Monday, 27 August 2018

HERTFORD


HERTFORD IS THE PLACE FOR ME 
IT CERTAINLY IS THE PLACE TO BE 
WHETHER YOUR BY THE RIVER HAVING A THINK 
OR IN THE PUB HAVING A DRINK 
THERES SOMETHING FOR ALL YOUNG AND OLD
PLENTY OF HISTORY AND  STORIES TO BE TOLD 

RESTAURANTS  BARS   COFFEE  GALORE 
A CASTLE THAT GUARDS US AGAINST ANY  WAR
Mc MULLENS IS  BASED HERE SO IT MUST BE GOOD
I LOVE THE NIGHTS WHEN WE GET THE STREET FOOD 
RIVERS AND FIELDS  AND  NATURE SURROUNDS 
LOTS OF PEOPLE ON THESE  COMMON GROUNDS 
QUAINT LITTLE SHOPS, HOTELS AND ALL 
SOON SOME WIILL CLOSE AND SOME WILL FALL 

I LOVE THE WALK AROUND HARTHAM  COMMON
I TAKE MY DOG I GO THERE QUITE OFTEN
PARKING ISN’T  GREAT BUT THERE’S  ALWAYS MULTI STOREY
THERE ARE SOME BEAUTIFUL HOUSES AND YOU CAN 
SEE ALL THIER GLORY 
 MANY SINGERS, MUSICIANS ,POETS  WITH A  THEATRE TO SHARE
GREAT PEOPLE WHO  COME HERE  I LOVE WHAT THEY WEAR
 WE EVEN HAVE MR EZRA A FINE SOUNDING CHAP
HE CERTAINLY HAS PUT US RIGHT  ON THE MAP
THERE ARE  MANY MUSICAL  FESTIVALS  GALORE
 AND  OUR  VERY OWN MUSICAL MYSTERY TOUR 
THE WHITE HART AT SALISBURY SQUARE 
IS SO NICE IM USUALLY  THERE 
HAVING A PINT WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND MY POOCH
WHY DON’T YOU COME AND HAVE  A MOOCH 
THE HERTFORD CLUB IS NICE BY THE RIVER FOR  EATING ALFRESO 
WEVE GOT ALL THE STORES EVEN A TESCO 
WE ALSO  HAVE A MUSEUM  AND THE  ARTS PLAY A BIG ROLL
YOU CAN JUST CHILL BY THE RIVER WHILST HAVING A STROLL
THERES  RUGBY ,CRICKET  AND A GREAT FOOTY CLUB
IT REALLY IS A COMMUNITY HUB

 BUT OLD FATHER TIME BRINGS  THINGS THAT WILL CHANGE 
SOME MIGHT  FIND IT  TOTALLY STRANGE
BUT NEVER FEAR WE HAVE NOT ONE STATION BUT TWO 
SO IF THE CITY IS THE PLACE THATS  FINE JUST FOR YOU
THEN YOU CAN EASILY  BE THERE ITS QUICK WHEN THEY RUN 
SOMETIMES IT IS GREAT AND I KNOW YOU’LL HAVE FUN 

 I KNOW SOMETIMES THE TRAFFIC CAN BE A PAIN IN THE NECK
SOMETHINGS TO WORK ON  OR  KEEP IT IN CHECK 
THERE ARE POCKETS OF PROBLEMS THAT WE ALL NEED TO SHARE
WE MUST JOIN  IN THE FIGHT WE ALL NEED TO CARE 

 IT'S  THE FAMILY PLACE  EVEN IF YOU JUST COME FOR A DAY 
IM SURE YOU WILL LIKE IT  YOUR WELCOME TO STAY
WE WILL PUT OUR ARMS AROUND YOU AND MAKE YOU OUR FRIEND
I KNOW IT’S NOT PERFECT BUT IM GOING TO STAY UNTIL  THE END 
THERE IS SO MUCH MORE SO  JUST COME AND SEE
OH YES AND  PLEASE DON'T FORGET  THERE IS ME. 

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