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Monday, September 28, 2020


It Will Be….For All Eternity

Another star burns out

Across a midnight sky

But there’s one thing in life

That can never die


An invisible force

Infiltrating our hearts

A beautiful place

Where goodness starts


It has no tolerance for hate

Or appetite for deceit

A burgeoning spirit

No army can defeat


No amount of money can buy it

Although many have tried

So wonderful to give

It comes from inside


Without it life’s hollow

And laden with misery

It’s all we’ll ever need

The best we can be


Surrounded by sadness

In your darkest hour

Put your fate in its hands

And feel the power


In a consumable world

Only love can survive

The only reason

For staying alive


Love is the answer

It always will be

The only constant

For all eternity

Monday, September 21, 2020


A Nightmare Disguised As a Daydream

Those blood red lips

Thick black hair

Mustn’t succumb to temptation

But I’m already there


You’re playing with my heart

Loose and fast

Embroiled in a love story

That can not last


I can’t do anything

But surrender to your eyes

Totally entranced

By the devil in disguise


My exposed emotions

You chop and dice

It’s a living hell

Dressed up as paradise


Release me from your spell

I’m so desperate to live

I’ve bestowed on you my soul

There’s nothing left to give


There were beautiful moments

Played out in the sunshine

It felt like forever

But you’ll never be mine


The dreams I harboured

Descended to dust

But life moves on

As it must


A fragment of time

That should have been ours

You promised me rainbows

But delivered showers



Monday, September 14, 2020

Monday, September 7, 2020

 I Miss Your Roast Dinners

In the game of love

Neither of us came out as winners

I don’t long for those days

But I miss your roast dinners


We often argued

Sometimes lied

But your roast potatoes

Were extra crispy & soft inside


All our dreams

Ended in the trash

But I often think

About your creamy mash


Our strained relationship

Was little more than a sham

But I never stopped loving

Your minted roast lamb


Our time together

Wasn’t a stroll in the park

But we had your gravy

So rich and dark


Divorce is messy

There are no winners

If only I’d got custody

Of your roast dinners

Monday, August 31, 2020


The Heart Never Lies

You can fool your mind

In to many things

To navigate the mediocrity

That life invariably brings


But true feelings

You can’t disguise

Despite your best efforts

The heart never lies


You can quietly give in

Relinquish your soul

But the heart won’t play

An active role


You can dampen the fire

That once burned inside

But your heart will mourn

The dreams that died


If you head down a road

And your heart doesn’t follow

Prepare for an existence

That’s painful and hollow


Life’s easy path

Is a lonely place to roam

Listen to your heart

It will guide you home


Keep on believing

In everything you do

A big brave heart

Will never dessert you


It matters not where you finish

Only that you start

Stare into the eyes of fear

And trust in your heart

Monday, August 24, 2020



One Last Kiss

One last kiss

Then I’ll go

Ever so quickly

Like April snow


Just one last kiss

Nothing more

Let me feel

How I did before


One last caress

Of your lips

Before my heart

Painfully rips


Grant me one last

Romantic endeavour

The kind of kiss

That lasts forever


One last kiss

Then we’re history

Nothing but

A faded memory


One last epic kiss

It’s everything I desire

Take my bruised heart

Set it on fire


You’re the one

I’ll always miss

Forever yearning

One last kiss

Monday, August 17, 2020


Before I Die

Let me live

Before I die

I’m tired of watching

Life pass me by


I can’t go to the grave

With the music still in me

Failing miserably

To fulfil my destiny


I want to visit places

I’ve only seen on TV

Fulfilling dreams

I can no longer see


I want to fall in love

Have my heart set on fire

Be enveloped in a kiss

Laced with passion and desire


I want to party till dawn

In some Nashville bar

Downing tequila

Strumming air guitar


I want to dance

In the purple rain

Feeling liberated

And young again


I want to gorge on burgers

Served with fine wine

With no thought

For my waistline


I want to ride rollercoaster’s

Without shutting my eyes

