Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Wonder .....by ty 04.12.07

I wonder
how this poem will end
If I had to guess
If I had to put money on it
I would say
if would end
with a full stop.

See I was right.

I was going to title this blog entry Life..but in my opinion life does not end with a full stop. Any lets not get in to heavy religious discussion here, I'll save that for another time. Here in the UK we are gearing up for Christmas. For me it a magical time of year, I get so excited.
I'm looking forward to 2008 more than I look forward to 2007 and this years has been great.
So stick around its going to be a good one.
Oh yes and one final thing, I became a blood doner today, I gave my first 1 pint of blood. the first of many I hope..

Saturday, December 01, 2007

living life down hill

Living life down hill!!! What does this mean???

One thing my mum used to say to me was... " Tim as you get older time goes quicker" she was right time does go quicker, so it is important that we make the most of  NOW. There is no time to stand and regret what could have been, there are always going to be IF's and But's. The future starts today.


I sit and think
a frown on my face
thinking IF's and BUT's
The hands of time
sweeping passed
dragging me to an
uncertain future
but then I think
that's OK
that's what life is about
why worry what has been
when I can shape what will be.
Then when I reach a point
in that uncertain future
when I can look back
and think.
Then I will think
with out a frown
No IF's no BUT's
As i lived my life
and did not let it
pass me by.

ty 01.12.07

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Standing Tall

I'm standing as tall as I can
I'm taking the blows
I'm standing
courage or stubbornness
I'm standing
defending my corner
A tear rolls down my cheek
fear.... no
I do what I do
I'm standing as tall as I can
What can life throw at me
God is with me
I'm taking the blows
I'm standing
And when I fall
he catches me
gives me the strength
to carry on
standing tall.    ty 21.11.07

There are times in the bible where it say....and having done all...stand...
We face many situations that are out of our control, for  me. I would like to say that God
is with me helping me to stand firm.

This is another post, I guess it was only a matter of time before I came back. It feels good to post again.
My faith is a big part of my life, And I'm not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ so
I will be making more of my posts with a Christian flavor.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I'm back ...sort of

I'm Back.... sort of...

So where Am I
Where have I been
Have I been
up to no good
I guess you'll never know.
So for now
here I'am
for how long I can not tell

Hi All please forgive me for not adding anything to my blog in a long while, life is busy and full.
I can't and won't promise to post alot, as I will be busy preparing for my trip to india in jan. I have a few sermons to write so that I may share with them what God is doing in the UK. I hope that I will be a blessing to them.

See you all in the next post.


Monday, September 24, 2007


On the 2ND of October it will be my 25Th wedding anniversary. Wendy and me are going to Menorca, we are flying out on the 26.09.07 and coming back a week later. I'am so excited I can hardly sleep. LOL...I know i have not written much on here recently but i hope i will post the poems i will write whilst out in Menorca and post a few pic of our trip. Anyway thanks for reading.

I'm not afraid of flying
I'm afraid of crashing.
How does a few hundred tonnes
of metal
defy gravity
carry people
hundreds of miles
I know the theory
but it still amazing
that it stay in the air.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Players start with eight random fact/habits about themselves.
People who are tagged write their own blog post about their eight things and include these rules.
At the end of you blog, you need to choose 8 people to get tagged and list their names.
Don't forget to leave them a comment, telling them they're tagged and that they should read your blog for directions.

Here are 8 things about me:
Favorite animal

The Cheetah. Its Just a beautiful animal full of power and grace.

My long Term Goal

To be able to retire happy and have no regrets.


Is to holiday in a warm country, and have enough money to live on to be comfortable.

Ingredients that make my day

My family and my close friends . and my friends at work

Central theme in my life

Wendy, she holds me together

Important day

02.10.82 my wedding, so its will be 25 years!!!

Most favourite music

Listening to Phil Keaggy ( guitarist and song writer )

New Hobbies

Just started to pain again after a long time. I will post  the results hear as i go.

8 people to tag, not sure i know 8 people LOL
Niall from England

Computer is playing up and it seams in now unable to leave commments... AAARRGGGHHHH

Sunday, August 12, 2007


A tear
rolled down the contours
of my face
When I was younger
it's journey
its journey
Now years
have lined my face
and tears
take a little longer

TY 12.08.07.

In seven weeks i will be on holiday in Menorca. Just me and Wendy, our first holiday abroad together and with out the kids, it will be our 25 wedding anniv and my 44th birthday, so it will be a holiday to remember, I can't wait, hopefully I will be inspired to write loads of poetry and do some some drawing.
Any way how are you all hope I find you all well and having a good time. Its the summer holidays here in the UK. so the children are not at school and those who have just left school are waiting for their exam results. My son Nathanael is waiting for his, I'm not sure if he's excited or nervous.
Sent me a poem based on your school days.


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Oh no not nother post,

Hi... how are you all. I dont know ifI said in a previous post, but the reason I got so may pictures done over  the last month was because I trapped a nerve in my back, I was off work for 4 weeks, any way I'm back at work but still on painkillers and still using my amazing TENS machine.
The above photo is from a recent trip to the Lake district. The very last post on the fence was hit by me, first time with a stone after my friend Steve
challenged me that I would not be able to hit it. Any way folks I'm off to get  ready for work. See you all soon



A wooden post
reaching to the sky
years roll by
and still it stands
Now part of the scenery
now over looked,
its there
its always been there.
The human eye distracted
by the scene
the beauty
The post stands still
I small bird lands
preens its self
and rests
the post has a uses
every day
a resting place
proving that not all things
that we don't notice
have uses
have a place
we don't have to be
for thing, objects
to be useful.
How often we destroy
with out thinking
Why is it here
who values it
who loves it.

