Tea for Two
Now Ted and Beth like a cup of tea
And will drink it all day long,
But both are reluctant to make it
So that’s where it all goes wrong.
For Ted will say it’s Beth’s turn
She of course says it’s Ted’s,
So before you can say “teddy bear”
Another disagreement spreads
Into a mini bear fight,
Although they mean no harm.
For Beth will use her female wiles
And Ted will be all charm.
Thus often I am the peacemaker
And also the tea-making man.
Whilst they have their little bicker,
Though I suspect it’s all the plan.
With a very cunning teddy ruse
To get me to make their drink,
But although I go along with it
I’m not as silly as they think!
For every time I make their tea
And we sit drinking with a chat.
I find out all their secrets,
How they got up to this and that.
For although they are a lovely pair
And our hearts they do enslave,
They can still be quite mischievous
So I make sure they behave.
Thus our little tea drinking parties
Have an agenda for me too.
As they help me keep a close eye,
On just what they plan to do!
So, a taster of book at the start but there are many other poems about their mischievous behaviour and nine on their animal friends too.
This second poem goes back to my 3rd book (2015) and follows our cruising theme with title of “Even Out”, apart from potholes that is, so we’ll stay afloat for while =
The roller coaster ride of life
Will test us one and all,
Just when you think you’ve won
That’s the very time you’ll fall.
So up you get and start again
Sorry, but perhaps much wiser,
To continue on your road again
Having fully cleared your visor.
For it’s best to see the road ahead
To ensure no fall or trip,
As without a doubt you will err
If your awareness you let slip.
Gleeful shouts you’ve got it right
Can only lead to sorrow,
For any complacency in this world
Will bring sadness in the morrow.
The wise man says that if you’ve won
And sport the victor’s crown,
Be modest with people going up
You may meet them coming down!
The rollercoaster ride of life
Will test us one and all,
For just when you think you’ve won
That’s the very time you’ll fall.
So take any successes in your stride
And stand proud if you should miss,
For if you have done your very best
No one can give any more than this.
JOKE TIME, (Oh YES it IS)
Cowboys and Motorists
In those days of the wild west
People all travelled around by horse,
Mostly riding on these animals
With coaches and carts of course.
So I wonder how it would all go
If we drove about like on horseback,
And substituted cars into that wild west
Maybe having to repel an Indian attack?
Would our vehicles cope with that terrain
Or lots of horses fit well in the city?
But I don’t think we can ever see this
So in some ways that’s a pity.
For many motorists driving behaviour
Lends itself to those lawless days,
Seen in the old western towns
Riding their horses in careless ways.
Though of course back in that rough time
Horses were not subject to body repair,
And with any little coming together
Nobody would just get off and stare,
To see if any damage for insurance
Which could land you up in court,
And possibly a more perilous ending
Than who was the driver at fault.
As maybe it would have been settled
By both parties going for their gun,
So one of them might be killed
Or be left lying out in the sun.
Thus not for them any third parties
With any witness statement need,
To ensure that justice was done
And the innocent would succeed.
But alas although we’ve moved on
From horseback to modern car.
Some still drive as if on the plains
When any street courtesy is far
Away from their immediate thought,
Which is to complete their drive
In the shortest time that’s possible,
And just hope they stay alive.
Thus I would like to now see
Modern day sheriffs on our roads,
To monitor and punish rash cowboys
And enforce the highway codes.
Time for my usual, but heartfelt thanks to you all for continued support and encouragement which obviously enhances awareness of the excellent charity I support and donate to, HELP for HEROES, so again thanks and bless ya hearts! Yes, you really are “hear” there and everywhere we go to read, even to those strange and distant places?
OOOh Ted & Beth are waving and shouting to remind me that THEIR book is ONLY £6.99 and still donates to Help for Heroes from all sales, and as usual a full list of my books is at the end, available on Amazon OR can get from me, locally, posted out etc at small postage fee, C’mon you KNOW you want to. no Boo hooing!
Also, before i forget I do have some adverts out (lol shooooosh), and still continue to write my monthly column in “thesussexnewspaperonline” and Hailsham news, AND on June 18th am on Hailsham FM again with the terrific Simon Herbert at 11.00. YES, Ted & Beth as usual you can come, but especially to teddy talk about your new book. Will YOU be listening young Henry the First?
Closing poem and as per usual now for all you lovers, loved, young, old or indifferent (?) romantics comes a Luuuuuuuuuurrvve poem from my 7th book again =
If our bodies feel cold we shiver
Or perhaps have a nervous thought,
Because our systems are very sensitive
And emotive reactions can be caught.
So knowing cold weather can affect us
We need to always wrap up warm,
To protect ourselves from feeling
Any draft from an icy storm.
We must also try hard to guard
Against those moments of unease,
If discomfort or fearful reactions
Our nerve ends they don’t please,
Such as in those stressful situations
That make our body feel a strain,
Which our learning process teaches
Not to get into again.
But there is another kind of shiver
And that is one of pure delight,
Which comes over me completely
If I kiss or hold you tight.
Especially when you tell me
You are having nice shivers too,
That you say is all down to me
And the little things I do.
Which of course brings us alive
And makes our heartbeats sing,
So we then welcome those shivers
And all the ecstasy they bring.
Now that should warm the cockles, hackles or bottom of your heart, and YES Ted & Beth, I KNOW you have a poem in your book called “Bears in Love” but I’m sure your fans will buy it 🐻🐻
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