grumpy
and when you’re sad
If you’re cross or feeling mad
This I promise, for it’s true
I’ll just go on loving you

When you’re hurt and feeling down
Moan a bit and wear a frown
Doesn’t matter what you do
I’ll just go on loving you

May my loving soothe your pain
Heal you till you smile again
Let my love bring peace to you
And comfort you in all you do

I Love You


******
 

LET’S FALL IN LOVE AGAIN

We love each other
as in years ago
But if we don’t show it,
how do we know?
A little kiss here
or a cuddle there
A touch of the hand
to show that we care
We both say “I love you”
from time to time
But “actions speak louder
than words” is the rhyme!
Let’s behave now as
when we were lovers
Lovingly thinking
first of each other
Let’s take the embers
before they expire
And rekindle now
our love’s burning fire

******
 

MY EVERYTHING

You’re my strength and inspiration,
my comforter and guide
And I can weather all life’s storms if you are by my side
Your love upholds me through all ills and lifts me when I’m low
You give me hope and courage
and that’s why I love you so
My waking thought is always you and right throughout the day
You’re in my heart and in my mind until at sleep I lay
Each day I long to hold you near
and I can’t ask for more
Than just to give my love to you,
the one that I adore
You mean the very world to me
and I would gladly share
My life with you just knowing
that my heart is in your care

I love you

******


PRECIOUS

Some folk long for diamonds
Some folk long for gold
All I ever long for, is you
My love, to hold


Some folk search the mountains
Others search the skies
All I ever search for
Is the love light in your eyes


So what price gold and silver
Or wealth beyond compare
There’s nothing quite as precious
As the priceless love we share

******


YOU´RE IN MY HEART

You´re in my thoughts my Darling
All day and through the night
Each moment we´re together
Each second out of sight

You´re in my prayers my Dearest
For strength and healing too
I pray each day that God will keep
His precious hand on you

You´re in my heart Beloved
Dear one that I adore
I´ve loved you from the start
And I will love you evermore


******

DEAREST DARLING

 
Dearest Darling, Special One

Beloved man of mine

Hope you have a lovely day

When everything is fine

All my love is always yours

For ever and a day

For it just grows and grows and grows

For you in every way

******


RELATIONS, LOVED ONES, MISC.

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This selection has been written over many years,
for many different people.
This is a poem I wrote for Marion, a lovely lady who deserves all the love in the world




Unloving Parents!
.
We all expect our parents to love us,
and when they don´t it´s the hardest blow

We can´t understand and it hurts to much
and the reason - we really need to know


Perhaps he´s afraid to show you his love
in case all his love is not returned

Maybe she just doesn´t know how to love
for it´s something that has to be learned


If your grandparents never showed their love
what do your parents have to pass on?

Do they know any better how to care
How will you behave when they are gone?


Perhaps they´re just horrid – some people are!
So you´re better off being apart

The only link is blood in your veins
and what matters is what´s in the heart

Remember – the problem is theirs, not yours
You´re an innocent child, don´t you see

So pity them for their failure to love
forgive them, and then set yourself free


You don’t have to tell them that you forgive
This is something to keep in your heart

Just promise that you’ll be better than they
Then your own loving life you can start

........



FRIENDSHIP

Your friendship means a lot to me, I’m sad to go away

But you will always be with me, within my heart each day

I’ll keep you often in my prayers, of that you can be sure

Until the happy day arrives when we shall meet once more

******



JUST FOR YOU

This card is full
of wishes
that you’ll soon
be feeling well

For you are in
my thoughts
and prayers
Far more than
I can tell

******


SAFE JOURNEY


Have a safe journey – go with God


By car or boat or plane


May happiness await you there


Until we meet again

******



THANK YOU

Your kindness meant
so much to me, so
this card is sent to say

That I will always
think of you in
a very special way

******



YOUR NEW HOME


May your new home

be filled with laughter and love

And each moment you spend

there blessed from above

******


A BLESSING

May God bless you
on your travels
May He always
watch over you

May His loving hand
guide and protect you
In everything
you do


Vaya con Dios!