A wooden post
reaching to the sky
years roll by
and still it stands

Monday, July 23, 2007


Not sure I like this pic.. let  me know what you think.

Balls.. by tim young

I served my balls
over the net
Am I good
she said Nyet...

Monday, July 16, 2007


Well I have surprised my self I have now completed my 3 Pic inside a week. I really like the Idea of Drawing Hands, So if you want one of your hand holding the one you love please let me know.
Here is the result.

  Nearly there

  The finished article

  Close up detail


Each step
closer to the end
Each pace
whether fast or slow
each stage
or shed.
Then end will soon be here
so enjoy the ride
get ready
one step at a time.

ty 07.07


Hands...by tim young

We can can feel by touching
We can touch with feeling.

Below are some progress picS of my latest picure...I would love to read your comments, good or bad.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

and one for the ladies

I have drawn the female figure thought I'd have a go at a male I hope you like the results


Underneath our exterior
we are basically the same
we have the sames needs
the need to feel
the need to be
in love.
so for our differences
in class
in colour
underneath our exterior
we are basically the same

ty .7/07

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Well I have finally finished, many hours dotting, and this is the result. I like it.

When all is done....by tim young

When all is done
and there's nothing more to do
what do you do
do you relax
take it easy
or find something else to do.
Do you sit there
in a vacuum of nothingness
unable to concentrate
until some thing else come along.
Are you proactive
or re active.
when all is done
and there's nothing more to do
what do you do???

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Nearly Done

Well here are the latest progress pic of my pic, I must say I'm really pleased with it. I'm going to do a male nude next.

The Difference in colour between the pic are due to them either being taken in natural or artificial light...

Nearly... by tim young

I could have
but i didn't
i should have
but i couldn't,
So near yet so far.
What held me back
what stopped me.
I don't know
I just don't know
may be next time

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Well i have to say I'am pleased so far with the pic. I have spend 4 hours so far, dotting. I dont know how Niall can do it all day. Though having said that I'm really enjoying the experience of this pic.

Dot to Dot

With each dot
each colour
each mark upon the paper
the picture is revealed
many layers
making one picture
to please the eye
to please the artist
to please you


I'm doing a Niall

What am I on about. I hear you ask. Well I went to see Niall's art Exhib and was so impressed by his talent as usual, so i got thinking how hard can it be.......and the answer is Very, below are some pics of the pic in doing in dots I hope you like it so far

So Far.....

As far as I can See
is all that I know
What I cant see
I don't know
but the adventure
is discovering that
which is hidden
out of site
to peel back the layers
to see beyond
experience the colours
the smells
walk where I have never walked
See things I have never seen
Hear things i have never heard

Friday, July 06, 2007

Eight Random Facts

1, I once met Princess Anne (the Princes Royal)
2. I'am Shy
3,I hate Spiders
4,I have Uma Thrumans Autograph
5,I cry at sad movies
6,I have Polands Syndrome
7,I love reading
8,I listen to Paul Macartney

Every now and then
I seam to say
Get up and do something
How hard can it be
To achieve.
Right now sitting here typing
And wondering about the future
Never letting my guard down
Doing what I must
Only just enough thought.
Making sense of life
Formulating a plan
Acting on instinct
Crying with laughter my attempts
To share my life
So sit with me and chat with me

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


I am aware that i have not been posting much lately, please forgive me, i have been bust doing other projects. I have been drawing a little and writing a murder mystery play. I have also been writing to odd poem here and there. I have been putting some to music. I have found a guy who does copy write free music. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things again.Thanks to all of you who have send kind comments. It is greatly appreciated.

When Words Dry Up...... ty 04.07.06

The ink did not give out
the paper did not become so full
there was no room to write.
But the thought process
ideas never arrived
so the point of my pen remained
unable to move.
But I do not panic
its happened before,
I just have to wait
and wait
and watch
till i see a small amount of inspiration.
When i see it
I capture it
press it to my head
and let it seep into me
and loosen
the cogs
that spill words.
And so the process
the flow is started
and poems are born once again

TY 04.07.05

Monday, July 02, 2007

Artist and Canvas

When we met
we were both
Artist and Canvas
the painter
the painted.
With each brush stroke
each caress
the picture grew
shaped and formed
the colours of love
a mixture of media
a mixture of styles.
The quality
of the finished picture
is in relation
to the quality of the canvas.
My relationship with you
is a masterpiece


Monday, June 04, 2007

it is finished

So here it is the finish picture, it may be a masterpieve but it was the best i could have done so I'm pleased with it, so it was a sucess.

When all is done.

The pencill is dull
the last stroke done
at arms legth i admire my work
I like it
a part of me
is there in the picture
my eye has seen
my hand has moved
to mark
to lay the image
to the page.

TY 04.06.07

Thursday, May 31, 2007

New Things

All Things new
this happens
when change arrives
like a  whirlwind
blowing the old away
bringing the new
like black clouds
revealing the new
blue sky over head.
Change is inevitable
Whoever you are
where ever you are
rich folk
poor folk
change is coming
be ready

ty 30.05.07

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


when all around is noisy
when they are clammering for you
to feed them
sooth them
advice them
and when it seems you can give no more
then close your eyes
take a deep breath
and imagine a stream in a wood
and then know
that many miles away
someone is doing the same
and there you will find me
by your side
to help you gain control
and find a little peace through friendship
with someone many miles away
yet close to your heart and mind
 ty 30.05.07

Friday, May 25, 2007

some time

Some times I do
Some times I dont
Somes i can
Somes times I can't
Some times i see
Some times I'm blind
Some times I'm warm
Some times I'm cold

Some times

some times

Between times I am me
Every day me
neither praising myself
nor beating myself up
over what i can
or can't
Over what i should
or should't
Over what i have
or haven't

The concept of ME
is hard to grasp
I know me too well
I can not see me as other see me
which is a shame.
I may or may not accept
more or less
I already do.

