Breathing

In the cold of a winter morningI hear you‘neath the waves of the summer seaI feel your every moveI live out all your momentsIn time zone of my ownAnd I pray for youWhen I am alone Amongst commuter hustleLies a charming stillThe blur of crowdsCreates a smooth surrenderI travel back in timeTo the place thatContinue reading “Breathing”

The Day’s Only Just Begun

These are lyrics to a song I wrote quite a few years ago. They still resonate with me now. I open my eyes and the day’s begunDon’t want to miss out on all that funMum says I’ll only once be youngShe don’t much but she knows her sonAnd I might just fly awayAnd right theContinue reading “The Day’s Only Just Begun”

Dear 2022

Now listen in hard, year ‘22There aren’t many days to goAnd before you start unleashing hellThere are some things you need to know You can’t be much like this yearAnd not like the one beforeNow I hope you’re paying attentionFor we need to know what is in store This year was a major improvementOn 2020,Continue reading “Dear 2022”

Going it alone

I wrote this on 23rd June 2016 – the day of the Brexit referendum, before the results were announced and whilst there was a sense of foreboding amongst remain voters. Whether Brexit will be judged as the right thing or the wrong thing will only be determined by historians, many generations from now. In theContinue reading “Going it alone”

It’s a caterpillar’s life

Suspended in mid-airThen shimmies to the groundLimbo time is overHe wants to look around Something odd beyond the bushesMaking him suspiciousBut the angel on his shoulderSays it looks delicious “Go on, Tom, be strong, be boldWinners never linger”Cautiously approachesA discarded fishfinger Crispy on the outsideSmudgy on the innerNo caterpillar has ever hadA more fulfilling dinner

You bring out the best in me

You bring out the best in meThe best in all I doWhen my standards don’t get reachedThe face I see is youWhen I feel trapped insideAnd struggle to break freeYou energise, drive, supportAnd find the best in me You bring out the best in meWhen all I see is greyYou provide the colour visionTo brightenContinue reading “You bring out the best in me”

Hey You

This is a song I wrote whilst at university in Exeter. I recorded it several years later in a recording studio in Manchester. It’s called “Hey You”. Hey you, don’t know what I’d doIf it weren’t for youYou’re the one of whom I thinkSee you as the missing linkIn the chainGirl you’re in my brainAndContinue reading “Hey You”

Zooming back to reality

When we get back to the officeAnd when I’m in a meeting roomI wonder if I will rememberIt’s different to when you’re on Zoom Will I turn up in the nick of timeWhilst making a cup of tea?Will I clap out loud, or raise my hand For all of my colleagues to see? When IContinue reading “Zooming back to reality”

23.02.21

He’s done. He’s fallen into the abyssHe can’t remember ever feeling quite as low as thisEverything seems pointless, happiness departedCan’t be bothered to complete any task that he has started Getting no enjoyment from any thing that he may doGoing nowhere very fast is all he sees that’s trueDo it well, do it poorly, don’tContinue reading “23.02.21”