My Tribe

Tell your story. Shout it. Write it. Whisper it if you have to. But tell it. Some won't understand it. Some will outright reject it. But many will thank you for it. And then the mostmagical thing will happen. One by one, voices will start whispering, 'Me, too.'And your tribe will gather. And you will … Continue reading My Tribe

Monday Musing

Morning Pogue, I’ve had a week off from writing letters because, well, I just hadn’t got enough thoughts stored away to commit anything meaningful to paper. Sometimes the well runs dry and I need a place of silence to replenish myself. Know that one? Anyway, you asked me a question and my mind has been … Continue reading Monday Musing

Do I Feel?

And here I amThoughts in handAsking do I really feel the way I feel?Or am I destined to misunderstandAll that I ever knew?Now I’m questioning what was saidI’m finding other meaningsAll has run wild inside my headConfusion conflicts my feelingsWhere once I was so sureThere’s now doubt about my dealingI’m going to consult my seer … Continue reading Do I Feel?

Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now

Hi Pogue, So I’ve been reminded of an old song over the last few days as I’ve wandered around Kathmandu city, especially near the sites with religious significance. It’s something I’ve been loosely aware of at various place when I’m at home but here it’s made me think. It’s the abject poverty that is apparent … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now


I was slow to learnBut I’m thinking I am not alone,And when I came to knowIt was like, EYES WIDE OPEN!How did I miss that one?What just happened?I was so blind sidedFor in that momentI came to know that savioursTravel incognitoNot minding they go unrecognisedNor seeking glory and adoring praise,Rather quietly doing what they must … Continue reading Saviours

Born In The Morning

Born in the morningAs the last stars recedeStanding tall in the vague dawn lightChilled by the breeze before the breaking sunThe world stands newStark in the receding nightThat has left all naked and exposedBefore the descending dayNow the journey of a life has begun Faced with the overwhelming onsetOf knowledge and experience and consciousnessAnd an … Continue reading Born In The Morning

Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.

Good Day Pogue, Today I’ve decided to send you a sound which is summed up in this song. You see, for as long as I can remember, I have loved the sound made by the Hammond Organ. And no one plays that instrument better than Stevie Winwood. I’ve been playing this song, and the album … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.

It’s Not Your Fault

It’s not your fault,I know, I know,It’s not your fault,Yes I understand,It’s not your fault,I feel your pain,It was done to you when,You were, oh, so young,It was pain when you craved love,And the only light was dark,So you’ve sought so much help,To set you freeFrom what’s gone before,Brutal, callous, undeserved. But it is your … Continue reading It’s Not Your Fault

Songs To Pogue…What I’m listening to now.

Here’s one for you Pogue, I’m in the gym today, working out, and the musics playing. It’s in the background and I’m aware of some old songs and the…I’m totally engaged. It’s a song I haven’t heard before but it’s got me and I’m putting down the weights and going to check what and who … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m listening to now.

The Bike

I rode a Harley DavidsonIt was a cool machineBut before long I came to dreadThe hours it took to cleanOften you find me on bended kneeTrying to give the chrome a sheenI’d ride across the countrysideSeated in an easy styleMatched by the lazy paceAs I enjoyed mile after mileAnd when I took my helmet offYou’d … Continue reading The Bike

Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now

Pogue, First one of the New Year. A little late? Yeah, life’s been busy and, to my shame, I’ve not done much listening🥺. But I’m back! And this morning, for some obscure reason, I found myself listening to a song I first heard 50 years ago😳 Here we are at the start of another year, … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now

No Fear Here

We will lose everything we love, including our lives — so we might as well love without fear, for to fear a certainty is wasted energy that syphons life of aliveness. Maria Popova, Resolutions for a Life Worth Living: Attainable Aspirations Inspired by Great Humans of the Past in the The Marginalian


I made a mistake onceSomewhere on the wayI didn’t do it againUntil the other day,I felt something was missingAnd now I must sayI’m really, really tryingTo make one each day,I admit it’s not so easyI’m trying to not delayBut please, please appreciateWith life I’m having to play.I want to be quite human I’d be glad … Continue reading Mistakes