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”

13 December

Hello. Hi there. I’m sorry to disturb you, but..You’ve not seemed yourself for a whileI’m probably just nosey, getting in your way, it’s just..I can’t remember when I last saw you smile Maybe you’ll tell me, and maybe you won’tDoes it matter that I went out of my way?Months ago I noticed, weeks ago IContinue reading “13 December”