Illuminating then as my new and 12th book, Illuminating Verse, Rousing Poetry, has now published! I have some plans to promote and sell so all good stuff, but I’m just waiting for my copies to be delivered.
Meanwhile welcome to new sign ups on here to Marie, Karen L & Lucie (I’m struggling to place you, please give me a clue), and I must mention Julian, Kelly & Henry The First, Sharon and Deb B’s for comments, compliments and support, while Natalie, Rebecca & Michaela are offering help to promote new book. but let us move on..
First poem then =
More or Less?
On occasions when I’m quiet
I peep curiously from my veil,
To survey our world starkly
And see the worried and the frail.
For time has gone by for them
With their last years running out,
So are finally forced to confront
What their life was all about.
It’s so easy to be big and bold
When those years on you are few,
But life and illness take a toll
On all the things you do.
With bodies not so robust
To take the strain of days
And time spent on life’s chores,
So doubts and worry plays
On those nervous thoughts,
And the changes that they fear.
Which sows more dread and woe
Until life becomes unclear.
Which leads people to a crossroad
And which path now to choose,
Between the one that says ignore
All the new things that confuse.
Or the route to try and keep up
With new technology and traits,
That get more complex daily
To leave you in dire straights.
So no great surprise that people
Get distraught in later years,
As a changing world torments them
To cry frustrated tears.
That gets us started, so some news for I was “last minute” requested to do a gig for a local care home as they had been let down, so I stepped in with just over four hours notice. That it went very well was both a success and a relief apparently, was good news too.
I should also report that I’m invited back on Hailsham F M in April, a bit delayed as I am awaiting a follow up operation from my hospitalisation last year, so didn’t want to clash, but we will see. Like searching for lost keys and that itch you cannot always scratch, you must be patient, so I’m trying to be patient to be a patient. I think?
First 2 verses of poem “My Chair” in my 12th book that is proving very popular, so enjoy this taster before you buy the whole book, only £9.99 on Amazon but initially reduced to £8.99 on my website and direct from me.
I think most of us have that special place
And that is “my chair” and where I sit,
Because no other seating area at home
Will be as good as that one perfect fit,
Of great comfort and for watching T V
So generally settles you at your ease,
From the cut and thrust of daily life
As your own throne needs no squeeze.
For it has taken the form of your body
Just like a cooking mould for a cake,
To give you that feeling of relaxed joy
And allows each move you make.
Moving on with a small correction to my excellent publisher and website Guru, James Harvey address, (lol my fault), so it is= http://soulsong.co.uk
For our younger, (and adults too of course) I promised a Ted & Beth poem so here it comes..
Ted would really like to be a doctor
Playing hospitals with Beth together,
For she wanted to be a doctor too
But Ted said she’s not that clever,
Which I told him off for saying
As I didn’t think it was very nice,
So he quickly apologised to her
Who soon forgave him in a trice.
For although having the odd row
They get on well, loving each other a lot,
Whilst enjoying games and their jokes
And sharing everything they’ve got.
So Beth will dutifully be the nurse
And do exactly what her Ted asks,
In his busy role of special doctor
Doing lots of life saving tasks.
Sometimes Ted will have a surgery
And deal with bear friends complaints,
Like those teddy headaches and pains
And also little Sleepy Bear who faints,
In an attempt to get more attention
While nurse Beth wipes her brow.
But when Doctor Ted asks how she is,
Always replies, she feels better now.
So Ted does feel extremely celebrated
In all that he says and can easily do,
Thus the bears and animals respect him
With his clever answers or sensible view,
About any little problem or a squabble
That on some occasions will break out.
But all in all the gang are very happy
With nurse Beth and Doctor Ted about.
Which is all totally appropriate now,
As in most fictional hospital romance,
Because Doctor Ted and lady nurse Beth
Are so in love they will both sing dance.
Thus our popular, but mischievous couple
Of the lovely Beth and clever Ted,
Are both always very happy together
So wouldn’t want anyone else instead.
I would like to claim a medal here as I am still struggling with the changes on my laptop etc and so far I have refrained from using any Anglo Saxon language whilst being terrified that all I’ve typed is going to disappear. Please excuse any blips lol
I will concede here that my Techno Skills are not the best, but lol as a getting older citizen I not SO bad, BUuuuuuuut I can write poems and have already pretty much got ideas and possible title for my next and THIRTEENTH book, so YAY.
Another sample for my Book TWELVE just released follows, (my tongue firmly in cheek).
Young Old Men
Some blokes stay like young old men
Demonstrating it for the world to see,
But others will old young men remain
And I decided that would not be me,
Because whilst health can play a part
A lot of little things are down to you,
Such as attitude, manner or your look
Which includes what you say or do.
So that may get some people thinking perhaps, or maybe another or even a FIRST look in the mirror, for just like accents and sayings of other people, bad habits can attach themselves, best ask a monk about that?
JOKE TIME =
- A Teddy Bear with no teeth is a Gummy Bear (Ted & Beth liked that)
- If a lemon becomes unwell it needs Lemonade
- Average things are made in a satisfactory
Nearing the end and my nerves are still holding that all my Blog is going to disappear in front of my eyes, but let’s not speak too soon just in case it does go Oooooop in smoke, SO last poem and as PER at present another ROOOMMAAAAAAANNCE one, so hold on=
To snuggle is a really lovely sensation
Like pups or kittens to their mother,
For if you’re feeling loved or close
There isn’t much better or any other,
Cosiness of a protected satisfaction
That can take stress and fears away,
As letting yourself melt into someone
Will bring a contented, happy day.
So don’t become shy or awkward
When you’ve found someone to love,
And sample simple pleasures of life
Snuggling together just like a glove.
Or possibly squashing up tightly
Knowing it’s a joint intimate space,
As you make your sensual moves
Without any thoughts of disgrace.
For our own special moments in life
Are something we have to treasure,
Because a close contentment shared
Doesn’t have much greater pleasure.
So I’ve always tried to practice this
Although at times it comes and goes,
Making us welcome any new return
To tempt snuggles without clothes,
With a happily agreed mutual need
Leading to ecstatic levels of desire.
So snuggle up, love and get taken
To feel a heavenly passions fire.
Because any casual or normal day
When you enjoy cuddling up tight,
Can be a simple life fact for us all
That it’s better to snuggle than fight.
A lovely ending then and again massive thanks to you for being there,your compliments and support as I continue to fundraise and promote Help for Heroes too,
SO The Journey Continues in ILLUMINATING and ROUSING fashion!
Love and Light from Ted & Beth and of course, ME
All twelve 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
Our World in Verse
Laurie’s Bundle of Poetic Humour
Tea for Two; Poetic Antics of Ted & Beth (£6.99)
Illuminating Verse: Rousing Poetry
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 9th, 8th, 7th and sixth books, all bigger are still £9.99, while my “Best Of” 10th book is only £7.99, and are for sale on Amazon, book stores or preferably from me ………….. firstname.lastname@example.org Or 07967 355236
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