People like us need people like you

I’ve been mulling over an encounter I had with someone who said about my faith: ‘you know what, people like us need people like you.’  Here’s a poem that I wrote as part of this reflection:  People like us People like us need people like you, People like you need to know, What you’ve got…

Saints on the Street 

I wrote this poem sitting in ASDA, then a park followed by a busy shopping centre, all three locations in Peterborough. It’s a painful activity to people watch. I don’t mean in the sense of spotting what people are wearing or observing what they are buying from the comfort of a café arm-chair. I mean…

Deep breath in, out and up 

Here is a poem that I wrote for the Church that I am part of in Biggleswade. They asked if I would lead a Church week-end away on the themes of: up, in, out. These three dimensions in balance insure a healthy Christian walk. Up (worship and devotion) In ( Fellowship and building relationships together)…

She Hugs 

Here is another poem from my new book of poems, ‘Questioned Christian.’ You can purchase my new book by following this link.  Ooooo, I needed that The lady smiles She try’s to straighten her crooked back beneath her tatty mac to gaze into the warm face I haven’t had one of those in years, 2…

The Church has left the building 

This poem features in my new book of poems. To buy the e-book for your kindle or as an iBook for £1.99 click on the book cover below:     ————————————————- The Church has left the building Have you heard? The church has gone She’s not here But somewhere down the road instead Out of…

Do you get me? A poem for Paula

It was an honour to attend the thanksgiving for my friend Paula. I will miss her, she taught me so much. Here is a poem I read today. I haven’t met anyone, other than Paula who with a twinkling of an eye would flick my ear just for fun Or put a pin under my…

Halloween poem

If you’ve ever wondered the what, why and where of Halloween here’s a beauty of a poem I discovered recently, enjoy!  

Efficiency

My iPhone crashed and died for 36 hours and is now fixed… but it got me thinking about a poem I wrote a few years back about being on line all the time and living virtually even when with people. You see, I really missed my phone. Sad, but true. It showed me how much…

Mighty fighty to be a brighty lighty

I wrote this poem last Sunday for Southgate Church and their all age service. They asked me to help them celebrate their 40th birthday with some community events, which were wonderfully lavish and bold. This poem could be used for Light parties or alternative Halloween events. I got half the congregation to shout out ‘Bri’ and…

Rain in Glasgow stops play, but…

I’m sitting here in Glasgow waiting for my plane having spent the day with the delightful Baptist Union of Scotland team. It was a day where I could share my heart with them through poetry, story telling and the arts. The goal was to encourage the team to be more-so missional, and in so doing…