Writer’s Lament

by Paul Raworth Bennett It's New Year's Day, I'm uninspired And here I sit - hung over, tired Resolved to write, just peck away For fifteen minutes every day Who knows what stream of words will flow From foggy brains that barely glow?Β  If gold, how fortunate I am... If dreck, then I don't give … Continue reading Writer’s Lament

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Vancouver, BC hit by “Animal Rainstorms”

BREAKING: For several days now, from mysterious origins two or three thousand metres in the sky, it's been literally raining cats and dogs in Vancouver, BC. On every block of every street, thousands of drenched, collarless and confused kitties and pooches - of all breeds, shapes, and sizes - can be seen wandering around aimlessly, … Continue reading Vancouver, BC hit by “Animal Rainstorms”

Revenge, Foiled.

by Paul Raworth Bennett πŸ™‚ click here to listen along πŸ™‚ Today, I almost did a terrible thing. My dog Bingo and I were taking our usual morning stroll, walking briskly west along an eastbound one-way lane.  As we passed in front of a daycare centre and playground, a row of angled parking spots was on … Continue reading Revenge, Foiled.

The Words

by Paul Raworth Bennett πŸ™‚ click here to listen along πŸ™‚ In my mind live flocks of colourful words The offspring of thoughts and feelings and dreams The spawn of pleasure and pain In kaleidoscopic swirls they hover and dart Captivating my awareness, lifting my spirits, Derailing the train called my sensible thoughts Dissolving my … Continue reading The Words

Word Powerless

by Paul Raworth Bennett πŸ™‚ click here to listen along πŸ™‚ Within our common heart We once savored joy’s nectars But then we tore apart A gaping hole rent my bleeding soul And my heart scarred over with Blown chances, squandered gifts, and broken dreams β€œShe misses you!” cooed a veiled, coal-dusted canary Leading me … Continue reading Word Powerless

Happy Birthday, Roshanak!

by Paul Raworth Bennett πŸ™‚ click here to listen along πŸ™‚ ~~ Star of Magnificence ~~ The beauty of the zodiac God brought to earth in Roshanak Who brightened up in many ways The darkness of my winter days She can be crazy, loud and wild She can be tender, like a child But most … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Roshanak!

My New Friend Heather!

by Paul Raworth Bennett πŸ™‚ click here to listen along πŸ™‚ He loved to ride his bike, did Paul Across the land, or to the mall And normally would sunny skies Delight his nose and ears and eyes So greatly was his patience tried On yet another rain-soaked ride But 'cuz he braved the awful … Continue reading My New Friend Heather!