Is it me or is the world grumpy?

As I have more time to reflect, I see things that I never saw before, or is it me getting older and grumpier?

Buffers

I spent twenty three years on the railways. So I thought it a good way of reflecting briefly on my life so far...

Cosmos Calling

I often wonder why I wake at four in the morning and just why I become so philosophical at that time. Daylight comes and all seems well again. If the...

Did You Ever Wonder

Did you ever wonder? What made your mortal coil? Stardust all around us Yet we speak of 'common clay' I am a Starman fell to Earth I come in bits And...

Don't Ask

A simple look back and daring not to glance forward. A middle-aged man with a new perspective. A simple well-worn philosophical piece, but deeply personal non the less.
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Don't Look Up

Don't look up you might actually see the world that is right in front of you. It could be a frightening place, it could be a world of wonder and...

Gambling My Life Away

It is Monday morning 9.a.m and I sit in the serenity of my lounge sipping tea and reflecting on the sunlight outside as it lights up the fields that...

In My Mind

Remember the song 'In my mind I'm going to Carolina...' Well I've been some places in my life and over the years they seem to have stuck with me. I...

My World

A gentle look at the fantasy world of children and their imagination

Scrapheap

Scrapheap It really doesn’t matter how long you’ve toiled You're just a bloody number Your sweat, your fire and passioned zeal matters not You’re just a bloody number

The Christmas Commuter Calls

The Christmas Commuter Calls The vile Hansel & Gretel like trail of vomit guides the way and guides weary commuter to the temporary sanctuary...

Time To Reflect

Of course forest_for_ever isn't my name. I just created a pen name as most others seem to have done, but for this piece it is important I maintain...

My Tiny Corner

Seven Billion and counting... I have this tiny corner Sardine cities fit to bust... I have this tiny corner The Human Race is running... I have this...
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Hormonal Male

Blokes aren't supposed to be emotional and certainly not hormonal. Yet my adult life seems to be one long roller-coaster of emotions. The traditional...

Galilean Mystery

Silently hanging in the heavens The attendant moons serve As Jupiter does the bidding And Galileo saw their wonder Through the 'scope he named them...

Directors Notes

Perfection is a point of view I've tried to read your mind But nothing that I do Seems to make you kind The stage was set The watching audience...

Language Always Changing

One thing that can be said of the English Language, especially the spoken word is that it is both fluid and constantly evolving. And the older I get...

Primordial Swamp

Primordial Swamp It’s interesting to note that since the amino-acid chains first formed in the primordial swamps millions of years ago, that man when...

The Face I Want You To See

I often try and often fail to let my mind be itself. I always have to be using words and sometimes words are not enough. Written in a stream of consciousness

A Dark Art

A Dark Art… I am both amused and alarmed by the trend in social media and as each year passes, and more disillusioned with the media in general. Yet...
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Half Empty Life

Half Empty Life Bloody optimists! Why can’t I find that half full glass? Every cheery sod tells me of it I don’t think it’s real A rainbow shifting...

Reocurring Dream

Recurring Dream The one drawback as a selfish individual and at the same time being a Christian are the home truths I often have to face. Saying and...
Cherry

Passing Through

Passing Through S’cuse me I’m passing through. Past a crumbling cottage with roses overgrown. Someone’s dream now forgotten For they were passing...

Bag Lady or Angel ?

Bag Lady or Angel ? I am the very best at judging people. I have a default setting of scorn and it doesn't’t matter who I cast my gaze upon; they are...

Light The Blue Touch Paper

Testosterone Touch Paper Take a fallen goldilocks. Put in a grizzly Russian Bear. Add bloated self-importance And slowly stir. Don’t forget the...

An Oft Repeated Mall ?

An Oft Repeated Mall Surging, urgent, a frantic microcosm sweeps along the Mall. A human tsunami of credit-swollen want; Devouring, this unnecessary...
Cherry

Not One Punch

I just had to write this

A Hush Came Over The Valley

A Hush Came Over The Valley Wales is often touted as ‘The Land Of Song’ and rightly so. There are few choirs in the world that can match the blood-...

In The Calm Of Understanding

In The Calm Of Understanding I could scream… Or maybe heave a heavy sigh I could cry Or maybe dry my eye I could roar Or hush and die I could scream...
Gold cherry

When Death Comes Too Soon

When Death Comes Too Soon I teach in a Northern secondary school. A job I’ve done on and off for the last twenty years and still the passion for the...

When An Inspector Calls...

I teach and a certain inspectorate are due...you can imagine the rest.