My (June) Monday Metrical Musings #86

Between the already and not yet Ever stop to ask yourself"Hey where am I right now?"Allow me to tell youThe answer lies somehowBetween before and afterpast and future The already and not yet! Think about it For a minuteAnd you will soon agreeWe're always in transitionYou, the world and me. The middle is wherewe operate … Continue reading My (June) Monday Metrical Musings #86

My Monday Metrical Musings #85

I'll Never Be A Dad (circa 2007*) Throngs of tall and short folksInvading my line of sight Playing Frolicking DelightingEnjoying a family day outAt the playground in my 'hood. But me? I'm looking down from my windowAfraid to step out ForlornWonderingLips quiveringLongingUnfulfilledFeels likeFour score and seven years agoSince first we started and desiredYet it seems our turn might never … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #85

My Monday Metrical Musings #83

In this world, don't mistake... In this world Don’t mistake......excitement for elation...lust for affection ...happiness for joy...truth for a toy Don’t mistake......chattiness for interest...friendliness for inclusion...charisma for character...networking for comradeship. Don't mistake......love for understanding ...revenge for dead reckoning ...anger for hatred...honour for filial piety. Don't mistake......stillness for inaction...acquiescence for submission...silence for consensus...nods for agreement. Don't mistake......charity for caring...donation … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #83

My (May) Monday Metrical Musings #82

A victim of the old paper chase? Just that bit more quality is missing she saidNot once mincing her pronouncement of his mid-termsSmart he is your son, there was never a doubt But Could he say a few more words for that science test answer?Or offer to shine beyond the HumanitiesEmbrace other spheres, other possibilities, … Continue reading My (May) Monday Metrical Musings #82

My Monday Metrical Musings #80

"Hey Mr Flu I've missed you!" It's been two yearsWhere have you been?Were you underProtective custody?Or did Covid send you Into secret hiding? It's been two yearsI've nearly forgottenHow it felt to once againBe by you house-arrested!Laid up in bedWith a massive headacheMind groggy Nose drippin'Body chillin'Feelin' totally Depleted It's been two yearsTime again to … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #80

My Monday Metrical Musings #78

Don't stop walking I see youI doI hope you can knowSomedayThat I felt your daddy's heartacheAs he led you firmly by the handWalking nondescript down the laneHoping no one sees you twoHoping if not to endThen to at least fadeOut of sight Out of mindFrom prying eyes and furtive stares You looked miserable in your … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #78

My Monday Metrical Musings #77

Speedo Deleto! I don't get it I just don't get itAll the ugly folds On your worn-out SpeedoDoesn't it feel uncomfortable? Next to your wrinkled sandpaper skinSnow-white when seen under glaring sunbeamsHave you perchance not heard of surfboard shorts Or in your case maybeTry faded overalls?! Just cos the pool's a placeTo rest and relaxDoesn't … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #77