Myths and Legends
History tells of many legends
But are they all true?
Or just poetic fabrication
To enrapture me and you.
For some seem too amazing
With acts of stunning wonder,
So are they really believable
Or just a factual blunder?
Which just sound good as stories
But are more myth than fact.
As somewhere along the line
The credibility was hacked.
So maybe I’m just a cynic
Who won’t swallow a party line,
But like the leopard and it’s spots
Can dull coins really shine?
For some great heroes of the past
Don’t stand a glare of scrutiny,
And a hard look back at facts
Show us another side to see.
And that closer look conflicts,
With what we’re led to believe.
But with events so long ago
It’s very easy to deceive!
So I prefer to look around
To find real heroes every day,
Who go about their business
In a brave, intrepid way.
From nurses, police and soldiers
To fire and ambulance teams.
Who always do their best,
However big the danger seems.
Obviously you saw the delivery connection there? No? Go on you did really, but in case the odd person (lol individual person that is, as no “odd people” on here, or are there? who didn’t twig it was of course delivery of service.✨
Okay, I’ll give you a little break and also a start of one of my poems in new book, so =
I’m confronted by crossroads and junctions
When I would prefer one straight lane,
Because these various direction choices
Are not helping me much to stay sane.
For many ideas and choices avail me
Since I have left the clinging mire.
Leaving me in quite a bewilderment
As to what is now my heart’s desire.
Because I had spent so long battling
To be both caring and master of all,
And that is an almost impossible task
From which it so very easy to fall.
Intriguing a? But all revealed in the book with even my Appendix on some poems to help😇
Another poem with a sort of vague delivery theme, lol keep up, or “keep OOooop”,and from my 6th book comes…
Performing in many offices or workplace
Dashing in and out of meetings too,
You can easily see the peacocks
Strutting in front of me and you.
For they’re puffed up with importance
Believing they are the very best,
Though fail to see the world will turn
After they’re finally laid to rest.
With manic excesses, that won’t be long
When combined with a ritual dance,
Like some sad, lovelorn peacock
Caught up in egotistic trance.
So extended beyond any competence
With their arrogance on show,
Masking and covering ignorance
That they don’t seem to know.
For this presumption and conceit
Manifests right across their game,
So not seeing any shortfalls
They just remain the same.
Thus on and on goes their dance
With energetic, ignorant bliss.
Which slowly drains wasted days
Until death’s angel plants her kiss.
A ricochet is a rebound
Not arriving where intended,
Often hitting someone by mistake
And not so easily mended.
For the person hit or injured
Still feels the same pain,
As if they were aimed at
But are lucky they’re not slain.
So whether an actual missile
Or an angry spoken word,
Wasn’t meant for the victim
The suffering is real and heard.
For sadly in everyday lives
We get more than we can take,
So if we explode and lash out
Our outburst has no brake,
Should we see it’s badly aimed
And heading in a wrong direction.
Which causes distress and regret
At the lack of aimed perfection.
It can also be the same with love
And relationships on a rebound,
That is also a form of ricochet
If a true love isn’t found.
So it’s probably best to take time
And make certain our aim is sure,
Because even Cupid gets it wrong
Which can only lead to more,
Heartache, hurt and upset
Firing off without a thought.
Which causes pain and anguish
If careless revenge is sought.
You may need to look a bit harder for theme or lol just not bother.
Ted n Beth 👅👅 are waving over to me for a mention, although there are photos of them included, but they HAVE told me they are a bit bored as no Care Home Gigs yet, and so I will only whisper this “there is only SO much mischief they can get up to”, but they DO say a big “Teddy Hi” to all their young (and older too) fans and “Henry The First” of course. Come ON though who doesn’t love our Ted & Beth ?
A slight change to my usual, do I HAVE a usual? BUT yes, a closing romance poem and there is a bit of a difference as its about Ted n Beth, but HEY we are ALL teddy bears at heart aren’t we? lol Well aren’t we?
Bears in Love
Ted and Beth have been together
For over fifteen years now,
And still they love one another
Both uttering a teddy “wow”,
When they smile and have a cuddle
That they will frequently do.
For though they often muck about
Their love for each other is true.
Beth was alone when found by Ted
And since they’ve never been apart,
Being a very true loving pair
Joined by a special teddy heart.
They have also shared adventures
Like touring Australia in a tent,
And going off on a long cruise
They thought was heaven sent.
Now regularly going to France
They’ll relax at their place there,
Enjoying a dinghy on the lake
And playing without a care.
Though they find time for mischief
Getting up to naughty japes,
As they’re both still young at heart
Constantly getting into scrapes.
But mostly the bears love each other
Although fame has brought temptation,
But their regard for life together
Won’t allow a tarnished reputation.
So they continue as a perfect couple
Happily sharing time and joy,
Because Beth is Ted’s special lady
And he’s her favourite teddy boy.
A nice “bear note” delivery there to finish on then, and hoping for more deliverance from the strangling Coronavirus soon too…
As always thanks for all your support, encouragement and interest as The Journey Continues DELIVERING, so Cheers, Peace and Love from myself and “Those Bears”,
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Poetic Views of Life
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Life Presented In Verse,
Poet Reveals All (in your world).
Poet Reflects Your World
Poetic Seeds to Fruition
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