On fast bendy tracks

Riddled with wonder & surprise


I want to lay down each night

Feeling happy & satisfied

Not always succeeding

But knowing I tried


Before I die, I want a life

Punctuated with beauty

I won’t go to my grave

With the music still in me

Monday, August 10, 2020


Life’s a Burger

If life’s a burger

You’re the relish

Someone beautiful

I’ll always cherish


If life’s a pudding

You’re the cream

One long hazy

Magical dream


If life’s a sky

You’re the rainbow

Loving me more

Than I’ll ever know


If life’s a fairground

You’re the rollercoaster ride

Nothing feels better

Than lying by your side


If life’s a Queen song

You’re Bohemian Rhapsody

Making me more

Than I could ever be


If life’s a marathon

You’re the finishing line

I thank the lord

That you’re all mine


If life’s a movie

You’re Audrey Hepburn

Just one more kiss

Is all I yearn


If life’s a cartoon

You’re Wilma Flintstone

I know my heart

Will never be alone


If life’s a dream

You’re my beginning & end

All the tomorrows

I’m lucky to spend

Monday, August 3, 2020

Something Beautiful

Life is tough
Sometimes dull
But then you go and do
Something beautiful

Difficult to understand
Hard to explain
How a flash of your eyes
Evaporates my pain

Watching your body move
Makes my heart pulsate
I’m trapped in a fantasy
Only you can create

The way you ruffle your hair
Drives me insane
A glut of endorphins
Flooding my brain

I go weak
Whenever you smile
Can’t help but stop
And stare for a while

Feeling your heart beat
As I hold your close
The moment in life
I love the most

Every wonderful night
I lay down next to you
It’s simply paradisiacal
And always brand new

You brighten up days
Once dreary and dull
Every time you do
Something beautiful

Monday, July 27, 2020

Do You Remember

Do you remember
Long nights & short days
When memories evaporated
In a glorious haze

Heads stuffed with dreams
Bodies infused with energy
Living without fear
Feeling so free

Listening to music
Following fashion
Every endeavour
Undertaken with passion

No time to sleep
Or labour under worries
Dancing and romancing
Post midnight curries

Meeting your mates
For a couple of jars
Falling for strangers
In smoky bars

Combining loud shirts
With flared pants
Jumping up and down
To Adam & the Ants

Slow last dances
With French kissing
The youth of today
Don’t know what they’re missing

Hedonistic times
That couldn’t last
Cherished remnants
Of a glorious past

There was no why
Only how
It felt like forever
But look at us now

The last survivors
Of the nightclub generation
Now glued to phones
Eying some youtube sensation

Now we’re older
Tired and lazy
Remembering fondly
Days of beautiful crazy

Greatly missed
Sadly gone
But we lived & loved
Every last one

Monday, July 13, 2020

A Bed & Sofa

With a bed and sofa
We’ll be ok
A sanctuary
Where we can stay

Cosy lie ins
And long hot showers
In a modest dwelling
We proudly call ours

I don’t lust after luxury
Or need state of the art
Just a home
That houses your heart

A blank canvas
To decorate together
Humble beginnings
For our forever

The moment we
Get the keys
We’ll start filling the rooms
With memories

Monday, July 6, 2020

Party With Prince

In the heart of Minneapolis
When it gets dark
Purple rain falls
On Paisley Park

A bigger musical icon
Hasn’t graced our presence since
I wish I’d got the chance
To party with Prince

No fewer than 27 instruments
This legend could play
Creating musical gems
Such as raspberry beret

His spellbinding guitar skills
Were true to form
When he lit up the Superbowl
During a thunderstorm

He taught the world to go crazy
And party like its 1999
Briefly changing his name
In protest to a sign

Among his writing credits
Nothing compares to U
He never got complacent
Always striving for something new

He remained humble
Until his dying day
Destine to burn out
Rather than fade away

The planet he decorated
Seems a little darker since
In a world awash with royalty
There will only ever be one Prince

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Marry Me

Marry me darling
Be my wife
Let’s rip up reality
Start a new life

I’ll watch adoringly
As you walk down the aisle
Captivated by your beauty
All the while

I’ll love you like crazy
From the moment you wake
Never giving your heart
Cause to break

We’ll dance under stars
Kiss in the moonlight
With these arms of mine
Holding you tight

