Growing older disgracefully

We have a reading from a spiky Jenny Joseph, who has kindly shared her proposed plans for the future. What are your thoughts as you grow older? Are you looking forward to saying and doing what you like? Get in touch and tell us all about it!


A year’s sad ending

As we approach the end of the year, it becomes a time for reflection and it’s a fact of life that with the joy and happiness, also comes sadness and sorrow. This is a beautifully poignant poem sent in to us via email. Please take the time to read this one, and as ever we… Click here to read more


The Road Uphill

We take a short break from our contributions from Holland Park School, with this poem sent in by an Anonymous contributor. When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have… Click here to read more


Pigeons by Rita White

The mating season has begun The pigeons now are having fun Get off she cries, you’re such a chump. He’s in pursuit he loves to hump. The coping can be such a pain It seems they’re busy once again.. The girls they try to fly away, But, on their tails the boys do stay. They… Click here to read more


A poem – Books by Rita White

The world is in cyber And Kindle is there But books they are real So you mustn’t despair To mark out the pages And savour the words Gives joy through the ages Like songs from the birds We need our real books The feel of the page The picture, the fun The joy and the… Click here to read more


Dust if you must

A touching but ever so truthful poem sent in from a friend in Germany. Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better To paint a picture or write a letter; Bake a cake, or plant a seed, Ponder the difference between want and need. Dust if you must, but there’s not much time With… Click here to read more


Poems read by Delia Corrie

These are a series of recordings made by Delia Corrie, a well known ‘voiceover’ in literally thousands of radio and television commercials. For the second week we have Delia reading two poems, the first from Elizabeth Barrett-Browning from a series called Sonnets from the Portuguese and the second called End of Love by Sophie Hannah.… Click here to read more


Steve’s poems

A woman should have everything in a love affair. All the birds to sing to her And never have to care.   She should have some days when Everything is right and high up In a cloudless sky.   A Golden sun Shines bright everywhere Dazzling and nowhere is it night.   Every woman should have… Click here to read more


It used to be the C word

It used to be the C word That filled us all with dread But now it is the D word And that doesn’t stand for dead D is for dementia that is spreading like the plague Did you forget your best friend’s name Or come all over vague Did you go upstairs and wonder What… Click here to read more


Do it now

DO IT NOW I’ll never fill Carnegie Hall To world renown and fame I ‘ll never play on centre court The world won’t know my name I’ll never learn to think in French or be an infant star I’ll never win in Mastermind or own a racing car All these things I thought I’d do… Click here to read more