Hello to many new friends met in a plethora of locations and venues, and of course "Bonjour" as I’m back at my French place, (Sssshhhooosh NO mention of their "lucky" lol World Cup win yet, but I DO have answers ready)?. SO of course I have to make the "lead photo" of "my" lake again, but gorgeous scene in the bright sunshine.
We happy few and bunch on here are again growing in numbers, thank you, and after the "GDPR Curse" a special return welcome to the excellent Lynn Parsons of "Mellow" Magic Radio 8.00pm – 12.00 Monday to Friday, great music, humour, some nice "aaaaah moments" a warm welcome and much more.
ALSO hello Jennifer, Alex and a some who have slipped my "radar", for which I apologise, including the smashing "Lady Pam" of Dustbusters, Gladeona (hello lovely), The Carbury Film" boys, and anyone else I have missed, but PLEASE give me a prompt, nudge or (polite lol) comment and you will "be in" and hahahaaaaaa ON…….
AS the title of this epistle, non biblical, suggests I’ve been "out and about" even more with The Psychy Poet and Help for Heroes "word"… One event was a return to Pevensey Castle area "Market Place" next to The Royal Oak and Crown pub now also selling my books, which was quite successful, not least down to "The Bears" ably joined by "Big Ted" who attracted more attention to our stall, also in a photo on here. First poem then can ONLY be "Teddy Friends" from my 3rd book….
Our Ted n Beth have many friends
With whom they share their time,
Chatting away, and laughing with some
While with others they sing and rhyme.
Big Ted is a soft cuddly protector
Like a giant minder watching out,
For any dangers or problems seen
That can make him growl and shout.
For although a big fluffy bear
He can talk and knows what’s right,
In the world of his teddy friends
That he always keeps in sight.
Now Sleepy Bear just slumbers on
And keeps her teddy eyes shut,
Though on occasions she will peek
And do things sweet as a nut.
But the other bears don’t all know
Of Sleepy Bears little game,
Thinking she just dreams forever
And always looks the same.
But I have seen and caught her
Moving and adjusting her bow,
Though she didn’t see me looking
So still thinks that I don’t know,
Of her little tricks and secrets
Which she keeps from other bears.
Hoping that she fools them
And leaves to their own cares.
Ted n Beth aren’t caught though
And know exactly what she’s at,
But think she’s really cute
So agreed to leave it at that.
Brown Bear watches at the window
For he is always on his guard,
To see who is living near us
Or is walking up the yard.
Though he knows friend from foe
And maybe watches for a ghost,
But he mostly recognises callers
Like the man who brings the post.
Thus Ted n Beth are very lucky
To have such lovely friends,
Who care and look out for them
And follow all their trends.
But though Ted n Beth are happy
With how they spend each day,
At the slightest talk of travel
They can’t wait to get away!
Ok so what else have I been doing? WELL I have published my monthly article in "thesussexnewspaper online & Bonjour Limasoun on 12th July called "Loud", please have a read as includes poems on the theme as usual, I’ve done another couple of gigs, meetings, stalls, AND have quite a few more enquiries AND bookings for my "Poetic Presentations" & Help for Heroes support" readings as far ahead as NEXT June 2019 !!!
Strong is the friend who stands by you
When others turn aside
The minute they’re asked to help
They are off to run and hide.
True is the friend who stands by you
In times of your demise,
Always there to chat and cheer
And make sense of all the lies.
Humble is the friend who stands by you
And can’t see what he’s done
By being right alongside you
With no thought to cut and run.
Loyal is the friend who stands by you
Even if he feels you’re wrong,
And tries to mediate a deal
To leave you standing strong.
Caring is the friend who stands by you
When all blows up in your face,
Then will resolve and tend your hurt
And play down the disgrace.
What have you done to earn this friend
Who shelters from the fame?
I suspect that when he was down
You stood by him just the same!
Go safely as you make your way
Your worth is hard to measure,
Not everyone will value you
But you really are a treasure.
Go safely as you make your way
Turning many a mile and bend,
Strong and sure in knowledge now
You have a special friend!
In your dreams and imagination
You can conjure perfect sight.
So fashioned just for you,
It’s sure to fit you right
Up your street and in your door,
As if by magic it arrived,
Delivered just for you
To ensure your wish survived!
Fantasies and pictured visions
You would like to have with you,
Can be brought to walk along
Just as if they were all true.
For the powers of want and need
May fan desires into flame,
So wish for your sensations
Without a hint of shame!
Thus have no fear of calling
Unseen icons to your mind,
Perhaps of people not yet met
Who would be nice to find.
For inside our rampant brain
Our ideas can ebb and flow,
Allowing all perceptions in
To where you want to go!