Category: Poetry

Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud

It was almost daylight As I drove to work this morning Almost a reason to be cheerful And almost optimistic About the fact that winter Is almost over In a few weeks I’ll be waking up to sunshine To longer days To vitamin D But my inner pessimist Couldn’t help but point out That I’ll…

Pedantic Romantic

Roses are red Violets are blue Except (of course) That isn’t true Because a rose by any other name Might smell as sweet But a rose by any other colour Would still be a rose And a rose can be many colours Though the colour known as ‘rose’ Is a kind of pink And violets…

Podiatric Problems

I’ve got cold feet Less because I want to withdraw From an undertaking To which I have Perhaps ill-advisedly Committed And more I think Because it’s January And I’m wearing neither Socks nor slippers Still, I sometimes wish That the UK government Had experienced slightly cooler feet Than they clearly did When committing to An…

Oh Dirty Mug

Oh dirty mug Tea-stained and forlorn How long have you sat there Unwashed Perchance unloved? And though my need is great For a beverage warm And comforting To refresh my soul I shall once again Eschew you Ignore you In favour of your Cleaner brethren In their ivory tower (Or off-white kitchen cupboard) Though take…

La Dolce Vita

I should improve my diet I’d probably lose some weight I might look slightly better Could end up feeling great I don’t lack the will power Required for this dream It’s just I’m not inclined To abnegate ice-cream

Three Wishes

If I had three wishes I’d really like to believe I’d wish for peace on Earth All suffering, I’d relieve But if I’m really honest I doubt that I’d do that I’d wish for a box-set, beer and pizza And spend the evening getting fat

Put It All Out There

Occasionally I like to put together a medley of things other people wrote into what is commonly known as a ‘Found Poem’. I didn’t invent the idea – loads of people do it. I particularly enjoy the work of comedian Dave Gorman in this genre. I felt it might be an appropriate genre to apply…

Olympic Inspiration

Watching Olympians Achieving their feats Can be inspirational And truly motivational Maybe in time I’ll use this inspiration To positive Life-changing Effect I’ll pull on my trainers And go for a run Or pick up a racket Or buy a new bike I’ll train and I’ll enter An endurance event I’ll push myself hard I’ll…

Know Your Limits

Did I really just drink all that wine? Aside from nausea, I’m still feeling fine Now the Bordeaux has gone Bring the next bottle on If I’m conscious then I won’t decline

Torpid Tuesday

I sit in the dark Because turning on the lights Requires me to get out of my chair Which seems like a lot of effort I watch a TV show I’ve already seen And didn’t really enjoy Because the remote control is just out of reach

A Man Most Modest

When it comes to being modest I really am the best I am so self-effacing That I outshine the rest Few could be as unassuming Less desiring flattery My metaphoric trumpet Is never blown by me Though I do have many talents And every right to boast The greatest thing about me is I’m less…