1 December 2010

it'll turn out alright in the end I'm sure

The winter winds blow against my face,
How I long to wander from this place.
This time of life is grinding me down,
I wear a smile on my face, but inside it's a frown.

I see the world through an icy lens,
The world seems grayer than my youth and tends
To disappoint me more and more.
But it'll turn out alright in the end I'm sure

8 October 2010

Struggling To Say What I Mean

Standing on the shore, grey skies above,
Holding you in my arms, falling in Love,
Watching crashing waves kicking up spray.
You wear my hoodie to stay dry and warm,
We watch the clouds swirl in the calm before a storm,
Together, at the end of another perfect day.

Sat in a darkened room, listening to Joy Division,
Travelling in a world of self-hate and indecision,
We lie next to each other, sigh, smile.
We talk until the sun brings in a new day,
Trying to find the right words, words to make you stay
And I struggle to say what I mean, all the while.

So many words from which I can chose from,
So many meanings to which I can succumb,
Combinations of words dance in my head, all are wrong.
Like my future appears before me, as clear as mud,
So my feelings wash over me, like a torrential flood,
I’m unsure of how to be, where to sit, if I belong.

The sun reveals the world to a peaceful new day,
The grey clouds have departed, the wind’s blown them away,
I feel the Sun’s soft warm fingers embrace my face.
With the world at my mercy, my oyster shell,
So many different options, though I can’t tell
Which path to take, which goal to chase?

9 September 2010

The Zoo Toilet

Running through the door
I was busting for a whizz
That day I had gone shopping
And drunken too much fizz

Stumbling to the toilet
Fumbling with my flies
Suddenly I fell forward
And couldn't believe my eyes

While kneeling by the toilet
I looked it to the bowl
And saw to my amazement
A cuddly tiger doll

The toilet was full of stuffed toys
It somehow looked like a zoo
There were monkeys and lions

And Gorillas to name a few

Today my little brother
Oh, he must have been so bored
He thought he'd cage his animals
And show off his impressive hoard

I never knew he had so many
As I pulled them one by one
An alligator, a chimp
I wasn't nearly done

To my surprise at the bottom
A dolphin did I find
My brother thought it was edible
And now that dolphin's blind

Finally a panda was pulled out
But was ripped at the seam
Then, I found my self looking at the ceiling
And realised it was a dream

Of course my brother hadn't
Put is toys in the crapper
No, his favourite parrot
Still looks proper dapper

I must have fallen down
And smashed my creative head
On that ceramic bowl
It could have rendered me dead

But instead I'm here today
Telling u this story
It feels like CBBC
And I'm on Jackanory!!!

Creature of the Night

It was the middle of the Night
And all through the house
Nothing was stirring
Not even a mouse

Except for this being
In a corner it sat
With white cricket boots
And a small paper hat

It sat and walked at the same time
With feet and tentacles on his bum
It moved to this machine in the other corner
With a screen and keyboard which can make you dumb

He sits and writes in 3rd person
To make it seem more arty
All night he taps at the keyboard
And every now and then nibbles at a smartie

He thinks he's a comedian
But in reality he's crap
Writing funny sketches and poems
As his fans cross their fingers in their laps

But here's some advice if you meet this creature
If you encounter some of his pieces
Please just smile and humour him
Or he might decide to give you some diseases

Ode to Hamster

Hey there hamster
Spinning in a wheel
You sleep all day
And eat at night, what is the deal

You keep me up with your incessant gnawing
Its almost like your trying to break out
You store food in your cheeks
So you have a constant pout

Sometimes I wish I was a hamster
Snuggled in wool all day
I can pee where ever i like
Making my master pay

I'd get fed almost daily
And a load of fresh water
It's a shame we only live 2 years
Much like sheep who go for slau....

Walking In Wellies

Lying on my back
Looking in to the rain
I put on my big Mack
And walked out in to the lane

The puddles around me grew
But I was not scared
I could have drowned for all you knew
But I was prepared

With my umbrella by my side
And a packet of baby jellies
I strode along with pride
With my big and blue Wellies

The water gushed around me
The storm grew and brewed
The level rose to my knee
And a little drain spewed 

Gallantly did I toddle?
In an unprecedented storm
It was such a doddle
My Wellies kept me dry and warm

Thank god for this rubber boot
That protects me from the wet
It fits around my miss-shaped foot
And means that we wouldn't have not met

For now I can walk forever
And cross unlimited land
Oh my Wellies are so clever
Even on quick sand

Whenever I want to see you
Be it rain or snow
I'll bravely traverse the morning dew
With my Wellies in tow

29 August 2010

My heart is in knots

My heart is in knots and my stomach skips a beat
I tremble at the anticipation of the soft touch, with which you are blessed
My hands and your neck finally meet
All this love that I’ve found, as magic as it is, I detest.

I say I know what I want, what is best for me
But no one can say that, no matter who you are
It can all change, oh so easily
Love; so very weird, so very bizarre

1 August 2010

The Word

The use of the word is loosely, banded around
But it's true meaning, it's core, has never been found,

The bond is found between a mother and her child
Between brothers, sisters, the best of friends and* never mild

It is the purest and rawest human emotion
and leads to the most magical devotion

Many people have tried to put it in to words,
By using images of planets, flowers or birds,

It can take your breath away like the orange sun on a pink sky,
It makes people do anything without having to ask why,

It should be celebrated every day for years on end
And across time and space it will transcend

So raise your glasses for a toast and three cheers
As we come together, here today, to celebrate your fifty years.                          M.Grainger/D.Weston

This was written to celebrate my Grandparent's 50th Anniversary this weekend. So it's dedicated to them and their very special marriage! 