******



ABSENT FRIEND

We may be many miles away,
now living far apart

But you will always have a
special place here in my heart

We’ve shared the laughs
together and sometimes
shared the tears

Our friendship’s been a special thing
right throughout the years

And though we may not
meet again, this I know is true

A corner of my heart is taken
evermore, for you

******



HAPPY WEDDING DAY

Dear bride & groom
my wish for you
Is happiness your
whole lives through
Good health, some wealth,
but most I pray
Your love grows deeper
day by day
I wish you joy and
love and light
A future that is
ever bright
With all my heart
I want to say
God bless you both
on your wedding day

******



HEAL MY LOVED ONE


Dearest Jesus,
heal my loved one
Take away his
stress and pain
Holy Spirit,
Heal my loved one
Make him well
and strong again
God of love send
angels to him
Precious healing
in their wings
Then in health we’ll
keep rejoicing
Praising You our
heavenly King

******


YOUR WEDDING DAY

Sharing a life with someone
you love
is something precious,
a gift from above.
And when your life with
someone you share,
you put your heart
into that person’s care

So on this day,
as your vows you take,
promise each other
that you’ll never break
that special gift
of each other’s heart,
but treasure it always
and nevermore part

May God bless you both
and
keep your love strong for ever

******

FOR MY SISTER


For you my sister

I offer a prayer

That God always keeps you

Safe in His care

******


I’M SORRY

I thought I could make it
“out there on my own”
but now that I’m here,
how I’m missing home

I thought it was cool
to be single and strong
but now that I miss you
I know I was wrong

I didn’t intend to
cause sorrow and pain
Please forgive me and say
I can come home again

******


MOTHER’S DAY

There’s just one mum
in all the world
who simply is the best

One mum whose loving,
caring ways
by far outshine the rest

One mum whose love is always there,
devotion ever true

That special mum in all the world
is mine – dear mother
- YOU

******


GET WELL MUM

Because you’re very special
This card is special too
Filled with lots of
love and kisses
Dearest mum, for you
And with each kiss
there comes a wish
That you will soon be well
Because you’re loved
more dearly mum
Than words can ever tell

******

MY SISTER

No matter what
the future brings
No matter where you go
You’ll always be my sister
And I’ll always love you so

******

 A SOLDIER’S THOUGHTS?
Written after watching the film “The Thin Red Line” film directed by Terrence Malick based on a book by James Jones.

There are those who say that we must fight
Fight for what – our land or our rights?
But the ones who say it, do not DO
They do not fight, like me and you
They never see how their comrades lie
In pain and suffering as they die
They do not feel the daily fear
That maybe today our death is near
How we become less than a man
Surviving each day the best we can
How we can kill, because it´s just
And to save our life, because we must
But the enemy is just like me
And he fights to keep his people free
He follows what his masters say
And maybe lives for another day
He leaves his loved ones and his home
And just like me, faces death alone
But when the killing is all done
Is there a winner – just who has won?
The ones who said that we must fight
Still sleep in their own beds every night
They sit and talk and one fine day
They’ll find agreement, somehow,
some way
So why not do that at the start?
And save the thousands of broken hearts
Dear God, there must be a better way
Please help us find it, Lord, one day
 ******



INSPIRATIONAL



This section is one of my favourites - I´ve loved writing them.
BE NICE

Let’s make this world a
brighter place and bring a smile
to someone’s face

Each day at work or leisure too,
just think of something nice to
do for someone else, to make
their day. A thought, a gift,
nice words to say.

