Goodbye to Another Family Member


Rest now your tired eyes,
You have lived and loved,
And now head for the skies.
***
We won’t meet again,
Until I join you in heaven,
When I am called by him.
***
For now you must know,
A part of me has now gone,
And will follow you there.
***
We will miss you here,
Until we are together,
Goodbye to another family member.

Better to Have Loved and Lost.


Just for a moment,
Of your time,
Sit with me,
Even for just a short time,
Perhaps we can,
Have a meal or see a movie.
***
Whilst I know,
I may never be yours,
Lets just,
Learn about each other.
I understand we,
Are just friends and,
May that last forever.
***
He’ll never know,
Exactly how I feel,
So I will just,
Keep dreaming,
Even if it is for nothing.
Tis better to have loved and lost,
Than never to have loved at all.

Acrostic Valentine Request


With it coming up to Valentine ’s Day,
I had someone in mind,
Little did you know but,
Like so many others,
I am too scared to tell you,
And maybe you will see this,
Maybe you would say yes…
***
Just someone I loved,
Once before,
He is amazing but I was,
Not what he was for,
***
Maybe this year you will say yes,
And maybe this year I will find love,
Come what may I will not stop,
Looking for the one to love,
Every day forever more.
Once again I find myself,
Doing something foolish.
***
For you I wrote this,
Rather difficult,
Acrostic poem,
So you would know who sent it,
Even without me saying my name so now I’m just,
Really hoping you’ll want to be my valentine.

You Will Never Know


You will never know,
Just how I feel,
Knowing you won’t be right there.
*
My heart with out you,
Is cold and dark,
My days are like hell.
*
Still we cannot be together,
Because it is just not meant to be so,.
*
May our futures apart be as good as together,
May this be so.
*
I see you online,
And I just cannot speak,
I am lost in thoughts of you.
*
Nights I sit and wonder,
Wouldn’t it be great,
If I was just sleeping next to you.
*
This valentine will be cold,
But I will not waste it on you.
*
My heart will one day be shared with another,
I just prey that day will come soon.

My Heart


I know my heart is huge,
And navigating it can be hard,
But if you have found yourself lost,
Just tell me and I will lend a hand,
Together we can map,
The intricate land,
Inside both our hearts,
And maybe one day in times to come,
Both our hearts can become one.

New Years Wish


I made a prayer for new year,
I made a dream for the spring,
That you would come and make me whole,
That you would fill my heart again,
Only time will tell if this is to be,
Will God let you come to me.
*
I hold my head high,
I keep my hope free,
One day you will come along
And sit beside me.

You Make The World Simple


The world is full of pain,
Fear, hate and war,
But with you here,
You make me forget it all.
***
Few things are impossible,
When we are together,
The world is forgotten,
And life is never better.
***
Every time I see you,
My heart turns to jelly,
And my every whim is,
Waiting for your command.
***
When the world gets busy,
And life gets confusing,
You sit with me and smile,
And everything is simple again.

Guide Me Through


Take me from dark,
Right into the light,
Right through the day,
And into the night.
*
If love is the dark,
Then you are the light,
Taking me through the day,
And through the night.
*
Let me be in your arms,
That you may guide my way,
All through Valentines night,
And Valentines Day.

I Left A Part Of Me On The West Coast


No matter how cold,
Or how harsh the weather,
Even with the midges,
And the quiet shelter,
The west coast calls me.

Between the rocks,
Hidden in the glens,
Waiting to be found,
Are all the people,
That make up the coast.

No matter the hustle,
And the inevitable bustle,
Of each city around,
There is a calm waiting,
Up on the west coast.

Where the people are friendly,
And the towns are few,
Where the lines with nature,
Are all but blurred,
You will find a peaceful life.

And when you have gone,
You will wish to go back,
Knowing forever more,
You will have left a part of you,
Up on the west coast.

To An Old Crush


You stole my heart,
Heals my scars,
Made me see,
What you meant to me.
*
My morning thoughts would be filled with you,
My evening pondering wouldn’t be complete without you,
You never knew,
Did you?
*
I took the risk,
Told you of my heart,
I payed the price,
I don’t think I could pay again.
*
The days we spent together,
Were always a great delight,
But they also brought pain,
I would bare it just to be with you.
*
I know we couldn’t be,
There was never a chance,
But I still could dream,
And dream I did.
*
It took six years for me to tell you,
It will take six more to get over you,
My heart will always yearn for you,
My mind will learn to get over you.
*
So one last message I have to say,
Thank you for you loving friendship,
I wish you could have felt the same way,
But the heart is strange,
It wants what it wants,
Yours will never want the same as mine,
So I say goodbye with a smile,
A serge of pain,
Goodbye old friend,
Maybe will meet again some day.

