Blemishes or Insanity?
Nothing in life is ever perfect
For every flower bed has a weed,
And the most ornate of ponds
Will suffer their share of reed.
So accept the ways of this world
And its complexity of how made.
For even if you’re benign and kind,
Someone will rain on your parade.
Although perhaps it’s not the fault
Of the world and how created,
As bad times will often infiltrate it
With any remedies only belated,
In resolving the upset or trauma
Our life may let out of the can.
But most blame for imperfections
Should be laid at the feet of man.
For his jealousy, greed and vanity
Of being greatest and having more,
Than anyone else’s riches and land
Will so often lead to war.
Though maybe it is quite simple
And just an obsession to be the best,
Which The Bard describes succinctly
As never being at their hearts rest,
If beholding greater than themselves
Although every person has their skill,
Which our unsatisfied man can’t see
So it continues to make him ill.
Meanwhile the riches and splendour
Of the wonderful world must pay,
For the destruction and atrocities
When man wants to have his way.
So best to admire your flower bed
And pond complete with its reed.
Because these slight blemishes
Won’t cause our world to bleed
Possibly a little, or bigger, philosophical message there, but let me know please. Anyway, during this recent relative dormant period I have been farming my poems out on my social media etc which has brought me many amazing compliments, (thanks), new friends, book sales and a lot more promotion for both myself and Help for Heroes too,,, Yay HOPE and Nice One !!!
Okay as mentioned it’s Ted & Beth time, and this is my first poem and introduction of them, (they now have over 25 poems on them and are pushing for their OWN book), and YES, I heard Bears, was published in The Daily Mail, so here you are =
Ted is a travelling bear
And he has a passport too,
He loves to travel all around
So will come with me or you.
Beth, she is Ted’s girlfriend
And they are never far apart,
Since Ted found her abandoned
Now they’re joined by teddy hearts.
When going about by aircraft
They go in hold bags snug,
For if carried to the cabin
They may be searched for drugs.
Ted says he has heard stories
Of teddies made to hide,
So custom staff were searching
To see what they had inside.
Beth gets quite upset by this
And starts to fret and shake,
For the fear of being cut apart
Is more than she can take.
So the bears much prefer a car
For their travel if they can,
And on a ferry or the open road
The world outside they scan.
Sitting on the luggage bags
In the backseat without cares,
They reflect on their happy life
Being lucky travelling bears.
Fame for them and a bit for me from almost at my very start 7 years ago, Oh, is that all? I seem to have fitted a lot and 8 + books in, but yes, more to come!
Moving on then, and a poem for hope now, lol clever a?
Don’t Turn the Lights Out
When life gets difficult and frustrating
People’s attitudes will become hard,
And more protective of their situations
So being fearful they prepare to guard,
Their family home and possessions
Which of course is totally right.
But this must be done with caution
And not turn out every light.
Because if a country or an area
Feels threatened and likely to lose,
Any jobs, peace or way of life
It may be encouraged to choose,
One side and take on arguments
Which were not the case before,
Extreme and determined radicals
Wanted to engage in forms of war.
Thus everyone begins to get paranoid
And fear their rights may be curtailed,
Fuelled by provoking propaganda
Saying a peaceful stance has failed.
But in the background of this unrest
Are some folks with hearts still stout,
Who are worried and try to warn
Against madness turning lights out.
For we have been taught by history
About whipped-up hate and racist acts,
That can turn people against each other
Without really knowing all the facts.
But can lead to unspeakably cruel deeds
Which are frightening without a doubt.
Because we have seen the worst of man
If turning lights of fellowship out.
So we must try hard to remember
The dark times we can get into,
When hatred, lies and extremism
Became traits men went on to pursue,
Leading to racist actions and events
Which caused sad gruesome sights.
Thus we should recollect before
We turn out all the world’s lights.
After that it just HAS to be JOKE TIME (Oh yes it does) Ready John C for your kids?
1) I told my doctor I couldn’t stop singing Tom Jones songs, but he said “don’t worry, it’s not unusual”
2) My mate’s girlfriend dumped him and then his satellite dish fell down all in one day. He said he felt like Bob Marley, … “No woman, no sky”!
3) A good friend is totally bald, but keeps his old comb, but he just can’t part with it…
Quick Laurie, more news and another Bears poem!
I should say I let Ted n Beth choose this poem of them as they are both missing their mum a bit, especially Ted who was a real “Mummy’s Ted”…..
Bears Fan Club
Ted n Beth want a fan club
Saying that they’re famous bears,
Having been in a National paper
That only the best poetry airs,
And it featured them travelling
With their passports and a bag,
Across the world and locally too
Very happy to fly the flag.
They also say, pointing out to me
They’ve been in all my three books,
And that Ted is very brainy
Whilst Beth has dark good looks.
They’re in a poem in book one
But in the second, star in three,
But in only two poems in third book
Though they say that’s down to me!
Thus they think a fan club is right
For bears of their public standing,
Who at anytime now they believe
Will on top of the charts be standing,
Because of their vast popularity
When folks see them laugh and smile,
In many pictures and photos
Together, or alone for a while.
But Ted n Beth are a double act
Seeing themselves as a team,
And to have a Ted n Beth fan club
Would be like living their dream,
Of sharing all of their adventures
And tricks they play on their dad,
They know is The Psychy Poet really,
But the best author they’ve ever had!
TWO main events for me this week, and as this weekend is Armed Forces Day there is another market 11am – 4pm on next Sunday 20th June outside Royal Oak and Castle pub opposite Pevensey Castle entrance, where I will be collecting for HELP for HEROES and selling my books etc, QUITE possibly in my 1815 Waterloo period uniform as in enclosed photo,,,,, Please come and say hello and maybe make a contribution or buy a book?
LATER that same Sunday June 20th Father’s Day at 17.15 I am again on the excellent Sylvie Blackmore show reading my poem Sylvie requested I wrote and read from when I was last live on air for Mother’s Day, again BBC Radio Sussex & Surrey,,, please tune in, I promise it is a nice “Tribute to Fathers” BBC Radio Sussex & Surrey June 20th 17.15…..
Nearly time to close, but THANKS AGAIN for following and as per a “Romance Poem” to finish, Aaaaah okay guys, C’mon we ALL like a bit of Luuuuuuuuurvve…❤️
Solid foundations can crumble
As a solid structure quakes,
When love crashes into lives
With the vibrations that it makes.
For a complete stranger may suddenly
Cause childish behaviours to show.
When for no apparent reason
They arouse feelings you don’t know.
As something about them haunts
Some deep and inner thought,
That you only have at those times
When desire and lust are caught
Seeping into your own world,
And giving such a lonely view,
So are shattered dramatically
When emotions awake you.
With bright eyes alluring gleam
And ocean depths revealing,
Every attraction you can’t resist
As your defences all start peeling.
So you feel completely naked
To those beautiful probing eyes,
As you recoil in shocked confusion
And can speak no words, just sighs.
For if you can believe in this
Miracle of attractions glow,
You never know when you will fall
Under magic moments flow
To take you on a journey,
Though you may not move too far
As your dreamy loving muse
Just wants you as you are!
So that is the nice end of this Blog with that abstract romance poem I wrote about 3/4 years ago….
As ever The Journey Continues and with (more?) HOPE,
My list of books and contacts follows, but Cheers, Love & Thanks from me and Those Bears🐻🐻
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Poet Reflects Your World
Poetic Seeds to Fruition
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