On Fear

Something unusual

Slowly pulses within unseen

Does The End start here?


CLP 05/03/2019

On Holiday


Away in the warm

Break from life’s realities

Ends, as all things must


n.b. Where ever you have been, welcome back. We missed you x

CLP 03/03/2019

On Pelsall Common

Carnival venue

Happy family outings

Place where some lives end



n.b. This land is a beautiful piece of ancient turf that is owned in common by the people of the area. Bordered by roads now, there are long established paths across it, including this elegant avenue. The Pelsall carnival sets out from the common each year.

On my walk to work this morning I saw three trees marked by memorials to lost lives and a further placement of flowers near some bushes. One card I saw read”…my darling husband, you meant everything to me.”

Everyone has a story, but some personal stories seem to have reached a lonely conclusion at this place.

Sometimes the world can seem like a cavernous void, but it can be helpful to talk to someone, even an unknown person on the other end of a phone call.

The Samaritans in the United Kingdom is a good starting point https://www.samaritans.org if you are losing perspective on life. There are similar organisations in other countries.

Peace and love to you sisters and brothers, peace and love.

CLP 26/02/2019


Washed by Spring shower

Dried in gentle breeze and Sun

Refreshed Earth awakes


CLP 19/02/2019

Nail Gloss

I caught a train

Empty seat opposite soon filled

Ellie, was her name

Her grandma told me


Ellie watched me

She leant across to look at my phone

She pointed her finger

Showing her fingernail painted pink

I extended my index finger

Our finger tips touched

Across the table

She smiled at me

I smiled too

Such a small hand

Such a tiny finger


Later in the middle of the city

So busy, full, slow

So crowded

I couldn’t see my shoes

There was Ellie in her father’s arms

Across the street

She smiled at me

I smiled too

Such a small child

Such a huge smile.


CLP 31/12/2019

On the do-si-do

Clumsy our feet clump

Upon the polished floor

Smiles greet each new arm


CLP 23/11/2018