Nature’s Gold is now on Amazon

Poetry Book  1My poetry book, Nature’s Gold, is now available on Amazon for £5.00. Below are two poems from the book, to give you an idea of the variety. The first one is lighthearted and the second is remembering someone no longer with us. I hope you enjoy.

So Give Them a Hug

There’s a lot to be said for being a Gran,
all the joys and cuddles and such.
Watching them grow, without all the work
and loving them all very much.

Look at the toys they are given these days.
So many games to be played.
If I tidied up after them I’d have to say
I’d be well and truly dismayed.

It will tear at your heart strings I know that for sure
if they’re crying a lot or in pain,
so give them a hug and a huge chocolate bar
and hand them back to their parents again.

This is Not Good-bye

Today you weep for me
for the void you feel I’ve left;
for strong arms to hold you safe;
for simultaneous laughter
and the silence that now screams.

In the days yet to come
you’ll discover me again
in memories of familiar places;
in times of happiness and hurt;
in things we would enjoy.

And when our song sings its tune
I’ll be in your mind once more.
Our love will flow between us.
Remembered words will comfort you
and life will begin again.

Nature’s Gold

Poetry Book  1
My first book of poetry is available from Lulu. Check it out. There are lots of different types of poems about a variety of subjects. I decided to call it ‘Nature’s Gold’ because many poems are about birds, flowers and the beauty that’s a part of our everyday lives. There are also narrative poems, humorous poems and topical ones, but the main point of the book is for you to enjoy. Some of the poetry has been published on this site, but there are lots of new ones. The book should be available from Amazon in a few weeks. As ever I welcome comments and reviews.


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Against the Odds

I heard them sneer behind my back,
“Mummy’s boy,” they cried;
but how could I leave her
without a man by her side?
She ran the local chippy
and always smelled of fat
I did all the odd jobs
but folk don’t remember that.

I dreamed of writing books
of the stories in my head,
but the words kept on drowning
in the bottles by my bed.
The shop became a prison.
She jailed me with her love.
How I longed to fly free
just like the clouds above.

Then along came his aging nibs,
and mum went all a quiver.
People thought I would be jealous
when he made her old bones shiver.
But I thought – I’ll take my leave;
now I will spread my wings.
I own nothing but my backpack
and a heart that truly sings.

Now I am a seasoned traveller
and see so many sights.
I try delicious national dishes
and climb the highest heights,
but there’s one thing I will never touch,
It will not pass my lips.
I will never, ever, eat again
bloody fish and chips.

Don’t buy me apples

Eat lots of fruit is what we’re told today,
to keep ourselves in health and at our best.
Such variety of colour, texture, taste;
it’s a joy to comply and gives us zest.

So buy me tangerines with soft supple skins
and bring me fresh raspberries from the canes.
Dig down into the earth for tiny new potatoes
and pick blackberries from bushes in the lanes.

But don’t buy me apples, I have no need of these,
though eating shiny Coxes brings delight.
One of my greatest pleasures is to climb the orchard trees
and to pluck them from the bough and then just bite.