Daily prompt: Unfurl


Peaceful moments

Onto golden sands it rolls

Rippling waters sooth my soul

Peaceful moments fill my mind

Such solitude is hard to find.

Out on western windswept shores

Away from daily mundane chores

Inhale the bracing ocean air

Frolic freely without a care.

Open up that priceless pearl

Let Achill’s endless space unfurl

Drift away on open seas

Relax, enjoy just take your ease.


Achill Island off the West coast of Ireland another pearl on the wild Atlantic way.

Climate change

Climate Change

Deforestation climate change
Human madness all deranged
Plastics washed on every shore
Carbon footprints melt ice core.

Balance nature – future goal
Preventive action a major role
Educate the non believers
Save the badgers, bears and beavers.

Governments must work together
To equalise our planets weather
Ignore the signs at your cost
Nature's beauty will be lost.

©J.Poet7. Copyright 2017

Daily prompt: Glaring


The glaring sun

The glaring sun is amplified
By burning coal’s we provide
To melt the Arctic’s glacial core
Wash roaring seas upon the shore.

Arid deserts now survive
Where flora fauna once did thrive
Now only skeletal remains
Lost alas the planet’s plains.

Man’s footprint can be found
On beachfront, foreland, underground
Stop before the earth’s ablaze
Let nature once again amaze.


Thought for today

Life's too short.

Life sometimes throws a spanner
Hits you like a big sledgehammer
But true friends can give us tools
Thread needles onto spools
Mend our breaking aching hearts
Help us reassemble parts
Relieve us of the worry, stress
Forget about your cares, digress.
A moment now to sit and ponder
Life's too short to fall asunder.

©J.Poet7 copyright 2017

Daily prompt: Casual


This morning on my daily walk I met a man we walked a while together, he told me that he left school at the age of 12 which was not unusual at the time. He had an interesting and eventful life and since retiring returned to adult education which is proof if it was needed that it's never too late to learn.
A casual acquaintance

He spoke to me of Socrates
Ancient Greeks, Roman plays
Of Dublin in the good old days
A man now nearing middle age
Late a scholar now a sage
Educated through life's travails
Now happy to relate his tales
We walked along the riverside
Casual acquaintances side by side.