The Government had a hankering An urge to measure schools. “It’s too complex”, the teachers said, “There simply aren’t the tools.” Then, In a gloomy basement, One dark and dismal day A dull and dreary grey man Found A way to measure grey. MPs were delighted! At last, they’d got the thing To measure all [...]
Just like gold grows not old Love Mellows. Light that yellows as shadows lengthen: Love can strengthen. Year after year growing more dear; Still dearer yet than when first met. Love tints sight with Golden light. Always we will hold you so Bathed in loves warm Golden glow.
I was unsure how to do this ‘Dad’ thing. What was my role? Holding a hand? Pushing a swing? Yet, there you were, this new unit: Madonna and Child. And where did I fit? So, I looked around and found, in my past And on screens, I’d seen: Hold fast and stay Love finds a [...]
It's a funny old thing, to be a mother To put your heart in the hands of another Without condition. Beyond and above The surest form of human love, Except, perhaps, for the love received From the tiny child that was conceived. Maybe it's their love, at the start, That truly binds us, heart to [...]
Down on the farm, there are two kinds of mouse. One is the smart sort that lives in a house; The other, though rougher, tougher and poor Lives only and always outside the front door. The field mice can play out all day in the hay. ‘Til one day a cat comes to chase them [...]