My Monday Metrical Musings #76

Why do I write? Why do I writeThese inane diatribes?Do I think it makes me appear cerebral?Other-worldly? Multi-capable?I must be deranged! Crazy! Insane!No one reads my musingsNo one gives it any time I wish I could put a stopNo longer these meaningless words to dropOut of the ether like JupiterSee I've gone off again like … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #76

My (Apr) Monday Metrical Musings #74

Warm and Wet It's what the weather folksjust saidApril's gonna be all warmand wet. Days of hot and densethick airDrenching my teesin sweat Each step I take amongtropical treesWill bathe me in thick moistureLeaving me to wonder... ...WHY ME?! Born in middle earthan islandSurrounded by endless waterendless warmthendless weatherThat never changeth Air mostly still and … Continue reading My (Apr) Monday Metrical Musings #74

My (March) Monday Metrical Musings #73

Sonnet #2 -- "Beware the Ides of March!" Beware the ides of March So Shakespeare's Caesar was warned Yet like him we fell right intoAnother bloodbath wrought on us all The month of March 2022 is almost goneStill that warning we heeded notJust look at the war now raging onShakespeare would have keeled over with … Continue reading My (March) Monday Metrical Musings #73

My Monday Metrical Musings #71

Sponge Daddy's glad to always beMy darling's little spongeTo absorb every tear ofJoy or woeTo soak it all in Letting you uncurl But son there's something I mustTell youEach time I hold you tightWhen you meltdown in angerOr frightPart of me dies just alittle each time As I hug you withevery last fibre of my … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #71

My Monday Metrical Musings #70

An ode to The National Library It stood aloftOn a moundFlaming red in the evening like a wall of fire.  Brick upon brick rising higher and higherThe closer I climb towards it.  Each uphill step I take brings me nearerThe air ever dense like an Amazon forestThen quickly cooling as I enter its airconditioned cavernsLike … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #70

My (Feb) Monday Metrical Musings #69

February Fears My fears surface in FebruaryFor that's when springSupposedly arrivesAnd the lunar calendar beginsAnd I'm left wondering Do I have to pay respects again? O can we please skip FebruaryStay in the winds of January?Where I can feel as free as a birdAnd not be tied down By convention and duty. To soar away … Continue reading My (Feb) Monday Metrical Musings #69

My Monday Metrical Musings #68

To my 25 year old self Hey man, welcome to 25!The quarter-most centurion part of your lifeCold feet as you step into the big bad working world?Fret not my boyAllow me to unfurl Four things that’ll see you through this seasonStarting with Brylcream Remember the reason?Pop slathered it on your hair every morning til you were … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #68

My Monday Metrical Musings #67 – For care givers

Life is harder for those who care I heard this recently And I think that it is trueThose who careLive harder lives Than either me or you!It's not for lack of anythingThat I must make crystal clearIt's just a part of how it isNo need for dread or fear When those smaller or weaker Are … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #67 – For care givers