Welshcake massacre

Stolen off the stove,
Killed while birthing
When Mam’s not looking,
Fingers burning and
Tongue on fire –
The best way to eat,
But no mean feat
To dunk in sugar
And shovel inside
Quick, before you’re seen!
Delicious sweet treats
Eaten multiple ways
Perfect snack every day:
Do you drench in sugar
Or slather in butter,
Join two with jam,
Or eat with ham,
Have plain ones with coconut,
Eat with jam and cheese
Or go all out with clotted cream?
Nothing comes near
To this humble cake – 
The best ones are burnt,
Made with gluten free flour
And every one eaten within the hour!
Massacre the bastards
Before they breed,
And hide the evidence; agreed? 

(c) wordz2Go 28th  Feb 2022

Mother’s Dilemma

Scary situation in Ukraine, our hearts go out to them. Can we really be facing a war in Europe again?
Would you see your son fight? Ukraine are calling for volunteers :

Go and fight my boy,
Follow your conscience,
Go with right, not might, 
Go help the Ukrainians
Defeat the Russian bear,
They need you more 
Than I need you here.
We thought Europe was safe
That war could never
Rear it’s head again,
That young men and old
Would not die in pain.

Yet here it is. War.

Don’t go, don’t volunteer,
I need you here.
It’s not our fight,
It’s not right 
To hold a gun with intent
To take a life
That should be lived.
What can one man do?
They don’t need you. 
Stay safe, ignore the news,
Bigger men than you
Are needed to diffuse 
This situation.

Yet war is here.

Go and fight my boy,
If we do not face
Aggressors and stealers
Of democracy,
What good are we?
No one wants to join the fight,
Not really. 
Go and help,
No mother wants to lose 
Her son in war,
We’ve lost too many before.

Stay safe my boy,
May your God go with you.

(c) wordz2Go 27th  Feb 2022

A line from a book

A line from a book

“We think history is in the past, 
but it’s closer than we know”

I miss you Lyn, 
More than you will ever know,
You above, me below,
Our past is linked and
Will not be unwritten
Or forgotten;
A link permanently forged
Cannot be broken,
Except by the blacksmith 
Who keeps you safe,
Preserved on heaven’s stage 
Where you will not age, 
Your blue eyes and gentle soul
Will forever be the same,
Until the One who calls my name 
And knows my heart,
Reunites our past
In a great and glorious future.
While the forge-fire of life 
Refines us here and now
In the down-below,
The past is closer than we know.

(c) wordz2Go 26th Feb 2022

Happy heavenly birthday Lyn,
All my love, Ang x

Ashes to Ashes

My darling Dad,

Part of me goes with you and 

A part of you remains with me – 

You will always be

My big man,

My fixer,

The lifter of my spirits.

Nothing can ever be the same 

Though life will go on

And sweep me with it

Because it must.

I miss your hugs,

Your smiling face,

Your voice on the phone

But I won’t be alone

Because your love 

Continues to encompass me. 

Rest now

And smile, 

I’ll see you again

In a little while.

All my love,

Ang xxx

(c) wordz2Go 7th July 20th 2021

Father(less) Day

Dad

How to manage Father’s Day
When you can’t send a card
Or a bottle of wine,
There’s no twinkly eyes
Or a jokey punchline, 
No gravelly greeting
As you come downstairs,
Emotional overload
In his empty chair.
We have to accept
The things we can’t change 
But Father’s Day without Dad
Is eerily strange.
Throughout the years
He gave so much love 
So while I’m below
And he’s up above
I’ll feel grateful today
That I was his daughter,
I was so lucky –
No Father’s Day pauper.
His spirit lives on 
Right here in his home 
His love tangible 
In the words of this poem.

(c) wordz2Go 20th June 2021

Dedicated to Ron Cook
20/08/1928 – 02/06/2021

Alone

Alone,

You hung naked

And torn,

Whipped and scorned 

And in that moment –

Between heaven and earth,

Truly alone; 

More so than I can ever be –

“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

You had to bear

The pain and agony

To offer us eternity;

Almighty God,

As Jesus Christ,

A man who died

In game-plan mode,

A God whose love just overflowed.

(c) wordz2Go 2nd April 2021

Wales v. Scotland 2021

The war cry has sounded,
The game’s begun,
We’ve sung for our country,
Emotions undone!

The ball’s in play –
Penalty points,
We’re doing ok, 
But First AND Second try to Scotland,
It’s going their way,
Wales are under the cosh,
The games running away.
Come on Wales,
You turned up to play!

[Half time] 

A game of two halves,
Wales are back in the lead,
But Scotland’s not done,
The threat’s very real,
Scottish try, then Welsh,
Just 5 mins to go,
We’re one point ahead,
Can we get any more?
That’s it, it’s all over,
The battle is done,
Scotland’s defeated
And Wales has won!

Pundits will replay
Every blow to the joints,
The rights and wrongs
Of every point,
But a win’s a win
And we’re two for two – 
Come on Wales,
A Grand Slam’s overdue!

(c) wordz2Go 13 Feb 2021 

Patience

Pandemic slow-down, life in rebound,
Slow-motion days
While minds play;
Racing, restless, shamelessly demanding
Answers to prayer that do not come.

Patience.
Two syllablesof irksomeness
Revving the brain-squall of fractiousness,
The caffeine-fuelled maddness of life.
Patience.
Annoyingly, it cannot be said fast,
In any accent, it’s pregnant with pause,
A purposeful word.
Patience.

Enforced quietude, life in solitude,
Time for prayer, not despair;
Ardently, purposefully, in undemanding faith,
In Spirit-led strength of hope,
Pray – and peace will come.

Patience.

(C) wordz2go Jan 2021

Rainbow 🌈 Faith

Pandemic-days,
Dark times,
Battling for survival,
Awaiting revival
In time of drought;
Scorching winds
Scourge the earth –
Fear and panic
The new narcotic,
And yet,
And yet –
Hope persists,
Rainbow faith
Shining manifest
Into brokenness,
A kaleidoscope
Of hopefulness,
Myriad colours
Reflecting absolute love,
Inextinguishable
In the darkness
Because our God walks with us,
Always.

(c) wordz2Go 18 April 2020

Easter Praise

Praises sing
To Christ my King,
Hallelujah, You’re alive!

Death holds no fears,
Your promises
Hold fast and eternally last
Beyond our time or age,
Bound only by faith
And belief in me
As someone who could be.
You’ve shown the way
To beyond today
To more than we can see,
Your love for me,
Unconditionally,
Stretches every day,
Reminding me
You died for me,
You live for me to be.

(c) wordz2Go 12th April 2020