The tantrums of a child and the love of a parent
Feeling old and cuddling a toddler
What was it like living in the age of dinosaurs? A silly poem for children
Conformity and unthinking trap us. There is a way to escape
A political poem looking at the possible causes of 9/11
Easy, casual Old School certainties, so unsuited to the modern world
Whatever the era, whatever the method, exploitation continues
Sponsored bike rides to distant countries - or just the excuse for a big adventure?
If an Alien landed in the playground, what would you do? A children's poem
Sonnet about being unpleasant to someone, and feeling sorry about it afterwards
Uses same pattern as 'Baa, Baa, Black Sheep' - short poem about conformity
The people met in the journey through life
Why do people grieve at funerals? Often it's not for the departed but is a release of deeper emotions
A baby hedgehog emerged to eat the cats' food
A bat poem - dusk, and a bat hunting around
This sonnet looks light-heartedly at cold but beautiful women
A boastful girl who doesn't look so cool now
The heat of a late summer's morning, and picking blackberries
A blackbird bursting into song
Do you wish to change?
The beauty of a newborn child remembered
Moderates who're genuinely interested in spiritual growth can be found in any religion
Down and outs freezing to death in derelict buildings
The final journey with death
Slumbering in the morning
Sad poem about divorce from a child's viewpoint
Daughters are lovely, but they can also be awful
CIA death squads, 2001
Western democracy and liberalism is maintained at the expense of other nations' well-being
I'm afraid I'm not a great fan of dogs, and look askance at their owners
Poor Dragon! Taking a flying test isn't easy :-) A very short poem
Yearning to experience more than we currently perceive
I remember gathering chestnuts when I was a child
The mad dash in the morning
Realising that one day the child will leave home
Being a Dad (especially the main carer) requires a lot of different skills - a tongue-in-cheek look at what they are
Fat cats feed off public services
My take on cats
Anti-pit bull poem
A little poem about feeding a camp fire with food
Wanting to revisit childhood
Manipulation of people's perceptions through the use of words
Sardonic poem about gung-ho 'God Bless America' small-mindedness.
Ignorance is bliss
Gun culture, USA
Without height we'd all be two dimensional.
Hospitals are bleak places
Join in with life
Creating a ghetto through racism and lack of cultural identity
Humorous sonnet asking, 'Who am I?'
Recognising people in suburbia but not knowing them
Keeping young children protected
Freeing our imagination to dream and wonder
Trusting in God
It's just a personal view ...
Wishing for a sharper, more powerful mind
A humorous poem pointing out some of the nicer aspects of men
Humorous poem about women
Loving someone despite how gross they are
The joy of stepping in dog poo
A bored child asking for the moon
Arranged marriages in traditionally-minded families
A teacher saving a child's life
Being first at something, anything, is more important than actually having a worthwhile goal - apparently
That heart-sinking sentence
Our perception of reality is incorrect
Imagination can take us for a wild ride
Highs and lows, exultation and despair - we've all fallen in love
Some president of some banana republic or other ...
Mob rule, post 9/11
A formal poem about the media talking up the rightness of war
Sonnet about s*x, a relationship and ageing
Dreadful, stifling college course
The boring life of a monster
America's 15 minutes of fame are drawing to a close
God as a market-trader on Judgement Day
What was learnt from Hurricane Katrina?
What would it be like to be the pet of a cat?
The UK were happy to connive in the destruction of a foreign city, but kicked up a great fuss when one bomb went off in London
Ceasing to exist
A drug-crazed young man
Going back a bit - programming a video recorder was a complete pain in the neck
A poem about Aliens buzzing our planet. What would they be thinking? What would they do?
A cat kicked out at Christmas
Superior, repressed, patronising, screwed-up
Bringing up a young baby - the commitment needed
My Muslim neighbours after 9/11
My perception is clearly very limited
My Nan's funeral at the crematorium
Endless news that rots the brain
What's its root cause?
We change our lives by changing ourselves
Courage in the face of death
How many political 'leaders' have wisdom or spirituality?
Funeral of the Queen Mother
Talking things over with an ex-partner
A fantasy poem about loneliness and sadness - a poor creature stuck on a barren rock in the middle of the sea
Contemplating life on a summer's day
The beginning of the end of the world
I was young and seduced by the pornography of hunting magazines
There's always a slow, deep and barely visible recoil against the murder of peace activists
Sad poem about an insane polar bear in a zoo
Righteous rage at the 'aberrant' behaviour of women
Easy to see ourselves as prisoners
Rain pelting down
A bitter old woman firing off all her hatreds
A mocking look at the dreaded circular sent at Christmas etc.
Poem about the sea
A young child playing on the beach
Short monster poems for children
Short Children's Poems
A description of where I used to live
Watching a sleeping child
The magic and mystery of slugs
Snow falling, and the recollections of childhood
A spider hunting
Trapped in a spider's web
Sarcastic poem about the joys of watching sport
Success is living in the moment and appreciating the moment
Banks - led by incompetent fools, greedy and amoral
The joy and pain of reading
Don't go out at night!
An evil curse that left murder in its wake
An enjoyable way to get children to learn about rhythm, using clapping and chanting
This guy claimed to be a T'ai Chi teacher over 30 years ago.
Staring out of a window across dark fields on a black night - and feeling scared
Women and men think differently
We escaped a BSE epidemic by a miracle
Spot the difference
Poem about the BSE debacle
AI and search engines
Gutless, brave once they're retired, these Generals sound off about the rights and wrongs of the latest war
Fishing is meditation - but it's also death for the fish.
Motorists in France chopping down Plane trees because they keep crashing into them
A dark poem about war-crimes and a victim mentality that refuses to take responsibility for actions
What would you do if your shadow turned malign and started haunting you?
Poem about a sinister smile that spread round the world, wreaking destruction
Spacemen arrive from outer space to try and change planet earth. But what goes wrong?
Being scared about dark stairs
Wanting to keep the world at a distance and to retreat into a shell
Ever had a teenage daughter?
Another great step forward for humanity
Humorous children's poem about a monster caught in a lake
Supposing the only thing that holds us to our reality is our perception of reality ...
Imagining a final nuclear war
Bush and his neo-clowns created havoc with their 'war on terror'
A conformist girl
Poem about manipulating children
Science and the human spirit and God
Poem about immigrants, using the analogy of houses in a street for different countries
Sonnet about liars
The two sides of a woman's character
All parents watch their children seek independence - and it's bittersweet, seeing the world call out to them and wanting them to stay
Taking evil souls to hell
Privatising the railways was a huge mistake
The beauty and depth of ice-skating
Pointless training scheme
Hearing of someone's illness
Tyrannosaurus REX! A funny poem for children about the fiercest of dinosaurs
Trampling on Nature
A massive white elephant dumped on Tanzania
An Australian prison camp, now closed down
Funny poem about sulking
A short inspirational poem about changing oneself - a moment when you know you have no choice
The joy of writing a poem and the effect it can have on others
A toddler eventually allowing herself to be comforted ...
Privatisation = exploitation. Water is being privatised in some countries, logically it'll be air next ...
Swirls of chaos touching our lives