And when to others you are kind,
a special little joy you’ll find,
that all the goodness that you do,
will come back daily unto you.
******


ALL WILL BE WELL

All will be well
God has it in hand

All will be well
He has it all planned

Trust in the Lord
He knows what to do

Let Him be your guide
And He’ll see you through
******

A PRAYER FOR YOU

This little gift from me to you
Is meant to last
your whole life through
Just read these words
and you will see
The special prayers
for you from me

A prayer for peace
when there is strife
A prayer for love
throughout your life
A prayer for strength
and glowing health
A prayer for all
you need of wealth
A prayer for joy
when you are sad
A prayer that good
defeats all bad
A prayer that you
will always praise
Our God who blesses
all your days
******

THINKING OF YOU

It’s ok to be angry
And ask “why me?”
When you know that you’ve
Got to fight the “big C”

It’s hard to be brave
when you’re feeling unwell
and you may fear much more
than you want to tell

Please don’t be alone
feeling worried and fraught
Remember your loved ones
are giving support

And so that you know
just how much we all care
We think of you lovingly
each day in prayer
******


BE HAPPY!

Why am I happy all the day long?
Why am I always singing a song?
The answer is so easy to see
I know that God in Heaven loves me

How do I cope when problems arise
I take my worries up to the skies
God finds the answer,
His is the way
Because He cares for me every day

What do I do when life lets me down
Moan all the day and wear a big frown?
No, I rejoice because I still know
Jesus my Saviour, He loves me so

When you’re unhappy, lonely or sad
Don’t let negatives make you feel bad
There is only one thing you should do
Call out to God – for He loves YOU too
******

I wrote this one for my nephew Paul, many years ago

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU

I want you to have the best gift
in the world –

Peace and contentment
in this life and everlasting life
afterwards

Give your heart to God and He
will give you
all you ever need
******

COMFORT

When troubles all surround you
and you feel all alone
Remember in His loving care
your heart still has a home

For though the things that happen
may make you feel so blue
They may be just a little part
of His great plan for you

And through all days of darkness
You know that He is there
To comfort and to light your way
for He will always care

So look towards the future
and face it not with fear,
but with the strength of knowing
that His love is ever near
******

DAWN

The dark sky hangs over
velvet sea in the silent
stillness of the night
Then the horizon is
slashed by red with
the glorious coming of light
Now clouds appear,
touched with pink and gold
over a widening band of blue
A lonely fishing boat
passes by and birds begin
soaring into view
Dark mountains etch
against fiery sky, the sea turns
to blue tinged with gold
A stunning Power paints
the morning sky with a
wonderful sight to behold
******


This was originally written for my friend Dolores, in hospital with leukemia.

FEAR NOT

If your dear heart is filled with fear
By daytime or by night
Remember He is always near
To bring eternal light

He’ll soothe your sorrows,
ease your pain
Sweet comfort bring your way
Until your heart can smile again
To face another day

So put your trust in His dear care
And He will see you through
For all His love is always there
For ever, just for you
******

FIGHT ON

When things go bad
and the future’s grim
Remember this –
don’t let the devil win
Put on a smile
like you just don’t care
And arm yourself
with another prayer

If the devil’s putting
up a fight
Then you must be doing
something right!
Just keep doing God’s
work, as before
And you’ll be the victor
– that’s for sure
******


FRIENDS

We make many friendships
along the way
Some of them fleeting,
some of them stay
But the best friends of all,
with us or apart
Are those who take residence,
deep in our heart

Thank you
for being
my friend
******

I wrote this for myself, prior to having surgery!

SONG FOR HEALING
IMAGERY

Onward, onward, healing cells,
go and do your stuff
I know you can heal me,
‘cos you are so tough
Germs don’t stand an earthly
Bugs won’t have a hope
For with any problem
my white cells can cope
Onward, onward,
champion white cells,
vanquishing the foe
With your special powers,
healing as you go
******

Years after writing it, I got the music for this one, so it is now on my CD

HOW WONDERFUL

A ripple on the water, a
tiny grain of sand,

the wonders all round me
touched by His mighty hand.