Humans are complicated
I'm Human
I'm complicated

ty 25.05.07

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Sitting in silence
Staring at the screen
Keyboard cold
Inspration hovers
just out of reach
I tried to reach out to grasp it
I tried but I failed
So I held out my hnd
for it to come to me.
I reached out
I tried I suceeded.
It came to me
like  frightened bird.
Inpriation Igniting my mind
guiding my fingers
to warm the keyboard
to type
to express
to show

TY 22.05.07

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Tried..I succeded...

I tried to kick the ball to score the goal
I tried to run my fastest time
I tried I Succeeded

I tried to remember something
I tried, o recall whyit was i love you so
I tried I Succeeded

I tried to lift my head
I tried to be positive to see the good
I tried I Succeeded

I tried to say I love you
I tried to speak what was in my heart
I tried I Suceeded

I tried to keep on trying
I tried to try
I tried I Succeeded

Ty 22.05.07

Monday, May 21, 2007

I Tried.. I failed...

I tried to hold the wind in my hand
I tried to stpp it blowing
I tried I failed.

I tried to remember something
I tried, its was on the tip of my tongue
I tried I failed

I tried to stop the tears
I tried to stop them flowing
I tried I failed

I tried to say  I love you
I tried tried but my mouth was dry
I tried I failed

I tried to keep on trying
I tried to try
I tried I failed

Ty 21.05.07

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


Here is the progress
you'll want to see
of the picture draw
just by me

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Inspiration... by Tim Young

When it comes
I can
say what I mean
thoughts, feeling,
to enable you to experience
my thoughts and feeling.
But when

Monday, April 16, 2007

still counting

Well I'm still posting and still writing poetry....I'm wondering how long though it will continue...It seam there are longer pauses these days betweeen posts and feed back from you my loyal readers.. I guess I'm having a bad day at the office.
On the bright side I have a new Job. I had an interview at work and inpressed them. so  some time in May i change Jobs with-in UPS.

Job.. By Tim Young

trying to be someone
trying to earn
trying to get job satisfaction,
rarely do they all conincide.
But we keep trying

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My Brother

My Brother as you may know is an Artist. if you have not seen his blog check it out. But he is the not the only one who can draw in out family. Check out my attempts below...


Marks on paper
ideals born
marked down
put down

I'm pleased with it so far i'll keep you posted on the progress, the pic will eventually be sent to Romania.
See you all in my next post


Thursday, April 05, 2007


Well folk's this is it....the 100th post. I'm going to start with a requested poem, I asked my readers to give me some idea's for a poem. The winner and only entry was KATHERINE who wanted a poem about man's best friend, and specifically about a Yellow Lab called Samson..
Well Katherine here it is,  A poem Dedicated to you and Samson

Best Friend..by Tim Young

A black soft eye
looks out
from a sea of Gold.
An open mouth gapes
rows of sharp teeth
but a pink tongue
removes any fear.
The mouth almost in a smile.
The dog pants
cocks his head
wags his tail
and bends me to his will,
for walks
for food
for love and affection.
I wonder who is the master
I wonder who
is who's best friend.

Katherine i hoped you like it...

OK on with the poetry...

Point of View. by Tim Young

I did'nt have a point of view
I just had objections
You had points of views
but with love
and wisdom
to know when to express them.
awakened me
showed me
wider horizons
you helped me down
from my high horse.
You hugged me
let me put my head on your shoulder
held me there while I cried
you forgave me..

Yet another one coming up..

This next one was an instant poem challenge set by a friend of mine, he challenged me to write a poem about an accident he had so here it is..

Pain no Gain

A tear of blood
followed by many drops
a wound opened
quite by mistake.
The main protagonists included
a timber of wood
a strong sturdy Hammer
a missed timed swing,
the resulting
FLESH ripped wound
ende in hospital.
the bone was strong
the head survived
but the pain
lasted longer
than the scream
on the inital impact.
Such a small mistake
such a lot of pain.
They say no pain no gain
but the shed remains
and is still standing
to pain no gain
and the phrase
really does mean
Do It Yourself..

That one was for you vince!!!!!

I hope you liked todays poems, please let me know if you would like me to write you one.
See you all next time


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

New in the world of TIM

So whats new in the world of TIM.... well we have a new printer as the old one died...aaahhhhh...I have a new bike (second hand) so cycle to work saving £38.00 per month.. hurrah. Also had a pay rise yyiipppppeeee only small but its good.
Apart from That this is my 99 post........SO PLEASE SEND ME  YOUR IDEAS FOR POEMS FOR MY 100TH POST......

Idea...by TimYoung

The stuff inside my head
has idea's
but what to do with them,
act them out
write them down
share them
keep them secret
a secret
never to be told.
Discard them
embelish them
expand them.
part of what make us human
parst of what makes me.....me
I think I'll write them down
in as pleasing but disjointed way.
I'll call it poetry...

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Almost there

Another post nearer to my 100th post....again I'm asking for idea form a poem. Let me know a subject you would like a poem on, out of all the suggestions I get the one I think is the best I will write and e-mail you a copy.
Help me celebrate my 100th post.. I never thought I would get here....

ALSO check out my new Blog, Forever romantic poetry....