Achmelvich Bay


There is a bay,
Miles away,
Over the hills,
And down the braes,
In the Highlands,
A world away.
***
Where the sun,
Wind and rain,
Falls in a one,
All in a day,
On the beach,
Of Achmelvich bay.

Love For The Now


We wait for love,
Until we can wait no more,
We don’t look at what we’ve got,
Instead we look for what could be in store.
***
Life is simpler,
If you love what you have,
And don’t think about what you want,
But be content in the now and thank for the tomorrow.
***
Grab your friends,
Remind them you are there,
You will love them no matter what,
And will never be unreachable when they need you most.

I Learned to Love From You


My heart was hardened before I met you,
And you softened it up,
Made me see I deserved love,
Made me feel I could love.
*
But now you have gone and fallen silent,
And my heart is growing still,
What have I done to push you away?
Will I ever know?
*
You have stolen my heart,
And left me lonely,
will I ever know,
How I pushed you away?
*
Just come to me and talk to me,
And maybe we can see this through,
But if we can’t please don’t worry,
I learned to love from you!

Mountain Hare


There is a cat upon my garden wall,
I don’t know why,
A garden wall is there.
*
Why is that cat upon the wall?
I don’t know why,
I can’t help but stare.
*
Is the cat even there?
I have no proof,
But should I care?
*
Oh, there is no cat upon my wall,
It was just a mountain hare.

Will Boys Just Be Boys


Will boys just be boys,
Or girls just be girls,
Or can’t people be people,
In our small little world.
***
Why do genders have to be genders,
And not girls be like boys,
Or boys be like girls,
Or just let people be people.
***
Can’t we look beyond the gender,
And see the person,
Who likes pink and Buffy,
But is still a straight man.
***
Care not for the sex,
And ignore the gender,
Stand shoulder to shoulder,
And never surrender.
***
We are all human,
The same under the skin,
Red blood flowing through,
The veins in all of you.
***
We are born the same,
Have the same needs,
Expel the same waste,
And leave the same way.
***
Love people as people,
That’s all we need,
Don’t act out of hate,
Respect, love and be great.

A Poem To Stephen


Stephen, I would like to say,
I feel what you mean,
In all that you say.
***
I writhe with language,
And feel the play of words,
Especially at the blank page,
Where I can write my verse.
***
There’s something exciting,
And mystifying about language,
Whether it is English or gibberish.
***
A rhyming poem,
Can get me going,
I absolutely also appreciate,
A good bit of alliterate.
***
Never have I felt more myself,
Than swooning over words,
Like a tailor over felt.
***
There is also an excitement,
In that special moment,
You hear a foreign phrase,
And you just know it.
***
So thank you Mister Fry,
For this spectacular piece,
That please my ears to eat.

I’ll Watch Over You


(c) In Shade , The Caterpillar Shivered, 2019

You may not see me,
My presence may not be obvious,
It may feel like I’m not there,
But I’ll always watch over you.
***
In shade or in sun,
When you’re bored or having fun,
It may be blowing a storm,
And I’ll be watching over you.
***
As you sleep in your bed,
Resting your weary head,
Laying there dreaming of what’s ahead,
I’ll be watching over you.
***
And when the day is done,
The sun has been and gone,
There’s no-one left for fun,
I’ll watch over you.

With Friends


(c) Friends, The Caterpillar Shivered, 2019

There are days we walk alone,
Quiet with no-one to speak to,
They seem to go on-and-on,
Like an never ending issue.
***
Those days are few,
Thanks to you,
We walk together,
Whatever the weather.
***
There are days we feel lonely,
No-one here but our thoughts,
And we doubt ourselves loudly,
And judge ourselves lots.
***
But you come along,
And we sing a song,
I’m not alone,
When you are home.
***
There are days we are sad,
The world keeps us blue,
Everything seems so dark,
And all we need is a spark.
***
That spark is you,
A friend who shines through,
With you my sadness ends,
Everything is better with friends.