David Lewis Paget : Writing

Christmastime

Christmastime

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


Christmastime was lurking atThe corner of the street,Just waiting for the 25th.,It tried to be discreet.It didn’t want to force itselfOn Muslims..
Castle McClair

Castle McClair

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


There wasn’t a lot of the Castle left,A couple of Towers, and Keep,Most of the walls had fallen inTo a courtyard, full of sheep.It stood up high..
A Tale Will Tell

A Tale Will Tell

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


He was only a simple storytellerBut looked much like a clown,He wore red, yellow and jingle bellsWhen coming to our town,He’d sit outside by the..
The Bloody Train

The Bloody Train

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


By a stream of running water,Underneath a moonless sky,Like a nightmare of a slaughterThe blood-spattered train goes by.Where the rails have long been..
Uncle John

Uncle John

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


My Uncle John was a woebegoneIn the all out way of things,Wherever he went, no sun had shoneAnd we all were ding-a-lings.He had no time for the hoi po..
Following the Sage

Following the Sage

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


You sat in your chair, and read your book,As often I’ve seen you do,While each now and then I’d peek a look,A glance filled with love for ..
The Attempt

The Attempt

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


I’d decided that I’d drown myselfAnd waded from the shore,If I had to live without youI would want to live no more,For you’d shouted..
The Widow of Gretchley Green

The Widow of Gretchley Green

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


I thought that I was the only oneWho had never found a mate,I’d been so busy with other thingsThat I’d left it up to fate,Then I was sudde..
Starlight

Starlight

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


We had lain back in the meadowLooking up to see the stars,They were clustered all togetherWe were trying to find ours,For we each had picked a single ..
The Image

The Image

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


I’ve been looking in the mirrorEvery day since I was three,Till a week ago I looked againAnd saw it wasn’t me.For this haggard face with w..