Bliss by the water

Down by the waterside
in April sunshine
In the city of Bristol
with weather so fine

There’s history here
from when I was a boy
I’m re-visiting now
with an aim to enjoy

And the laughter the sun brings
encourages this
sitting here peacefully
for enjoyment and bliss


Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, April 2018 – Jempics



I am laughter and fun
and everything good
Which if you look around
as you know that you should
You will as I do
find that most everywhere
there is laughter and fun
with a duty to share


Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, April 2018 – Jempics

All Colour

I am all things colour
I look for a smile
Especially when
they’re not seen for a while
But it’s easier when
the sunshine comes out
and there’s things like
Spring and Summer about


Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, April 2018 – Jempics

Diamond Days

Some days are diamond
the sea and the sky
azure blue with the sun
up there on high

Some days are damond
more precious than gold
when a sunshine embrace
brings me in from the cold

Some days are diamond
every once in a while
just there in time
for a beam and a smile

Some days are diamond
and I’ll laugh right out loud
for these days do justice
and serve my heart proud


Photo – Jempics

Found myself in Sussex

Found myself in Sussex
in fields of verdant green
Early Spring or Summer
the best that I had seen

Seemed time for adventure
in hills I hold so dear
The ones right on my doorstep
so close and yes, so near

So much for me to see and do
just wander for a while
Take in the sights around me
and always with a smile

These hills and fields of Sussex
my element is here
As all of this is part of me
and always brings me cheer


Photo – The South Downs way, Devils Dyke, Sussex – Jempics

Giggle and cheer

To Alcampo for brunch
with the family in tow
London Road, Brighton
devoid now of snow

Good conversation
Flat whites and beer
A nice place to come
for a giggle and cheer

And I think this is what
the weekends are for
as with family close
I could not ask for more


Photo – the Alcampo coffee lounge/bar/restaurant, London Road, Brighton, UK – Jempics

The thing about yellow (revisited)

5 0f 6 in the Jemverse ‘Yellow’ series

The thing about yellow
is that no matter how grey
the sight of it’s likely
to brighten your day

It could be in the sunshine
or on a passing car
or the colour of morning
seen from afar

It could be in a flower
or a plane in the sky
or just something you see
when hurrying by

But one thing’s for sure
and absolutely for me
that yellow says smile


Photomontage – Jempics

The thing about yellow was originally published on Jemverse on 2nd February 2016

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