Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Big Wave Riding Is Not For Me.

To ride such a wave is very brave,

Its power is immense, you must be tense

And prepared to die, however, your elation must be really high.

The wave blocks out the sky, you shake your head, ask yourself why?

Up and down your board you run, the water overhead weighs tonnes.

Will this be it? Is my exciting life over, will my body be found in bits...

Such an endeavor is not for me. I have too much respect for and fear of the sea!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sail Away To Happiness!

Sailing is a magical, wonderful thing,

The boat comes alive when heeling.

Best is there's no noise to drive you mad,

Though being seasick is really bad.

I lived on a yacht for many years,

When I sold it, there were many tears!

I recall that adventure during what was my prime,

It seems like days ago, yet it's a distant time!

Never again will I rove across heaving seas.

The wind in my face and the spray flying free!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Your Home Is Your Castle!

People in our world live in various places

Some don't want to show their faces.

Others want to show just what they've got

For a few it seems to be quite a lot.

If only things could be evened out,

Our world would be happier, no doubt!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

So Helpless, So Innocent!

This baby laughs, this baby cries

To survive this world, it must be wise

May those who love it,  be truly blessed

And give it joy, a happy home, is best.

For what it eventually grows up to be,

Is a mirror of its parents, don't you see?

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Rainbows Herald Hope

In a world that often seems to have no hope,

We too often feel with life we cannot cope.

Don't fume and shout but smile and whistle,

Look high and low, touch a struggling thistle.

For our conflicted world is an amazing place

But too often we miss its beauty and grace!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Peace Is Possible

Peace can be achieved but we need to change our thinking,

About issues like race, revenge, warring and believing.

Working together will achieve what endless war never will,

A world based on equality and love rather than the urge to kill.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy People.

Surround yourself with happy people, ones who laugh at life,

They will help you limit the blues, the ones that bring you strife.

Make time each day to have a laugh, perhaps watch a comedy.

It's very therapeutic for your soul, if you do it, you'll surely see!


Snow changes the world, makes it softer, more appealing,

In Luxembourg things are no different, snow can be revealing.

Soundlessly it falls, each flake turning geometry on its head.

The best place to be is snuggling under covers, deep in bed.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Rain in Prague, what a wonderful scene,

Glistening drops, what do they mean?

Life for earth, if they're not too extreme,

But floods and death? We're not so keen.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Strangers with umbrellas walk quickly on a busy street.

Under the drifting rain, how many of them feel complete?

What if they spoke to those others, made a full confession?

Would peace result, understanding, or just a silly impression?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Small Can Be Beautiful!

In the human world, big is often what commands our attention.

But don't forget the little creatures, who rarely get a mention.

This hummingbird drinking from a flower: is it not perfection?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Some say that each human is always alone,

Some say we have sins which must be atoned,

Some say there are Kings who should be dethroned.

The sayers are many: it's as if they've been cloned!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Happiness is often elusive, fleeting.

Like life.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ganges: River Of Life And Death

I have been to the Ganges several times. I have watched the burning of the bodies while, close by, the bathers bathe and cattle wander.

India is a place of colour, of vibrancy and laughter, of poverty and struggle, of contradictions. It is a must place to visit!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

A Cascade

Life is a cascade, one in which we're made

To be a part of a soft gurgling flow at the start.

Then it gets faster, we are no longer the master.

We hold our breath; suddenly we become aware of death.

Then the flow ceases. In a tranquil pool, finally there's peace.