Michael Edwards






I woke up this morning

and went down the stars

stretching and yawning.


And please don’t decry it

if there weren’t any stairs

I never would try it.


It’s not easy I know

but the other way down

is through the window.





  • Goldfinch60

    It must be good to go down the 'stars', I find the stairs are safer.


    • Michael Edwards

      It sure is and we use the same stairs to go up as well as to come down - it saves having to have two sets of stairs.

    • Goldfinch60

      Love the artwork.


      • Michael Edwards

        Thanks Andy - just completed another - will post soon.

      • FineB

        Hi Michael,

        Happy New Year's Eve.

        I see you're energetic getting up for the New Year that lies in store.

        Lets hope it will be a good one.

        Good write.

        Keep writing ✍ and safe during these challenging times.

        • Michael Edwards

          Washed and scrubbed and at Sainsburys for 7am - groceries put away - prep done for tonights meal - cleaned the study - wrapped a birthday present for my grandson - now the rest of my day to myself.
          And you have a good year too - I'll be toasting to the future and tunnels end if covid doesn't get me first

        • orchidee

          Good write and pic M.

          • Michael Edwards

            Ta O

            • orchidee

              Miss Berles has closed most of the shops for tomorrow!

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            • The Uneducated O.A.P

              You knew when my father in law was descending the stairs
              For his early start
              with every step that he did take
              He let out a little fart.

              Hope you had a fire escape

              • Michael Edwards

                There was soot and smoke and flames throughout
                I had to do something without a doubt
                I coughed and spluttered which wasn’t good
                I opened the door as wide as I could
                So I could put the fire out

                Cheers Bill.

              • Fay Slimm.

                Climbing through windows on stairs to the star-way - what a wonderful dream this read stirs in me - - super work Michael.

                • Michael Edwards

                  It's great after a nightssleep coming down stairs to greet the new day. Unless you live in a bungalow of course. Thanks Fay.

                • L. B. Mek

                  'The bulldozer outside the kitchen window was quite a big one.

                  He stared at it.

                  “Yellow,” he thought, and stomped off back to his bedroom to get dressed.'
                  from opening 'scene' of 'the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy',
                  your words took me right back to that beloved character Michael...
                  your painting had me dreading those endless pages of Moby Dick and that eventual final battle where Captain Ahab found the end: he so fervently chased...
                  Happy New Year Michael, stay safe

                  • Michael Edwards

                    Thanks so much LB - happy new year to you and yours.

                  • dusk arising

                    Though seasonal eatings a chore
                    i continually gorge more and more
                    now i'm saying my prayers
                    before going downstairs
                    in case i should fall through the floor

                    you see, you've again got me started
                    though my composition may be quite halfhearted
                    when i fell through that ceiling
                    there came a rumbling feeling
                    and then i resoundingly farted

                    The odour which the arose
                    got up the olifactory nose
                    the pong was so lousy
                    i began to feel drowsy
                    I'm writing this quite comatose

                    • Michael Edwards

                      Brilliant - Happy New Year Dusk.

                      • jarcher54

                        Finally some real poetry on this site!

                      • Jerry Reynolds

                        Love the poem, Michael. The art is beautiful as well. Happy New Year.

                        • Michael Edwards

                          Thanks Jerry - happy new year to you and yours.

                        • Robert Southwick Richmond

                          I too love the artwork!

                          • Michael Edwards

                            Thank you Robert. It is many miles away from most of mny commissioned work but is proving an enjoyable exercise in an alternative art form. I am learning as I go and exploring which paper is best. i have just tried it on cold pressed watercolour paper but ,of the types I have tried thus far, quality card is the best support even though it is unsized and doesn't take the colour as well. I haven't yet tried hot pressed watercolour paper which I think may well work best.

                            • Robert Southwick Richmond

                              Looks quite marketable to me. Could you do it as prints, so as to have multiple copies? - I'm pretty active on Facebook - Bob Richmond there, in Tennessee. Are you there?

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                            • Neville

                              I am so glad I found this, this evening after a bloomin long days volunteering ....... a decent chuckle with a hot chocolate is just what I needed ...

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