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A Father’s Lie

This has been my yearly lie to my family. Thought I might get ahead of the game this Father’s Day. With a wonderful family, it’s not unusual a week out from Father’s Day to hear the words, “What do you want for Father’s Day”. Pretty...

Granddad’s Poem

My Granddads Poem For Abbey and David White boys Jamie and Milli Hey you two, slow down Your Granddad can’t keep up You’ve been quick out of the gate Faster than lightening, I looked up and you were gone Why’s that? I was looking forward to playing...

Your Life Paints a Canvas

  If you think of your life as a poem what will your verse be? Some cry melancholic while others sing joyous. Some are short but beautiful in haiku, others tell a story long and majestic or withering evenings and challenging mornings. What ever your journey you...

White Wedding Faith

White Wedding Faith Dedicated to Abbey & David Today I’m absorbed by White Taken away to this Wedding Day Built on Faith and clothed in Hope Prepared by time and drawn by Love Moving slowly, With my nervous smile Dad, my escort down the aisle Keep calling,...

Do we have Empathy with Suicide?

A while back I mentioned “The Box”, a cardboard filing box full of old writings, poetry and creative work I had worked on particularly when I was involved in youth work at our local church. During that time I had a job working as car salesman at a local...

Up to Heaven

I wrote this when the father of a family I knew passed away. It was hard to see a soft quiet godly man die and yet you knew he was going to be with His Lord and Saviour. Sometimes words fail to express what is being felt inside. Up to Heaven I knew a man, so strong...

Things that should be said

Things that should be said There are many things I'd like to say and there are many things I could But if all I do is say them then I guess I never should You see words without meaning are like flowers without their petals or morning without its dew like a puppy...

Time and Slumber

Time and Slumber Time is measured by the once but pleasure by the pound We forsake the hour's warning tide Sit back with men feeling warm inside Did Christ enjoy social expense Or sit in critique at a neighbour's fence  His time was ours he spent it well...

Spiral Jail

Spiral Jail Cries of anguish spout forth in fear Who can I believe? The postman is my wife's best friend My heartache a banker's leer Our priest buys his VCR, our sacrifice  My own resolutions end this January hour So I delve into the closet for a...

Written for the One I Love

Written for the One I Love When darkness fades And glory shines you open your eyes and hope to find A starling on your pillow A valentine in your arms who nestles cheek to breast You alight from bed to floor Going to prepare a succulent feast as you tiptoe out the...