Nature of Man
As well as my sardonic observations
And cryptic views of life’s things,
I also see nature’s wonders
Like beautiful creatures with wings,
Or amazing life all shapes and sizes
Living plants in varied hues,
Filling us with awe and amazement
And our eyes with special views.
Mr Attenborough awakened minds
Before all closed to planet Earth,
So now we can be astounded
At stunning wildlife giving birth,
With expanding growing numbers
Living with and around us.
Some we see and take for granted
Others just live without fuss.
But though I dearly love to see nature
My main interest is the common man,
Who with knowledge, or perhaps none
Is killing our world each way he can!
A visit to that smallest room
Where you normally go alone,
Or maybe have a secret tryst
With your precious mobile phone,
Can now be laced with dangers
That can wreak havoc on a soul,
If carelessly or without intent
You drop the mobile in the bowl.
We all have to make a final journey
No matter if we are rich or poor,
For we cannot escape that last route
That moves us door to door.
Now some will have an abundance
Of flowers and a mourning crowd,
While others may just go quietly out
Although they can still be proud.
Mentions then:- And a bit of a list but some long term much valued friends I’ve not heard from for a while, (knock, knock) but I know you’re there, and as all the shows say now “in no particular order”.. Shona in N Z, Tina in Oz, hope ya not too hot?, Felicity S, Lesley from 1981, Mananta, Astrid lol Germany or Camper Van, Jimbo W, Carol A, Deb B thanks for reading, Glenys P, Simon & Burgy 42nd, Pam L, Hazel minus bump?, Grahame B Shoooosh, Kerri W, Tony Cranston thanks but I must be due man? Lol, Marc Mac, Jennifer P, Austen M (Sir), Laura, Sam H, Sizzle Suzie Ggrrr, Vanessa, Trudy C, Alex H, Diana M one of my “firsts” lol but seriously thanks, Helen’s P & McH, Frederica A lol TOLD ya! & Tracey St C’MON keep up, Terrific Tracy trainer, Richard M & ALL of you, O K, Lady S P (S Africa) M Q, at the end for YOU❤️❤️…. BLESS all and the not mentioned but greatly valued on here…. YES James Website Guru I know you’re in control, Helen B & THAT Ollie, (hahahahhaaa hope ya better) @ Incredable Cake Co, Richard S @ Eyemasters & my lovely friend Sandra Da “wotsit”❤️ of Pink Spaghetti media….
I have to again mention the wonderful Lynn Parsons of Magic FM and thank her for the humour, quips and many now, mentions of me, my poems and support of Help for Heroes, THANKS Lynn???
1) If you want to kill a circus off, best go for the juggler first……
2) Dogs make terrible dancers as they have two left feet!
3) AND this happened just this morning! Woman in front of me dropped a pound coin, and I joked “I did that yesterday and it hit me on the head!”
She looked bemused, so I added “It’s a joke” at which she really laughed and said “Oh I believed you, but that’s really quite clever!” (THANKS Dad!) and roared with laughter again! SEE I am a poet AND comedian, singer, clown lol etc….?
On a slightly more serious side, I recently went to a poet reading group. MMMmmmmm Now I of all people know there are no rules for styles, content etc but please look as if it MEANS something to you! Allowing for nerves and uncertainty the lack of passion, delivery and even indicate when the poem ENDED was quite impoverished. Shame, but nice to review what is around you….☹
Gosh I must finish but real hope you have been entertained …..
Photos:- 1) Flying 2) Namibia Safari jeep (travel) 3) ME, 4) Those Bears, 5) Me on a bridge (over troubled waters?) 6) Gastes at French place, boats, 7) Kiss, 8) Table Mountain (travel & one of my “Big 4” I wanted, and did see…
Closing poem and in time for Valentine’s Day, BUT also in theme of Blog title “Flying”, lol Good a? ?
You are right on my flight path
And I now regularly fly by,
Mostly in hope I can see you
And to give my love a try.
So you may be quite oblivious
As my flying ever narrows,
But possibly you would notice
If I flew with the Red Arrows?
Though I am just a small pilot
Flying my own heart so humble,
So won’t attract your attention
Like a fighter jet’s loud rumble.
But please pick up on my intercom
Pleading for permission to land,
Anywhere that is alongside you
On my route carefully planned.
Well that is the simple bit to do
As aims are quite easy to plot,
For it is a perfect landing
That will decide if I win or not.
So be prepared on my runway
As I circle waiting for my okay,
To enter your special air space
Which will really make my day.
For I have had you on my radar
As a lovely terminal not to miss,
So when I have taxied to a stop
I will give you a flighty kiss.
That I hope will excite you
As a beautiful hostess sighing,
With a readiness for our take off
To a lifetime, of joy and flying.
Phew, all done and so as per, thanks for all your support, interest and encouragement as all goes to donate and support the excellent Help for Heroes as The Journey Continues JET PROPELLED….