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An Ode To Beans On Toast

Simply delicious beans on toast

One of the meals I love the most

It’s my husbands finest cuisine

He can microwave the beans


and butter toast he makes for me.

No cooking fail it’s so easy.

I bet he feels like a top chef

secretly toasting his success.


Topping my beans with grated cheese

and Worcester sauce my taste buds pleased.

Relishing the tomato sauce

on soggy toast I must endorse


this meal that’s cheap and quick to make,

easy if you can’t cook or bake.

My husband’s pleased, really thrilled

He’s made a meal that hasn’t killed.


©Jacqui Slade


Icicle Mornings

Icicle branches

pendant over diamond fields,

of frosty mornings.


©Jacqui Slade

Oh Beloved Daydreams 

Oh beloved daydreams 

reside in dreamy skies.

Sparkling they’re inspiring,

filling our hearts with light.


Oh beloved daydreams 

colouring clouds with scope.

Skittering in rainbows,

their myriads of hope.


Oh beloved daydreams 

skedaddle merrily.

Flying in creation

arousing reveries.


Oh beloved daydreams 

in our minds we’re always free,

to express our whimsies.

Elope in fantasies.

©Jacqui Slade

When No One Is Looking 

When no one is looking the

shadows come to life. Wispy

souls cavorting in moonlight.

Cadaverous dancers sway


under the incandescent 

shine, of heavens ignited

by stars. The skeletal walk

in twilight. Free spirits of


the night, tripping through space and 

time. Apparitions sing a

melancholic dirge of grave

wistful sighs. Wishing they could 


recapitulate life and 

the rapid cadence of mortal

hearts. The ethereal dreams

of long forgotten souls.

©Jacqui Slade


Lashes fall from heavens,

tears cascading from skies.

Cloudy brows of sorrow,

are overcasting eyes.


Oculus of torment,

reflect a soul that’s lost.

Radiating mizzle,

raining their faith is quashed.


Iris lives in rainbows,

catching teardrops in light.

Lining mists with silver,

making the darkness bright.


Weary hearts enlightened,

so retinas can shine.

Iris is a goddess,

her colours are divine.

©Jacqui Slade

Oh Velvet Starry Night

Oh velvet starry night

custodian of dreams,

glittering with hope and

enlightening lunar beams.

Chaperoning the souls 

lost in the inky skies,

Illuminating shadows

the cosmos harmonised

shimmering in silence.

Your aura is a light,

it’s moonstruck with wishes

when skies are ebonised.

Spirits gaze with wonder 

in twilight reverie.

Captives of the moonlights 

spellbound serenity.


©Jacqui Slade

Autumnal Blues

I watch you changing colours

in a metamorphic change.

Were once warm and familiar.

now you’re colder and estranged

from happiness decaying,

slowly withering inside.

Skeletal your brittle soul

in autumnal blues abides.

Scattered your hues resplendent

dance, blown in seasonal brood.

Gloriously you perish

until Spring picks up your mood.

As life forever alters,

the dark hours appear so long.

Nature is a magician

in its rebirth you’ll be strong.

©Jacqui Slade