Life in degrees is a personal poetry and occasional short story blog .
Life is seen in many different ways or degrees and with the help of poetry, stories, music and art we may view it from many perspectives.
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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Journey Begins

Written for the wedding of Brandon Shepherd and Victoria Pym who were married on the 29th of April 2017

The Journey Begins 

Love vows and an exchange of rings, 
Married  life beckons and is about to begin, 
So look high up to the sky, see the stars bright 
Start of a new journey now and keep to the right 

Keep the flames burning not warm like embers 
Treasure the feeling now ! and take time to remember, 
Love needs nurturing, maintenance and care, 
Good Memories made frequently, made to share 

Not mammoth gestures given in jest 
Just thoughtfulness, feelings and love are the best !
A kiss in the morning a, hug at night, 
Honesty and trust will both see you right. 

So go forward, enjoy the two of you becoming one,
Marriage and loving is all about living life, and having fun !
No luck is needed on your journey ahead,
You're perfect together and so rightfully wed.

Monday, 9 January 2017


The echoes from past times
Of mental and physical crimes,
Haunt the chains I have made
Since my childhood was betrayed,
Echoes interrupt my being,
Constantly in my head,
Like a film I’m seeing,
Played and replayed,
Always bubbling away
Waiting to invade.
Echoes beat in my heart,
Drowning the love, you give me,
Unless I rewrite my history,
The echoes of the past
Will destroy us
Shatter us like Glass!
Image result for glass shattering

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Love An Alien Concept

Love An Alien Concept !

It's the difference in us that makes us tick 
  Things just happen, like magic, a sudden click,
No enforced stereotypical ideology, 
No adhering to social or philosophical philosophy,
Just following our intuition,
Fighting Inbred humans inhibitions,
Let love go with the flow,
Allow it to breathe and grow
Blank out peoples Incredulity,
Celebrate love and Individuality
True Love is hard to find, a real scarcity
 So rejoice, celebrate, it's rarity!
Love Conquers all 
Boundaries and perceptions,
Love Is Love 
There are no exceptions !!!

Friday, 9 January 2015

Je Suis Charlie ! The Cry Of Defiance !

Je Suis Charlie! The cry of defiance!

Many years ago in a film, words were spoken, we applauded the sentiment, the words and the action, we agreed with the philosophy, but we all did nothing!
When will the world wake up and realise
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Some words from a film, edited for the current crisis. Some people may recognise the film?
"The dead remember our indifference."
"The dead remember our silence".
Today when we see the camps, overwhelmed by the flood of refugees fleeing from the horror of terrorism, we realized we don't deserve to be congratulated. 
None of us do.
Let's speak the truth.
And the truth is, we act too late.
Only when our own national security is threatened do we act.
These terrorists have murdered many 100,000's men, women and children and we watched it on TV.
We let it happen.
People are being slaughtered over years and we issued economical sanctions and hid behind a rhetoric of diplomacy.
How dare we?
"The dead remember."
Real peace is not just the absence of conflict, it's the presence of justice. And tonight, we come to you with a pledge to change the World's policy. Never again will we allow our political self-interest to deter us from doing what we know to be morally right. Atrocity and terror are not political weapons and to those who would use them - Your day is over. We will never negotiate. We will no longer tolerate and we will no longer be afraid.
"It's your turn to be afraid."
Please share and maybe, just maybe, one world leader will see this and agree that there are SOME GOOD MEN LEFT
Forwarded by Tim Shepherd 

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Year

New Year

New Year, New beginnings,
 Promises made, yet already thinning,
New Friendships ready to be created, 
Old ones needing nurtured, tended, updated!
Brand new goals to reach, set for pursuing,
Yet past disappointments linger, still doing their wooing,
It's a new year and new beginnings are the offering, 
 Tho thoughts in your head persist, constantly wafting!

So you should take note of your dreams, explore the new,
Learn from the lessons of the past,
When you least expect
They will come
Torment you !!

Happy New Year 

Monday, 9 September 2013

Demons of the mind

Demons of the mind 


Sitting  face to face are the demons of my mind 
Cheeky little chappies, with an agenda of some kind, 
Plotting  lots of jokes and silly things I shouldn't say 
Making sure there is at least one faux pas, 
that passes my lips nearly every other day 
So when I splurt  the wrong thing  uncontrollably from my lips 
My mental sieve has failed again,,,,,,, OOps I let it slip !
Cos sitting face to face are the demons of my mind.

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Sunday, 10 February 2013

Valentine Verses

Easily Pleased 

What do I want for Valentine ?
Not chocolates, gems or dresses, 
Just love, you and sweet caresses, 
Forever us knowing love divine.  

What do I want for next year?  
Not holidays, fancy meals or promotions, 
Just love, you and your devotions, 
Forever us knowing love is premier. 

What do I want for life?
Not fast cars, houses or high fashion, 
Just love, you and loads and loads of passion, 
Forever us being a loving husband and wife! 

The Gift 

You hold the Key to my secret, my gift, 
You unlock the gate to my love, 
Where eternal love springs forth 
New and surprising delights for you to adore, 
Each time you turn the key 
Warm emotions radiate, create 
Love of the unknown, 
Everyday new gems 

You hold the key to our secret, our gift, 
Nurture and cultivate it for evermore, 
Like every natural organic 
It will flourish and grow, 
Each time you turn the key 
Our love will regenerate, create even more, 
Emotions will reach fresh heights, intensify,
 Mature !

We must keep our key safe, complete ,
So our love remains fresh, sweet, 
Our love will forever surprise us, 
This,our secret, our gift 
How our two soul are destined to live ,
Spring will be constant in our hearts, 
Always new ground to uncover, 
New gifts to be found,

Love is Our gift  

Moonbeams and Dreams 

Picture by Laurent Laveder

I would captured the moon for you 
If I knew your love was true 
I would stop the ocean tides 
If your love for me was bona fide
I would capture the stars that shine
If  you would love me, be only mine
 I would make heaven our home
If you would love me and me alone
Angels on harps would play
If you promised not to stray
We'd feast on the foods of gods
If you would love me, give me the nod
You will always be my faithful queen
In the land of my silly valentine dreams !

Vintage Valentin

I love you ,Oh so very much !
My body tingles with every touch,
When you look at me in that way, 
Time stops, ceases to exist at least for a day,
When you hold me so near in your arms, 
No man or beast would dare do me harm 
As we lie close, caressing one another, 
No goddess in heaven could want another lover,
Yet this is our heaven night after night, 
Our years together and it still feel so right! 
Our love is alive, it's still so much fun,
Never to be relinquished 
Not even for the moon, stars or sun,
My deepest wish is to remain with you, in this bed, 
Till we're very, very old or preferably dead!  
So when we finally reach those famous pearly gates 
You and I can start on over, right from our first date !