My ode to Zahara at BBC radio wales

Greetings Zahra, how do you do?
Just had to write a poem to you
thanks to you and the team
for really making things easy
the day of my dads funeral
he's gone to heaven not hell
greeted with your smile
set at ease all the while
my dads medals rattling away
hope they didn't cause dismay
big microphone in front of me
made a point of speaking slowly
Listened to Good morning Wales
many times when in range
Oliver and the whole team
the ultimate in listening easy
lots of interesting things too
never bored listening to you
summertime's am away from here
doing my stuff as festival cheer
got the summer all booked up
Glastonbury, Boomtown, luck
if the weathers real sunny
not so much fun if it's muddy
a real shame about my mum
after 64 years, without husband
she's going to be alone soon
when the family go back to do
their work done day to day
she's gonna miss the family
my sis came from Canada
Vancouver is really quite far
her two boys, husband too
from Heathrow this morn they flew
n my bro is always so far
flying the world raising design bars
And it just occurred to me
If you indeed liked my poetry
in honour of my hero dad
who's passing made hundreds sad
happy to write some for you
to empower and to lift the blues
I can write about anything
my words, am told are dancing
can write on the spot too
I have no problem with impromptu
personality too just like my dad
all I need is a writing pad
then I need not summer tour
my lonely mum, be close to her
I could self publish my stuff
and make just a little luck
I'm just so content anyway
every day is a great day
I'm so grateful for everything
my amazing life does bring
thanks to stormy, my dad
for his friendship, was so glad
and thanks to Oliver and the crew
only one thing left to say to you all
Love you.
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My ode to BBC Radio Wales


Bethan, Felicity, Oliver too

had to write a poem to you

came to see you last friday

about the life of Stormy

a fitting send off he had

of which the family is glad


and partially thanks to you

and also the rest of the crew

highlighting issue of veterans

Arctic Stars not getting them

some did, through the post

an utter disgrace I propose


forces must have top brass

envelopes show little class

we'd be speaking German by now

if my dads generation kowtow'd

Stormy's send off, can't stop there

government must show us they care


MP's best wishes, convoy museum

with respect for their freedom

owed to the likes of my dad

of his friendship, many so glad

thanks again for your interest in

dads adventures on a ship of tin


that at minus 60 was a fridge

yet dad was brave, didn't flinch

he dived in one time

icy waters without a line

deadly waters, can kill in a minute

bravery like that, WW2, bound to win it


now he's in a much better place

full of love and the divine's grace

no wars to fight, money too

his battle for life, couldn't loose

he is with the family always

now walking heaven's hallways


hey guys forgot to say

the music request required today
by The Spinners, Please play
it's an old sea shanty song
and its so easy to sing along
words apt too 'Stormy's gone'


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My ode to Rhod Gilbert




hey Rhod how do you do?

Had to write a poem to you

lisened to you sunday

at heath Hospital sadly

went to visit my dad

in his final days, glad

his suffering now ceased

in a better place definately.


Veteran of the second world war

tho his company never a chore

impacted on everyone he met

day before yesterday heaven sent

so forgiving, understanding too

and would never turn down a brew

selfless till the bitter end

our loss is the gain of heaven

'Stormy' Lovegrove was his name

now not in the ball game



i knew his days were few

when i listened to you

the song you played by James

got my heart strings definately

sometimes, when i look

deep in your eyes, i swear

I can see your soul

very apt don't you know


I thank you for your choice

of music, given me voice

kept me strong in our loss

to circumstance a little gloss

i attach a link about my dad

tho please do not be sad

he has gone to a better place

full of love n gods grace

will be in Mondays echo too

amazing man, that much is true

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