Monday, 14 December 2009


If you knew my heart

would you?

In the harsh reality of daylight

could you?

If I dared to strip away

my layers

until you saw the centre of my being

and spoke plain words

of mundane things

would you, could you love me?

Sunday, 6 December 2009


This is the tale that’s not very nice,
A warning to all thugs
Concerning teasing, bullies, louts
(and people short on hugs)

Victor’s speech was indistinct
he had great trouble smelling,
His sinuses were often blocked
Causing nasal swelling

He was quite use to people who
Would say repeat that please
And he couldn’t count how many times
He mixed up free and threes

Our Victor was a happy chap
An even tempered bloke
And even when pressurised
He always saw the joke

because folk liked his easy way
And felt his heart was tender
Victor had a ‘people job’
He was an ice-cream vendor

Most customers would smile and say
Please and thanks to Vic
But there’s always one who spoils it
And makes the good ones sick

Such a one was Harry Rice
A snotty little scrote
He often hung around Vic’s cart
To get on peoples goat

As I explained Vic’s speech was odd
Due to his nasal features
But by and large his customers
Were kind and faithful creatures

One day Vic got a different flavour
He called it Fudge surprise
he had It on an offer
A triple super size

Harry Rice was there
And he heard Victor say
Come and get your Fugs surprise
On special for today

Harry laughed and Harry jeered
All his nasty cronies cheered
Fug surprise? You stupid man
Why can’t you talk like what I can

Victor smiled he’d heard it all
And still he wasn’t riled
Why should he, a full grown man
Be worried by a child

He turned his back and took a scoop
And made a massive ice
And turning back he proffered it
To Harry (which was nice)

Harry needed to maintain
His thuggish reputation
So he snarled and took the gift
and smothered his elation

His interest piqued on tasting fudge
He said what’s the surprise
And Victor said with dead pan face
Those aren’t chocolate bits they're flies

Harry choked and cried and sobbed
He called out for his mummy
It was probably psychological
But he had a poorly tummy

So Victor got rid of a pest
By using chocolate bugs
And now the people know that he
Can surprise any thugs

Friday, 4 December 2009


In unsurity
we live another day
It's easier than knowing
we cannot survive

We spend our days in silence
because we can't speak
the things we hate to say

Empty and unfeeling
we go on
almost loving
never daring
to go our own way

Friday, 25 September 2009


My muse lies sleeping
perfect visage
mangled in repose
snot leaking from her nose

Lofty dreams
in the gutter
taking flight
between a rock and lost grace
hell and high maintenance
oceans of belief
in dry dock

My muse lies puking
around a bucket
by her bed
what dreams I asked
are lost
in the cesspit of her head

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Mills and Boon

I wandered lonely
no romance
seeking just one kiss, one dance
but I couldn't win a heart
so I decided I'd depart
and find true love
away from here
I'm packing up
with not a tear
I'm going to move to Mills and Boon
where men are men
and women swoon
where love is just a gasp away
the sex is hot
and no one's gay
The sun always shines
the people tanned
bills and traffic jams are banned
Handsome sheiks with many wives
and all of them with bedroom eyes
the nurses simper
their bosoms heaving
when they hear that Dr Love is leaving.
Ever man is rich and fit
with chiselled jaw and charming wit
perfect hair
and deep blue eyes
washboard stomach
muscled thighs.
Women's lib?
no need for that
no single parents
unsightly fat
every lady is complete
perfect figure head to feet.

I tried to move there
I really tried
but those oh so perfect folk inside
locked the gates and barred the doors
they couldn't cope with normal flaws.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

three faces of man

Do you think I'm attractive?

oh yes, said his lips
hmmmm, suppose, added his brain
YUM! cried the little devil

Will you see me again?

of course, the lips assured
errrrrrr, suppose, the brain added
WELL, ARE YOU GOING TO PUT OUT OR WHAT? demanded the devil, stretching

Do you love me?

you know I do, quick from the lips
yeah, yeah, whatever, yawned a bored brain
I'M READY, NOW! groaned the giant devil.

Monday, 12 January 2009

no night

Days are easy
Plastic smiles
and empty voices.
Well worn routine,
un-taxed resources.

Life, just living.
No shadows,
no sense of failing.
No falling.
Just heedless pleading,
no night

Thursday, 8 January 2009

dark days

Not quite
day light
winter's night

quite near
ghostly fear
end of year

Getting there
Christmas fair
trees bare.