Monday, 23 April 2018

book


A book is not just a book 
It’s not just a line on a page 
It’s something that comes alive
 And like wine matures with age 

It’s not something that should sit there 
collecting dust on the shelf
It’s not about the cover 
its the knowledge and the wealth  

its something that can launch you into the  world of imagination
it is days spent together a companion  a celebration 
it can bring tears of sadness and joy
something for each and every girl and boy

if it doesn't get you at first don't fear
you can always put it down and  pick it up next year

 a book is not just a book 
its art wrapped in a cover
one for each month 
one for your sister and brother

 and if you find words come alive on the page
treat them  with calmness no need to rage
read a few lines or a rhyme at your pace
it shouldn't be something like we do in a race

some may need help making sense of it all
we shouldn't laugh cos that just isn't cool
helping each other have a good look
cos it really is nothing without a good book

an adventure begins with each turn of a corner
the words that run cold some times get warmer 
we live for the time when all the children stop crying 
the story is written the experience is dying

the smell of the new and the old just as good
praise be to all we have enough wood
the poet  breathes in and the words all come out
the writer the healer is what its about

a book is never just a book it excites and consumes
when you get to end  another beginning resumes 
the author can lift you and drop you like rain
no need to inform you no room to explain 

if you read well then share tell the story
gather the children watch them gasp in the glory
when all the world is their stage and enough has been said 
come mother and father take  your children to bed 

 with love fold your corner hold time by the hand 
whether you have drawn a line in the sand
a book is not just a book and for these lines to survive
we must read  to each other and keep the poem alive
pick up the words and let the feast begin now
never ask why never ask how 


read feel the passion in each word that is true
read as if the experience is new
remember a book is not just a book look and see
and if you don't get it just come and ask me 

so let the pirates escape and your mind open wide
we can sail on together  on the very next tide
it really doesn't matter no one will look

just remember i told you a book is not just a book  

Tuesday, 21 November 2017


Grenfell – Dir. Jamie Scrutton – 4.37 
I was asked to adapt a piece of writing, by the fantastic Poet Daren Peary titled “Grenfell.” It is based on the horrific Grenfell Fire Tragedy. His heartfelt narrative allowed me to translate the pure lyrics to a visual Motion Film, animating his artistic but compelling words to life. This Animation is dedicated to the beautiful spirits, victims and residents who were affected by this inferno. Also, to the Medical Professions who showed courage, fearlessness and strength, to service their commitment to a tragedy which could and should have been prevented. #JusticeForGrenfell.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

As the Pumpkin takes centre stage another year another page
Time to dress your windows too
Open the door and say boo
Celebrate the witching hour
If you knock on my door
I'll be in the shower πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŒ‘πŸŒ•πŸ•ΈπŸ•ΈπŸ•·πŸ•·

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Sunday, 25 September 2016

#GBBO

  #GBBO 

The GBBO is no more
 I hear its gone to channel 4
no more puns or buns or soggy bottoms 
no more bakes or cakes with blossoms
no more Mel and Sue or Mary 
I wish i was the Tv Fairy 
i’d sprinkle dust upon them all 
and bring them  back to the cooking hall
why oh why i hear you ask
there’s got to be another task
just one more loaf 
one more pastry mix
one more attempt at choc biscuits
one more episode with piping
I can feel my blood pressure rising
Mr Hollywood it will be surprising 
if it works or will be as exciting 
lots of TWEETS and lots being read
all the fuss about a loaf of bread 
the programme had a Recipe for success
now its in a complete mess 
oh well time moves on and I'm in the dark
I’ll just make do with more Poldark
I’m certain love productions has some love in 
as i put my head into the oven
and pull out a spectacular yorky pud 
its quite amazing the rise is good
so i still might apply to  channel 4
even though half of it is on the floor
there’s hope and purpose in this gent

