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!



Published in: on 14/09/2019 at 17:47  Leave a Comment  


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!







Published in: on 08/06/2019 at 14:04  Comments (1)  

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!






Published in: on 08/06/2019 at 13:30  Comments (1)  

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!







Published in: on 07/06/2019 at 08:25  Leave a Comment  

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!




The Path through woodlands was inviting

sunlight deflected by leafy branches

birds twittered sweetly around my head

enticing me to walk the narrow track

at intervals by my feet a squirrel darted by

running up the tree bark so high!


Feet crunching on the gravel strewn path

where once unspoilt undergrowth lay

altered conforming more to human needs

yet here nature nurtured to survive

unity of minds to stop civilisations decline

as forever all living creatures entwine!


For future generations we must conserve

thus the balance of nature preserve!





Stressed took a stroll noticed no insects

could not detect any bees or butterfly’s

filling the scene worryingly in decline

relaxed gently sat on a grassy hill-top

over looking the fields and small town

but the calm was soon to be shattered

and his fortunes would soon turn sour

as what he thought was a rare insect

with his vision did suddenly connect!


Annoying it flew very close to his head

had to stand and up from his position

making no difference as now followed

soon there were more flying along to

swatting at them one seemed to strike

landing on his naked arm a sharp jab

hitting it with reflex action plummeted

down onto dusty well trodden footpath

curious decided to inspect this nasty foe

the consequences then did not know!


Gasped as on close inspection discovered

that this was not a natural living bug

but a minute very intricate type of drone

designed like a mosquito held in his hand

soon seemed to move and then flew away

he began to feel so unwell and collapsed

found by passing cyclists hugging the earth

taking some time to get any medical support

the couple in this dire scenario were caught!


Delirious he kept mumbling insects not real

nobody attending knew what he meant

far to incoherent they did not understand

a few days later in the intensive care unit

his body succumbed to unknown toxins

the only clue a puncture wound on his skin

all organs had completely ceased to function

to the coroner a frustrating puzzle emerged

his theories of cause made him feel disturbed!


Especially when told the facts were classified!


Could this really be true?









Hard for him to believe the image was so real

his friend had died years ago

it faded and the coldness lifted what was real

technology could recreate life

make what did not exist a reality before you

with hologram programming

impossible to know was actually real anymore

implants in the brain was standard

private thoughts eliminated now part of the hive

in a virtual realty society had to survive!


So how was it possible to see and recognize him

it was when he was a child

that Jake had that accident always had guilt

how could he be here by that lake

those memories long forgotten streaming back

it was not a hologram or CGI

hit his head maybe the implant was damaged

for the first time since a lad

could think for himself everything seemed real

and his emotions could feel!


But it was bleak he stood in a wasteland of ruins

trees were dead grass was to

how had he got here tried to go walk forward

feeling so weak his mind confused

then his thoughts cleared it was a nice sunny day

now had been put back on-line

this was a much more serious glitch in the matrix

still wired up to the master computer

yet deep in his subconscious the memory stored

soon would overload the mother board!


The awakening was coming and the truth exposed!



Published in: on 23/04/2019 at 18:54  Comments (1)  
Tags: , , , , ,


That rare glance in the bathroom mirror

made him realize time had not been good

all he had left was flashes of memories

what could have been but never was

so much had wanted to achieve in his life

but decisions made had shaped the path

never felt envy for those who achieved

their very busy materialistic aspirations

some had done well many overwhelmed

just to be better and gain more status

now broken and burned out or passed on

for him that existance had never longed!


Life was more than the battle to become rich

yet it was the society that was pushed hard

the mega rich middle working class and poor

to him everyone was the same a human being

but people were divided and socially graded

many with endless money a superior breed

treating the masses merely as their slaves

to do their bidding and forever rule their lives

as the majority struggled to even exist

the domineering plundered the earths resources

with no regard for damages to the environment

making their own rules with no care or consent!


As endless wars ravaged destroying civilizations

with most unable to sustain a safe living standard

the aging man could only reflect on his own state

he counted himself more fortunate than most

had many problems but could still sit in safety

but knew that nobody was really safe anymore

the threat of global warming and overpopulation

with an unseen enemy never far from your door

worried about future generations sustainability

always the threat of world conflicts escalating

and natures continues instability for humanity

and the path of mankind’s evil depravity!


His only comfort life for him was nearly at an end!







Published in: on 20/04/2019 at 19:52  Comments (2)  
%d bloggers like this: