Sunday, 11 July 2021

A journey home for England in the #Euro2020 Championships and the George Cross should go to the Police force

 A journey that lasted over 5 decades

has nearly brought home the trophy.

1966 was a year in the Championships arcade

of World Cup history

of trophys that belonged to a world nation

where the best compete for a place in the grand finale,

and this year should mark England as

the Champions in the Euro 2020 World Cup

dominion.

Bring on the Champagne, Cheer on England!

The land of hope and football nation!

Finally coming home to cries of sheer ecstatic 

victory!

Congratulations to all and the Police force (recommendations of a George Cross)

especially in the past year

of a pandemic catastrophe.

(c) nature thoughts nw

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Photography that tells a story

The lens directed at the Calypso singer,

Aldwin Roberts for a brighter future.

It was 1948, and the Empire Windrush docked

with many thinking of going back to the armed forces

shocked at a reception that brought many to re-focus 

in due course, living in different circumstances

where skies were gray and the mood sombre

yet many still came in large numbers

to fill jobs where some were vacant

so gradually becoming noticed for being 

hardworking and pleasant.

'London is the Place for Me'* a song that

resonates still in today's climate.

Where we are facing changes so variant.

Let us sing and appreciate the talent,

we see in all cultures to surpass those

whose outlook is less than benevolent.

Life changes all the time so there is less room

for arrogance,

but more for cultural diversity in all its magnificence.

(c) nature thoughts nw

 

 *written and sung by the Calypso singer, Aldwin Roberts (also known as Lord Kitchener)


A young photographer, Aiden Harmitt-Williams, whose photography is outstanding, was given the honour to exhibit the display for Bristol Museum & Art Gallery display for St Paul's Carnival

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday, 3 July 2021

Take a break sit back and relax

When it is time to take a break, 

take a well earned break

The next task on the list can but wait

It is way past the time so don't be late


Be that person who goes for that well earned lunch

The task won't be gone so don't have a hunch

It is way too late to be eating past 2,

Sit back and eat that lunch, for it is long due.

 

Take in the flavours of the lunch that was ready

At past mid day when queues lined the streets 

waiting for their lunch to eat, 

not to gulp down so take good heed

(Lunch is to be eaten, digested and be the day's creed).


Don't speed off with a mouthful of lunch,

Sit back and eat slowly, get a drink and relax

Time can wait until lunch has been eaten

Be that sensible person who takes that well earned break, 

not beaten,

(c) nature thoughts nw


Inspired by the Greeting card designed by Tihara Smith of tiharasmith.com

Tihara's nice message reflects the Greeting's card message too and that is Give Yourself A Break.

The Museum of London has an ensemble of Tihara Smith's collection and a suit owned by her grandfather, Lazare Sylvestre, who is part of the Windrush generation, arriving in the UK from the Caribbean in 1958.

Museum of London - Fashion and the Windrush Story

Windrush Day 2021 was a celebration of the Windrush generation in the RUSH Anthem:

https://youtu.be/Xd16SHf6vBI

(I recorded my Alto part for the Rush Anthem)

 


Good to take a well earned break and for any MC'ing for special occasions, the talented MC Darren Entwistle is the person to book for any occasion!

MC Darren Entwistle






Thursday, 24 June 2021

Windrush2021 The place we came from

The island that I know has memories 

on the beach, in the imprint of steps

taken one at a time.

Finding a voice in poetic stance

Trodding over branches that fell

onto white, sunkissed sand, warm

like the turn of Autumn to Spring. 


I walked over these paths many times,

reminiscing of days lying there,

looking up into clarity. The sky

responds with a bright, arched

grin. The hues of blue laughing.

Mindful that lunchtime approaches,

a sip of iced coolsicle, crushed ice

water dripping down the glass,

onto the sandy beach. Smiling,

my skin is scorched red and I forget

the sun lotion.

 

Now stinging, my skin feels sore.

I now it is time to go into the sea

and feel reassured that summer is always

around the corner.

(c) nature thoughts nw

 

 

 

 

 


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