It was certainly a new experience for me when I first started writing Poetry. I remember my father Fred Kitchen had written numerous poems, so maybe it’s in my genes. I certainly was not a person who appreciated poetry at all, to be honest. However, I do take a lot of pleasure from listening to and reading the lyrics of songs. I will never be a Wordsworth or a Taupin but none of us should be ... more »
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Tim Kitchen Poems
Little girl, trying to sleep in your bed don’t listen to the sound of the bombs nearby just close your eyes and try not to cry and let your brother sing you a lullaby.
A Certain Smile
It was on my regular walk, when I first saw her with her beautiful red hair, flowing in the breeze. A lovely young girl, in her teens always happy to smile at me
The Old Vicar
An old man sits on a churchyard bench with his memories of times long ago. When he was the Vicar of the church and the people he’d come to know.
Where Are They Now
Is my Mother with the angels in her heavenly seat. And does she watch over me with angels at her feet.
A little boy sits in a prison cell in a land across the sea everyone knows he is innocent but nobody sets him free.
You were always there to welcome me, if I came to call and I'd reach out to touch you, as you sat there in the hall. Happiness was yours, just watching the children play just like sleeping and eating, an important part of your day.
A Day Or Two
Your treatment is done you will soon be home. Just take it easy now and be sure to phone.
Door bells ringing, children singing Christmas songs, just for you.
It's been a very reasonable day. Just a light shower or two walking along these country lanes, round each corner, a different view. But it's getting late now and darkness will soon be here there's a haunting sound from the wood nearby, I hope it's nothing to fear.
It’s raining so hard outside and the wind is blowing too As I look out of the window the dark clouds spoil my view.
The Wedding Poem
Just to be happy is all you need not dreams of ambition or desire to succeed. Just to be happy always caring and kind
All I Need is You
Quiet meal, just the two of us is something we still like to share. It’s always easier to be ourselves when no one else is there.
Keep Love's Candle Burning
Someone has left you there all alone doesn’t even bother to pick up the phone. No more cosy evenings in any more and no one to welcome you at your door.
The house now stands empty where the old folks used to be waiting to be filled again with the sounds of a family.
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(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
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Little girl, trying to sleep in your bed
don’t listen to the sound of the bombs nearby
just close your eyes and try not to cry
and let your brother sing you a lullaby.
And don’t listen to the noise of the guns
as the bullets flash by your door, don’t cry
just think of the peace found in sleep
while your brother sings you a lullaby.
Little girl, as you sleep in your bed
when you dream, try not to dream of the day
when soldiers came with their guns
and took your father away.
And when you wake up to a new day
looking for the sun, ...