Category Archives: Poems about persons I have valued

BORN FREE, FLY HIGH

‘Hatched in heaven’s high-crag eyrie, ride with ease its native thermals. Settle not for barnyard scratch-patch, earthbound one-way street that leads you, Paxo-stuffed, to Christmas roasting!’ Thus I had preached. The church had lift-off into airborne praise on hearing of … Continue reading

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Mercy’s Return

‘Righteousness and faithfulness met together; Mercy and peace have kissed each other.’ (Psalm 85:10) I came to Kenya many years ago, enchanted by the beauty of the place – the Great Rift Valley took my breath away, headed north from … Continue reading

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‘FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE, IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH’

I never heard my dad complain Of duties to his long-disabled wife. When married as a youthful swain He pledged that he would honour her for life. True to his ‘worse or better’ vow He daily cared for her ‘in … Continue reading

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GOD CLOTHED MY GRASS TODAY

God chose today to celebrate the end of British Summer Time with a love feast of fine art. He spread Worle’s green sward tabletops with tapestries of white.   By dawn he’d sprinkled every lawn with attractive manna frosting – … Continue reading

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