The Fraud’s Prayer

Having just lost the most beautiful soul on the planet to cancer,

I wrote, “The Fraud’s Prayer”

All Cancer which art on Earth,

Cursed be thy name!

Thy kingdom’s come;

Thy will’s been done,

On Earth, but not as it is in Heaven.

You’ve given us this day the thing we dread;

We forgive you not your trespasses,

As you have trespassed against us.

You’ve led us into damnation;

We would be delivered from you, Evil One.

For thine is the transgression

The scourge

And the shame,

Never to be forgiven, never, forever.



The Game of Life

I see “Hope”

…Sun-bright on the Sea’s Horizon

……As I sit here seeking

………to understand and know

…………the Seasons’ flow

from a fixed point of focus.

Time has no ebb

…but it most definitely flows

……on relentless

………neither forgiving

…………nor judging

Just being.

Since I cannot change time,

nor turn back time,

nor live this moment again;

Today, I choose

to begin being,

to get in the flow

With Time

…that I might


………and win

The Game…

…The Game of Life!

OHP – a poem about light


O… H… P…
[Three letters that mean so much to me]
[But only if you’re of a certain age]
[Will you remember they were all the rage!]

The “Overhead Projector” –
A box of light to clarify conjecture.
Whether Geography, Biology, Maths or Art,
This tool was used to light impart
To prepubescent pupils with darkened minds
Seeking knowledge and truth to find.
“Let there be light!” the teacher cried,
“Shut the curtains, it’s too bright outside!”
And flipping the switch, the fan engaged,
Learning leapt to life in this modern, high tech way!

The Fashionable Fox Who Fancied The Fall


The Fashionable Fox,
He fancied the Fall
For he loved the new outfits
For short beasts and tall.


Sweaters for squirrels

And boots for the bear

Everyone had something

Exciting to wear!


Bonnets for bunnies

And hats for the hares

Come rain, wind or sunshine

All were prepared!


But wait just a minute

Who have we missed?

Mr Fashionable Fox

Is not on his list!


He was thinking of others

And not of himself

And so his new outfit

Waits still on the shelf.


Come on, say bunnies

Quick quick say hares

We must find Foxy

Something foxy to wear!


With Autumnal yellows

And rich chocolate browns

The Fashionable Fox

Will be the best dressed in town.


Add orange and ochre

And russety reds

We’ll finish his outfit

With a hat for his head!


The Fox was delighted

And danced with great glee

He hugged all his new friends

Then had them for tea.

Art by Stella