VERSE | SUNNY

The sun came round to play today
I’d left my smile in bed
He streamed in through my window
I looked at him with dread

My thoughts were dark and cheerless
As I came out of my room
I stepped o’er a bar of golden light
That threatened my clouds of gloom

I then went to the kitchen
The sun followed sweeping in
Catching me in his glittering web
My tea and toast and everything

Despite myself I smiled and then
Through to the lounge I went
But I sat in the darkest corner which
His brightness couldn’t rent

But by and by a square of light
Tiptoed up to my shin
Shimmering motes broke into dance
Pirouetting onto my skin

I grinned and turned my face towards
The joyfulness of the sun
He wrapped me gently in his arms
Warming me from the outside in

The sun came round to play with me
My spirit was edged with grey
But he kept beaming, shining on
Until he’d chased the clouds away.

VERSE|CUCUMBERS WITH EMOTION

They say with some frivolity that we humans
Are nothing more than cucumbers with emotion.
Even in this bizarre drollery
There is some existential irony
As we go from one diet to the next;
One new year’s resolution to the next;
One promise of commitment to another;
One version of truth to another;
One moral compass point to the next;
One exhausted ideology to the next …
Always yearning, needing and wanting;
Promoting, demoting, hiding and flaunting;
Also faltering, crumbling, momentarily falling;
Then rising and moving, stoically persevering;
But ever Hoping; always enduring
To become ever better; to build something lasting.
And so we continue to live on our blue green planet,
Perpetually watering 60% of our body weight;
Unconsciously threading into the throb of Existence
As it weaves its alchemy in the H2O continuance
In and around us; into the grand scheme of things;
Our emotions are there to remind us of this.
So the next time you feel somewhat overwhelmed,
Under the weather; emotionally spent;
Take a deep breath, and remember ladies and gents.
That we’re just watery green vegetables endowed with sentiment.
I’m kind of a big dill …