Name change

After searching for the original title "Poetry from a small Island" it would apear there are lots of sites with that name. So i've changed it. I've also added a comment bar at the bottom of each post.

Sunday, 30 January 2011


You may be a city person, or just a country boy.
To a country boy chewing gum covered pavements are  no        
substitute for grass beneath your feet.

No sunshine in my life today
Concrete clouds get in the way
No grass beneath my feet
Just relentless miles of Portland crete

No trees on open plains
Roots seeking moisture from city drains
No emissions in the traffic free street
Just tacky paving beneath my feet

No shadows cast upon the ground
All humour in the lost and found
No memories of open places
Children dragged at parents paces

Scurrying here, scurrying their
Of surroundings they aren’t aware
No pausing to admire the scene
Have they come or have they been

No thoughts just a constant rush
Did you fall or did you push
No green fields or fields of hay
No sunshine in my life today