I wrote this haiku for Free Verse Revolution last Halloween and it’s one of my favourites. Then I recently came across this beautiful image on Facebook and I had a light bulb moment.

This is the result in all its tingly glory, are you looking forward to Halloween?




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The Mush claims no credit for the image featured in this post

Friends… Not Friend

Time moves on

People change while

Opinions fray

What we were

What we had

No more


Can’t be what we want

You say different

I think different

Interests and ideals

Don’t stay the same

They can’t


Friends… Not friend

Simple lives

No complications

No more, no less

A friendly handshake

And memories of what was


It is what it is

Nothing to lose

Nothing to gain

No shame

Just ‘See you later’

And ‘All the best’


Copyright © JRFC October 2019
Image from Pixabay

My Special Guest tonight is…

Lord Byron and She Walks in Beauty

Simply known as Lord Byron, AKA George Gordon Byron and born in January 1788; he was an English poet, peer, and politician who became a revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence.

He was considered one of the leading figures of the Romantic Movement and is regarded as one of the greatest English poets, still remaining widely read and influential.

Our Lord Byron was also a bit of a scoundrel. He was described as being flamboyant, notorious and a bit of a celebrity in his era both for his success as a Romantic poet and for his aristocratic excesses. He had financial issues, sex scandals with both women and men and there were rumours of a little incest on the side.

It was said of Lord Byron that he was “mad, bad, and dangerous to know”.

Go Georgie!!

This poem, I Love. It really is a beautiful piece. And regardless of his escapades or lack of dignity, depending on your point of view, for me this really speaks from the heart to the heart.

She Walks in Beauty

She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellowed to that tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies.


One shade the more, one ray the less,

Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress,

Or softly lightens o’er her face;

Where thoughts serenely sweet express,

How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.


And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,

So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

A heart whose love is innocent!

The Real Neat Blog Award

What about this then; the ‘Real Neat Blog Award’. That’s just so cool!
Massive thanks to Tatterhood’s Musings for this one. You’ve got to go visit, she has a great blog that I do love to read. Funny, interesting, sincere; brilliant.

It’s beginning to feel like my cub-scout days and collecting badges for doing stuff. I confess, I never had that many but it felt good when I did achieve one. And this feels brilliant!

So thank you again Tatterhood and as always thanks to everyone who visit’s the Mush. Love you all!

Right enough of the soppy stuff let’s get down to business; that’s right I’m going all the way this time.

The Rules

  1. Display the Award Logo – CHECK
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog – CHECK
  3. Answer the questions of the one who nominated you – See Below CHECK
  4. Nominate 7-10 bloggers – See Below CHECK
  5. Ask them seven questions – See Below CHECK

Questions for Answering
This or That?

  1. Seagulls or Pigeons? – Seagulls; there vicious
  2. Cake or Biscuits? – Both; I love sugar
  3. Flip-Flops or Sandals? – Flip Flops; and definitely no socks
  4. Chop Sticks or Forks? – Forks; I know it’s terrible
  5. Roman Emperor or English King? – Welsh Druid; just can’t help myself
  6. Inktober or Blogtober? – Blogtober; and to all those artists out there more power to you!
  7. Random Crap or Sensible thought provoking Questions? – Random Crap; the randomer and crappier the better.

My Nominee’s
Don’t stress if you don’t want to join in, I completely understand but this is me wanting to recognise your work.

Flicker of Thoughts 
The Broken Inside of Me 
One Regular Dad 
Romantic Ninja 
Daily Doodles 
Brave and Reckless
A Faded Romantics Notebook 

My Questions
I’m gonna take a leaf out Tatter’s book and go with her format of ‘This or That’. I know I’m a cheeky chappie.

  1. Star Wars or Star Trek
  2. Savoury or Sweet
  3. Good Movie or Good Book
  4. Netflix or Amazon
  5. Pen and paper or gadget
  6. Moon Landing Real or Fake
  7. Bugs Bunny or Roger Rabbit

And that’s it I’m done. For those who decide to join in I hope you enjoy. For those who don’t, I hope your blog hits just keep going up and up.

Have a good one!

The Funeral

In Remembrance…


The day was cold and wet

When mourners gathered that day

To pay their respects


A hole in the ground

Prepared to receive its host

Dimensions Precise


A sombre moment

Casket; polished wood and brass

Slips through bearers hands


While words recited

Remind of good times gone by

And hymns sung in praise


It’s time to move on

Sadness fades but not today

Eat, drink, be thankful


Copyright © JRFC October 2019
Image from Pixabay