Leaves filled the path he trod

as the wind blew cold

rain now fell onto the ground

autumn had arrived

the warm days just a memory

out in natures energy!


Waters rising puddles forming

mud surrounds him

miserable and wet walking on

just wanting to be dry

black clouds above his head

as onwardly tread!


Falling rain drops create ripples

cascading in the pools

flooding the pathway up ahead

with no way to escape

water rising over his shoes

adding to those blues!


More leaves falling from trees

let home be insight please!





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We each face those daily traumas

that hound us every day

when there is so much happening

to weigh down our spirits

not only causing physical illness within

but affecting our minds as well

causing much untold misery for a lifespan

a blight on any future plan!


How can we define our mental health

in a society in an emotional state

pressures on the population high

demands are forever growing

we are only human it is often said

struggling to earn our daily bread!


That image of our mental health issues

reflect the media image

when nobody is immune from illness

they could be you in need

more understanding and sympathetic support

please help it’s not their fault!


Mental Health Day should be a platform

for a true understanding to form!




Written for Mental Health day 10th October 2019!


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They stood in protest silently

posters held high with pride

demanding change of views

on the earths climate change

as it warms up and waters rise

increasingly a worrying surprise!


Ice levels diminishing at a fast rate

carbon dioxide is blamed

they protest peacefully to expose

seemingly lack of progress

long ago before is now too late

to change the earths fate?


The young have taken the challege

stating the older generation

has not done enough in stopping

the rise in global warming

so the lines are drawn in the soil

as the as the young do toil!


Why was it not recognised before

is a question without answer

as time goes by fears are growing

and evidence seems to show

there are links that gases do cause

warming man cannot pause!


So they stand for now in silent protest!





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Across those plains they are gone

no more do many animals roam

vast number of species are extinct

by man’s ruthless destruction

losing these once natural habitats

a growing trend for farming land

determined its for self preservation

not for the creatures salvation!


Precious trees also felled for space

increasing at a ferocious pace

clearing the ground of dense forest

at a frightening rate of progress

a huge fire spread the destruction

cause was uncertain at the time

but adding to this series situation

forests now ash deep frustration!


Trees converting C02 into oxygen

concern being raised at the loss

of trees being destroyed regularly

in the need to grow food products

as earths population ever grows

and the dilemma it does pose!




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The rain had stopped at long last

deep puddles covered the road

a driver and his girlfriend stopped

in a layby that came into view

approaching an empty lorry trailer

its rear doors were open wide

saw a pale figure staring their way

trying to keep fear at bay!


It was no longer visibly in sight

yet both sensed something

rain started to fall once more

heard tapping on car door

a bony hand on the windscreen

as engine stopped running

as everything became so icy cold

in the back seat it did unfold!


Little time to scream as it attacked

in the layby on a dark wet road

the beast claimed more victims

yet not a mark upon them found

was this an urban legend of a girl

that had haunted this back road

for years the reason was unknown

seeking couples on their own?


It was just one story I had been told

so decided to come myself

certainly a depressing area to be in

few cars ventured this way

night fell drove down to alleged spot

parking in an empty layby

there was a full moon high in the sky

heard a distant coyote cry!


Shivering with anticipation and the cold

saw what was a figure walking

slowly my way as it drew nearer saw

something never seen before

the car then stalled so helpless got out

not going sit and wait for trouble

camera was ready to capture phantasm

as my body began to spasm!


Awoke from a deep sleep in a hotel room

shaking it was just a nightmare

continued with my journey over moorland

to the remote cottage for a holiday

realising it looked familiar rain began to fall

turned into that layby I had seen

as the dream became reality now had to face

my fears in this lonely place!


But to my relief nothing happened glad to say

as I quickly moved wearily on my way!



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Was life’s journey for me such fun

hard to remember good memories

our time its said is but one breath

mine for sure was an uneven trip

maybe others a smooth easy ride

they remember with joy and pride!


Some can face whatever the direction

that life’s path does always bring

taking the knocks and bouncing back

is it just luck or by divine judgement

who can tell in a complicated society

that now has ever increasing anxiety!


For me many mistakes as I blundered

slowly along that very rocky pathway

nobody can I blame for decisions made

just going around in a continuous circle

letting the children down is hard to take

knowing cannot take back any mistake!







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Bustling Days!

Those bustling days of shopping centres

when people crowded to the shops

then many big and small the local stores

filled with shoppers to peruse

cars passing to closely on the busy streets

in competition with those on foot

no problems then it seems with any prices

nor any big financial crisis!


Shops of all kinds filled those teeming streets

variety of stores to satisfy all

but the days of town and city mass spending

is now just a faded memory

as big names merged or totally shut down

leaving charity and betting shops

bargain stores bars and a lot of coffee cafes

now becoming pedestrian walk ways!


Out of town shopping malls erupted thriving

with plenty of room parking free

taking most of the trade from those centres

supermarkets increasing in size

flourished in the once green urban environment

as car ownership is ever rising

and the precious countryside diminishes too fast

natures survival has been cast!






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Those Days!

Those days when the world seemed huge

life had endless possibilities

caution then was not in your vocabulary

optimistic for a long future

that never happened as money the goal

but you did not have that touch

not being a gifted child able to succeed

not get on that ladder of greed!


Just considered one of average abilities

tried but never made the grade

not all can be rulers of what they survey

guide society on its dodgy way

gathering the rewards with lots of money

making life perfect and sunny!


There have to be those lots who are grafting

struggling to make ends meet

not on expensive furniture their bums to seat

where everything its so easy to find

nor the fear of how to find that money to pay

trying to keep the bailiffs away!


As time marches forward at an increasing pace

many drowning in a cycle of debt

what is their chances of a balanced existence

is the question they must ponder

prices rising way above what they can afford

their survival cannot be assured!


There is nothing we can do but wait and hope

somebody can throw that saving rope!







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The Lake!

On the large lake rising like a monolith

the disused diving board

had an unsettling image to they eye

in a popular public park

the once polluted water now teeming

with wild life and youngsters

in small canoes laughing and splashing

as on the water paddles bashing!


With cyclists touring around the lakeside

walkers taking in the views

dog owners chatting as their pets ran

couples in the warm air

happily sit talking watching children play

unaware of a life form mutating

adapting to its environment and spreading

on waters edge humans treading!


None were aware this danger was that near

the weather grew extremely hot

a fine green mesh oozed out of the water

creeping towards groups walking by

dogs senses aroused growling jumping back

owners alerted noticed spores popping

as toxins were released many folk did inhale

any attempts to escape did fail!


Pandemonium ensued as those able tried to flee

back from the unseen dangers

soon the whole park was rapidly evacuated

and everybody was rounded up

all held in quarantine tents and hazard suits

covered the popular beauty spot

many were taken away in special transport

as the answers were urgently sort!


The stories of an alien invasion were suppressed

so not to cause mass hysteria

the park is still closed without any explanation

the tensions from family friends

who wanted to know what was happening

waited on as there were rumours

more sites were effected the public in the dark

what had really been found in the park?


As I write there is a sombre mood never seen before!








Out Of Nowhere!

Out of nowhere there comes that point

you feel physically blown

health issues arise and you are shaken

it becomes hard to take in

these feelings are very hard to express

when trying to explain a strain

after years of coping your will is very low

your vulnerability is on show!


Understand that your certainly not alone

though it does not help you

feeling scared at your physical demise

each day becomes hard to face

as the ability to override fear diminishes

panic wells in every thought

accepting others have far more to bare

for your own sanity must share!



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