Take a Moment

A poem about managing pressures.

Stressed and unimpressed,

Tied up in a mess.

Hardly able to sleep,

Just can’t get a peep.

Take time to unwind,

Maybe try to find,

Something chilled to do,

Make some time for you.

Have a little rest,

Curl up in your nest,

Take a little walk,

Ring a friend for a talk.

Have a bite of cake,

Drink a little wine,

Watch a bit of soap,

You know you can cope.

Take a little air,

Show the world you care.

Splash a puddle or two,

Then go back to being YOU.

Summer wishes

As spring is showing signs of ending,

Summer lurks with sparkles bending,

Vegetation grows and flourishes

Rainfall sprays the ground and nourishes.

We think that Covid has gone away,

Hope it won’t come back another day.

The thought of summer and a holiday,

In my head I’m already on my way.

Please let’s have a brilliant summer of fun

Don’t want another year where its full of glum.

Cross my fingers, look around,

Do I recognise that happy sound?

A sound of beaches full of joy,

Come on, summer, ship ahoy!

My ode to summer.

Looking Forward (scrap the negatives)

Thinking about thinking, worrying about stuff,

Trying to distract myself from things that don’t matter too much.

Getting stressed out over daily routines,

Finding myself shouting at television screens.

Absorbed in the news and what’s wrong with the world,

Sometimes I need a way to dissolve emotions unfurled.

Calm and tranquility is a better way through,

Teach me a way to celebrate all things new.

Let me think more about positive things,

And focus more happily on what the bright future brings.

Let’s do this together and wipe negativity away,

Let’s live for tomorrow, after enjoying today!