From Another Planet

Am I from another planet,

like something you’ve never seen.

Am I really that peculiar,

like a vision from your dreams.

Am I really that different,

like I just flew down from Mars.

Don’t you ever get out of here,

and drive your big flash cars.


I’m really just like everyone else,

I have a big heart like you.

You know I’m a little perturbed,

I’m at a loss of what to do.

I won’t take you in my spaceship

and I certainly won’t go.

All I ask is a little respect,

in that you just might say hello!




The Fool

Creativity like a force of Spring, 

giving birth to something new.

To take that giant leap of faith, 

even if nobody believes in you.

An umbilical cord of new birth, 

wrapped around you four times.

Perceptiveness of golden horns, 

there’s nothing here that binds.

The butterfly of transformation, 

flowers split into bunches of three.

Overcoming the fear of the tiger, 

you know where you need to be.

A crocodile with such solid jaws, 

you can cut through anything.

Then the harvest into fruition, 

it has been a while since Spring.

The grapes that signify fertility, 

a rainbow making things whole.

Great principles of courage here, 

yes you will so fit into this role.

I know you’re ready to take a risk, 

you’ve the courage to stand alone.

Listening now to your inner voice, 

in touch with yourself on your own.

With the dove for the love of others, 

the children that show us a pair.

Your unshakable faith in existence, 

walking on now without a care.





If I could just pluck up the courage,

I’d live a life far more true.

If I could just pluck up the courage,

I’d be more honest with you.

If I could just pluck up the courage,

I’d jump off the cliff like a bird.

If I could just pluck up the courage,

I’d shout until I was heard.

If I could just pluck up the courage,

I’d stamp out hate on the earth.

If I could just pluck up the courage,

sometimes I’d put myself first.

If I could just pluck up the courage,

I’d follow a path that is clear. 

If I could just pluck up the courage,

I’d keep those promises dear.

If I could just pluck up the courage,

I’d sing to the stars and the moon.

If I could just pluck up the courage,

I really would come into bloom.

And if I ever have enough courage,

I’ll do what I’m destined to do.

When I do have enough courage,

I’ll take you along with me to.

Now that I have enough courage,

I’m making the changes I should.

I really do have enough courage,

to bring to my life all that’s good.



My Champion

My son will always be a champion,

that’s to me if no one else.

He’s absolutely fantastic you see,

but needs belief in himself.

I couldn’t have made one better,

yes alright I did need a dad.

I brought him up all by myself,

and it’s never made me sad.

My son is the greatest champion,

not because he’s related to me.

But because he’s just astounding,

you have to know him to see.

He’s also a fabulous grandson,

an uncle, a cousin and a friend.

He’s just the best man walking,

about who this ditty I’ve penned. 


Daily Prompt – Champion

Self Doubt


My soul’s not fat at least in pounds,

my soul is gigantic and all around.

It’s just my body that’s gone to pot,

my souls full up as she loves a lot.

Funny when you consider your size,

that fat comes up is not a surprise.

We are so focussed on what we see,

forgetting that there’s more to me.

No room for doubt that’s for sure,

there’s an all to me I must adore.

If I only focus on one of these bits,

I won’t see the picture, it’s a trick.

So when I look in a mirror next time,

I’ll like what I see and know I am fine.

I am much more than word can say,

so I’ll carry that with me every day.


A bit of a theme here for the Daily Prompt word – Doubt






Don’t Hesitate

Don’t you hesitate to call on me,

if you’re feeling down.

You can just pick up the phone,

if no one else is around.


Of course I will drop everything,

if I am needed by your side.

It doesn’t matter how I feel,

if I’m sick or feeling tired.


That’s what friends are here for, 

just call and they’ll come.

Wanting to make you happy again,

bring you back the sun.


If you find that you are hurting,

They will cancel their plans.

Knowing it’s so important to you,

that someone understands.


When the shoe is on the other foot,

will I find you when I call.

I imagine you’ll be too busy for me,

and won’t pick up at all.


So I’m changing how I do things,

you’ll learn the hardest way.

The very next time you need me,

you’ll find me busy or away!


Daily Prompt – Hesitate

I can honestly say I am blessed with friends. I used to have friends like this, but I stopped picking up the phone and now I’m left with the most wonderful friends who have seen me through the best and darkest of times. Of course I will always be there for them too, I joke with one of them that she’ll never go in a nursing home, although we laugh and joke that we will probably be there together causing havoc, I mean it.