Just an Idea.. by Tim Young

Its just an idea
a thought
a light bulb lit up
in my brain
a thought was illuminated
a notion was born.
I thought about it
deliberated on it
even tried
to put it into practice.
But sadly
nothing was the result
after all
it was
an Idea

Saturday, March 17, 2007

getting there

Soon it will be my 100th post....I would love to celebrate it in style, so let  me know if there is poem you would like me to write. I will post it on the Blog and e-mail it to you to keep if you want it. 
I have  an idea that I want to run pass all you guys and girls out there, I'm thinking about starting
two more blogs for poetry, one for my faith with is so important to me and the other would be for 
romantic love poems, let  me know what you think.

How to speed up time..... by Tim  young

As you know
you will be aware
then when stared at
the hands of time
creep more slowly.
So my brain has an idea
print a picture
and stick to the clock
I figure that if you enjoy
looking at the clock
then the hands of time
will speed up.
We should enjoy out time
on this earth
this planet
we only have one life to live


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

That morning feeling

I have just got up,I have to be at work for 9.30am today. Work is busy but good, I will have to shake off that morning feeling though, you know the one, eyes not focussing, yawning, tired limbs, though with me my back is stiff and painfull but that another story. The walk to the bus stop will wake me up fully.

Alarm.. by Tim Young

It rings but I sleep
It shouts but Ignore
I turn off
to tired to to hit
snoze button
If i can do that I can get up.
The cover tighten around me
my eyes hide
deeper in my head
Then a thought
and I wake
I rush
to be at work on time

Friday, March 09, 2007

Just another Day

Is there such a thing as tomorrow, a question my Mother used to say to me "Tim" she said Tomorrow never comes. There is only today, tomorrow is a consept, made availagble to us only though our understanding of time... what a load of rubbish I have just written
Still it makes you think.

Rubbish..by Tim Young

I have spouted some rubbish,
in my time I have spoken,
But like a painting
to some it is as i have said
to other it is genious.
Random thoughts that
that capture the imagine
spur on thought
Rubbish or genious
it does not matter
as long as my voice is heard.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Just me and wendy

A strange thing happened today. I have been off work on a few days holiday, the kids were at school or university so me and Wendy got to spend the day with each other, it has been a lovely day we went to a local pub that does great food, 2 for the price of 1. I have a mixed grill it had gammon,steak,chicken and sausages chips and union rings and peas. Wendy had a fishers mans feast, with prawns and battered cod, chips and pea's. Hopefully it will not be too long before we can go again.

Just the two of us. by Tim Young

One day it will be just the two of us
time to chat and topics to discuss.
Reflecting on  what has been waiting for what will be
when will this happen we'll have to wait and see.

When sitting rocking white haired and old
grandchild waiting for stories to be told.
No regrets, life is as it should be
When will this happen we'll have to wait and see

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Because everone's doing it

Ok I guess I'lll have to do it......not that I'm following the crowd??
3 things you should know about the number 3

1.The number of Churches I tried before my current place of Worship
2.The Holy Trinity, Father Spirit, Son
3.The number of dogs that have lived in my house

3 things that scare me

1. Spiders
2. Holes ( ask me about it some time )
3. Skydiving ( if at first you do not succeed--sky diing is not for you )

3 people who make me laugh

! Spike Milligan
2 A good friend of mine Chris Williams ( he does not know he's funny )
3 Bill Bailey ( comedian )

3 things I love
1.Wendy My Wife
2.My Children
3.My Car (Fiat Doblo )

3 things I hate
3.Over paid people

3 things I don’t understand

1. The mind of a woman
2. How a brown cow eats green grass and gives white milk.
3. How a plane flys

3 things on my desk

1Sun glassed.
2 An Empy Mug
3 Car Keys

3 things I’m doing right now

1. Preparing a bible study for wednesday
2. Starting to write a play
3. Thinking about a holiday

3 things I want to do before I die

1. Have my own book of poetry published
2. Being a film
3. Have my 15 mins of fame

3 things I can do

1. Do an impression of a Citroen 2CV car
2. Write poetry
3. Make up stories on the spot

3 things you should never listen to

1. People saying "honestly no word of a lie"
2. people "saying I did it onve and I'm OK "
3. Adverts that say buy now pay layer

3 things I’d like to learn

1. Another language
2. How to paint
3. How to Rally Drive

3 favourite foods

1 Any thing Free
2 Cheese Cake
3 Chinese

Three Simple Things.. by Tim Young

Three Simple words
so hard to say
so full on meaning
full of promise
full of promises
three words
from me to you.
I love you.

Sunday, March 04, 2007


I have seen two amazing things this week. The first was a ring around the Moon, I do not know if you have ever seen one. When Ice forms in the upper atmosphere the moon light reflects off the ice crystals forming a "ring" here is a pic ( sadly I did not take it)

And secondly Yesturday was a Luna Eclipse. The moon when red as it passed in the earth's
shadow, truly wonderfull. (I did not take this pic either)

The Moon by Tim Young

from new to full.
Man has travelled
stood on you
then abandoned you
but there you remain
looking down
on us,
most of who
do not care about about you
let alone
our our planet

Saturday, March 03, 2007


Well the CD is done after many hours of recording, it was a good experience, I think if the I'm asked to do it again I will.
Not going to write much today as I can't think of much to say.
Though I have started to write a play that I hope to put on at later on in the year.
I'll let you know how I get on and maybe post alittle of it to see what you think.
So bye for now..


There are many
different ways of saying goodbye.
Different languages
and body.

Got to go
Out of the way
Out of sight
Do it quickly
Before you make me stay
Yes I hate to go
Everytime My eys leave yours

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Got to keep going

A friend of mine is having trouble with her eyes. So I thought It would be a good Idea to offer to read and record to my computer a book that she has, and has not had the oppertunity to read as herself as eyes are so bad. I after I have read the whole book I will burn a CD so that she can listen to it. It has been hard work but I have got to keep on to finish the task. I know that she will be blessed by it. Though It is hard work it feels good to give up some time to do something for somboby, something that they are unable to do for themselves.

