Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Lonely Widow’s Plea.


I want to be wanted,

I am so alone.

I want to be loved,

Someone to hold my hand.

Somebody to cook and shop for,

Somebody to do the garden,

Share morning coffee with me.

I want someone to talk to,

Watch the films on T.V. with.

Someone to argue about holidays,

To take me out for a dinner or dance.

To help with the crossword,

And the other puzzles too.

I want to share his opinion and discuss,

I want his advice when a problem pops up,

I want some one to share my sorrow and joy,

I want someone to love, make life worth living.

I want to feel his caress, his passion,

Letting me know sex has not gone out of fashion.

I want a friend, a lover, a companion,

Someone to touch, someone who will love me.

I have only been widowed for over a year,

It was after I lost Ted I realised he was such a dear.

I thought I could not ever love another man,

Living like this I know I will, I must and I can.

I have signed on to an agency, place ad. in paper,

Feel like a young filly going on a caper.

Sitting at home, moping, will not solve my problem,

I have to get up and go and find a new companion.

If you know of any man who is suitable for me,

Love to meet him now I am free.



Authors notes:

I read an article in the national press that loneliness has becomes the third largest killer in this country.

Keep in touch with the elderly and encourage. If you are old keep in contact always with a smile and a thank you.



My Day with Mother Nature


Today is a beautiful warm summer’s day.

Summer this year has been dull wet and grey.

To date this year we have endured much rain,

Flooding has created havoc, misery and strain.


The rain has put our streams and rivers into full flow,

Induced weeds, grass and unwanted shrubbery which grow.

It has given our rural countryside a covering of lush green, 

Some of our elders have said it is the greenest they have  seen.


I shall cycle to my friend’s farm and arrive early morn,

I shall start my days walk prompt at early dawn.

I will walk down the valley and cross the stream,

In the autumn these shallow waters with fish team.


I will continue to stroll over gorse and common land,

When I reach Richmond Hill I shall rest as planned.

If the sun is hot I will sit under the old oak tree,

From that view point many a mile I can see.


The gorse lands glint covered with breath taking purple and blue,

Rabbits flit and hop in scores, here there is always a goodly crew.

I watch a kestrel cycling and wheeling high in the sky,

With this abundance of prey he was not going to pass by.


To take back one of the rabbits to his nest in the nearby cliff.     

He was not in hurry, he was content to cruise and drift.

I spy a vixen with her precious tribe of three,

She is moving her cubs with caution and alacrity.


She does not want to be exposed to the flying death above,

Suddenly she goes to ground with all her love.

The kestrel strikes, another baby rabbit will no longer be a lure,

For this process of life the prey will always have to endure.


I have five hours left to get back to my evening meal.

I feel the freshness, the freedom, the touch of Mother Nature with zeal.

As I turn homeward bound a flock of geese fly over me,

In their elegant and strong famous flying vee.


As I stroll back the sunset is beginning to shape my heart swells,

It’s beauty, it’s calmness, it’s serenity puts me under her spells.

The evening hazes are slowly turning into the darkness of night,

When the moon and stars will comfort the world with their delight.


I reach my farmhouse,  tonight will be my home of rest,

I have has a wonderful day enjoying nature and the natural world at its very best.













Authors notes:                                     

I have just returned from a lovely holiday spent in the Isle of Man.

It is a beautiful little Island with so much beautiful country side and scenic views both rural and coastal, this is another poem of mine covering one of my many walks on the island.

A Challenge

( A challenge)

Key words are set out below which play an important part on in keeping a marriage happy. When you have read this list, evaluate in your own mind, add or replace words of your own to improve it.

Type your list out and send it to me and the best three replies will receive a free copy of “How to become happy and make others happy too” The winning replies will be published in the next book being published on this subject. This offer is open till November 30th 2012.


Key words



Adore, appreciate, admire.

Beguile, bewitch, beauty.

Cherish, cuddle, caress.

Desire, delight, dare.

Extol, express, elucidate.

Favour, foster, father.

Give, gorgeous, generous.

Happiness, heaven, hope.

Inspiration, insight, insure.

Joy , jubilation, jest.

Kindness, kin, kiss.

Love, long, languish.

Mature, mother, motherhood.

Nature, nice, nectar.

Obey, observe, order.

Paternity, praise, patience .

Qualify, quantify, question.

Sing, serene, submit.

Treasure, treat, talk.

Union, uphold, understand.

Value, venerate, vanity.

Wonder, woo, worship.

X=kiss, x=kiss. X=kiss.

You, yearn, your.

Zeal, zest. Zealot.