Saturday, 18 June 2011

Belated Birthday II

O Lindsay O Lindsay
Just look what we've done,
Your birthday has passed us,
A card? - we sent none

We both had our books out
We're studying hard,
Your birthday did pass us
With no birthday card

We hope you'll forgive us
For being so late,
When this card arrives at
Your parents front gate.

'Twas late in the evening
Of your cousin's day,
It dawned on us.....LINDSAY !!!!
She's just had her day.

I guess, since your brother,
His card was late too,
A po-em we sent him,
We'd send one to you.
We do hope that next year
We'll send one on time,
I'll not have to think up
Another new rhyme.

Belated Birthday [To the tune of 'Oh Christmas tree]

O Jonathan, O Jonathan,
What have we done forgetting you?
Although we have a birthday book,
I must admit, we did not look.
We hope you had a lovely day,
Though we forgot, what can we say,
O Jonathan, O Jonathan,
What have we done forgetting you?

O Jonathan, O Jonathan,
Your uncle Colin and aunt Liz
Are really very sorry now,
We did forget, we don't know how.
Although your birthday passed us by,
We hope you did not start to cry
When there was no card in the post,
From 'cross the water, near the coast.

So Jonathan, dear Jonathan,
We hope this po-em will suffice,
That you'll not mind this being late,
Arriving at your dad's front gate.
We hope this will not hap'n again,
Especially next year, when you're ten,
O Jonathan, O Jonathan,
What did we do forgetting you?

{and the next year}
O Jonathan O Jonathan,
We hope this has arrived on time,
We did recall your birthday date,
Remember last year? - we were late.
You are in double figures now,
Is that a wrinkle on your brow?
This time there only is one verse,
These rhymes seem to be getting worse.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Those Golden Years

Love is how it started,
A happy youthful pair,
Making vows together,
Each other, for to care.

Times, though hard and stressful,
Together, you pulled through,
Standing by each other
Proved your love was true.

Now you have a family,
With boys, you have been blest,
They have added to your life
A purpose and a zest.

So this love that started
Has been with you for aye,
Now you're celebrating
Your Golden Wedding day.


C is for the Cheerful time you'll have upon this isle,
U refers to this hotel, the Ultimate in style,
L denotes Locality, it's rated at 'A-plus',
H is for the Handiness, to train or town or bus,
A is for the Atmosphere, a friendly homely kind,
M denotes the four course Meals prepared with you in mind.

L refers to Lifestyle, with you, it should agree,
O is for Outstanding, there's no better place to be,
D is for the Decor,  immaculate in every way
G denotes the Greeting that will make you want to stay
E is Everything above to make your holiday.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

The Purpose Of Life

These days of unemployment,
When you feel there's nought to do,
You may think 'my life is worthless'
"And the jobs o'er here are few"
But though you've no employment
You can put your mind at ease,
You've been placed here for a purpose
The Creator for to please.

Just think of what He's given you,
Health and strength and daily food,
And if you stop and ponder,
You'll realise that He IS good.
Then, when you start to praise Him,
He will on you, blessings, pour,
Then you will realise that
Your life IS worth living for.

You can praise Him for the weather,
For the sunshine, wind and rain,
The elements essential
For the plants to bloom again.
And than praise Him for your senses,
Taste, smell, feeling, sound and sight,
Then bow down and adore Him,
He's made everything aright.

And then your inner being,
Can you say about your soul
"I've been born again in Jesus"
"All is well, I've been made whole"
How can you say 'Life's worthless'
During this relaxing spell,
Can you say 'Life has no purpose?
Surely not, when all is well.

So Hallelujah Jesus,
Hallelujah to my Lord,
You've given me a purpose,
You've declared it through your word.
I love you Lord and Saviour,
I give praise for all you've done,
You've given my life a purpose,
Through the death of your dear son.


I come home in the evenings
To a shell of brick and stone,
There's no one here to greet me,
You see, I'm all alone.

I have no friends or brethern,
No sisters,cousins, kin,
No wife to love or care for,
No one of my own skin.

This house is cold and dreary
With no one here but me.
The fire has turned to cinders,
The ash is flying free.

It wasn't always like this,
Though oft' it brings a tear,
I vaguely can remember
When times weren't quite so drear.

The years when I was married
Before my wife passed on,
Then, I'm brought back down to earth
And realise, she has gone.

But what's the point in pondering?,
It will not bring her back'
So I'll just sit alone here,
In this deserted shack.

Stay with me

Stay with me,
Lest I stray from thee,
Oh stay here by my side,
In your love may I hide.

Stay with me,
Let love be the key,
 May agape be mine,
And through me, let love shine.

Stay with me,
May men always see
You living through my life
Through peaceful times and strife.

Stay with me,
May you always be
With me through every day,
Oh Jesus with me stay,
Stay with me,


A friend is one who'll aid you,
When needed, they'll be there,
Will comfort you through sorrow,
Someone who says "I care"

A true friend is trustworthy
A secret, they'll not tell,
And should your health e'er fail you,
Will comfort you, till well.

Nothing will be a burden
To those who true friends are,
A 'thank-you' wont be needed,
Though'n this point, you may jar.

True friendship is like honey,
Be friends with each other
But there is aye a friend who
Sticks closer than a brother.

Wedding Blessings

Two lives together blend,
Upon the Lord depend,
These wishes we do send,
May God bless you.

You are a special pair,
We pray that you may ne'er
Omit to show your care
May God bless you.

May you with love be blest,
For living, have a zest,
In His love may you rest,
May God bless you.

So may you show your love,
Be peaceful, as a dove
With blessings from above,
May God bless you.


Conception through to childbirth,
As a hen bird on the nest,
Nine months growing in the womb,
Mothers know their children best.
The crying sounds that we make,
Like the bleating of a lamb,
Every cry, the mother knows
When to feed and when to calm.

The nights we leave you sleepless
When we're causing such a fuss,
'Though you're still tired by daybreak
What would you do without us?
When our first teeth are showing
You'll realise, for us, it's sore
And as we get frustrated,
We start to cry once more.

And then, as we grow older,
We begin to crawl and walk,
Then listening to our parents
We commence our 'baby talk'
But as those sounds develop,
Soon distinctive words we hear,
And then we realise that
We are talking, very clear

The next thing that is noticed
By our mothers, as they clean,
Those tiny marks are caused by
Grubby hands, on everything.
And though she starts complaining
'Bout those handprints everywhere,
Deep down she's really happy
We can put our markings there.

Then as the years go faster
We leave home and go to school,
By learning the three 'R's' we
Show our parents, we're no fool.
Our school days soon are over
To employment we do go,
It's then we comprehend
The world is not our amigo

But as each day is passing,
We grow older day by day,
And soon the role reversal
Will be coming into play.
The time is fast approaching
When we our parents will care
They need to be looked after,
They are such a special pair.

A life to us they've given,
They've given us of their best,
So mother and dear father,
It's now time you had your rest.
You've done so much for your kin,
It is time we cared for you,
All our lives you have loved us,
So we say "we love you too".