Category Archives: Life’s too Short

The Park

The pretty little seaside town had been plagued by gangs of bikers, drug dealers and hooligans all summer long and the local people were worried, frightened and angry. The Mayor protested that he’d no authority to instruct the Police and … Continue reading

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Wunderkind

…or Lost Ambitions ? Far too late for me Too late for me to be ? For me to be a Wunderkind It’s too late now, I see But is it yet too late to BE ? For me it’s … Continue reading

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Message in a Bottle…

Thank you dear friends for all the fun The coffee and cakes and the welcome sun The good times and all the merry laughter And everything good that followed after The long discussions and the chatter Of all those things … Continue reading

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Shipwreck

She battled through enormous seas Storms nearly brought her to her knees But she sailed on to our delight And every time she won the fight But the weather turned, the skies were black The lightning flared and thunder wracked … Continue reading

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Memories…

Kelly’d just finished putting Edna’s shopping away and took her a cup of tea. She’d thought the old lady was asleep by the fire which had burned right down to almost nothing. So she picked up a shovel full of … Continue reading

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The Humble Unicorn…

She joined me as I leaned on the paddock fence watching the annual Dartmoor pony round-up. “As a kid I was most at home amongst animals. In fact I sometimes pretended I was a horse,” she said. “I used to … Continue reading

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Jes, Graffiti Kid

I’m bored. Nothing ever happens in this crummy town; even the beach is a snooze, full of old people in cardigans shuffling along the front looking for cheap tearooms. They shout and wave their walking sticks at you if you … Continue reading

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Hands-on

Reach out to others young and old Offer friendship from the cold Connecting skin with a human touch a precious move that means so much That muscles sense a warm response and strengthens feelings right at once confirms the need … Continue reading

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When happy, paint the Iris…

  The days grow longer with pale shafts of light lifting the grey mood. The morning skies are rinsed with early promise and heralded by sparrow-chattered trees. Snowdrops modestly bow their heads to the welcome dawn and the chilled birds … Continue reading

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‘You can’t beat Rock and Roll’

“I’ve told him a hundred times now, he can’t expect me to stay home all the time just looking after him. It’s been seven years now since mum died and I’m not getting any younger. I know at first he … Continue reading

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