The breeze that stirs the grasses,
a gull that soars above,

the glories of all nature,
created by His love

The flowers in all their beauty
Turn faces to the sun

In praise to their Creator
The glorious Heavenly One
******


HURRY & WORRY

Don’t spend your life
in hurry, hurry
Fretting here and
full of worry
Pause a moment
and look around
Don’t lose all the
good you’ve found


Partners, friends
and children too
Want to spend
their time with you
Work is just
a means to an end
First and foremost,
be their friend
******


HURTING AND HATING

Throughout our lives we’re sure to
find somebody who is not too kind
And when you’re hurt, you start to
hate, but hold a minute – just you wait

Each time that you re-live the pain
you let them hurt you once again
When you feel hate and anger too
the one it hurts the most is you

So why not take the better part
Forgive the person in your heart
And then the best thing you will see
from hurt and hate you will be free
******


LIVE FOR TODAY

One way to happiness
you should know
The two days that you
must let go
Yesterday when
filled with sorrow
And fears you may have
for tomorrow

There may be sorrows
in the past
It’s your choice
if you let them last
And don’t let tomorrow
spoil today
But make it the best
in every way
******


MAKE TIME

Make time each day
to tell someone
how much you really care

Don’t miss a day,
for there may come
a time when
they’re not there

Make time to say
good morning
to neighbours
old and new

For they may be
just waiting to
become a friend to you
******


I wrote this one for Susan, my stepdaughter

MOUNTAINS & MOLEHILLS

There will always be
some problems in your life

And we all have our share
of trouble and strife

But what’s up to you
is the way that you cope

Is it doom and gloom,
or challenge and hope?

Is it a mountain or molehill –
You can choose

How you see it dictates
If you win or lose

So look for the positive
And you will see

Life is only as bad
As you let it be!
******


ONESONG(2)

Your wonderful creation,
this perfect world
And each of our lives
like a dream unfurled
All thoughts interconnect
like a flowing stream
As our lives unfold
in the waking dream


Enlightenment arrives
at the break of day
And all worldly problems
can melt away
Life is full of joy
and with hope anew
In the onesong
universe that is You
******


SMILE

A friendly smile upon your face
Will make the world a happier place

It won’t cost much if you’ll just try
Don’t let happiness pass you by

A compliment here, a kind word there
Says “you’re a stranger but I still care”

Smile at the world and when you do
You’ll find the world smiles back at you
******


SAVING

I used to save up for a rainy day
Any spare cash and I’d stash it away
I’d look at my balance and watch it grow
but what it was for, I just didn’t know

Then I met Jesus, He showed me the way
to claim all His promises day by day
To trust in the Word that He’s given me
“All that you need will be given to thee”

He cares for the sparrows and lilies too
so how much more does He care for you
Now my best account is with God above
and my interest is in His priceless love
******


This was written in the 1970´s for a friend in hospital

SUMMER

I wish that I could catch the sun
that hangs there in the sky

The sound of trickling water
as it passes gently by

The green from grass and tree and fern,
the blue from skies above

I’d wrap them all in summer’s peace
and send them with my love
******


SPRING

The rain falls softly on the trees
And leaves tell secrets to the breeze
A tiny bird is on the wing
Again it’s Spring

The burning grass wafts
fragrance sweet
Gay flowers stretch their heads
to meet the sun, still shining
bright and clear
Spring is here

The rainbow arcs its way above
The hawk may lie beside the dove
And all the world in peace shall prove
Spring is love
******


SUNRISE

Don’t worry about how dark the sky
How black the clouds above
They’ll soon be turned
to golden-pink
By the power of His love

Though dark your night and
filled with fear
The sun will always rise
Bringing hope for another day
As the Son’s light fills the skies

The Light of the world
will light your life
If you’ll just ask Him in
He’ll fill your world with
His glorious joy
And wash away your sin
******

Inspired by the sight of the moon over the sea at Torre del Mar, Spain

NIGHT

Silver ripples shimmer
across the silent sea
Palm tree fronds sway
gently in the breeze
Haunting calls of night birds
soaring high and free
Echo as they traverse
o’er the seas

Lights on the horizon
sparkle in the night
Diamonds set against
a velvet sky
Reflecting the brilliance
of stars in the height
Bathed by the moon’s
Illuminating eye
******

TRUE FRIENDS

Making friends is easy
if you’ll only do your part
You have to make the effort that
comes straight from your heart

Like making conversation
and showing that you care
Or learning how to listen and
sometimes just “being there”