Also, many thanks to Molly Grainger (http://mollygrainger.blogspot.com)for her help and valuable input to ensure it turned out just right. 


11 July 2010

Why Do The Pretty Girls Smoke?

Why do the pretty girls smoke?
In these modern times
Is it to see themselves in a better light?
Perhaps in a dull orange glow in a cold side street?

Why do people fall in love?
When its easier to stay single.
When the world wants to know every detail
And a couple now means 30.

Where do all the nice boys go
At the end of a night?
Back to bed for a good 8 hours
Alone to face the next day

Is this what the world has come to
A time of cynics and hypocrites
A time where lies are common place
And the truth is like a rainbow

Hypocrisy is derived from the Greek
A word meaning 'Actor'
I guess the world is a stage after all.
And we've all a role to play

8 July 2010

Only let the lessons last

When my days alive are through
And I can not feel the breeze
No longer can I hold you
Tightly in my lovers squeeze

When I am silenced, forever young
And cannot shout my love
The last gasp of breath has left my lung
Then I'll preach my feelings in the heavens above

Finally, I may be set free from this world
And no longer torture myself over you
And my mind will stop being hurled and swirled
And we can stop this madness and be through

And though I may have perished
And lost you in the war
Never forget the memories cherished
Like when we walked along the shore

Please go off in to the world my dear
Don't be dictated by your past
Walk forward, head high, no fear
Only let the lessons last

17 May 2010


Mum can make me so very angry
Mum can make me embarrassed and shy
But Mum feeds me when I’m hungry
And is the only person I allow to lie.

My mum is my hero and my world
And made me who I am today
I remember the days I sat curled
In mums lap as she chased the monsters away

The longest love ever known
Only between a mother and child will occur
It will continue beyond our time has flown,
From our lives and I can no longer see her

Perhaps the greatest fear is losing you,
But I know you will still be with me
In who I am, in all I do
I know I’ll be the greatest I can be

Because of you
Because you made me work hard,
You picked me up when I was blue,
You made me run that extra yard.

2 May 2010

Meet Me By The Post Box at 2 O’Clock

Meet me by the post box at 2 o’clock
We’ll get the bus with expired tickets
We go to the shops and spend the money we haven’t got
We’ll hold hands, dance in the rain and kiss

We’ll shroud ourselves in the flag
Go to the cliffs and marvel at the scene
See the red flowers and paint the town blue
We’ll eat white ice cream, stand, stare, scream

We’ll sit atop the hill
As kings of the World
Monarchs of the Earth
Princes of the Globe

Go to the cemetery
The day after tomorrow
Stand at my side
With no ounce of sorrow

For we played and danced
Marvelled and spent
Painted and Ate-ted
Loved with intent

You’ll sit by the grave
The Queen of the Here
Monarch of the Now
And Princess of Today

20 February 2010

"Thus conscience does make cowards of us all"

So many directions, 
So many paths to take.
Where do i want to go, 
What if i make a mistake?

There are things I want to do
Things I want to see
And there's a way of life
I hear calling me

But I'm too scared
Too worried I'm going to fall
In to the hands of failure
"Thus conscience does make cowards of us all"

I don't know what I want
I don't know how to get it
I don't know where I'm going
All I can do is pause and sit

Pray for a sense of purpose
Wait for something to hit me
Long for that honest mirror
To reflect back the real me

17 February 2010

Truth Is A Rainbow

Truth is a rainbow
So many different colours
And always one that’s sort of 
Your favourite
But you can’t ignore the beauty
The purity
It comes after a rain storm
And the sun shines down
Everythings fresh, comes out of hiding
It’s a shame it only happens occasionally

12 February 2010

Heavens In The Half-Light

There's Carnage on the streets
I'm pacing around the kitchen
Around and Around and Around
I keep reading all the tweets
Your on my mind, hitchin'
A ride, Around and Around

Tread on the floors lightly
Trap doors spring open
And I'll fall, down, down, down
You can speak forthrightly, politely
You give me hope and,
I push my feelings down.

The forest path stretches ahead
We do not need a map
"Keep to the path" They said
"Keep to the path and softly tread,
We will protect you from the crap, 
And the crown will shine on your head."

We strayed

We saw the errors of their ways
We found comfort among the trees
We made our own places to stay
And we could feel, feel the breeze,
The cold, silver rain, and the suns golden rays
As we danced and played with youthful ease

We made our own crowns
from the forests thorns
We were the Jesus' of the night
The people will give us frowns
"Trouble ahead", a judge warns
But we know our right

And now we reach the sea,
The greatest of natures powers
The white waves, so pure
This is the place I shall be
When lying beneath some flowers,
Beneath some dancing feet, I'm sure

Let the sun sink in to the ocean
Let the twilight reign
Heavens in the half-light
The time of raw emotion
The time of summer rain
The time to believe all is right