I am a galley slave to pen and ink”  Honore de Balzac

I am a life-long writer.  I can’t help it!  I have been writing letters since I was wee, and poetry from about eight years old.  I had my first article published at 16 and have had various articles, poems and other work published in various places.  This is not my writing CV!

Like most people, I write about what has an impact on me; my blog is a prime example.  More than that, I have poetry in my brain.  I see things, and the poetry genie lurking, insists I write them down, no matter how inconvenient.  In the middle of the night, in the loo, travelling, at work, on the telephone, it doesn’t matter when or where; the muse is no respecter of circumstance!  I have some control – I can chose whether or not to form and shape the idea into a fully fledged piece of writing.  Mostly I do.  Sometimes I don’t.  I have notebooks full of words, lines, ideas, half poems, half remembered rhymes.  I make no claims for what I write.  Some of it is doggerel, some of it is ditty or verse.  Mostly it doesn’t rhyme, occasionally it does. Sometimes I write about things that are important, sometimes I write about trivia and minutiae.  You will like it, you will loathe it, and everything in between.  I make no apology.  I am sharing my writing with you and hope that some people will enjoy some of it.

The poems are listed alphabetically below as links.  Click on the poem’s title to visit its page and read it.

Any comments, other than of an abusive nature, will be welcomed!

The copyright is mine alone.  Please do not reproduce anything without permission.

A Nice Long Bath

Armchair Activist

Be Prepared

Brown Eyes

Clearing out the Clag


D i e Carefully

Environmentally Friendly





Laughter is the Best Medicine

Nonsense Poem

Not the ‘f’ Word




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