Cockney Rhyming and Scarlet Fever

So here’s me, making a pledge to compose poetry as my penance for Lent. Holding my head in despair, bouncing it off the laptop, trying to achieve some poetic coherence……..and suddenly I thought…………you were born to write poetry, you’re a cockney. I was raised on cockney rhyming slang it should be part of my DNA.Continue reading “Cockney Rhyming and Scarlet Fever”

My Irish Heritage

Its St. Patrick’s Day and I’m listening to the refrains of “The Field of Athenry” sung by Frank Patterson. I always spare time for quiet celebration, on this the holiest of drinking days, listening to Frank Patterson, Josef Locke, James Galway or John McCormack; the great Irish artists.  Taking another sip of Smithwicks I fondlyContinue reading “My Irish Heritage”


Taking up Reena’s Exploration Challenge #78 by Reena Saxena to write based on quote below. This is my fictional contribution. Thanks for the mind prompt Reena. “That proves you are unusual,” returned the Scarecrow; “and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves ofContinue reading “Robin”