The Boys on the Hill

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Revenge, Foiled.

by Paul Raworth Bennett ๐Ÿ™‚ click here to listen along ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ click here to listen along ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

Happy Birthday, Roshanak!

by Paul Raworth Bennett ๐Ÿ™‚ click here to listen along ๐Ÿ™‚ ~~ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ click here to listen along ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

A Slow Morning

by Paul Raworth Bennett ๐Ÿ™‚ click here to listen along ๐Ÿ™‚ Still in bed, half past seven, I've been sleepless since four Peering through the darkness at my watch With its pale, glowing face and black, blurry hands Tunneling beneath the sunrise and taunting me Soft grey light seeps through the blinds Slowly lifting the … Continue reading A Slow Morning

The Award Ceremony

by Paul Raworth Bennett ๐Ÿ™‚ click here to listen along ๐Ÿ™‚ Thinking briefly that he was dreaming - that he wasn't in that packed theatre after all - Remy leaned forwards in his seat, grasped the sides of his walker, and rose unsteadily. Softly taking her husband's forearm, Anaรฏs began to stand as well. "I'm … Continue reading The Award Ceremony

Floppy Puppy Play

by Paul Raworth Bennett ๐Ÿ™‚ click here to listen along ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay!  Come on, let's play! Let's play, Bingo.  C'mon!! Kisses!  C'monโ€ฆ kisses! That's a boy!  That's a boy!... Huggie time!โ€ฆ hrrr..rrrโ€ฆ hrrrโ€ฆ hrrrโ€ฆ C'mon, c'mon, let's play!... Floppy, floppy, puppy kisses! rrrrโ€ฆ!  rrrrโ€ฆ!  arrr..rrr!... Hug time!  Come on! hrrrโ€ฆ!  RUFF!! Oh, oh, ohโ€ฆ  okay... … Continue reading Floppy Puppy Play

How Many… ?

by Paul Raworth Bennett ๐Ÿ™‚ click here to listen along ๐Ÿ™‚ (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 many ways can I mangle the notes while I'm Singing your song out of key? How … Continue reading How Many… ?

All Hail Canada’s Hair Apparent!

by Paul Raworth Bennett ๐Ÿ™‚ click here to listen along ๐Ÿ™‚ Canadian Federal politics just got a lot hairier after yesterday's landslide victory for the Liberal Party's youthful and telegenic leader, Justin "Selfie" Trudeau.  Lock-dreading, tressed-out Tory supporters may just feel like curling up in knots this morning - fit to be dyed, fearing we've just saddled … Continue reading All Hail Canada’s Hair Apparent!