Floppy Puppy Play

by Paul Raworth Bennett Click here to listen! ... Then come back to this browser tab 🙂 Okay!  Come on, let's play! Let's play, Bingo.  C'mon!! Kisses!  C'mon… kisses! That's a boy!  That's a boy!... Huggie time!… hrrr..rrr… hrrr… hrrr… C'mon, c'mon, let's play!... Floppy, floppy, puppy kisses! rrrr…!  rrrr…!  arrr..rrr!... Hug time!  Come on! … Continue reading Floppy Puppy Play

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You!

by Paul Raworth Bennett ~~~ for my son... Happy 23rd Birthday!  ~~~ My hand glided over your mother's beautiful, swollen belly Feeling your kicks and taps We sang you lullabies and read you stories while You explored your warm, liquid cocoon Nine months of excitement, anticipation Ah, the miracle! You filled her womb with Life while … Continue reading You!

How Many… ?

by Paul Raworth Bennett Click here to listen along (the audio plays in a separate browser tab, so press "PLAY" and then return here to read along). (for a long-gone girlfriend who tried so hard to set me free) How many? How many ways can I ruin the eggs while you're Warming under the duvet? How … Continue reading How Many… ?

The Birds of Aleppo

by Paul Raworth Bennett ~~~ a tale of hope, for the people of Aleppo ~~~ The four-year war had become especially violent during the Fall.  Now the Army was closing in, choking much of eastern Aleppo.  Intermittent radio broadcasts featured Alawite songs, propaganda, and Assad’s reviled voice reassuring them that soon the rebel menace would … Continue reading The Birds of Aleppo

Sunset over Greg Lake

by Paul Raworth Bennett Every year, a few musical icons from our formative years will pass away.  This year, many rock music greats from the 70s and 80s (David Bowie, Prince, Glenn Frey, Keith Emerson, Leonard Cohen…) have left us to hold them in our memories and hearts. For me, this year has brought an … Continue reading Sunset over Greg Lake