Wednesday, July 26, 2006

To you.

Hello, is there anybody out there?
Don’t be scared leave a comment or send an e:mail.
Go on I can take it.

Went for a very very long walk here last night.
Kirkhill Forest just outside Aberdeen.
It was a very warm evening so I kind of struggled a bit.
But the flame haired one seemed to manage it fine, even Lucy was toiling at the end.

If I'm not careful this will soon become a site for four legged friends.
My wife Fiona has is a very vibrant red head, so there is a clue.

Lady Of The Flame Red Hair

My lady of the flame red hair
Like a sunset bright and strong
You lead me where I long to go
Where I can do no wrong

My Lady of the flame red hair
It is love that's good and true
And no matter if you say farewell
I will always look for you

My lady of the flame red hair
Do you think now we are older
That time has left his scar on us
Or that time has left us colder

My lady of the flame red hair
We are neither young nor old
For the mark of life is on us now
And we have ourselves to hold

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

This is Lucy, she enjoys long country walks.
Unlike Paddy, who would rather stay at home and watch a good film.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

I think you can make up your own mind about this one.

Old Friend

Its been so many years now
I cant believe you really tried
To put so much behind you
Of how you schemed and lied

You said you where a player
You said you had it planned
But I've seen that all before my friend
I've seen that empty hand

And now your here to tell me
That you thought I was the best
A rock and pillar to admire
But I don't think I sat that test

And the women that you courted
They where lovers good and true
But you know I really loved her
And I don't think that she loved you

And here you are again old friend
That's just how you call me
But things they change forever
And now I really see

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Just an angry thought

Not far from where I work there is a venerable building which is nearly 200 years old.
Since the early 1800s it was used as a soup kitchen, to feed the poor and homeless.
It is now situated between a large shopping mall and well known department store. It is maybe 20 years now since it was last used for its original purpose, and has been a Costa coffee for some time now.
It made me so angry to read in the local press, that they wanted to demolish it so that the already very large mall could become even larger.
Lets all sacrifice our history on the alter of retail consumerism.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

A little bit ecumenical this one.

We Are

God swore deeply
Under his breath so no one could hear
God had a thirst
So very discreetly he opened a beer
God has to be careful
No one can know that he favors so few
So God awful careful
I'm afraid that it looks like he's just me and you

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Felt a bit low when I did this one, doesn't really scan either so its rubbish really, but hay ho.

A Souls Lament

The gravity of the situation is very clear
But you always held me dear
There are times when I never really knew
About the times I spent with you

And when you call me is it wrong or right
Thinking of all those many nights
But I hold myself in great esteem
If only in my own eyes dream

I wake alone to find you here
the effect of love no longer clear
Maybe it's the way that we control
Maybe its just my lack of soul

But if that's so I take my leave
Another bad dream I can weave
And when you read the morning news
I hope you look for all the clues

This is a story about an old space dog, who is much loved. (Above is the old Rockateer himself)

Paddy's Rocket

Paddy dreamt of a rocket
he wanted to look at the sky
So he bought some things like glue and strings
All the stuff that would make it fly

For a week and a day he labored
locked away in the garden shed
But he stopped long enough for meals and stuff
And occasionally going to bed

Then at last the big day came
And they gathered to wish him farewell
They packed him some lunch and he said thanks a bunch
I'll be back with some stories to tell

Well he flew way out in the stratosphere
He flew so far into space
But he got a sore tummy and was missing his mummy
And the tears where wet on his face

So paddy came home with his rocket
He was glad that he'd looked at the sky
But when all's said and done you cant beat your mum
No matter how hard a dog try's

On the 31st of August 2006 Paddy took his rocket for one last look at the sky.
Good luck Pads see you soon.