You leave footsteps
Across my heart
Share this journey
So we’ll never be apart

Monday, June 15, 2020

Creating Art

When we make love

We’re creating art

It’s felt that way

From the start

When we’re kissing

I’m embroiled in fantasy

Gloriously lost in a world

Inhabited only by you and me

The emotion I feel

When we touch

Incredibly raw

And all too much

The pains unbearable

When we’re apart

Tearing strips

Off my heart

We share the kind of love

Enjoyed by only a few

Wholly exhilarating

Effortlessly new

With you in my arms

I feel like a king

Because loving you

Is everything

Monday, June 8, 2020

Just a Man

I’m just a man

Cut me and I’ll bleed

But let me be

All you’ll need

I can’t offer you riches

Exotic beaches & glorious weather

But you’ll have my heart

Now and forever

I’ll love you darling

When you’re old and grey

Just as much

As I love you today

I’ll take your dreams

And make them mine

Bathe your world

In sweet sunshine

When you breathe

I’ll be in the air for you

I know that’s a Bon Jovi line

But it happens to be true

If I have to watch High Grant movies

Then so be it

As long as it’s on a sofa

Where you sit

Step into my reality

Make it our paradise

Because life without you

Is too heavy a price

Monday, June 1, 2020

Taking On The World

I have to take on the world

Give it my best go

The starring role

In a glittering show

I won’t go to the grave

With the music still in me

Enduring familiarity

I simply let be

I have to stop existing

And let living start

Pursue crazy beautiful love

Whilst risking a broken heart

I must ride more rollercoaster’s

Marvel at sunsets

A creator of memories

Not a hoarder of regrets

Build snowmen in the winter

Enjoy beer in the sunshine

Kiss passionately in the rain

With a sweetheart that’s mine

When fear comes knocking

I’ll react courageously

Never giving up

Being all I can be

With dreams in the distance

Happiness is mine for the taking

I must seize this moment

A new dawn is breaking

Monday, May 25, 2020

Love Heroin

I’ve taken love heroin

But can’t feel it again

The music has faded

Leaving nothing but pain

The memory of your touch

I’ll forever miss

Superseded only by

The beauty of your kiss

I’m still craving

One last shot

Another taste of love

The only dream I’ve got

The ghost of you

Lays strewn across my heart

Shackled by the past

Aching for a fresh start

My dose of love heroin

Gifted paradise and more

Oh God, please let me feel

The way I did before

Monday, May 18, 2020

What Lies Over My Rainbow

Life is unpredictable

That much we know

But I can’t help but wonder

What lies over my rainbow

It’s a little unnerving

I have to confess

Will it be cloaked with failure

Or garnished with success

Will I find contentment

In the eyes of another

Drenched in beauty

A dark haired gorgeous lover

Will I fly among the stars

Dance on the moon

Strutting my stuff

To some funky Prince tune

Will I walk among angels

Dine lavishly with kings

Accepting gracefully

The fortune life brings

If seduced by riches

Capable of tearing me apart

Will I retain the values

I hold close to my heart

Will I muster the courage to battle

Demons that lie in wait

Rage against the establishment

Or simply accept my fate

Will I be driven by passion

Until I meet my end

Live without loss of enthusiasm

And crazy beautiful love, my friend

Monday, May 11, 2020

Heart in a Hurricane

With you I’m in real danger

Of experiencing great pain

One glance and it feels like

My hearts caught in a hurricane

The touch of your hand

Sends my head into a spin

Trying to avoid falling too hard

A battle I can’t win

Impossible to function

With you always on my mind

But a love so beautiful

I’m lucky to find

I want to live out my days

With you by my side

Creating a paradise

We can run to and hide

Lay down beside me darling

And hold me tight

Bestowing your burning love

All through the night

You’re the fantastical forever

I’ve searched my whole life for

If we can have tomorrow

I’ll love you even more

Monday, May 4, 2020


I love pizza

Almost as much as you

Especially pepperoni

With mushrooms too

On our first date

We ate a Dominos

Shared on one plate

I paid, you chose

Over the years

We’ve scoffed our fair share

Through triumph and tears

Pizza’s always been there

Saturday night

A knock on the door

Two boxes of delight

We’re eager to explore

Leftover slices in bed

Sunday morning treats

Happy and well fed

In tomato stained sheets

During your pregnancy

Peanut butter and chorizo

It wasn’t for me

But I gave it a go

When feeling adventurous

I’m straight on the phone

Selecting toppings I trust

For a create your own

You love deep pan

I prefer a thin crust

We cook when we can

But in pizza we trust

If push comes to shove

Even though it tastes so nice

For you, the one I love

I’d give my last slice

Monday, April 27, 2020

The Frog & Toad

There was a young frog

Who fell in love with a toad

He spotted one morning

By the side of the road

My names Freddie

He casually said

But she didn’t reply

Rolling her eyes instead

Undeterred, he smiled

Requesting with glee

Her company

For afternoon tea

The toad shrugged her shoulders

Having nothing to say

Much to the smitten frog’s

Utter dismay

But Freddie wasn’t ready

To simply give in

Countering her coolness

With a gormless grin

What’s your name?