goodbye guys i loved your tent xxx

Sunday, 19 June 2016

fathers day

JOBS FOR DADS

I AM THE BOGEY MAN DESTROYER  AND  SPIDER CHASER 
I AM THE ONLY ONE TO FIND A PENCIL ERASURE
I MAKE SURE THE BED BUGS ARE OUT
I GET TO EXPLAIN WHAT A PIRATE’S ABOUT
I’M THE  DOCTOR THAT NURSES YOU 24/7
I’MTHE ONE THAT TELLS YOU THAT IT’S OK IN HEAVEN
I THINK OF WORDS LIKE BOO BOOS AND RING  BELLS
I’M THE ONE THAT TAKES THE BLAME FOR YOUR  SMELLS
I AM THE EXTERMINATOR TERMINATOR  OF BUGS
IAM HAIRY MONSTER THE ONE THAT GIVES HUGS
IAM THE IMPERSONATOR OF CELEBRITY AND THE LIKE
IAM THE ONE THAT FIXES YOUR BIKE
IAM THE CLOWN  AND YOU LIKE SOME OF MY ACTS
I HAVE TO REMEMBER SOME VERY STRANGE FACTS
IAM THE FINDER THE REMOTE CONTROL MASTER
IM  THE ONE THAT MAKES TOYS GO FASTER
I TURN UP AT CHRISTMAS DRESS UP IN RED
IAM THE ONE THAT TUCKS YOU IN BED
I DO MAGIC AND TEACH YOU ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
IAM THE SCRUBBER AND CLEANER  OF YOUR DIRTY KNEES
I CAN DO THE BIZARRE LIKE FARTS WITH MY ARM
IAM THE PROTECTOR THE ONE WHO KEEPS YOU FROM HARM
I CHASE ALL THE SHADOWS AND MAKE UP STORIES AT NIGHT
MAKE PAPER PLANES THAT JUST MISS THE LIGHT
IAM THE EXPERT OF NOTHING THE TEACHER OF LIFE
THE ONE THAT TELLS YOU HANDS OFF THE KNIFE
I’M THE DAD THAT CAN RAP THE DJ MC
I’M THE CHAUFFEUR TO DRIVE YOU ALL THE WAY TO THE SEA
I’M THE ONE THAT GETS BURIED UP TO THE NECK
I WALK THE PLANK YOU MOP THE DECK
IAM THE CHEF WHO PUT THE BEANS ON THE TOAST
I PERFECT THE POTATO AND MAKE YOU A ROAST
I LIGHT THE FIREWORKS AND WATCH EVERY FASHION PARADE
YOU MAKE ME LAUGH WITH THE THINGS THAT YOU’VE MADE
WE CAN PLAY SOLDIERS AND THEN  MAKE CAMPS IN THE HOUSE
IAM THE ONE THAT  CATCHES THE MOUSE
I PLAIT YOUR HAIR AND YOU SPIKE MINE UP
REMEMBER THE DAY THAT I BOUGHT YOU A PUP
IAM THE FISHERMEN THAT TAUGHT YOU TO NET IT

IAM YOUR FATHER SO DONT YOU FORGET IT 

Thursday, 31 March 2016

THE ONE SHOW


THE ONE SHOW 


EVERY WEEK DAY AT ABOUT 7 
I SIT AND WATCH A LITTLE BIT OF TV HEAVEN
WITH ALEX AND MATT ON THE SETTE
YOU NEVER KNOW WHO THE GUESTS WILL BE
TOPICAL STORIES AND TOP NOTCH HOSTS 
FROM LANDS END TO JOHN O GROATS
INTERESTING RIGHT  FROM THE START
IT WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE  IN MY HEART
A RECENT CAPER I WATCHED WITH DISBELIEF
HIGH ON THE WAVES FOR SPORT RELIEF
WAS ALEX THE BRAVE IN STORM AND RAIN
I GRABBED THE REMOTE AND WATCHED IT AGAIN
THE PRESENTERS ARE QUIRKY AND KEEP ME ENGROSSED
THE ONE SHOW IS ALWAYS GOOD WITH MY TOAST
I PARTICULARLY LIKE CARRIE AND JAY 
BUT ITS PROBABLY BECAUSE THEY WERE ON TODAY
CHRISTINE HAS HELPED WITH HER GARDENING TIPS
MR RILEY ADDS THE FUNNY BITS
ANDY KERSHAW AND KERIS FROM WALES
TUFFERS AND MARTY TELLING TALES
ANITA RANI,ANGELICA  AND MATT ALLRIGHT
 MAKE SURE ILL BE TUNING IN TOMORROW NIGHT 
DOMINIC THE DETECTIVE AND ALL THE OTHERS 
MAKE ME FEEL LIKE THEY ARE SISTERS AND BROTHERS
 THEIR PERSONALITIES ALL HAVE  OF GREAT SENSE OF FUN 

THAT’S WHAT MAKES THE SHOW MY NUMBER 1