A father is so much more than a name
For there can be a very special bond,
Between a daughter or a son
Who can grow up especially fond
Of this figure who guides them along
Those early years, and even for life,
In his attempts to love and protect
Whilst keeping them free from strife.
Because any man can become a father
It’s just a simple biological fact,
But to become a proper father and dad
There has to be a very committed pact
Of love, care and a deep devotion
Which may not always seem returned.
Although constant unconditional love
Can ensure magic rewards are earned
That poem will be in my Book Nine, out around November this year, (lol ok James Sir? 👍) but if anyone cannot wait, it can be purchased from me with a donation to Help for Heroes that I support, promote and collect for. My details are at the end of this “wonderful and amusing” Blog, thanks for quotes guys.
I should add to that, with massive thanks to Seb and “Team Tesco” Langney Eastbourne I collected £190 there on Friday 25th June and also £75 at Pevensey Market Square the following day for Armed Forces Day. As of photos I wore my re-enactment uniform and the “Re enactor’s Brotherhood” boosted the market stall total. AND also, my photographed “girlfriend” and “stag do” folks. Thanks,😍 WELL I did say I was cutting loose……
On a more serious note, I’m now in full flow with poem ideas and starts from before my “life trial” and averaging two new poems in three days so far. The start of a recent poem follows…
The candle of life is very fragile
And suddenly you can lose the flame,
If the world turns you on your head
So that nothing now seems the same,
As you battle on with a futile fight
That was almost lost before the start,
But fading pride has coerced you here
With a desperation to play your part.
So weakly and without much hope
You protect the flickering spirit of light,
Praying that this tiny, fragile beacon
Doesn’t die and leave you without sight.,
Because those intruding doubts and fears
Are more disturbingly scary in the dark,
So should you lose that little puny, glow
It can release all your fears, so stark.
That poem is again for my 9th book and as above can be bought from me….
Anyway, so that I am not called a tease or tormentor by any readers, fans, lovely people or even “dipsticks or plonkers” as Del Boy would say, here is a WHOLE poem from my 6th book, (yes Tony F the TOWEL one, and very popular it is too among some laaaaaaadies💕), and called “Blackboard”.
A blackboard will often be full
Of lots of questions for you,
But if you are very fortunate
It will have the answers too.
So, the blackboard can educate
By stretching out your mind,
And also solving the problems
If the answers you can’t find.
Which is all complete in a lesson
And maybe an end time as well,
That gives you a confidence
As you feel knowledge swell.
But sadly life is not like this
With everything spoon fed right,
For the world will often test us
And dump from a great height.
So we may be totally rocked
Wondering what is going on,
As we further stress out
Before disasters are all gone.
Therefore, we must quickly learn
How to deal with life’s downside,
And gird our loins to fight back
Rather than to run and hide.
For if we can withstand all
Those harsh lessons of the days,
Without the help of a blackboard
It will ensure courage stays.
See what you make of that, but if unsure an explanation is in the Book Six Appendix 😏
IT IS JOKE TIME, YAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
1) My bald mate still keeps his old comb, but he just won’t part with it.
2) Do you know that Bee’s only hum when they’ve forgotten the words?
3) I would probably tell you a chemistry joke, but I probably wouldn’t get a reaction?
4) So boring when two artists had a quality competition that ended up in a draw😢
Quick Laurie another poem and again from my 6th book……
I knew it could be a difficult day
When my banana was hard to peel,
Maybe trying not to come apart
So I respected how it must feel.
For most of us from time to time,
Must be like the banana resisting
Being split open and vulnerable,
And no more life existing.
So, we put up our resistance
And protect soft spots inside,
Though at times like a banana
We are completely open wide,
And expose our inner self
We don’t always want seen.
Not necessarily in a bad way
Just what’s behind our screen.
For certainly I have traits
I don’t want put out on show.
Though nothing that’s unpleasant,
Just things that make me glow
With pride or sometimes anger,
That I’d rather were unknown.
So, if I can keep my outer skin
My cover won’t be blown.
Thus, mostly it is just a game
We all play in an attempt to fit,
Nicely in everyday surroundings
And not be a banana split.
I should have also mentioned earlier that while at Pevensey Market on Armed Forces Day, Seahaven Radio were there and of course interviewed me, lol can you keep me OFF, but ho, ho. “Often Imitated, but NEVER Duplicated” lol Ennetttt? 🤡Bless them though. they DID give me a mug as of photo…….
Moving swiftly on to the end, but I have to throw a few little snips in first. A very grateful shout out to Deb B who has been supporting and reading for me from the start, a BIG thanks gel, ALSO the many of you who continue to encourage and compliment me still and I hope to catch up with lots of you now that we are BRANCHING OUT, as literally it’s been just announced that all remaining Curse Covid restrictions will be lifted from July 19th coming YAY!!! Good timing my “Branching Out” Blog a?
I have heard though, that ugly people are renewing their petition to keep mask wearing mandatory, well we will see 😂😂😂
Phew, well anyway I think I need a break or holiday. A nice relaxing hotel stay with a bar, bed and suitably a proverbialy darkened room to lay down in may see me sorted? But don’t hold your breath too long…..
Another quick mention to Kelly B, King Henry and family with all best wishes to you “Team Brown”.
Last poem and finish, so a roommmaaaaaaaaaaance poem for all you luuuuuuurvers out there ❤️❤️❤️, and indeed for those who are currently not…….. lol the masks are coming off so HEY look about….
From book 4 comes =
In your dreams and imagination
You can conjure perfect sight.
So fashioned just for you,
It’s sure to fit you right
Up your street and in your door,
As if by magic it arrived,
Delivered just for you
To ensure your wish survived.
Fantasies and pictured visions
You would like to have with you,
Can be brought to walk along
Just as if they were all true.
For the powers of want and need
May fan desires into flame,
So, wish for your sensations
Without a hint of shame.
Thus have no fear of calling
Unseen icons to your mind,
Perhaps of people not yet met
Who would be nice to find.
For inside our rampant brain
Our ideas can ebb and flow,
Allowing all perceptions in
To where you want to go.
For the older among you, as Pathe News would say “The End”,
But NOT before I have again thanked you, all and said “A Teddy Goodbye” from Ted & Beth” who are resting since their exertions last Blog🐻🐻, and “my good self” as The Journey Continues (with P M approved now) BRANCHING OUT……
Love. Peace, & Safety,
All eight of my books :–
Poetic Views of Life
More Poetic Views of Life
Reviews of Life in Verse
Life Scene in Verse
Life Presented In Verse,
Poet Reveals All (in your world).
Poet Reflects Your World
Poetic Seeds to Fruition
These all ensure my donation to the excellent charity I support, promote and donate to, that being Help for Heroes.
My first 3 books are only priced £4.99 each, with my 4th and 5th bigger books at £6.99. My new 8th and sixth & 7th books, all bigger are still £9.99. and all are for sale on Amazon, book stores or preferably from me ………….. firstname.lastname@example.org Or 07967 355236
I can now also write a “Personal Poem” for you, your family, any event or your business too…….
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