Reasons to be cheerful..

'Stead of feeling tearful?

'Got a virus from Brazil

Soon I'm feeling fearful!


Jack is widely smiling

Whisky he's stock-piling

"Daily Fail", no toilet-rolls...

News is so beguiling!


'Got my litter-grabber

Magpies: "jabber-jabber"

'Got a "dropping" on my hat

Disinfectant "dabber"?  (Needed?)


Manic cyclist racing

Mobile scooter 'chasing

Hit him with a piece of wood?

Panic soon effacing?


"Yellow lines" for parking?

Police say: "They're all barking!" (Mad!)

Engine running, leaves his car

My mood soon is "darking"!


View of sea, 'now smiling

This is more beguiling

Close me eyes and start to dream..

All of this I'm "filing"


'Guess, at least... surviving?

Spring is soon arriving

Daffodils are bursting through

Faith in 'world reviving! xx  01/03/2021 xx



B I R T H D A Y  "T R E A T"


Happy Birthday, 'feeling eighty

Figure svelte and not too weighty?

Pour myself a "Whisky Grouse"

Cosy is our lovely house!


Wings are flapping, we're escaping

Neighbours stare, their mouths are gaping

Comfy in Dear Gordon's car

All are thinking: "Can't go far!"


Sea-belts on, with Rufus steering  ("Help!")

Gordon at his garden peering

Wearing masks though had the jab

Prospects now are really fab'!


High above the park, I'm smiling

Gordon's talk is so beguiling!

Heading for the "bookie's place"

Betting time, Three-Thirty race


Stanley Park, the ducks are breeding

"No one, please, with bread these feeding!"

Flying over "golfie course"

Empty of the "buggie force"!


Blackpool Tow-er, no one's watching

In the back, I'm "gently Scotching"! (Whisky Time)

Pocket-size my Famous Grouse

Plenty bottles in our house!


'Long the prom', with speeding drivers

Hovering, not many divers!....

Sea unfriendly, really cold

And what's more, we're rather old!


Local trip, of Gladys thinking  (She died one year ago!)

Gordon at her photo winking

Landing on his garage top

First a skip and then a hop!


Though in tears, he's really happy

"Getting old, 'soon wear a nappy!"

Thank you, Gordon, for my treat

Flying car was rather neat!  Amen  21/01/2021 xxxx




R A C I N G    D R I V E R S !


Racing drivers. Gordon's frightened

Anchorsholme, his fears are heightened...

Turning left, he hears a BANG

Blue car causes noisy prang!


Wing is broken, Gordon's shaking

'Has to stop, his heart is quaking!

Time to hang his car keys up?

Sipping tea from Yorkshire cup!


Luton Road, a sport's car "flying"

Lady frightened, loudly crying

"Idiot, he scared my dog..

Flattened hedgehog, tiny frog!"


At the lights, to red its changing

Traffic laws "man" rearranging

Speeding off, he's turning left

Brain of common sense bereft!


Red Bank Road, not easy crossing

Passing "driver" cup he's tossing

Van has mounted pavement top

Racing off, no time to stop!


Meanwhile Gordon's "f-and-blinding"

Driving now too hard he's finding

Taxi-user from now on

Whistle-ing a peaceful song!


All we're saying: "Careful Driving"

Highway Code we are reviving

Camera and "coppers", please  (Police, even!)

No more gales, just gentle breeze!  Drive sensibly!

18/02/2021.. Gordon is 91 xxxx



"F R O G - M A R C H I N G!"


Kevin is with Albert walking

"O, Mon Dieu, en francais talking!"

'Says to Rufus: "Au Revoir!"

"A Bientot, mon papa!"


Stanah is the place for strolling

Warmer now, "We're not North-Pole-ing!"

Only walkers and their dogs

U.K. hikers don't like "Frogs!"  (Nationalists!)


Albert pleure: "Nous 'sommes pas, Froggies!"

"Va-t-en, mechant, with your doggies!"

We are here and love the calm

"We don't want Brexit Alarm!"


Bikes whizz past, we hear a tinkle

'Think the doggie's had a "winkle"!

Walkers, having sandwich break

Peaceful by the fact'ry's "lake"


Tide is rising, wind is blowing

Little Kevin.. "to-and-fro-ing"

Albert talks about "French Kiss"..

This is one I'd never miss!!


Turning back, the sun is shining

For a San Miguel I'm pining (Espagnol!)

P'rhaps a Famous Grouse instead?

'Helps to clear my manic head!


Cars in view, excited voices

"Lockdown ending!", man rejoices

Citroen waiting, shiny, new

'Guess our problems really few?


Back at base, Cher Albert boasting

Stanah outing he is toasting

Cognac, 'got to be quite French....

Sipping, smiling, garden bench!  20/04/2021 xxxx