Bar or Shop

      Unexpected item in the bagging area The mechanical voice starts to boom This is really getting up my derriere And I might retaliate soon Pardon my French I say to no one But the voice starts booming again You must contact a member of staff Sod it…

St John’s Beacon

                      Looking up at St John’s Beacon Sitting outside a caff, I had images of it falling down. I told myself, “Don’t be daft.”   Lately, I’ve been feeling sad and down. This feeling won’t go away, it’s here to…

Stranger

In the silence of the darkness The stranger came to call He banged on doors with hardness Disturbing one and all.   The stranger he was solemn Black cape wrapped round his form His footsteps soundly trodden His presence like a storm   Who was that man the stranger No…

Shine Brightly In Darkness

It’s the bully living inside your head That consumes you – heart, body and soul. It swallows you whole, As it gains control. Destroying your peace At it’s greedy feast. “No more now…” whispered she, A glimmer of hope will always Shine brightly in darkness. Elsa Katy.

“The Bus”

      “Come on, John, we’re going to town.” “I’m on top of the wardrobe, Ma, I can’t get down” “Jesus Christ, John, what are you like? “In town, Ma, will you buy me a bike?”   “Hurry up, son, we’ll miss the bus!” “Ma, I’d sooner play football…

“Music” – A Poem by Corinne Jones

I close my eyes The violins begin to play Like warm waves gliding across the bay The drums join in like distant thunder The haunting sound of the woodwind is a wonder Images dance across my mind like liquid silk flowing or golden sparklers glowing A rare evening, content and…

I Don’t Do Shakespeare

We have a chap at The Atrium Open Mic Night (1st mon of month), who reads a bit of Shakespeare. All good. Some of the feedback we had was ‘That’s a bit boring.’ or ‘I don’t do Shakespeare!’ Let’s face it, non of us who went to school pre 1980 ever did!  …

Quick Poem for Mental Health Day

I’m getting off, she’s obviously cracked! You can’t know that! Give her a chance. It’s easy to make assumptions about Mental Health. You can’t judge, look at yourself. You can talk, you friggin’ nutter! I like marg, I can’t believe it’s not butter. You only said that cos it rhymes…

Joe Blogs

Welcome to the WellPool blog, For some, like me, it’s been a technophobic slog, But we’ve come through, with Hayley’s guidance,Showed us, it’s not rocket science. Kindred Minds, PSS – it’s up to us, to do the rest, Blog and share some Splendid Things, Open you mind, spread your blogging…