Vacancy – Wife required


Every day, for the past few weeks, we have had this beautiful chaffinch sing to us. I think he has failed to find a mate so far. Does anyone know of a suitable lady who may be interested in a LTR?



We have babies!

Walking along the canal towpath I saw a large white feather coming towards me. It meandered in a crazy fashion until, behind the feather, I spotted my first baby duckling for this year. She had found the feather and thought it would be a fun plaything! How I love Spring!



Take my advice – Or not!

I love the type of verse that almost writes itself as you walk quickly, jog, or sit on a train travelling through the countryside. This is one such example. There are so many more that travel through my mind as I go on my daily walk. They disappear quickly, having had but an ephemeral existence!


Take it or leave it

Do it or don’t

Open your heart

It will or it won’t


Ask if it hurts

and if it does, stop

take out the washing

then go to the shop


Sit down to lunch

and later to dinner

are you a loser

or are you a winner


Think about children

and parents and friends

Are they in danger?

I hope that it ends


Take a deep breath

then take yet one more

open the windows

and shut the front door


Does this make sense

what’s that you mutter

you think I’m a plonker

an absolute nutter!




Poems on Life – Small Pain In My Chest by Michael Mack

soldier tree

The soldier boy was sitting calmly underneath that tree.
As I approached it, I could see him beckoning to me.
The battle had been long and hard and lasted through the night
And scores of figures on…………………..

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Source: Poems on Life – Small Pain In My Chest by Michael Mack