Big Bug BBQ


(c) Caterpillar BBQ, The Caterpillar Shivered, 2019

Every Sunday in the park,
We all get together,
Run around and play games,
And have fun with one another.
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And as hunger sets in,
Out comes the grill,
And everyone has a thrill,
At the Big Bug BBQ.

Do The Caterpillar


(c) Practicing With Shadows, The Caterpillar Shivered, 2019

Shuffle to the left,
Shuffle to the right,
Ruffle the cabbage,
And take a big bite.
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Curl up from the cold,
And hide away for the night,
Avoid the birds,
And the bats that bite.
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And when you grow up,
Wrap yourself up high,
Dangle from a twig,
And wait to take flight.

What Could be Better Than Now?


You know that point,
That wonderful felling,
No matter how quick,
No matter how fleeting.
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The sensation of happiness,
coated in uncertainty,
One of the few times,
It’s left to Heisenberg.
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Where the blood moves quick,
But the brain is stumped,
All in an instant you know its correct,
But in that time its questioned.
*
How did I get here?
Where do I go now?
Will the path ever be clear?
From here on out?
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But you push those questions off,
Just to bask in the joy of the moment,
The warmth of the happiness,
The joy of that instant,
But you always question,
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What could be better than now???

Win Them All Tom


Tom Daley today,
I wish you luck,
And all the best to come,
We will all be watching,
Watching you diving,
Watching you winning.

But until that day,
We all wait eagerly,
You’re in our prayers,
In our hearts,
In our dreams,
The United Kingdom,
United Behind you,
Spurring you on,
Go get the gold young Daley,
Go win them all.

Come See the Games


Dreams are made,
People parade,
Swimmers swim,
And medals won.
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The sportsmen unite,
Count their medals at night,
Win more in the morning,
Then rest in the evening.
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The Commonwealth flocking,
To see the running,
To watch the boxing,
To cheer the swimming.
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Scotland’s chance to shine,
Alongside the best,
In the land of the kilt,
In a world well built.
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Come see the games,
Where dreams are made,
Battles fought,
By the Commonwealth of Nations.

Another Reminder Your Not There


When I see the news,
It reminds me,
When I visit the shops,
It reminds me,
Fathers day,
Another reminder,
Family packs,
Without the father,
Advertising emails,
For father and son,
Another sting,
Now that your gone.

Goodbye, Farewell, So Long.


Each day I go out,
I forget your aren’t here,
When I walk to work,
You are just there,
You must be at home,
Where else would you be,
I’m not convincing myself,
It’s just the way it has been,
Then I remember,
And I twinge a little inside,
You aren’t at home,
And haven’t “just popped out,
For a while,”
No,
You are gone,
And can never be seen,
No quick visit,
Or just a cup of tea,
I have to remind myself,
Before I try to call,
You are not here,
No, not at all,
So before I forget,
And dream you are home,
let me say goodbye,
farewell and so long.