Reading.. by Tim Young

I read for you
I try to convey
the feeling
the meanings
of the printed page.
I try to read with passion
to make you feel
that you have actually read
and experienced the pages
experience the written word
first hand.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Kinder Scout

Kinder Scout is an amazing place. The walk we went on, on Saturday was all the things a walk should be, tiring, wet, fun, great views ( when the raining stopped) and towards the end of the day the sun came out and we dried off quickly. I have made a video of the walk  in the style of a movie trailer complete with music and voice over, I have up loaded it to you- tube  but its not on yet I'll you know when it is so you can look at it and have a laugh.

Mountain Stream....by Tim Young

You flow
you fall
I can put my hand in you
feel your coldness
as you cares my fingers
ever changing
ever moving
the sound of you
fills my ears and head
with peace.
geologists could tell me
where do you go
and where you came from.
But I don't need to know
I see you
and know
and feel your beauty

Friday, February 23, 2007


I saw a strange bird the other day, honest this is real, no word of a lie guvnor.... well may be a small lie then aided by photo shop...

I can't believe it 2 posts on one day two photos its just too much I'll have to slow down or I'll give my self a nose bleed.

Nose bleed.. by Tim Young

My nose bled today
long streams of red blood
down my face
dripping from my chip
to spoil my clothes.
My mum used to says
It a safety value if you have
too much blood
I wish it was a safety valve
then maybe
I would not have been punched
in the first place.

This is were I'm going to be on Saturday 24/02/07 its a place called Kinderscout, we will be walking along a plateau about 1,000ft . The picture is over looking Mam tor and loose Hill. On the day this was taken it was unusually clear, I fear that tomorrow we will not be so lucky with the weather. I will post some more pic for your in future posts. I'm sorry I hove not posted many pic on here I will have to put that right, so keep looking.

Mountain... by Tim Young

What force put you there
standing so tall
your head in the clouds
surveying all around you
you clothe your head with snow
and a hat of clouds.
Anything that man makes
can not compare to you
you were there before we were
you will be there
after we have gone.
So tall
so strong
so beautiful.
you stand as a sign
to all thats beautiful
in this world.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Short Story

the other day inspiration hit me to write a short story. Here it is I hope you like it.

Arthur the Cat….. by Tim Young 19th Feb 2007

On the 17 February 2007 Albert Thomas had a heart attack. He lived at 27 Crabtree Crescent, he had lived there for 10 years, now it seamed as if his life was slipping away as a searing pain gripped his chest. He fell but managed to call out a very week cry for help. Fortunately for Albert Thomas his care person was cleaning the house and she heard his cry. A sort time later and ambulance arrived and took Albert Thomas to the local hospital for treatment.
On the 25 February Albert Thomas was pronounce fit by the doctors and allowed to go home.
Laying in his bed he thought about his life, it had been a good one, he was not afraid of death at all, he knew he time would come, but he was glad it had not happened yet.

The next day after he had woken up from a very deep sleep he thought he heard some purring he raised himself up from his bed and there sitting on the end of his bed was the thinnest cat he had ever seen it looked like it had not eaten in days.
“Oh my” he said “ where have you come from, I think you could do with some food and a drink” He reach out for the cat but the cat backed away “ its OK I’m not going to hurt you” he said as he reached out again, but still the cat kept his distance.
Albert Thomas got up dressed had quick breakfast and went out to the shops, he told the cat to “stay there I’m going to get you some food”
An hour later Albert Thomas arrived home a little out of breath with a tin of cat food.
He put two saucers out for the cat one with food in it and one with some milk. “ Where are you” called Albert Thomas “ I have something for you” He had not heard the cat come in but when he turned around there was the cat on the kitchen table so thin and frail, the cat looked at the food and the milk and then at Albert Thomas.
“ Well I get on and let you eat in peace”. Albert Thomas walked in to his front room sat in the most comfortable chair by the window and read awhile before nodding off to sleep.
He awoke and went to the kitchen remembering the Cat. When reach the kitchen he was surprised to see that the food and the milk were still there “ that’s strange” he said to himself.
The rest of the evening was spent thinking about the cat, he wondered where it had come from and whom it belonged too.
The next day there was the cat again sitting on the end of the bed, Albert Thomas looked at the cat long and hard, was it his imagination of did the Cat look a little better from yesterday?
He went down stairs and put two fresh saucers out again he used the rest of the tin of food and some fresh cold milk. Still the cat would not let him come close he longed to hold the cat and stroke it till he could here it purr with happiness.
This process went on for several days, each day he would put food and milk out for the Cat and each day the food and the milk were neither eaten or drunk, but amazingly as the days past the cat started to put on weight and even seamed to be coming closer to him though he was still unable to reach out and touch him. “ I guess you will learn to trust me some time.”
A few days later an old neighbour of Albert Thomas visited, she stayed for tea, Albert Thomas liked Mrs Stanley she had been a good friend to him, he was saddened that she had to move away.
Albert told her about the cat. He told her about not being able to get close and about the food and the milk.
Mrs Stanley listened and finally said, “You do know that cats are no strangers to this house”
She began to explain that before he had moved into the house an old lady lived here who had a cat “ now what was his name” she said screwing her eyes up trying to remember “ Ah yes” she finally said “ Arthur”
“What happened to Arthur?” asked Albert Thomas
“Oh its really sad” she explained that the old lady died in this very house and was not discovered for 12 days, when the police finally broke into the house. They found two things one was the old lady sadly passed away and the other was her beloved Arthur, it seamed he had stayed with Her by her side until he had died of starvation.
“Oh my” said Albert Thomas that is very sad. What day did she die?”
“ Remember it very well,” said Mrs Stanley it was on my Anniversary, we were on holiday my husband and I or we might have been able to find her sooner as we often popped in for a cup of tea at least twice a week. Anyway my anniversary was 10 days ago”
“Oh that’s a coincidence as it was 10 days ago that my cat appeared”
“Yes that is a coincidence,” replied Mrs Stanley.
The chatted for the next few hours till finally Mrs Stanley had to leave to catch the bus home again.
After she had gone Albert Thomas sat and thought about the cat.
Albert Thomas fell asleep.
When he awoke there was the cat looking at him, again looking better than ever.
“Arthur” Albert Thomas directed the name at the cat, the Cats ears both shot forward and a small meow left its mouth
“ You are Arthur but you can’t be you died 10 years ago after being found 12 days after your owner died.”
“Oh my” said Albert Thomas “you are leaving tomorrow this is the 11th day since you have been coming here, tomorrow will be the twelfth that will be the day you will be back to full health, so that will be the day that you leave me, where will you go, will you go to Mrs Stanley again. I hope so.”
Albert Thomas cried himself to sleep that night he’d even thought of not putting out any food or milk in the vain hope that that would prevent Arthur from leaving him. But he knew he could not do that, he had to do what was right for Arthur.
The next day he put down the final two saucers of food and milk. Arthur strode into the kitchen like he owned the place and began to eat the food and to drink the milk, when he had finished he looked up at Albert Thomas and meowed the loudest meow that he had ever heard from a cat. Arthur ran from the kitchen, Albert called after him “ please don’t go just a few hours more please” Albert Thomas walked in to the front room and sat in his most comfortable chair by the window and cried.
Then he heard it, it was a cat purring, there was Arthur looking up at him. He jumped on to Albert Thomas’ knee curled up and began to purr again. Albert Thomas stroked the Arthur. The Joy he felt at that moment was a feeling that he would remember till the end of his life. Albert felt his eyes drooping he knew that he could not stay awake any longer, “ bye old friend" he said "bye, look after your self” then he fell asleep. When he awoke Arthur was gone. Albert was not to sad for he had known that Arthur was going but he would miss him and he would always, always remember him.

