My friend Steve

My Friend Steve There once was a man who said a big lie he told all his friends that he was a spy he said he was working for MI5 and they know him as Steve, but his codename was Clive his friends all believed him, because they were naïve and so a tangled web did he weave they all asked him stories of his adventures so far and why he didn’t drive an expensive car he filled them with bullshit,...

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The pattern on the wall

Once upon a time in a pattern on a wall There grew a room the size of a hall The pattern expanded and became a town But the king who ruled it had lost his crown His wife the queen was very sad She hated this pattern that drove the king mad So she summoned a jester to make the king laugh But he only knew one paragraph The queen told the jester that he was a hoax And sent him away to learn some...

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Words that rhyme

When I was a teenager I used to write all sorts of stuff, none of it made sense but some of it rhymed. Village life: I hear the people in the street The clickety  clack of their feet They chit and chat all day long I myself think it’s wrong I listened once from the front room All they were talking was doom and gloom “You know Mrs Thomas from down the lanes? You know the one mun with...

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