Shocktoberfest

We all went to Shocktoberfest
up at Tulley’s Farm
to be scared witness in the dark
whilst keeping free from harm

The men with chainsaws all were there
as were the scary clowns
But loud was all the laughter
to keep away the frowns

The hayride though the orchard
was probably the best
But truth be told we all enjoyed
each moment of the rest

Shocktoberfest in Sussex
comes round once a year
But it is simply brilliant
to couple cheer with fear

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Photo – the entrance to ‘Shocktoberfest’ at Tulley’s Farm, Sussex, UK – Jempics

The Shocktoberfest Scream Park at Tulley’s Farm has been voted as the UK’ s best. We went last night.

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My contentment

I sit in the sunshine
the hours pass me by
just watching the sea
‘neath the blue of the sky
There’s no one else here
I’m completely alone
Just the sound of the sea
on a beach that’s my own

This is my contentment
and with paper and pen
I will sit here for hours
and write now and then
There are no interruptions
just the seagulls and me
on a beach here in Sussex
by the blue of the sea

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Photo – looking onto South Lancing Beach from inside beach hut 101 – Jempics

Brightening

Just a few words is all it takes
to change the way I feel
Escapism? maybe sometimes
but they have the power to heal

Just a few words each morning
finds a way to say
something new to bring a smile
and brighten up my day

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Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, July 2018, Jempics

Slow Season

There are paddle boards and kayaks
Inflatables and yachts
And barking dogs just running
and calling all the shots
There are diamonds on the water
glistening in the sun
with the sound of wavelets breaking
on the shore by everyone

The sea is blue, inviting
‘Cross the bay here on the coast
Cliffs of Brighton in the distance
as the people make the most
For this is perfect Saturday
the summer typified
the beach and sea and sunshine
keeping all here satisfied

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Photo – South Lancing Beach, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

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Back in nineteen seventy-nine
all those years ago
With me in white, my bride in blue
we walked in sunshine slow
A promise made, sealed with a kiss
the entourage they laughed
and in that moment, with applauds
we were wed at last

A love that sparked with smear of clay
grew stronger every year
The laughter stayed, the children came
to fill our lives with cheer
Now almost forty years have passed
yet still in love are we
Thirty-nine upon this day
Our anniversary

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Photo – Jem (of Jemverse) and his soulmate Sal on their wedding day – 7 July 1979 

Child of the summer

To sit in the sunshine
now summer is here
brings me fulfilment
coupled with cheer
For this is my time
I’m at one with the sun
a child of the summer
now winter is done

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Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

Jimi

And here’s me listening
with nigh on fifty years passed
New sound from Jimi’s sweet guitar
still giving me a blast

“Both sides of the Sky” – a new release
in twenty eighteen
Music still gives me goosebumps
however it may seem

Sweet listening pleasure, simple things
I’m in my element here
Star-spangles live on through the years
for those who have an ear

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Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, April 2018 – Jempics

“Both sides of the sky”  was released on March 9, 2018 and is the third release in a trilogy of posthumously released “archival recordings” from Jimi Hendrix who passed away in September 1970. The trilogy also includes ‘Valleys of Neptune” (2010) and “People, Hell and Angels” (2013).

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