Let me know what you think

Inspiration  by Tim Young

Inventions they say
are part perspiration
part inspiration
coupled with the expectation,
for the finished article.
The creativity
of the human mind
sometimes bares fruit
and a simple idea works
the inventer rewarded
with financial reward.
A simple idea one which
I myself
have been waiting to have
for many a year.

Monday, February 19, 2007


Hi PS way back in October I did write a Haiku, based on the  5,7,5  syllable format. I hope you like it.

I tried to hear you
wind carried your voice away
so I remained deaf.

The simplicity of them is what draws me to Haiku I will try to write more in the future.

Simplicity.. by Tim Young

Simple things can be complicated
complicate things can be simple
your understanding
make the statement true or false.

Friday, February 16, 2007

made to measure poetry

Hello to you viewers out there I feel like I need a challenge.So if you have any ideas about the kind of poetry you would like to see here please let me know, subjects, styles. You could even suggest a few words you would like me to use in a poem. Let me know and I'll write a poem especially for you.

Made to measure poetry.

For you from me
for all the world to see.
words that will simply be
heart felt poetry.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


I find it a privilege to read other peoples blogs, it amazing how many different styles there are
now many different peoples and points of view there are it is literally endless. What is also amazing is
that some of them come to visit me and comment, thank you so much to those of you out there
 that take the time. I really appreciate it. It seams to break down barriers, I wonder how many of the people who's blogs I read and enjoy I would pass by in the street or avoid on the bus 
because I thought I don't have anything in common with them. Blogging is here to stay we are all the better for it.

read/look by Tim Young

I like what you write
I dont like how you look.
I'm good at stereotyping
you don't look right
I wont be friendly
I'm deeply flawed
But I like what you write.
Word can paint picture
that help to break down
negative thoughts
all we
all I
need is patience
and understanding
to like what I read
like what I see.
I know people feel
the same way about me
for we are all subject to human nature
unfortunately we are all subject
to in- human nature.
I willing to try to change if you are

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentines day 2

 Happy valentines to all you lovers out there,I would like to share two poems I have written for Wendy, I hope you like them.

Until you.. by Tim Young 14/02/07

Until you came into my life
I'm sure my heart was dying
a slow decline
to mediocrity.
But now with you
my heart beats
to an exuberant rhythm
to the music and the colours of life.
Each beat sending life
through my veins
to my finger tips
that revel
in caressing your face
or simply
holding your hand.

Thoughts of you... by Tim Young

What thoughts of you go through my mind.
What colours swirl when I close my eyes
a multi coloured display,
the colours of love, dance
combining, forming images of your face so fair
and when I open my eyes
your image is still retained before me,
like the image of a bright light
thatt when you glance away is still retained.
So will your image still remain
burned, etched, visible
always forever
in my mind eye.

ty 14/02/07

Love is a strange thing indeed it can be so intense yet last a life time I hope you all who read this have found your one true love.

Instant Poem Time

Strange,.. by Tim Young

Many things are strange in this life
Men for one
women for another
neither can figure the other out
true happiness can be found
when two strange people
fall in love
and become one.
The strange Dance of life
so many different rhythms
let love beats
to compliment each
and so happiness grows
contentment stays
life carries on

silly law of the day, this one from the UK

No one is allowed to die in Parliament. Well except the Queen. Westminster is a royal palace and anyone dying in a royal palace is eligible for a state funeral. So to avoid a costly funeral, if anyone does die, his or her body is removed before the death certificate is issued.

