Childhood games

Childhood games Rollerskates Rollerblades Monopoly with dad Bikes shiny new From grandparents For xmas Playing animals On the planes Or dinosaurs Playing libraries Sellotaping Tiny card slots Into Ladybird books Borrowing my Parents first cd/cassette/radio player And scripting and recording Our own radio shows Swings slides Bouncy balls For hours Dens under beds Under tables […]

My rubber dinosaur

Even before she left My father’s time so precious When I got some I cherished it One day we visited And wooded walked National Trust Leaves, acorns, birds Two kids in wellies Me and my brother A treat in the gift shop Very rare and so exciting Dinosaurs in soap eggs Oh we were mad […]

Five silly children

Five silly children Climbed into a tree Curtis, Jennifer, Melissa, Callum and Bethany.   Curtis picked the apples, Bethany drew a bee Melissa sniffed the flowers Jennifer hugged the tree.   Callum was the youngest He was also very smart He made a contraption To burst the tree apart.   All the children went ka-boing! […]

Harold Wilson, Bradford boy

Strong, silent grandad. Head a grey Elvis quiff. Far away eyes. Always ready for a cuddle. So quiet. So still. But ask him about his youth? Eyes twinkle, lips smack, Made a fishing rod from scrap, Manhandled onto a trolley bus, Old ladies tutt tutt, Off fishing with a mate Down Bradford beck Out till […]