Category Archives: Pat Jerome

CHRISTMAS PASSED by Patricia Jay

I don’t think that I ever believed in Father Christmas, or Santa Claus, or call him what you will. I know that the presents, the nuts and the apples or oranges, we found in the pillow slips that we had … Continue reading

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ROLL ON WINTER By Pat Jerome

Roll on Winter. We hear the germs all say. Have done with all the sunshine, Make fitness go away. Bring on the coughs and sneezes, The headaches and the flu. The aches and pains and snuffles. They all will see … Continue reading

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THE BAG By Patricia Jay

The bag was swinging in the breeze, hooked on the overhanging shrubby branches that stuck out onto the road. It was a more or less a country lane so no pruning was undertaken. How the bag came to be there … Continue reading

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THE WRONG MAN By Patricia Jay

All the invitations had been sent out, the hall was booked, refreshments were all under way. The work top was laden with vol- a- vonts of all shapes and fillings, both sweet and savoury. There was an abundance of ready … Continue reading

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THE DANCER By Pat Jerome

She looked like an angel But danced like the devil, Her feet scarcely touching the floor. She exhausted her partners When dancing the Lancers Till, like the Raven They Quoth, “Never More.”

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THE RIVER By Pat Jerome

A mere trickle seeping from the damp ground, Through moss and weed and limestone rock, No need to hurry Time is on my side. But now the incline is steeper, I move a little faster I am joined by other … Continue reading

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SERENITY By Pat Jerome

A dhow glides silently across the blue lagoon, Sails billow gently in the following breeze. Drawing an arrow wake behind it, Watched from afar by a silent Sphinx, Who has seen so much, But has nothing to say. Whilst behind … Continue reading

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AUTUMN LEAVES By Patricia Jay

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SHIPWRECK By Patricia Jay

Dark rocks, like broken teeth,protrude above the raging turmoil, Tearing at the bottom of the ship. Ferocious winds howl thro’ the rigging Like a banshee of old.   waves, huge, black and angry. Foam topped. Crashing, boiling, seething, Flotsam and … Continue reading

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THE GARDEN By Patricia Jay

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