Life in degrees is a personal poetry and occasional short story blog .
Life is seen in many different ways or degrees and with the help of poetry, stories, music and art we may view it from many perspectives.
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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Moonbeams And Dreams 


Picture by Laurent Laveder

I would captured the moon for you, 
If, I knew your love was true,
I would stop the ocean tides
If, your love for me was bona fide,
I would capture the stars that shine
If , you would love me, be only mine !
 I would make heaven our home,
If , you would love me and me alone !
Angels on harps would play,
If, you promised not to stray,
We'd feast on the foods of gods
If ,you would love me, give me the nod !
You will always be my faithful queen
In the land of my silly dreams !

1st written on May 6th 2012 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Bubblegum Kisses


BubbleGum Kisses 

Bubblegum Kisses,
are a passage of course
Just a natures way of showing its force !

A Shy, fumbling approach,
as adult feelings encroach
on your childhood,

A friendship about to change
Innocence is the exchange 
for confused emotions
all brand new

Bubblegum kisses,
are a passage of course
Just a natures way of showing its force!

Tho tread with care, 
Ensure true love is there ,
for that first kiss
Should be pure bliss !

Bubblegum kisses can be the sweetest,
Or a complete and utter misery,
Those first kisses are dependent , 

Upon a well executed delivery. 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Politics Regurgitated

Politics Regurgitated 

(  Art by Banksy )

We've heard it all before,
Feed the rich, starve the poor,
Same old messages being spewed
Untrue Promises, exacerbated in magnitude,
Manifestoes being branded around,
Touted about by every biased newshound.

We've heard it all before !

We've heard it all before,
Save the countries assets,
Making untrue promises, with no regrets.
Improve our infra structure
Change how and what we manufacturer.

We've heard it all before !

We've heard it all before,
The same old spewing trash,
Same old messages just being hashed and rehashed
Save the country, makes us great again
Not a word of truth not even a grain.

We've heard it all before !

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Journey Begins

Written for the wedding of Brandon Shepherd and Victoria Pym who were married on the 29th of April 2017

The Journey Begins 

Love vows and an exchange of rings, 
Married  life beckons and is about to begin, 
So look high up to the sky, see the stars bright 
Start of a new journey now and keep to the right 

Keep the flames burning not warm like embers 
Treasure the feeling now ! and take time to remember, 
Love needs nurturing, maintenance and care, 
Good Memories made frequently, made to share 

Not mammoth gestures given in jest 
Just thoughtfulness, feelings and love are the best !
A kiss in the morning a, hug at night, 
Honesty and trust will both see you right. 

So go forward, enjoy the two of you becoming one,
Marriage and loving is all about living life, and having fun !
No luck is needed on your journey ahead,
You're perfect together and so rightfully wed.

Monday, 9 January 2017


The echoes from past times
Of mental and physical crimes,
Haunt the chains I have made
Since my childhood was betrayed,
Echoes interrupt my being,
Constantly in my head,
Like a film I’m seeing,
Played and replayed,
Always bubbling away
Waiting to invade.
Echoes beat in my heart,
Drowning the love, you give me,
Unless I rewrite my history,
The echoes of the past
Will destroy us
Shatter us like Glass!
Image result for glass shattering

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Love An Alien Concept

Love An Alien Concept !

It's the difference in us that makes us tick 
  Things just happen, like magic, a sudden click,
No enforced stereotypical ideology, 
No adhering to social or philosophical philosophy,
Just following our intuition,
Fighting Inbred humans inhibitions,
Let love go with the flow,
Allow it to breathe and grow
Blank out peoples Incredulity,
Celebrate love and Individuality
True Love is hard to find, a real scarcity
 So rejoice, celebrate, it's rarity!
Love Conquers all 
Boundaries and perceptions,
Love Is Love 
There are no exceptions !!!

Friday, 9 January 2015

Je Suis Charlie ! The Cry Of Defiance !

Je Suis Charlie! The cry of defiance!

Many years ago in a film, words were spoken, we applauded the sentiment, the words and the action, we agreed with the philosophy, but we all did nothing!
When will the world wake up and realise
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Some words from a film, edited for the current crisis. Some people may recognise the film?
"The dead remember our indifference."
"The dead remember our silence".
Today when we see the camps, overwhelmed by the flood of refugees fleeing from the horror of terrorism, we realized we don't deserve to be congratulated. 
None of us do.
Let's speak the truth.
And the truth is, we act too late.
Only when our own national security is threatened do we act.
These terrorists have murdered many 100,000's men, women and children and we watched it on TV.
We let it happen.
People are being slaughtered over years and we issued economical sanctions and hid behind a rhetoric of diplomacy.
How dare we?
"The dead remember."
Real peace is not just the absence of conflict, it's the presence of justice. And tonight, we come to you with a pledge to change the World's policy. Never again will we allow our political self-interest to deter us from doing what we know to be morally right. Atrocity and terror are not political weapons and to those who would use them - Your day is over. We will never negotiate. We will no longer tolerate and we will no longer be afraid.
"It's your turn to be afraid."
Please share and maybe, just maybe, one world leader will see this and agree that there are SOME GOOD MEN LEFT
Forwarded by Tim Shepherd