A true friend is forgiving
when others fail the test
A real friend will stay loyal
and stand out from the rest

True friends will make the effort
to stay friends, strong and true
I pray that there will always be
a true friend there for you
******
Another one I wrote with Susan, my stepdaughter, in mind

RIGHT AT THE TIME

Don’t beat yourself up and blame yourself for decisions you made long ago
It always looks different later on but this is the thing you should know ….
The choices you made and the road you chose were the best you
could do at the time
Your choice was made on the facts right then, but things always change down the line
So when you say “if only I’d known” or “I wish I’d done things differently then”
Remember your choice was right at the time, with all that you knew way back when
We’ve so many decisions in our lives we’re bound to make some we regret
But be proud of your courage to make the choice, then forgive yourself and forget

******


In the 1980´s I went to the Halifax Society for the Blind holiday home in Fleetwood, Lancashire as a guide for my mum. Mum told everyone that I wrote poetry - so they said "write one for us"
I went down to the beach, and this was what I saw
SUNSET

Golden reflections on silver sea
Rock pools aglimmer with light
Gulls in the distance calling to me
This is the start of the night

On the horizon, tiny white sail
Fisherman, are you alone?
Further he travels, dwindling to pale
Hurrying safely to home

Great fiery orb suspended in blue
Painting the earth with strange light
Colours the sky with myriad hue
Then leaves the stillness of night
******

This was the very first poem I ever wrote, at Bermerside Open Air School.
My headmaster, Mr Kendal, introduced us to Keats´poetry, and I was hooked!


AUTUMN

I love to see the autumn leaves
come falling round my feet

And kick them so they fly about
each golden leaf-paved street

For when the north wind
separates them
from their parent tree

They flutter down toward the ground
and settle all round me

Then winter’s long arm reaches out
and kills them, one and all

And we must wait another year
For autumn leaves to fall
******


THREE STAGES OF LIFE

In the first stage of life
when you are a child
someone has to look after you
They guard you and guide you
and show you the way
so you know the right things to do

In the second life stage
you look after them
Your children depend upon you
You’re responsible for them
until they grow
and leave you to start lives anew


In the third stage of life
It’s all up to you
To get the best out of each day
These golden years are
here but once
Take care you don’t throw
them away
******

I wrote this one for my friend Brian Warwick,
for his publication MARKET PLACE in Spain,
for his "bee in your bonnet" column

TOLERANCE

Just because you firmly say
“things have always been that way”
Doesn’t mean that way is best
Have you thought about the rest?
Someone may have ideas new
Respect the other point of view
******


HELP

Don´t be afraid to ask for help
When you are feeling sad
Don´t be too proud
to take some help
When life is looking bad
We all have problems in our lives
And need some help to cope
Don´t turn your back
on those who care
And sit alone and mope
We all need someone
there to share
Our worries and our pain
Just ask and you will
find the help
To make you smile again
******



A PERFECT LIFE

Today we´re obsessed with a perfect life

Use monkey glands or go under the knife

A nip and tuck here or a lift and jab there

Will make us look younger without any care

But life should be what you feel from within

Contentment and joy are what you should win

More years in your life may just bring you more fears

Do the best now – add more life to your years
******



WONDERFUL DAWN

Glorious golds, rivetting reds, slashes of grey, pink and blue

Great swathes of pink, speckled with grey, tinged with a fine golden hue

Lighter and brighter, pale pink and blue, Beautiful sight we can see


Once more is born, wonderful dawn, Sun´s gift for you and for me

******

AWAKENING
The mellow tones of the blackbird echo across the square
Breaking through the silence as his melody fills the air
Multitudes of little birds twitter a faint reply
Pigeons commence cooing and sparrows go chattering by
Murmuring sounds of activity carry on the breeze
A distant lonely gull cries plaintively over the seas
The sounds of dawn all surround me, urging me to rise
To witness God´s great creation of dawn across the skies
******

A SOUL KNOWING

I am you
You are me
We are God
God is we
One is all
All is one
Father, sister
Mother, son
Friend or stranger
All is soul
Love completes us
We are whole
******