dad’s receipt



” Anyone can be a father but it takes a real man to be a Dad.” unknown child. gave me the inspiration for my piece.

we have been asked to include three song titles by Punam at #dverse.

the titles i have chosen are;

song for dad by Keith Urban

my fathers eyes by Eric Clapton

your daddy loves you by Gill Scott Heron.

Dad’s receipt!


For sale or hire, multi child rabble,

writing this song for dad.

Damaged but not forgotten.

Comes with loving Mum.

Babysitters beware,

For I have my fathers eyes.

Must keep receipt,

Limited time offer,

Super hero required.

Strong together,

With added brothers,

Father long gone,

Dad always present.

Child rabble,

your Daddy loves you.

With memories,

Of a father and a dad.

Some bad



© 21/03/2023 rog leach

cool #not

Oh, aren’t you,


Looking so cool,

Fool enough to smoke,

Lung killers.

Oh, aren’t you,


Looking so cool

Drunk young thing,

Liver killer.

Oh, aren’t you,


Looking so cool,

Drinking water from,

plastic bottles,

planet killer.

Oh, aren’t you,


Cool dude driver,

Cruising to fast,

Hot stuff chiller,

Pedestrian killer.

Oh, aren’t you,


Looking so cool,

Wearing somebody,

Else’s name,

 On your arse,

Identity/self esteem killer.

Oh, aren’t you ,


Big Cool man bully,

Of your weaker peers,

Suicide pusher.

Oh, aren’t you,


Looking so cool,

Ignoring teachers,

To cool for school,

Killing your future.

Oh, aren’t you,


The cool skin deep,

On vogue,

Spoilt bratty diva, bought for her,

Society up for slaughter.

to cool for school

© 14/03/2023 rog leach

Dome life #prosery

Photo by Brett Sayles on

Here we are again out, out at the #dverse poets pub planning on using the line “I’d like too, to plant the alyssum that smell like honey and peace.” from Kathrine Riegel’s poem “what I would like to grow in my garden.”


 Sitting under my grandfather’s dome. The last remaining intact here on the sea of tranquillity. Tending the garden since the others died. My grandfather keeps me company. The last of our kind since natures war. Mother nature took her planet back.

 My grandparents and four other couples settled this Luna base 75 years ago. Grandfathers garden planted to maintain the dome’s oxygen and feed the residence. Inspired by a carpet of snow like flowers in his grandmother’s garden.

He regularly say’s “I’d like, too, to plant the alyssum that smell like honey and peace my grandmother once did.”

“What does honey smell like?” I ask him.

“You know we cannot grow anything now, dear one for you to find out.”

“I still cannot believe this will never be.  This My heart breaks grandfather!”

“We died with the rest of humanity in natures war Alyssum.”

© 12/09/2022 rog leach

My choice #mychoice

Hello all how are we this evening? tonight at #dversepoets pub we are discussing choice.

I have gone for the kind of choice that most people have a had time with. But one I believe needs to be discussed with our loved ones.

thank you Grace and Christopher for a grand choice of word.

My choice!

Tis my choice,

when the end is nigh,

A clinic in Switzerland?

A leap from a bridge?

Help from a loved one?

Whichever is the fastest please.

We call ourselves humane,

When we put pets out of their pain,

But our family and friends,

We make to suffer,

Whose choice, is it?

When the time comes.

Why is it so hard for those,

Who love us to let,

Our suffering ends?

If at my end, I am of sound mind,

It will my choice,

To be euthanized.

why is it illegal?

If I no longer want to suffer,

That I cannot ask such a thing.

my choice which one

© 30/08/2022 Rog Leach

End of Days


hi #dversepoetspub here is my choice for tonight’s open link.

Cold cold cold


coming at Ya like a train out of the dark,

Da, Da, Dom. Da, Da, Dom

Fuel prices rise up,                              Death by deprivation,

Vulnerable people dead,                      Billionaires drain society,

License to murder.                               Cold and old dying.


Physco leaders reap,                            Fuel prices rise up,

Billionaires drain society,                    Wealth grabbing fuel suppler,

Families crushed.                                 Killed for wealth.

WAR! betrayed families.

Da, Da, Dom.

Idiots follow nations,                           Weapon dealers sell,

Illegal wars sanctioned,                       Vulnerable people dead,

By greedy hawkers.                             Families crushed.

Da, Da, DOM

Weapon dealers sell,                            Physco leaders reap,

Your Decency beheaded,                     Illegal wars sanctioned,

Killed for wealth.                                 By greedy hawkers.

Betrayed! LIES! not

Death by deprivation,                          Idiots follow nations,

Wealth grabbing fuel suppler,              Your Decency beheaded,

Cold and old dying.                             License to murder.

LIES! not Betrayal! YES

Lies and betrayals,                               politicians lie,

Of scumbags and politicians,                         to subjugate populace,

Never believe them.                             Causing panicked riots.

Betrayed.                                             Fooled.

Da, da, da Dom.

Their truth never existed,               Lies and betrayals,

Construct of greedy man,           To, divide and conquer,

Fools following scumbags,                            Never believe them.

And Lies.                                             Wars follow.

Da, da, da, Dom

Betrayals and lies,                               their truth never existed,

To subjugate populace,                        To poets and politicians,

Causing panicked riots.                                  Fooling populace.

War created.                              Revolution! Wanted.

Da, Da, da DOM.  Ba, Ba, Bom

Politicians lie,                                      Betrayals and lies

To divide and conquer,                        Construct of greedy man,

Fooling populace.                      Fools following scum bags.

Da, da, da, Dom.  Ba, Ba, Ba, Bomb.

Don’t be fooled by politicians lies and betrayals.

Riots and revolution assured.


© 28/08/2022 1st

© 11/09/2022 final draft