I strain to hear it

Humming faint as my own heart beat



Calling me

Like a smitten sailor to sirens and the vicious rocks

Gnashing at me with vicious teeth

I hold out my hand to it

I know the risk

I reach for it anyway

Desire to tame it

Out weighing the dangers

Let me tame you fierce monster from the depths

With all the rocks the wind the dangers and the risks

Let me lay my hand upon your head

Calm the fires from your belly

Be the dragon that stays itself

Be powerful and larger than life

Hold your strength with dignity and ferocity

People know not to stand against you

I look you in the eye

The gnashing ceases

The sirens song is silenced

Finally we stand as one


Eye to eye

The vibrations and hum

Filling our bodies

Monster from the deep

For once I can caress your face

I hold it in my two hands

I kiss your cheek


Friends at last.

New Resolutions (Despite the Cliché)

Nothing stands in my way

But I drag false things into my path



Like stones piled before me

I build

Holding myself back

Overwhelmed by the vast plains of possibility

This year, I shall throw down one stone at a time

I hold a chisel and mallet in my hands

A shovel lies by my side

I will seek out the things that hold me back

Fear shall not shackle me this year



Love will be set aside for now….. an incurable romantic …… it will never be far from my mind (smiley face)

But ambition…..


The blue prints are drawn

Time to start building



Sometimes settling a little

But never going backwards.

New Years Eve 2018

Zeus speaks this year, “I will celebrate the turn of the year by  lighting up the sky with my own works.I shall remind humanity about their frailty and simplicity.”

I feel the hairs rise upon my neck

As static as the sky

As hot as the earth

As cold as the wind

Mans fireworks pale

My life I consider at risk

I ponder my death

But my house is a mess

…..not tonight Zeus

Bats scream in the air as their desperation to feed is mixed with terror by the forces that surround them

Is it war??

Bats appear like bombers in the sky

Backlit by lightening that causes them to scream in terror … or excitement?

Vampires also spring to mind

But even they wouldn’t risk the sky tonight


I await to hear festive fireworks from the little town

But they have been cancelled tonight

A couple of illegal crackers are heard

The authorities refuse to light their own

They smell litigation in the air


Zeus it is your stage tonight.

You are The Spectacle!

….Are you dancing or mad?

People fake normality,  they place their lives into the hands of the gods as they try to go about their way, pretending not to be afraid.


Come the New Year

I bid you welcome

As Hope springs eternal for Love, Health and Possibilities.







Feet are planted

Eyes look up

A small white hankie

Waving Gently

All the weapons

Upon a heap

The queen

Throws her crown

To her feet

An Empire bare

Ready for the taking

No questions asked

She comes without armour

Bending the  knee

Accepting her Fate

Patiently waiting for the opening of the gate.




I carry the future in my mind

I know that all will be well

As I run to it

Knowing it is sure

I cannot bare it!

I swat away all inferior offers

They are ridiculous in comparison

My body is shaking with anticipation

Things will be okay

……..better than okay!

Troubles seem immaterial today

I neither like them nor fear them

I know what I must do

But waiting is wretched.

The Heights

Father Time …. I lock you away

I chain you to  the Earth

Mother guard Him  in the deep

Keep Him at bay!

…………….What if ….. for one day,

I could stand at the top of a mountain and scream

“I am the conqueror!”

“I have conquered you!”

“I have won!”

That day I will make Time stand still

and hold Him there forever.