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 Poem Mind Games

Many of us enjoy puzzles, crposswords etc, here is a short poem which I hope you will enjoy reading.

trevor b Celebrity poem

Celebrity Rules is a poem about the ridiculous celebrity culture that we have allowed to proliferate over the past thirty years.

Winter Walk TB

Winter Walk is a poem I wrote for the poetry assignment on the Open University Advanced Creative Writing course.

Sheep poem

It has been reported that, due to fly-tipping from a cannabis factory on a Swansea valley road, a flock of sheep were seen behaving a bit ‘odd.’

Merry Xmas article TB

Merry Christmas was my first attempt at a poem after I decided to take writing seriously, in 2009.

trevor B Swine flu poem

My poem, Swine flu, was written at the height of the epidemic in 2010.

 Trevor B poem

One Christmas, in my dark and distant past, I was chatting to a friend about the gifts I used to receive when I was a child.

Witches Hollow

I am delighted to share my first poem for the website with you. I hope you enjoy reading it!

 Christmas Magic poem

We all have our thoughts about Christmas, here is a short poem to share with you all. Happy Christmas! 

Trevor B Barber poem

My poem, The Barbershop Quartet, was written soon after I’d published a short, Al Capone, gangster era story called the 2nd St Valentine’s Day Massacre.

Lex George poem

I hope you like my latest humorous poem!

Money

 I wrote ‘At My Expense’ during the first days of the MPs expenses scandal in 2009.

Golden Season poem

I often think of autumn as the golden season, so many colours to see. Here is a poem I have written to share with you all.

Flower and veg poem

My wifes friend at work was going on about how her hubby could make up a poem out of anything. My wife, not to be outdone, said I could too. So I was set a challenge, to come up with a poem that contained two statements of fact.

Sharon Kishboo poem

Here is a poem I have written to share with you all about the state of UK post these days!

Trevor B

This is what my daughter read out for me at Doreen's funeral. I couldn’t do it myself so wrote a bit of an intro for her to introduce it.

Autumn poem Sheila K

Nights are drawing in, leaves are falling and conkers are being gathered. It can only mean autumn! Here are two poems I have written to share with you all.

 Denice H

A certain person was annoying me, so ladies, I wrote this little ditty about some of the men in our lives, Bless 'em(not)

Autumn poem Joy

Autumn is nearly upon us and here is a poem I have written to share with all of you.

Vivien Leigh

Mentally strolling down memory lane while writing my memoir My Gentle War, I thought of all the fun I had rummaging in Grandma Havard's 'clothes box' as a six/seven year-old.

Sharon B poem

 Our good friend Sharon Boothroyd has written a poem to share with us all. We have all seen shops on the high street change over the years, but one still remains the same. Read on and you will find out!

Trevor B Poems

Here are two poems which I hope you will enjoy.

Chris Stovell poem

I have a school friend visiting me and I thought she’d like to see our old school magazines.

Dreams poem

In Dreams is the story of love gone wrong and a man’s realisation that he has used up all of his final, last chances.

Trevor B poem

The Unwelcome Guest is a big departure from my usual, pithy, throwaway poems. It was written after having the Pogues song, A Pair of Brown Eyes, as an ear worm for about a week. Strangely the ear worm vanished the same day as the poem was written.

Sandy Wilson

Winter has now ended and Spring has sprung! I hope you enjoy my latest poem.

 lexleyGeorge

It's a shock to realise you are a septuagenarian - how can that have happened?

Lex shed spring

Now that Spring has arrived, I hope you are amused by this poem. Both men and women who have read this have said "How did you know what my (my husband's) shed looked like. All I can say is I've been there!

 Trevor B Stick poem

The Wrong End of the Stick, is a short poem I wrote after observing a group of people from an office down south, attending one of those idiotic bonding weekends based at a hotel in Nottingham.

 Poem Express

Derek Coles and Norman Turner

I came across this 'song' in the Daily Express last Saturday 12th March. Jennifer has kindly allowed me to share it with you. The lyrics trip along quite nicely to the suitably cheery tune of My Favourite Things from The Sound Of Music. One. two, three.....

Trev B Seat

The Seat on the Hill was my first, and last attempt at writing an old fashioned ballad.

 Joy poems

Here are three short autobiographical poems for you to read. I hope you enjoy them!

Trev poem Old Tom

Old Tom The Catnip King, was written after observing our ‘Bonus’ cat, Jasper, sunning himself in the garden.

Chris S poem

On Monday we said our final goodbyes to Tom’s mum, Rita, who died at the end of January after what had been a very distressing four months.

HilaryC Baby poem

I’m not a poet but this was written from the heart and with much love for my little miracle 1 1/2lb (680g) Grandson …

Kelly F The Sea

I've always been fascinated by the sea. I love the feeling of calmness that washes over me as I gaze at it from the shore or from the deck of a ship.

The Weather Girls Trev

My poem, The Weather Girls was written after I had seen a rerun of the hapless Michael Fish’s unforgettable 1987 weather forecast, where he promised a lady who had phoned in, and the rest of the country, that the hurricane hurtling towards us, would miss by a distance and flatten France instead.

Joy L poem

Here are three short poems to start off 2016. I hope you enjoy reading them.

Recession Hard Times Trv B

My poem, Hard Times, is about recession. I wrote it during the awful Credit Crunch of 2009.

Lexley G

I have recently put together a selection of my poems written over the last ten years or so. I am mostly selling these for our local Cancer Support Centre.The poems are mainly light hearted and I hope will amuse. The book entitled "PROSAITRY" is divided into various sections, one of which is Christmas so here is a one poem which might resonate with readers at this time of year.

Clicking Gran

My silly kid’s poem Clicking Gran, was my first attempt at poetry.

Joy L poem

A short poem for you all. Hope you enjoy reading it!

Trevor Delivery Man

My poem, The Delivery Man, is only partly autobiographical.

Joy L Identity

Here is a humorous short poem to remind us of ageing!

Trev Fathers Day

My poem, Father’s Day, was hatched after a beery conversation in the pub with a few male drinking friends, one of which, (after a few pints,) shyly exposed his brand new pair of Homer Simpson socks.

Joy L poem

Autumn is a beautiful time of the year. Scenes to teasure. A short poem as autumn is slowly turning to Winter

Grain of Truth Trev B

My short poem, A Grain of Truth, was written for a humorous verse competition on a writer’s website I belonged to at the time.

Fiona Dunn poem 

A poem to share with you all. I hope you enjoy reading it!

Imagination Mary B Poem

Does your imagination ever run away with you?

Happiness Joy L

 We all want to be happy don't we? I hope you enjoy the poem I have written.