He nervously muttered

It’s Angel

She softly uttered

Wow, that’s beautiful

Freddie gushed

Turning crimson

Angel blushed

All of a sudden

This confident guy

Felt all at sea

And frightfully shy

Mustering all his courage

Freddie gave it one last try

Putting his heart on the line

In hope of a positive reply

We could hop to the beach

And lounge in the sun

But Angel shook her head

At the mention of such fun

Freddie was distraught

And exasperated too

There must be something

Angel wants to do

I know said Freddie

What about the fair

Hop on my back

I’ll take you there


No reaction

A flustered Freddie

Can’t get no satisfaction

Pizza, Cinema

Maybe a boat ride

Scrabble, Monopoly

My goodness, he tried

Angel he pleaded

Is there anywhere you want to go

She pointed to the sky and said

Take me over the rainbow

Freddie gulped

But couldn’t say no

So off they hopped

Chasing down the rainbow

Through lush green valleys

Over meandering streams

Went Angel and Freddie

In search of their dreams

It was wild and exciting

Not knowing what they’d find

On fire with freedom

And adventure in mind

They chased it all day

With boundless vigour

But it never got nearer

Or appeared any bigger

Eventually they stopped and took a moment

To admire the beauty they stood under

Holding hands, they looked up

Marvelling at its wonder

Then all of a sudden

To their dismay and surprise

The rainbow faded away

Right in front of their eyes

Fearing he had let Angel down

Freddie dropped his head and cried

It doesn’t matter that we didn’t get there

Said Angel, I just love it that you tried

Then she leant over to Freddie

Imparting the softest kiss

His heart swelled with love

Life doesn’t get more beautiful than this

Freddie has found his forever

At the end of the rainbow

Regardless of what life throws

He’ll never let her go

Life can be wonderful

It has to be said

This morning Freddie was all alone

Now he’s loving Angel instead.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Those Red Heels

