February 10, 2020

My father was a hunter, a very talented man

I think he must have been hunting

Before hunting had even began.

My mother, she was the Princess,

Big Thomas’s favourite pickney girl.

She would glide around the district

Like she was its most precious pearl.

Well, I heard it was a...

November 21, 2019

Day 1

September 21st 2019

Families are out on the lake. Children pretending, they are doing the "NINJA SHOW" on the plastic rafts, slides and other water sport paraphernalia all neatly laid out in a corner of the lake.

The lake is not so much a lake, more a large pond in...

February 14, 2019

This is a section from my book

"Walking In The Shadows Of  Death".

It is available on: mcswellbeing.co.uk and Amazon

Love comes to you at quiet moments.

It seldom comes at the peak of ecstasy or the loudness of parties. Nor does it often come when you are hurtling down th...

February 3, 2019

Looking Forward To 2019

Caveat Emptor - Let the buyer or reader beware.

Thoughts are the building blocks of ideas, and I am getting old. I am ageing, and although still energetic with a relatively fulsome life, I am getting filled with uncertainties. It never used to be...

December 10, 2018

I have been writing a collection of short stories with the working title "Images". This story is "Trouble At Manger", and I wanted to share it at Xmas with you.

It is the story of the birth of Jesus from the point of view of Mary, Joseph, Herod, Augustus, John The Bapti...

December 4, 2018

A poem about growing up. Let me know what you think.

Memories Of Childhood

I have so many memories of my childhood,

Each one, so vivid and clear.

They are like giant, but silent Mahoe trees

Dominating the landscapes of my dreams.

Seeing all, and yet so large

They are almost i...

October 19, 2018

This is a excerpt from the book I am just finishing and is:

The Third Thing I Wish I Knew

Let me know what you think in our comment section which is found by scrolling down to the bottom of the Home Page of the website

We Are Mortal And Just Passing Through.

I wish I knew...

September 3, 2018

A Homage To My Uncle

The last standing uncle on my father's side died  very recently, which puts my siblings and I at the top of the tree. He was a man I loved very much and what follows is a tribute to him. R.I.P  Uncle.

I stood there watching my Uncle die. Life, f...

September 2, 2018

We came over to England to help the mother country get back on her feet after her war with Germany. Our mother was waiting for us with open arms. At least that’s what we were told. The reality was a little different. This poem is dedicated to all those young men and wo...

July 20, 2018

I was born on the island of Jamaica in 1949. It was an age of empire and as a coloured boy growing up in the British Empire, my distance from the centre of it was so vast that I did not know anything about class and race. I knew I was coloured, (it would take about 14...

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