Category: Poems

Through My Cat’s Eyes

I watch it on TV:
Another hurricane hits,
Floods sweep away lives,
Fires wipe out forests.

My cat sits by the window,
Excited to see the rain fall.

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Lasting Posts

How much time did we spend online,
Creating our Covid message mine!
Just a few words, so easy to send,
The way to stay in touch with friends.

We quickly learnt how and what to post,
The chatty ones usually said the most.
Shared our thoughts on books and TV,
Did you see last night’s Strictly?!
Uploaded photos, or short video logs,
Of feeding our cats and walking our dogs,
Some even taught themselves to bake,
Cue that pic of a perfect pancake.

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You fed me with a spoon that day,

For the first time.  A tear in your eye,

Delight at that memorable milestone,

And all those yet to come –

Such as learning to talk and handle a fork.

Then, I’d make that walk to school and see

My world open up in the blink of an eye.

All guided by you, my loving mum.

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Brexit: All Words and No Pay

Politicians know how to duck and weave,

Which is how we got to Remain or Leave.

Brexit – our time to ‘take back control’,

Solve all our problems with one simple poll.

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Visiting Grenfell

It all looks so different today,

that  smoking charcoal block,

now pale, swathed in creamy

covers rippling in the breeze.

At the top, the banner of green:

Grenfell Forever in Our Hearts.

The words descend in silence,

stirring memories of that night.

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