Valentines day

Saint Valentine, according to romantic legend, was a kind-hearted Roman priest who married young couples against the wishes of Emperor Claudius II, and was beheaded on the 14th of February. At least this is one explanation, I'm sure the are many. Valentines day is here to stay and so shall be celebrated by many over the world. I hope you all have a good day. I hope the words of ove you speak to your loved ones will remain in their hearts for many years or at least till 14th of Feb 2008....

Longevity Words

If I say that I love you
how long will my words stay with you.
Will you remember tomorrow
the words of love I speak today.
Does not the heart remind the head
of the love it feels
from days gone by.
Having said all that
not out of duty
but because I want to
I'll tell you again
and again
so that you will never forget
that I love you So much.

When we met
you changed my life
Heart beat faster
my breath came quicker
and even now
after many years
when we hold hands
its still like
the very first time.

I Love You.

By Tim Young, for my amazing wife Wendy, the love of my life.

Monday, February 12, 2007


So what are you planning for valentines day, Roses. cards with verses, breakfast in bed. 
Is valentines day a Western thing or is it celebrated the world over?
I hope that we can use Valentines day as a spring board to tell the ones that we love that we 
REALLY do love them every single day of the year. I hope that those of you out there who will
send and anonymous valentines card that you will have courage to say to them to their face that
you love them.
Who was it said it is better to have loved and lost than not to have loved at all.

I Thought.... by Tim Young

I thought I'd by you flowers
but the pollen
would make you sneeze.
I thought I would bring you
breakfast in bed
but I would burn the toast
and spill the milk.
I thought I would write you a poem
but the words would be awkward
and  msis slept.
So in  stead I held your hands
looked deeply into your eyes
and simply said
I love you.
Your tears of joy
wet my cheeks
as out lips met in a kiss.
thats  told me that you
love me too... 


It is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose.

Fairbanks, Alaska

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Whisper.... by Tim Young

I could feel your breath
on my face
you lips moving
the sound so soft
yours words
your perfume
caressing my face
the meaning
almost unimportant
to the fact
that YOU
were so close to me.
If I were to turn my face
I would stare straight into your eyes.
I know my legs would
turn to jelly
my courage would fade
my words
conveyed to you
on a stammer I do not normally have.
So I just listen 
and  inhale your presence,
as you speak to me
in softened tones
asking me
to pass you the library books you'd left.
As you leave
I study you
as you walk away.
I will be hear tomorrow
to see you again.
I check out a book
on self confidence
I hope to read it tonight
to speak to you
to whisper to you,
to tell you
I love you.

 I remember the first time I told Wendy that I loved her, to tell some one that you love them is an amazing feeling. Though I find it easy now to tell her I love her and not a day go by without me saying it, she knows I mean it with all my heart. I will always remember that first time I plucked up the courage to say I LOVE YOU....

Saturday, February 10, 2007


I'm thinking of including in my blogs a section devoted to strange laws. In the UK it is said that 
200 laws are got rid of every year, don't worry it does not mean that  England will become a 
lawless place in a few years. Ill give you an example....

According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.

There was a report in a news paper the other week saying that a prisoner in the UK tried to
commit suicide, the prison guards saw him hanging in his cell rushed in and took him down, after he was revived, he decided to sue the home office saying that it was his right to take his own life and that when they revived him it was against his civil liberties. the case went to court and he was awarded 250,000 pounds, Crazy..... I cant believe it but its true..

True... by Tim Young

What I told you was true
I saw it my self
I witnessed it
first hand,
well my hand was covering my face
but I heard it.
I was there
you should have seen it
you were there too
I  did not know you talking to me
as there were so many other noises
people talking
its a wonder I heard  anything at all.
Like I say I was there.
My best friend friend
told me all the details
he has good eye sight
he only need glasses
for reading
I would have seen it
if was  looking
I would have heard it
If there wasn't too much noise
but I was there
so it must be true
my friend said so


Thursday, February 08, 2007


On Tuesday the 13th at 10.00am I have a job Interview, No I'm not leaving where I work at 
the moment just possible moving to another department for a 3 month Assignment in another
 department. I hope eventually to move into the sale dept. I'll keep you all informed.

Next Step by Tim Yonug

The next step
will be taken
or a future time.
but move on I will
when the time is right.
Life never stands still
those that stand still
go backwards
We need to take life on,
but to do this
we need support,
So looking back when life
has run its course
through our bodies
we can say
we made it
we made a difference,
then we can look forward
to the life beyond 

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Water By Tim Young

A drop of water
silently hangs
held back at least for now,
tried to prize
the drop of water
from its grip on the twig
where-by it hangs.
It fell from may 100's of feet
through the air
with countless others.
Its task to water the earth
to bring forth life.
Its task now foiled.
As it silently hangs
So near yet so far.
Then as if in sympathy
the wind blows
and silently
the water drops falls,
the earth receives
the moisture it craves
and silently
it journey is  completed.

Water is amazing I'm sure you know that we can not live without it.  
Yet most of us take it for granted.
We just have to turn our taps and it there when ever we want it.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

For once

For once I put my self first
Selfish, Yes
but I owed it to myself.
I try
to put others first
to melt into the background
to be helper
not leader.
But today
I thought I only about my self
I realised an important lesson.
I actually like myself
If I were to meet my self
we would be best of friends.
A verse in Bible says
love others as yourself.
So I'm encouraged
If I an love my self
how much more
can I love others.
So my time of thinking about myself
was not that selish after all.

