After the funeral

At times our world comes to the boil

temperaments our lives to spoil
Friends for life so quickly lost
Before we know we count the cost.

Let’s not waste our lives regretting
Forgiveness found – not forgetting
Eventually the time will pass
Sand slipping through an hour glass

Don’t hesitate, waste delay
Life’s too precious to throw away
Reach out, call, don’t hesitate
Right now before it is too late.

J. Poet 7 ( )

The spirit and the smile

I often called you from this place
Now you are in an angel’s space
Smiling – you were always kind
Your picture came into my mind.

Life moves on so speedily
Scatter blossoms on a cherry tree
Dandelions you always cleared
The blessed things they reappeared

Fondly spoken of in places
In every corner there are traces
Your image colours all our thoughts
And helps us to those bridges cross

J. Poet 7 ( )

Stand alone in silent space

Nature’s such a powerful source
Tap right in feel the force
Feel free – connect your inner self
Blow dust off that mindful shelf.

Stand alone in silent space
Concrete compound not a trace
Flowers abounding freshly scented
Without worry, fuss. Contented.

In your mind, cobwebs drawn
Blow them off, see the dawn
No matter how you feel today
Get out do it your own way.

J. Poet 7 ( )

When sanity comes into range.

We listened to our children’s call
Now rustic autumn leaves can fall
Upon a green and mossy floor
Let nature open up her door.

Bogs bedecked, blooming blazing
Meadows green, cattle grazing
Teeming oceans, cleaner air
A testament to those who care.

Bees now busy pollinating
Colours once more dominating
See how quickly life can change
When sanity comes into range.
J. Poet 7 ( )

We’ve blocked the sun and choked the flower.

Silence now no birdsong tweet
Concrete pylons in the street
Conifers that once stood tall
Nesting chicks no longer call.
Plastic populates the planet
Choking cormorant and gannet
Smoking chimneys, acid rain
Deserts populate the plain.
Icebergs melting tumble down
Rising waters islands drown
Blinded by our greed for power
We’ve blocked the sun and choked the flower.
J. Poet 7 ( )

Time to unwind :

We clutter our lives with nonsense
So much so it makes no sense
Things to do, places to go
Will we make it yes or no.

Take a moment there’s not a minute
Nervous tension stretched to the limit
Running here chasing there
No time to think, stop, care.

Suddenly time stands still
More medication another pill
Too late to stall, relax, slow down
Don’t leave this world with a frown.

For only you can change that plan
Fill that space the best you can
Only then you’ll surely find
And have more time just to unwind.

J. Poet 7 ( )

Create memories you won’t regret:

I remember kneeling at the chair
Reciting rosaries deep in prayer
Fish on Friday, communion fast.
Memories from my distant past.

Playing marbles, climbing trees
Falling cutting scraping knees
Macaroons or penny bars
Spinning tops and dinky cars.

Porridge breakfast at the table
Off to school sick or able
Duffle coat and shiny shoes
A tummy pain – that’s no excuse.

Happiness a lasting thought
In hand me downs not shop bought Life was full of bumps and hollows
As clouds moved over sunshine followed.

We never know what lies ahead
When we awake step out of bed
So make the best of what you get
Create memories you won’t regret.

J. Poet 7 ( )