Today is the day

for having a bbq,

the weather is lovely

and so will be the food.

All meats marinated

chicken, pork ribs and steak

kebabs, king prawn skewers

garlic bread, potatoes salad

beans, sweetcorn

food grilled to perfection

with that signature barbecue taste.

Grand Design

when I think of the grand design 

we have made on Earth like a map

creating our world

through different civilisations

similar shapes arise across the globe

throughout history as mankind progresses 

these shapes change

to the glass and concrete

the skyline of a city

mark our place in time

building the likes of which

can be seen from space

a day of love

a feast for the senses

cards are sent

roses with their scent

the message of love is received

red is the passion

when all is revealed

bringing about a new hope

put into perspective given scope

each and every darling wallflower of the mind

a blessing you will find