Hard to explain

Just how it feels

Drives me insane

When you wear those red heels

That sexy strut

Oozes style

With nothing but

A mischievous smile

Smooth black tights too

Its way beyond nice

Keep doing what you do

I’m in paradise

Can’t tear my eyes away

Fight this godly attraction

Amidst an ordinary day

You’re a spectacular distraction

I’m walking a line

Between desire and duty

This old heart of mine

Can’t absorb such beauty

You’ll forever be a fantasy

In those red heels

Even though we’ll never be

I love how it feels

Monday, April 13, 2020

My Heart

You hold my heart

Treat it as your own

From the start

It’s been yours alone

Since that first glance

It beats only for you

Bursting with romance

For a love so true

The touch of your hand

It pounds so strong

Not hard to understand

It’s saying we belong

Embossed with your name

Swollen with desire

Never felt the same

Since you set it on fire

When we’re apart

My lonely heart aches

They’ll only ever be you

To ensure it never breaks

Each and every night

A feeling my heart adores

As you hold me tight

And it beats close to yours

Saturday, April 11, 2020

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Monday, April 6, 2020

If…..Laced With Love

If you can dream with no ceiling

Soar without wings

Experience the wondrous feeling

Liberation brings

If you can recognise value

Nor covet material possessions

Bestow respect when due

Accepting faults and transgressions

If you can follow your heart

When the naysayers scream no

Even when it tears you apart

You’re a hero

If you can dance through the darkness

Creating your rainbow

Brighter days, no less

Are destine to follow

If you can navigate life

Retaining the enthusiasm of a child

Amidst both serenity and strife

Radiating grace so mild

If you can make love with searing passion

But not lust after the forbidden

Kiss in the most enthusiastic fashion

Displaying emotions once hidden

If you can treat people as equals without exception

Staying humble, regardless of wealth

Whilst resisting the urge to profit from deception

Upholding morals dear to oneself

If you can offer solace to a stranger

In the midst of their darkest hour

Shield society’s vulnerable from danger

Fuelled by love’s power

If you can counter with kind acts

In the face of unflinching hate

Ignore rumour in favour of facts

Let happiness be your fate

If you can tolerate the merchants of misery

Whilst spreading seeds of hope

Enriching souls aching to be free

With the strength to cope

If you can walk in another man’s shoes

Without judgement or cruel tongue

Be considerate with your views

To those you exist among

If you can sing with swallows

At first morning light

Cherishing what follows

Glorious day, majestic night

If you can love like there’s no tomorrow

Without hindrance of regret

Despite the spectre of sorrow

You’ll find your sunset

If you can walk with dignified restraint

In the shadow of death

No utterance of compliant

Until your final breath

If you can muster the strength to smile

When inside, your heart is breaking

Just hold on my friend for a while

This beautiful world is yours for the taking.

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Kiss

Tip of the heart

Gateway to the soul

Lips play a part

In making us whole

A delicate touch

The subtlest caress

Means so much

Its heavenliness

When hopelessly in love

They’re impossible to ration

Like stars up above

Laced with passion

It takes but a moment

But can last forever

A Gloriously potent

Paradisiacal endeavour

A wondrous feeling

Magical to find

Heads floating, hearts reeling

Lovers entwined

Lost in a fantastical reality

Inhabited by two

Far removed from normality

But deliciously true

Once it ends

You ache like never before

But the heart never mends

If the body craves more

No other act

Encapsulates such beauty

Should never be matter of fact

Or performed out of duty

Sometimes ever so tender

Or delivered with lustful aggression

Recipient or sender

The ultimate expression

Kissing your lover

With raging desire

A feeling like no other

Perpetual fire

In its absence I contemplate

The emotion I’ll miss

I’ll forever celebrate

The majesty of a kiss

Sunday, March 22, 2020

She Smiles With Her Eyes

Dark and alluring

She smiles with her eyes

I can’t help but stare

And fantasise

Her blood red lips

I long to kiss

Lost in her gaze

Eternal bliss

Her mere presence

Makes my day

Hopelessly lost

In a gorgeous way

The slightest glance

Causes my heart to pound

Its all sunshine and rainbows

When she’s around

Effortlessly sparkling

Like a diamond in the sunlight

Can’t help but dream

Of holding her tight

Dripping with beauty

So easy to adore

I have her friendship

But ache for more

Each rare moment together

Is mine to cherish

Savouring seconds

That ultimately perish

To always love her

Is my destiny

Impossible to fight

I’ll just let it be.

Trapped in paradise

My future holds no surprise

Because I’m in love

With the woman who smiles with her eyes

Sunday, March 15, 2020


In a world scared by greed

Execs bank balances getting fatter

It takes something devastating

For society to realise, its people that matter

If only we’d listened to our consciences

And Huey Lewis and the news

Spread love or hate

You’re free to choose

Standing amongst the ruins

Of a fearful nation

We can only survive

Through love and consideration

Maybe the world can’t be healed

But we have to try

Live with purpose

Until the day you die

This is our moment

To hit pause and rewind

Harness the enduring power of human spirit

For the good of all mankind

The music is playing my friends

Have you the heart to be a dancer?

If we’re going to change this world

Then love and only love is the answer.

Monday, March 9, 2020

You arrived with the freshness of April showers
A hedonistic mix of hearts and flowers
I didn't know I was lost, until you saved me
Now I love you more than crunchy roast potatoes and gravy

During life's unrelenting storm
With your big old heart
You keep me warm
Now I know
You're my rainbow

If my life's a fish
That makes you the batter
Amidst this frenetic circus
You've shown me it's people that matter

Monday, March 2, 2020

This is a poem I composed and read out at my daughters wedding. I hope you like it:-

Easy to give

Wonderful to receive

Forever enduring

Love never flatters to deceive

No requirement for riches

Or price to pay

Eternal sunshine

On an idyllic day

Devoid of weakness

Love has the power

To drag us through

Our darkest hour

It can warm the heart

Of the coldest soul

In a life well lived

Love plays the starring role

Always humble

Without heirs and graces

Love finds shelter

In the most desperate places

When our minds become consumed

With regret and fear

Hold on

Love is near

Our strength

Hope & energy

For the happiness we crave

Love is the key

At the end

When the oceans run dry

And the last star

Inhabiting Gods sky

Burns out up above

They’ll still be love

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