The manic poet

BEAUTIFUL  BALI

A FAVOURITE RESTAURANT

M A D D I S O N ' S

 

Red Bank Road is where we're going

Cars and walkers to-and-froing

Walking to our favourite place

Prospects here are really ace!....

 

Maddison's, their tree is twinkling

Lots of cups and spoons are tinkling

Lady has a woollen hat

Looks just like a pussy cat!

 

Christmas time, with carols playing

Soon, I see, all heads are swaying

You can order Christmas lunch

Rather have some crisps to munch?

 

Celebrate, hot chocolate... Yummy!

Got some warmth inside my tummy

'Order vegetarian barm

'Guess this will not cause much harm?

 

Busy place, the chef is busy

Waitress hurries, I feel dizzy!

Whisky?... 'bit too early 'think..

Better with a warmer drink?

 

Guys are eating eggs and bacon

Veggie food perhaps forsaken?

Eggs are fried and Hash browns too

All protects them from the flu!

 

Veggie sausage really tasty

Savour, please, and not too hasty!

Tea cakes, butter for my wife

So relaxing... What a life!

 

Finally, my bill I'm paying

"So delicious", I am saying

Leaving with a happy heart..

"Maddison's, how great thou art!"  01/12/2021 xxxx

 

TOLERANCE, PLEASE!

N I K I T A ' S    T A L E

 

Hi, Nikita, fine gym worker

We can tell he is no shirker

'Petersburg is where he's from  (Saint P')

'Long way from our Blackpool prom'!

 

Leningrad, a Baltic City

Gosh, the place is really pretty!

Hermitage and bronze statue  (Museum)

Out to sea, a splendid view!

 

Fine Black Sea, a trip to Yalta

Or perhaps a cruise to Malta?

All we ask, eternal peace

From World stress we want release!

 

Soon, I am "Nikita" singing

"Elton John", his ears are ringing

"I have heard it all before!"

'"Something else!", he does implore!

 

Blackpool base, he's very chatty

Unlike, me: completely "batty"!

'Has connections with Ukraine

Rather be in sunny Spain?

 

Walking 'round, machines he's cleaning

To the left, I hope he's leaning?

Rather have a Tony Benn?

Lenin, Putin, more his men?

 

Watching me, the manic biker

"Tour de France", are you a "liker"?

Walking p'rhaps to Fleetwood Town?

Guaranteed to wipe all frown!

 

'Great to chat, Elena mentions  (colleague)

Both, I think, have best intentions

Celebrate his chosen land

English, Russians, hand-in-hand?  We can only hope? 27/11/2021 xxx

TRAM CELEBRATION!

P R O M E N A D E    R I D E

 

Tramway Time!

Poet's rhyme

Missing this would be a crime!

Setting off, a beating heart

Pleasure ride is "what thou art!"

 

Tramway Ride!

Blackpool's pride

Tourists coming with the tide

Gosh, we have a splendid view

Problems here are really few!

 

Tower View

Tramway Crew

Happy feeling, Sooty too!

Sweep is there with friendly Sue

Twinkling lights, a child cries: "Boo!"

 

Pleasure Beach 

Within reach

'Even have a Giant Peach!

Watch out, lots of racing bikes

Without lights, that no one likes!

 

Gentle pace

Prospects ace

Loco' passes, smiling face!

Turning back, we change the points

Rufus, trams with badge annoints!

 

Celebrate!

Blackpool's fate

Book a tram, it's not too late!

Leaving, heart is beating loud'

Of this town we're really proud!  26/11/2021. xxxx

 

 

 

WAVE YOUR MAGIC WAND FOR BRITAIN! xx

CELEBRATION?

"D O E S   I T   W O R K?"

 

Celebrating "things that work"

No, NOT Johnson, he's a berk!

Peppa Pig for CBI....

Gosh, he is a splendid guy!!

 

Social Care, just sell your house!

Reaching for a "Famous Grouse"?

Freezing in the Winter air

Boris Johnson doesn't care!

 

Liner stuck in south-coast dock

It's brand-new, no ancient crock!

'Least a charming Channel view

In a suite with lots to do!

 

"Boat" won't move, propeller stuck

Siemens, they don't have much luck?

Have an extra G' and T'

Engineers will set you free!

 

Funchal seems so far away

On this cold November day

Will you opt for harbour swim?

Or the bike in liner's gym!

 

Motorways are really "smart"

Faster with a horse and cart?

Queues of traffic, take the train?

Northern "Power House", What a pain?

 

Phone a doctor, no one there?

Lots of time to "sit and stare"!

"Twenty-first" in endless queue...

Fix my hernia with some glue?

 

"Famous Grouse is slipping down

Soon effaces Tory frown!

"Come on Starmer, wave your wand!"

Chaos, we are not too fond! 24/11/2021 xxxx  Good news, sister's liner is heading for Funchal after three days! 

