Salford, 4th June 2017


Days have passed

in the air i hear the sounds of cheering

someone is making the children smile

tonight – we don’t forget – we carry on and remember

and defy the eedjits who thought bringing tears to our streets would change things

never forget – we’re the hearts that make our

county tick – keep on laughing, keep on smiling

embrace every second – enjoy every minute


Clouds in the water


#weather #water #reflections #poetry

Salford, 15th May 2017

You could almost mistake them for the real thing

confused Canada geese try to eat them as an appetiser before lunch

they seem to float gently on the waters edge

easy pickings for our feathered friends

Bubbles arise from deep below

but clever fish they do not show

as anglers sit along canal bank

the hiding oxygenator fish have to thank

but with one move of a beak

illusions are shattered –

disappearing in ripples

across the water


A poem inspired by reflections on the water…by me

Out at Sea
boats reflections
mirror their owners

Ripples casting
on the waters edge
cut through painted puddles

Colours of the evening
seem to move much quicker
across the waters edge

Rainbows differ upon Sunset
as night paints with darker colour
and light disappates

Water the perfect canvas
Capturing those fired colours
as the sun goes down