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.

Achmelvich Bay


There is a bay,
Miles away,
Over the hills,
And down the braes,
In the Highlands,
A world away.
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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.
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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.
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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’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.
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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.
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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.
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That spark is you,
A friend who shines through,
With you my sadness ends,
Everything is better with friends.

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.