Saturday, 30 June 2012


The Olympics, football, Oh my god,
David Beckham’s not in the squad!
He’s been left out of the football team
That Stuart Pearce is really mean ...............
But, hold on a minute, let’s be sensible
Is that logic not defensible?
David’s old and past his prime
He’s done his bit, had his time
Aren’t we trying hard to win?
If we recruit the likes of him
We’re really riding for a fall
We really won’t stand a chance at all
Let’s forget the ‘Old boys’ network’
And recruit players with great footwork
Those who can perform for an hour and a half
But, hang on again, that’s a laugh..
Remember just last week at the Euros
We didn’t seem to have many of those
We were embarrassingly poor
Defensively bad, couldn’t score
Maybe we shouldn’t bother to enter some sports ..
Like football, tennis, basketball and all sorts...
Please don’t blame David Beckham’s exclusion
For us coming nowhere, it will be a delusion
We’re crap...............get over it!
(Or, as us Brits like to say ...'We're not quite up to it'!)

Sunday, 17 June 2012

My Trip to Wisley

I went to Wisley, the weather was windy
The sky was quite cloudy and grey
But I met up with inspirational people
We laughed lots and had a great day
There were people who’d lost their loved ones
And those living with the dreaded MND
But whatever their reason for coming along
They all had a big effect on me
Some days when I’m feeling depressed and quite sad
I must try to remember these words
To think about others who are ‘living’, like me
With a disease that seems so absurd
It robs your life of most everything
Except you can think, laugh and cry
Conversing for some, is almost impossible
But, now enabled with the blink of an eye
I must live out my life with an upbeat stance
Try to leave behind a positive legacy
Start everyday with a smile on my face
Just like those friends I made at Wisley

Friday, 15 June 2012

Ode to The Euros

A man who was watching The Euros
Said, ‘My, it’s so boring, think I’ll dose’
I said, ‘Don’t worry one jot
Cos you won’t miss a lot
I’ll let you know when the full time whistle goes’

Saturday, 9 June 2012

In my opinion ...

I’m an optimistic person, though it may be ‘tongue in cheek’
About our chances in ‘The Euros’ that have started just this week
We’ve a motley selection making up our team
The likes of some I’ve not heard of or even seen
I’m afraid I can’t pretend that I’m really excited
Or that I’d love to go and watch us play, not that I’m invited
I’d rather get my 'kicks' from watching teams like Poland play
With their ‘second string’ goalie diving down to save the day
I think I would prefer to watch my mate, ‘Phil The Power’, Taylor
Throwing darts in the UK Open, he’s an amazing player
Or the lovely Lewis Hamilton thrilling in his car
A great successful driver, we know that he’ll go far
Then there’s Jess, Thomas and Mark Cavendish, almost dead certs for gold
And Rebecca Addlington as well as others, so we’re told
We’re number one team in the world at the game of test cricket
As well as being one, two and three at golf, ‘yes’! that’s just the ticket
So I’m afraid that I won’t shed a tear if England fail to flourish
Because contrary to some opinions I think our football team is ..............overpaid and rubbish

Please don't get annoyed .........

MND’s a bastard, it bring us sufferers to our knees
Many cannot speak or eat, breathe unaided or sneeze
A common denominator is that mostly we can’t walk
When out, requiring wheelchairs, at which some of us will  balk
MNDers start out with an optimistic outlook
Bringing any odd dissenters, very quickly, to book
Unfortunately, MND takes no prisoners, is relentless
It marches on regardless, and sometimes I must confess
Where,I once was belligerent, ‘MND won’t beat me’, I said
As time goes on, MND plays severely with my head
There are days when I am fed up and depressed and feeling sad
I want people to support me, to stop me feeling bad
I don’t want to be chastised for not being ‘Optimistic’
When sceptical of breakthroughs; a cure won’t be that quick
So, for those of us, when down and bitter and resentful
Be empathetic and supportive, persuade us our cup’s half full
And not half empty as so many of us fear
When we see how many of us are dying every year
Yes, we can make the most of the time that we’re around
Try to raise funds or awareness as with talents we abound
We’ll have days when we’re upbeat and won’t let the b****r get us
But we’ll also have the days when we’re down and think, ’Why us’?
Please don’t be annoyed when someone’s sad and cannot cope
Just be patient, offer help and positive cajoling, yes, and................ hope