No not a rose me, well certainly not a “shrinking” one , but hey, that’s a Violet isn’t it, but like the proverbial “climbing rose” I keep on striving. AND I did plant a “successfully growing up its trellis” rose only a short while ago , so there you are!
What other “rose connections” with this poet then? Only maybe that I try to be as industrious as the rose,which of course has thorns, but Laurie you best leave it there….
Busy, climbing, writing then, and in a very busy time I published my monthly article for my two online newspapers this morning entitled “Weather, whether or wether”! Look it up on www.thesussexnewspapeonline or www.bonjourfranceonline
Cue for a poem so “Exposure” excerpt of poem going in my new and 5th book:-
It takes a very brave person
To rise above the parapet alone,
And to show themselves completely
Whilst standing on their own.
Now of course they would expect
That others would support them too.
But sadly not quite the case
As some find it hard to do,
Something else for any others,
Or maybe it’s indifference
That causes them to duck out
All safe behind their fence.
So busy then Laurie, doing what exactly? Answer = Going to several networking meetings, an excellent Wednesday morning with Jane L and her “Bizzybirds” where I was delighted to be invited to do a presentation to them on my Help for Heroes support and read some poems that seemed to go down well. They generously put money in the H4H collection tin as well, thanks ladies!
I was also requested to read some poems on Friday night at another music, song, & poetry etc evening, another great night!
Of course there is still lots to do re my forthcoming book, so all in all, yes busy…
Poets and Scrollers
The news comes flooding into our lives
From places nationally or world wide.
Amusing, frightening or tragically sad,
Yet from it all, it’s hard to hide.
Graphic images often feature large
As the world comes to our door.
Exposing to us the very worst of man,
As the news channels try to explore
All aspects of life to fully scrutinise
Under a glaringly microscope.
Making you angry, laugh or cry
Or possibly give up all hope.
So how do we deal with a bombardment
Reeking havoc on mind and senses?
Confronting us with with manic thoughts
That causes mass upset and offences.
Some will merely just look away
Denying they have seen, or know it,
But others take it all to heart
And most likely they’re a poet.
For poets tend to write on things
With strong thoughts and burning phrases,
That encapsulates and rams it home
To the indifferent who it amazes.
So having seen it put into words
These ostriches or rock and rollers,
Still prefer to avoid any sympathy
By being just news reel scrollers.
Who turn a blind eye to sad events
Until something happens to them too.
When a poet will then come forward
To comfort their tragic view.
Oh yes and one other small thing…. I was to do some poems for a local hotel, The Priory Court, at a quiz night they do monthly for charity, and were doing one for me and Help for Heroes in I thought, August or September, but NOW is next Wednesday 19th July, so NO pressure then !!!!
From my 4th book then “Only You”…
Most of the successful people you meet
Won’t have let grass grow beneath their feet.
But it’s not all about making money,
More of creating your world that’s sunny
And makes you smile across your ways,
And grin back at whatever days
Don’t sit well or rest with others,
For the fact is we’re not all brothers.
So get up and get your ideas on
For tomorrow they could all be gone,
And disappeared down the slippery slope
Leaving you frustrated without hope
That you can ever move yourself,
To gain prosperity and wealth.
But do not worry too much on this
For money is not the only bliss.
Now cast around this world of ours
Where a negative thought always devours,
But if you have your health and brain
There is little that can restrain
You from doing what you will,
Ensuring happiness soon must fulfil
Your heart and all you do,
For there’s no point in being blue.
So to just finish and be very exact
It all comes down to a simple fact.
And in this there’s no need for debate
That you can a success create.
That is that then, and I think spells it out….. LOL I’m a hard working, industrious climbing rose then !!!! ???
Anyway before I close here, I have two very “animated” and “barely contained” bears Ted n Beth who say they have not had much of a mention, so being a good author and poet to them, I will squeeze in a start bit of one of their poems from book three, “Bears Bath Fun”..
Bears Bath Fun
Ted and Beth are full of fun
Happy bears and keen to laugh,
And one of their special joys
Is in a massive soapy bath.
With water sloshing everywhere
As the bath fills to the top,
Both laughing until they hurt
And their fur soaked as a mop.
Then Beth gives out a cry
As her paw’s caught in the plug,
But again screams in surprise
As Ted frees her with a tug!
All good CLEAN fun then, (sorry), but on that note it’s time to go again, SO…
As EVER, many thanks and The FANTASTIC Journey Continues…….