Category Archives: Poems from Surrey

‘The Final Shift’ by Charles A Holme

‘The Final Shift’ by Charles A Holme “The earth has moved and all my life has crumbled I’m bent with pain and nightmares fill my days The pit has been the only work I’ve known of Now its no more. … Continue reading

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‘The Scruffy Christmas Angel’ by John Burr

‘The Scruffy Christmas Angel’ by John Burr “There’s a scruffy looking Angel on the top of our Christmas tree, She’s been up there this festive time since nineteen seventy three, She’s got blue eyes, a grubby nose, and a lot … Continue reading

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‘Dementia Demon’ by Jenny Simnett

‘Dementia Demon’ by Jenny Simnett “Suspended in an unknown world, Midway between life lived and future oblivion A droplet of man erodes in slow burning acid. A hand held or a back stroked is futile In calming your spasms of … Continue reading

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‘On Seeing his Narrowboat for the First Time’ by Amanda Hodgkinson

‘On Seeing his Narrowboat for the First Time’ by Amanda Hodgkinson “Let’s just say, that if his boat were a man he might not be a great swimmer. If his boat were a man, it might wear socks with holes … Continue reading

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The Sunday School Treat

Although it was an August day, the blotchy clouds were in a headlong rush, As we waited at the road side stop, for the  old, brown, Bedford bus, It had been lent out to our Chapel, as a  special treat … Continue reading

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‘Marriage Vows’ by Charles A Holme

‘Marriage Vows’ by Charles A Holme “I little thought my heart would break Because we KEPT our marriage vows But so it was. We had and held From that day forth, from then to now. Sometimes better, sometimes worse, Peace … Continue reading

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‘Found Among The Shelves’ by Peter Jackson

‘Found Among The Shelves’ by Peter Jackson “I’ve found a secret hideaway, A magic fairyland, A place where I can ride away On horseback across the sands, Live the life of a highwayman Or kill an evil witch, Then save … Continue reading

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