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Just Because

Is life but a transaction
A tit for tat
A deal shaken in blood, sweat, toil and tears
Is it a mere economy
Trading one deed for another
A business arrangement
Limited to a series of management decisions
Or is there more?
The unconditional?
The altruistic
Dressed in love
Wrapped in kindness
Laced in compassion
Without bill; invoice; receipt
Where simple humanity
Reaches out
Just because ….

Mr Redbreast

Little Robin Red Breast
Sitting in a tree
With black diamonds for his eyes
Peeking out at you and me
Thinking soon it will be Christmas
The season he gets fame
Yet no-one ever stops to think
And ask of his real name

For in fact he’s not called Robin
But to be honest prefers best
The name of Jim or Tom or Rob
Or just Mr Redbreast
Anything bar Robin
He flutters and he tweets
For Lord or Earl, Sir or Count
Would really be quite neat

And so as yuletide happens
And bright red chested bird
Frequents your cards and trinkets please
Doff cap as is preferred
And nod to Mr Redbreast
Be him called Rob or Jim
Or Tom or Ray or Bill or Ben
And raise your glass to him



© Francis C. Franklin / CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

Bleeding World

There aren’t enough tears to be cried
Nor near enough droplets of rain
Not enough lakes, oceans and seas
To wash away all of this pain

For the world has a gash to her heart
A chasm of untold deep grief
A bleed that cannot be stopped
Where mere words won’t bring any relief

For as long as disunion exists
Persecution and terror abides
As long as guns blast away peace
The split will open wider; divide

And there won’t be concord til the day
Humanity joins together as one
Where judgement is counselled by truth
And love in each other runs strong

Where the light of freedom shines so bright
And filters deep into the core
Where unity will triumph and bring
Harmony in place of all war

Cordon of Humanity

When all that is left
Are small candles flickering
Holding out against the storm
And battling the tides of destruction
Then let a cordon of humanity
Bound in grief
Conjoined in compassion
United in empathy
Bring hope where there is despair
And love where there is hatred
So that the flames will reignite
Shattering the darkness
With life-giving light

solution focussed

My Friend Jim (Gym) … or not!

I’ve got a friend in Jim
He works me really hard
Reminds me that chocolate and wine
Are just the same as lard

He pounds the muscle mighty
And pumps the iron for sure
Then stands round laughing widely
When I’ve dropped dead on the floor

Or chuckles when I’m groaning
In his hell hall of fame
For Jim ain’t quite a normal friend
And shouts “JUST UP YOUR GAME”

And with the stick he beats me
For carrots he will say
Are “treats when you have lost that lard”
And that’s some time away!!

And so we’ve reached a compromise
He nags and I concede
For whilst he’s quite some bully
I know he’s what I need!


Time is but a vacuum
Until that moment
That second
That small small instant
That it resonates
Ticks in the breaths we take
The thoughts we have
The words we say
The actions we do
The lives we live
For only then does time
Have substance  

A Day Well Lived

Don’t wake up in the morning
Without a care in the world
Limp with apathy
Depleted before the day is done
But spring into the day
As though it is your last
Intent on living it to the full
Taking on the challenges
Facing up to the now
So that the then will
Resonate with your soul
With your spirit
With you heart
And tomorrow, yesterday will have been
A day well lived



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