Friday, April 16, 2010


AS PROMISED - ANOTHER NEW POEM ETC.

As promised here is another new poem from the DO YETI WEAR PYJAMAS collection, which is due out next month. I am also going to remind you of the two main sites where you can watch all my recent videos (and some of the old ones).

YOUTUBE LINK: http://www.youtube.com/user/MRSHYYETI
VIMEO LINK: http://vimeo.com/shyyeti/videos

These links take you to videos I have made for my poems, some live performances and also to the 6 episodes of SUTTON PARK SW1 that I have made, so far, this year - which although not directly linked to my poetry does feature it as a plot point in certain episodes (such as one of my poetry books turning up from the future and causing a time anomoly, you know that normal kind of thing...)

The SUTTON PARK blog and FACEBOOK group can be found at the following links:

SUTTON PARK blog: http://www.suttonpark.blogspot.com/

SUTTON PARK (TV show) Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sutton-Park/236167296188?ref=ts&v=wall#!/group.php?v=wall&gid=112929612062435

The new poem is a bit of a sombre one - about people who are in relationships that have gone on for decades simply because they don't feel they have any other option... I promise the next poem will be a cheerier one!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

NOT SEEING ANYBODY ELSE…

We’re not seeing anybody else –
We have made a solemn pact…
We’ve been dating for a while –
And we don’t seem to have cracked!
We have learnt each other’s foibles –
Made some optimistic tweaks…
Could it be we’re almost perfect?
Well, it’s not been that many weeks…
There’s enough evidence before us…
At least to hope we’ve got a chance!
Any problems can be ironed out –
Through some sly hypnotic trance!
Or perhaps we’ll turn a blind eye…
To any faults that come our way!
We’ve not been seeing anybody else –
And have no secrets to betray!


We’re not seeing anybody else –
No, we’re not in the dating game…
Whilst we see how we develop –
An item, true, in all but name…
Yes, we have learnt how to exist –
Living close, but far apart!
We don’t call to say “I love you…”
Quite as much as at the start…
And yet the evidence suggests –
That we’ve a happy life ahead!
Although you never can be certain –
What fate may hold in store instead!
Still, it’s better to be hopeful…
Not so cynical of mind…
We’re not seeing anybody else –
For such an act would feel unkind!


We’re not seeing anybody else –
And we’re content to stay that way…
Things are easier lost in limbo –
It makes the day pass by okay…
We have found ourselves a routine –
That we can live with more or less…
You compliment my cooking –
And I teach you how to dress!
I’ve been introduced to mother –
And it seems she did approve…
I’ve really cut back on the swearing…
Could it be things might improve?
Could it be our future’s brighter?
And that we’re in for better weather?
We’re not seeing anybody else…
So we may as well just stay together…


We’re not seeing anybody else –
And that’s the way it will remain!
We don’t attempt to window shop…
Nor let intentions ever wane…
We ended up this little couple –
But we can’t quite remember how…
It is much too late to change things –
No, I’m not keen to have a row…
We’re quite content to stay an item –
It’s one less hassle to arrange!
I know that sounds quite apathetic –
Kind of weird or rather strange…
But we both share a kind of love…
That you could say is hard to find!
We’re not seeing anybody else –
Our ambitions long since left behind…

NOT SEEING ANYBODY ELSE is Copyright Paul Chandler 2010 and appears in his new collection: DO YETI WEAR PYJAMAS? which is published on www.lulu.com in early May 2010.

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