Tim Young

My Question to you my readers is What do you Love about yourselves??
Please be honest


Sunday, January 28, 2007

Work again

Its Sunday 23.22 as Iam, writing this. Work again Tomorrow. Last week wasa week of training, it now means Iam now grounded in the most basic functions of UPS. This is good as it means that I will now have the opportunity to progress my career with in UPS to any one of the many departments. I think I would like to move into the Sales area, hopefully soon. I have the desire to progress my career and would like to earn some money as well, who of us could not do with more.
Here's a question for you have you ever thought what it would be like to win a large amount of money, I have, so mt question to you is...if you won a large sum of money that would enable you to be finaciall secure what woulf you do with it..

Money.. by Tim Young

If I won a large sum of money,
Would it change me.
What kind of person would it make me.
I like to think
I would do good with it
help people
fund things
worthy causes,
Or would i want to keep it
and watch my bank balance grow
my morals decrease
in my growing insular world.

Thursday, January 25, 2007


This year so far for me has been a year of reading. I have read 7 books so far. Micheal Crighton is 
 current favorite, I can't wait to read the new one called NEXT.
dont know what I would do with out being able to read. To be able to read about situations 
I could never be in and read about people and  events I could never hope to meet 
and experience. 
What are you reading, do you have any recommendations for me....

Reading... by Tim Young

On a bus today
I was in another world
a world of intrigue
a world of danger,
But I was immune
from the murderers schemes
I wanted to shout he's behind you.
But people would stare
and not understand.
As each page turns
new thoughts and feelings
hit me in the face.
I'm  awake reading fast
heart racing hoping
all will be well.
Then the bus stops
the book is put away
my heart beas returns to normal
but my thoughts race
in anticipation
or will be...

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Finger Prints

 Have you ever looked at your finger prints, they are amazing, beautiful and practical, with out them picking things up would be harder and police would have a harder time catching criminals LOL.
But seriously folks.... our finger prints are individual to you, they are part of what makes YOU, unique. There will never be another you.
I hope you appreciate who you are, maybe even love your self!!

Help..by Tim Young

When I need help
you are there
always by my side.
When advice
is what I need
you give it.
So I say thankyou
for being you.
Thankyou for caring for me.
For waiting for me
when I'm walking slowly
for encouraging me
when I'm down
for praising me
when I do someing good.
Thank you
I love you.

Friday, January 19, 2007


Future... by tim young

Is there really a future
or is there just
a perpetual now.
May be each day
of the perpetual now
is a choise of direction.
May be thats why
getting out the 
right side of the bed
is such a crucial decision. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


My 70th post is here. only 30 more for my 100th. Not sure what I will do after the 100th. might change things a little
play with the format. my have some picture in. I think I ned to attract more people to view the site. 
Or t least get more comments, Niall and Preeti thanks for your comments in the past.

Poetry by Tim Young

Word formed
written ,wrote,spoke
inked or verbal
musing, contemplations,
whats inside for all the world to see.
So much depends on the reader,
the world best poem
read badly
is no longer the worlds best poem.
So read this  again
with care
as best you can
in your most shakespearian voice
as I would like to be 
the worlds best poet. 

Sunday, January 14, 2007

No preamble

No preamble by Tim  Young 

Should I just get on with it
no preamble
or should i set the scene
should i jazz it up
or dumb it down
sign post it
or make it criptic
change the font
change the size
its up to me
no one else
the out come is mine.

Sunday, January 07, 2007


Our good friends Steve and Kay are hosting another of their famous pudding evening. So I have been looking for a pudding to make, I have found one the looks great and is easy to make, its called a Caramelised Peach Cake I'll let you know how I get on.

Pudding by Tim Young

Sitting there
I'm looking
spoon at the ready
wait for my first
mouth watering bite
with yes closed
such wonderful sensations
await me.
But First
I have to make it
may be i should
eat the picture
in the magazine
and pretend

Saturday, January 06, 2007


I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have posted comments on my blog. Also I would like to say sorry for not posting as often as I would have liked. I have been feeling lazy recently and there has been some good stuff on TV, plus my youngest son has been on the PC playing his war games.... oh well I'll post more as i get the inspiration and the time.

Ashes.. by Tim Young

Five NIL
Five NIL
white wash
hog wash
at least we came second.
Time to create
to make
new ashes
burn the bats
present the remains
and say sorry
to the nation

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

JAN 2nd

Hello an may I wish you all a happy new year. This is my first post this years and my first in a long time. Its good to be back. So what can I say, well a lot has happened, Christmas and the new years celebrations have come and gone. We spent the new year with some friend, laughing and playing games. I'm not into parties certainly not those that end in drunkenness, I've seen too much of that in my life and its puts me off drinking to excess, so i can still boast going in to 2007 that i have never been drunk. Sorry if i come across self righteous I do not mean to be.
2006 was good to me I started work at UPS and I hope I can spend may a good year there, I also started my blog, in 2006 i have written well over 70 poems my most productive year by far since I started writing poetry in 1982. Last year I learnt more about God and felt his forgiveness and Love I will be eternally grateful.

Clean Slate by Tim Young

Yesterday my slate was full
Today it is clean
a fresh start.
So what do I write on it today
something new
or something that was there yesterday.
They say history repeats its self
So will my slate
by the end of the day
be any different
to yesterday.
I hope it will be different
Yes history repeats its self
but how we view it makes the changes.
some thing may have happened yesterday
to make me feel down, depressed
the same thing may happen today
but with positive thought
I will learn from it
it will make me stronger
more determined
to change my world.
I should purpose in my heart
to forgive more
be more tolerant.
My slate was clean
not any more
my first scribbling
simply reads
be My self.
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nottingham, United Kingdom
I'm TIM 47 from England, married to Wendy for 28 years

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