C A P T A I N    H O G W A S H !


Captain Hogwash, country "leading"  (Pugwash?)

Many die and lots are bleeding

Time to launch a British ship!

Whilst I from my tankard sip!


Cummings yelling: "No complaining!"

"Rather choppy, 'prefer "plane-ing"?

Harmony is far away

On another Hogwash Day


"Priti Awful", Hancock steering

Refugees who sink they're cheering

They're rehearsing lots of lies  (Experts!)

And eliminating all spies!


Friend in Spain is celebrating

He is not for sunshine waiting!

Balcony.. and raise a glass

England?... "All "good" things must pass!"


Cyprus and the sun is blazing

Thirty C', it's just amazing

Friend is cooling in the pool

"Pinkie" is nobody's fool!


Meanwhile in the Channel leading?

Got no female, no more breeding?

"Time to blow those "Froggies" up!"

Time to win the "Euro Cup"


Shouting orders, mainly waffle!  (An expert in charge"

Not much meat he's mainly offal!  (Awful?)

Cummings, he can hardly see

Needs an eye test and a wee!


Lots of noise and lots of bluster

He is used to Filibuster

Parliament, beaten by Keir

Knock him off the Brighton Pier?


French are chasing, here no fishing

Hogwash for a sleep he's wishing

Scurries back to Dover place

'Guess this "leader's" really ace?


What a day and Carrie's shouting....

Beat the French, she's never doubting?

Hogwash an embarrassment

Like to give him up for Lent?  Amen  27/05/2021 xx




H O T E L    D R E A M I N G


I love the stillness, only hearing snores

No manic adverts, Schubert's music soothes

"Don't need a car from "Philip Schofield-bores"!

Dear calming darkness this poor world approves

Tamara Levitt has a peaceful voice

My eyes are closed, I'm dreaming: Bali coast

I hear my breathing calm, now let's rejoice!

A toucan watches, this I love the most!

Such peaceful music helps and then relax!

It imitates four monkeys hanging free

To England's dreary coasts all this I "fax"!

I'm watching now, and high up in a tree

Dear Daily Calm, I'm floating on a cloud

A member still, of this I'm really proud... Amen  25/05.2021 xxxx


"Come on, You Bulls!"


E N T E R T A I N M E N T  W I N S!


Three lions on a shirt

Charlie or a Gert

Want a logo: red, white, blue?

Boris or a Bert!


Rather be a "Bull"?  ("Come on, You Bulls!")

Rugby's never dull

'Wear my amber, red and black

Now my heart is full!


Odsal back again

Sunshine or in rain

Dewsbury is not for me

Super League again?


Time for ev'ning sleep

Soon in slumber deep?

Watching England, then I snore

Into bed I creep!


Leeds United, Cheer!

Sip my lager beer

Team attacks and soon I smile

Beeter football year!


Football, Rugby, FUN!

Rain or in the sun

Great excitement on the field

Entertainment WON!  12/05/2021 xx


T  H  E    C  U  T  T I  N  G 

            C  R  E  W


Hair today, yet gone tomorrow!

Grey bits leaving, hardly sorrow!

"Get a barnet bright and new!"

Greetings from the Cutting Crew!


Nine a.m. and E' is leaving

In the power of hair believing

"Time to get a colour, trim

Maybe green, just on a whim?"  (Maybe NOT?)


Magazine whilst scissors busy

"Izzy-Whizzy!", Sooty's dizzy

Hour later, gorgeous hair

Lots of time to stand and stare!


Lots of folks with "hair for nesting"!

Do I spy a sparrow resting?

'Best be quick, a fledgling, two?

Hurry to the Cutting Crew!


"Poet" too he needs a clipping

Hair-style, 'guess, is hardly "ripping"

Had my scissors, cleared my ears

Baldy soon?..I have no fears!


Barbers', Cleveleys, pavements bursting

For a Lager I am thirsting

"Get your mask on!", gown is on

Singing soon Rossini song! ("Le Barbier de Sevlle")


Floor is full of greyest snippings

'Not allowed to sweep the clippings!  (My job?)

'Cannot recognise my hair

Cleveleys' version of Dan Dare!


Resting now, a Whisky sipping

Guess my hair-style's "really ripping"??

Wife so pretty, time to swoon

Underneath a perfect moon!   22/04/2021 xxxx









P O  S  I  T  I  V  E    T  H  O  U  G  H  T  S  !


So many lives, the world is full of grief

At Windsor, prince is sleeping in a vault

Please end the sadness, far beyond belief

To China 'look, perhaps it was their fault?

A lovely day, we walk around a field

The children 'back, they're screaming with delight

A Robin twitters, soon to silence 'yield...

Yet, out of darkness, just a ray of light!

I meditate, of many trips I dream

Fine coastal walk, Dear Faros bows its head (Lighthouse)

Those Christmas walks, so distant now they seem

A Pafos sunrise, sky is glowing red!

Now positive our thoughts, a Cornwall trip

I raise my glass, a healing Whisky 'sip!  Yiamas! xx18/04/2021 xx