 

 

 

 

 

CYPRUS WALKING xx

MAINLY WALKING!

CELEBRATING   MOVEMENT!

 

Celebrating aching legs...

Foot is hot, 'got ancient pegs!

Walking ev'ry day, it's true

Even when the sky's not blue!

 

Not much good at sitting down?

Walking takes away all frown

Even when it's cold and grey

Aches and pains: the price to pay?

 

Lady has the aches in bed

All of this by walking fed?

Garden-time, as leaves fall down

Robin chirps, wears russet "gown"!

 

Sharon has a "hurting heel"

Knee aches too, it's no big deal!

Harbour walk to calm her mind

Countryside, a new track find!

 

Spinning on a static bike

In the gym, "What am I like?"

"Phone is in my locker, sir!"

Cannot say the same for her!!  (True!!)

 

Planning walks, the mind inspire'?

In the distance forest fire  (Cyprus)

Sharon, leading 'Wand'rers' Walk

No one moans, just happy talk!

 

'Watched a show, now time to move

Ten K' walk, we do approve!

Then a subtle Whisky too?

Bailey's for the Cyprus "crew"?

 

Celebrating movement day

For a rain-free day we pray

Smiling with a Famous Grouse

"Strictly" too in Arran house!  21/11/2021. xx

HELLO, SANTA!

LET'S CELEBRATE!

A N   E A R L Y   C H R I S T M A S?

 

Fleetwood, Christmas coming

Hark The Heralds sing

Carols I am humming

Hear those sleigh bells ring!

 

Asda, full of presents

Walking quickly past

Dodging "shopping peasants"

Patience, will it last?

 

Christmas decorations

Cards for everyone

Peaceful western nations

Season: mainly fun!

 

Christmas trees appearing

Santa coming soon

Elves are all "rein-deering"

Lapland, brightest moon

 

Santa hats some wearing

Cyclists zipping past

All are really caring....

Bonhomie won't last!

 

Windows, angels dancing

Gardens full of gnomes

Lights, houses enhancing

Peaceful Cleveleys' homes

 

Christmas in November

Covid, cheer us up!

Happy times remember

Got my Whisky "cup"!

 

Greetings we are sending

Light the star of peace

Hope all wars are ending

From all stress release!  Amen xx  19/11/2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROWING OLD?

J U S T  A N O T H E R  W O R L D !

 

Another World, girl's arms are full of "tatts"

'Sports pouting lips and finger nails bright pink

Such inky limbs, with lots of birds and bats

Add painted eyebrows.... 'Finds it hard to wink?

Dear phones are out and neither girl will speak

Until they order bacon, eggs and beer

Not hard for me to "turn the other cheek"? (No tattoos!)

They selfies swap, perhaps I ought to cheer?

Another World, I'm wearing boring clothes

My phone is in my pocket, here to eat!

Perhaps I need a picture on my nose?

We spent our funds on smashing Christmas treat!  (A holiday!)

We leave, astonished, breakfast going cold

The Tattoo Queen is scoring an own goal!  Amen. 17/11/2021. Bispham xx

TUESDAY VOLUNTEER!

C  E   L  E  B  R   A  T  I  O  N !

 

Litter wins

For our sins

Not much of it in our bins?

Celebration, pick it up

Drinking from a Costa cup!

 

Vodka fan

Drunken man

Leaving bottles where he can!

Brandy and some Whisky too

And a bag of doggie poo!!

 

Doggie-cart

Loudest fart  (Sorry, not myself!)

Passing, 'think: "How great thou art!"  

Maybe not, he doesn't care

Swear words flying through the air!

 

Comfy seat

Rests his feet

Doggie circles, 'leaves a "treat"!

"Come on, David, pick it up!"

Picking up his Costa cup!  (Of course!"

 

Celebrate

At the gate

Lots of rubbish, it's my fate!

Fat guy leaving, lots of mess

'Feeling angry, 'must confess!

 

Being pally

With Paul Galley

'Promises to clear our alley

Celebrate the Greenest Team

Lovely park, it is Paul's dream!  16/11/2021 xx

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOSH FROM RUFUS!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

      D  E  A  R    J  O  S  H

 

Write "happy Birthday", don't know where you are!

We hope you're happy, studying "your thing"

But not a clue if you are near or far!

Imagination soon will take its wing!

Not long ago we're chatting lively pace

In Gainsborough Town, your brother Alex there

Ignored, we felt, by others at that place

It's time to leave, no time to stand and stare!

We wish you happiness in your dear life

Your brothers there, encourage, marching on!

Perhaps you'll travel, Europe, find a wife?

We do not know your music, Bee Gees' song?

I raise a glass of Famous Grandad's Grouse

You're always welcome here in Arran's House!  Josh Carter: 0911/2021 xx