I don’t write much on natures wonder
Preferring to observe the human kind,
But that’s not to say I never will
As I relax with settled mind.
So when reclining on the decking
Of my mobile home in France,
I was taken by the birds behaviours
And how they swoop and dance.
For a big tree has further grown
Looming over the mobile next to me,
Which allows sight of the top branches
And all the various birds activity.
That rarely seems to cease too much
From earliest morning viewing,
So all day through to nightfall
I can see what they are doing.
The coming and going all the time
Of various birds on the branches,
Where I guess they are much safer
Than on the ground taking chances,
Of being attacked or just disturbed
When about their daily routine.
That gives great delight to me,
With their habits nicely seen.
And of course there is the songs
That is sweet music to my ears,
But I guess it’s just communications
Passing on their love or fears.
So I think that I’m really lucky
With a panorama on a tree’s steeple,
Though watching the activity I wonder
Is it too different from people?
But most birds habits are crucial
And they know what each is for.
Unlike man who so often strives,
For a life of greed or war.
So a nice start for you I hope?
A great time to say a big “Hi and THANKS” to you lovely people on here with me, AND three new super people joined us too..
1) The very pleasant (and lovely) Stacey L from a consumer suppliers who have been good to me lately as “every little helps” as they did, Hi Stacey lol, 2) A “Right, or left?” Gent Richard M of E C F who are kindly doing a joint “Open Day and my Poems and Help for Heroes” support and fund raise on May 9th!
Many thanks Richard, and welcome aboard man! 3) Sherrie, well what can I say, but just as the Four Seasons did I guess “Sherrie Baby”, who is a “Right Diamond Gel” (I’ll explain if want Sherrie lol, but means you are a star at going that important and proverbial “extra mile”, thanks again, Welcome, and please enjoy being on here with us! Hey Sherrie get your friends to sign/join up as well, ALL welcome👩😊..
AS I mentioned previously I’m again prolifically writing my poems, about 20 in the last month I think at a guess, and to prove I am not changing much, here is the start of one, but of course, (BIG head) I have mentioned some new poems being read and complimented on National Radio…. Thanks Lynn of Mellow Magic and an “Airways Queen Star”..
I Can’t Hear You
If you hurl abuse and ridicule
Which assail thick upon my ear,
Don’t be surprised if I ignore you
As I’ll turn deaf so just won’t hear.
Thus if you wish to carry on
With slanders that aren’t true.
Please note my sardonic smile,
As I really won’t hear you.
For in life it is correctly said,
You please some people all the time.
And all the people just some of it,
Others may think your words a crime.
So everyone will have occasion
When people will criticise and abuse.
But I have a great remedy for this
As I only hear what I choose.
So I have mentioned I’m back in France, (Hi Mick S, my round I think, OH alright, CHEERS man), as included one of my “Fav Photos” of me by our glorious long lake, (Le Lac), and meeting up with some great long term friends and many new ones too…. CHEERS!!🍺🍷.
I have put this on Facebook, but never shy to mention again that YOU can (Pretty Please) buy my books direct from ME at a very reasonable postage, between 70 pence & £1 60 p depending on book size, same as the prices vary on book size, from ONLY £4.99 each for first three, 4th & 5th = £6.99 and my latest is £9.99. Message me, when I’m back in U K obviously, and IF local I can deliver FREE on my new super fast wheels! YUP a “Take Away Poet” !!!!
Please put in diary you Eastbourne Locals, 9th May at E C F Birch Close from 9.00 – 13.00 for Help for Heroes, AND where to take your car for a great service, M O T or dare I say, bump removal! Sorry girls doesn’t work on you, but they might try…. Steady ON Richard!!!!
AT the Royal Oak and Castle Inn usual Open Mike first Wednesday of month, last week I did my usual slots poem reading to a good appreciation, AND sang as well on REQUEST. “Spanish Bride” that WILL be heard at a BIG charity event soon, again on request… lol who IS this singing poet hahahahah????
Last poem before close and jokes, (groan).
All Through the Night
Sometimes only just to kiss you
Won’t make you feel alright.
So I have to state my intention,
To hold you through the night.
Which I hope will delight you
As much as it does for me.
So we must wait for morning
When we can then clearly see,
If our ensuing love was great
For both of us to have gains,
As it’s now my main ambition
To ensure our love remains.
So don’t be shocked at my ardour
As it is meant for me to show,
How much I want to love you
And not let our ecstasy go.
Because sometimes love is taken
For granted, causing disgrace.
But you can see I’m determined
That ours will stay in place.
But you need now to do nothing
More than you think is right,
When I tell you once again
I will hold you through the night.
Which I hope will reassure you
How my love is always bold.
So just lay back and enjoy it,
Along with my night long hold.