Kiss Me Quick Hat

As the tide washes up

On the pebble beach

The sun starts to fade

Feet sink into pockets of sand

Squeals come from the sea

One foot on the pier

We tentatively step

With music blasting

And ‘kiss me quick’ hats

The soft ice creams

And the slot machines

You kiss me,

Wind blows in my face

Seagulls screech overhead

People bustle and bump

With hot dogs and pancakes

Laughing and joking

Kids running around

As I trip on the planks

I look down through the gaps

Will I fall, will they break

Will I get sucked out to sea?

Not today you hold my hand

The smells of sweet sugar

Chocolate and sea

Fill me with images of my childhood

Henna tattoos and stalls filled with tat

Yet all of them bustling

Things to take home

To put in a box

For the memory game

Much later in life.

The fairground rides

Perched on the end

And the haunted house

Makes me smile

I look at you

You look out to sea

At the boats bobbing along

At the men with fishing rods

At the kids jumping in

Where they should know better

Then you glance at me

And smile

No words exchanged

What thoughts in your mind

Are they a jumble like mine?

As we step off the pier

Join the throng of the crowd

The seaside experience

Left behind

With the ‘kiss me quick’ hat

And a smile and a laugh

And memories built

Which were made to last.

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Surprise

This weekend has been full of the unexpected and surprises. From a small smile that that made me feel warm, a laugh that made me feel alive. The drizzle of rain which woke me up, and the kindness that had made me fell a million dollars. I am not great at saying how I feel. I use the words ‘nice and like’ more than anything else. To me ‘nice and like’ make my heart sing, make me feel warm, connected and feel alive.

That is how I feel today.

Surprise

its not always wrapped up

in beautiful paper and ribbon

yet still its exciting

its not always visible to the eye

yet it brings tears of joy

It can’t always be held

yet it warms my heart

It is always heard

Time is precious

knowledge is shared

Laughter is mutual

Appreciation of kindness shown

Charming, most Simpatico

Flat Tyre

I looked in dismay

Couldn’t believe my eyes

A flat on the car

Me in my heels

A sigh and a laugh

No help to be found

A spare in the boot

A jack underneath

And up went the car

Wheel was released

I heaved and pulled

And off shot the wheel

A quick swap was done

A new one to drive

And me in my black dress

And a pair of heels

Amazing what a

Girl can do!

Pooh Bridge

pooh bridge

Bridge over flowing stream

sticks thrown whisper a wish

friends stand playing that famous game

Pooh Sticks

and this the bridge of piglet and pooh

racing their sticks

only the river controls

which will be first

piglet or pooh

racing through together

sharing the laughter

wishing a wish

and all that play here

on this  friendship bridge

remember piglet and pooh

I’m in love

I’m in love with the sun that kisses me with freckles

I’m in love with the rain that showers me with freshness

I’m in love with the dark, that brings me solace and rest

I’m in love with light that brings me happiness and laughter

I’m in love with music which fills my heart with joy

I’m in love with words, I want to shout from the roof tops

I’m in love with the warmth that surrounds me from my loved ones

I’m in love with time, every second,  every minute, every hour

I’m in love with every season, each one is new and good

I’m in love with my life, every single tiny moment

And if this feeling lasts forever I will love them all the more