Saturday, 31 January 2015

Beyond our Dreams Beneath our Pride

Beyond  our dreams beneath our pride
There lies a longing deep inside
A longing we cannot deny
No matter what we do to try

What is this need of which I speak
Where are are the answers that we seek
You have to look inside your heart 
And dare to take yourself apart

Then you will see the truth revealed
The only way you can be healed
The only path for you to take
The only promise left to make 

All the people in your life
Your friends your foes your man or wife
They cannot do this thing for you
To your own self you must be true

Friday, 23 January 2015

Many thoughts run through your head

Many thoughts run through your head
Your mind is never still
They say You'll rest when you are dead
You know You never will

For life is for the living fool
So let your dreams take flight
Remember well the golden rule
That you alone are right

No one else can live your life
It's you who has to choose 
A journey full of joy and strife 
Is all you have to lose

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Sleep walking towards disaster

Over the past few months I have been getting increasingly concerned about the political rhetoric that is beginning to surround the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and in particular the pressure and influence of Shelter in trying to bring about drastic and disastrous change. I therefore sent an email to Shelter, 

Dear John

Following our email correspondence and subsequent telephone conversation, I am writing to set out my concerns in relation to the recommendations made by Shelter in their policy report 'A Better Deal'

As you know, I am myself a Lettings Agent and for your information I am enclosing a link to my submission to the Governments investigation into the PRS made in Dec 2012

As you also know I am writing a piece on the PRS for the estate agency trade magazines estate agent today and Lettings agent today and I intend to base my article, at least in part on our dialogue. Read the letter here

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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Lost In Time we Slowly Dance

Lost in time we slowly dance
The moments pass us by
The world has woken from its trance
And calls us with a sigh

Worlds are spinning round the sun
Who is winning holds the gun
Fate beginning makes us run
All is not sinning when it's done

Life awakens from its rest
Opens up its eyes
Looks but cannot see the test
That there before it lies

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Hold my Friend there is a Question

Hold my friend there is a question 
To a riddle I would know
Will you give me your suggestion
Come wander with me where I go

It seems to me that life's a puzzle
All the pieces there to see
But in all the rush and all the bustle
The truth is not revealed to me

So take a minute from your racing
Together we can crack the code
finally see what we are facing
Or if not just share the load

Thursday, 8 January 2015

I have no reason to pretend

I have no reason to pretend 
Or wear a mask to hide the truth
I have no thoughts that I must bend
To turn the heads of idle youth

And yet I see the subtle lure
That draws me in to play the game 
At last my boredom has a cure
If I can only take the pain

The drifting smoke the shifting sand
The mirror placed with expert care
The shallow surface of the land
Cannot conceal the dragons lair

So as I wander through the mist
My head still spinning with the lies
I tell myself I will resist
The poison path where beauty dies

Monday, 5 January 2015

As down the Road I boldly Stride

As down the road I boldly stride
My faithful dog walks at my side
There is no need for us to hide
Or bow our heads to mask our pride

For there is much for us to see
The world is large and time is sort
And so we choose to wander free
In life's web we won't be caught

We breathe the air and smell the breeze
Feel the sun and see the view
It's only us we have to please 
As down the road we start anew 

Friday, 2 January 2015

Down long lonely lanes of life I ride

Down long lonely lanes of life I ride
When  something moves me deep inside
Something have I learned beside
To wait the ebbing of the tide
Now I know what I must do
The reason why I'm going through
A puzzle set without a clue
A challenge laid for me and you
The wind is blowing through my hair 
The sun is singing warm and fair
My ears are ringing with the dare
My heart is winging on a prayer