Under One Sky is a collection of poems and stories, mostly about the things that people get up to every day. Some may make you laugh, some may make you smile, while some may make you cry.
This is just a collection of odes and stories written by a former coal miner. Some of the stories are from real-life experiences, whilst others are just the product of a vivid imagination.
These odes and stories relate to normal everyday life, and if you read them through you may think that you recognise someone that these stories are about.
Form a picture in your mind of a politician driving past a homeless person, or an old soldier carrying a banner with his medals shining on his chest as he marches past putting out the hand of friendship. Or you can read of the assassin, or the hitman’s hitman. Read of the mourning of a clown or read as the poems shine a light on loneliness and depression. There may be something in these odes and stories that you can relate to. Maybe an experience in the dentist’s chair, or having that one last drink that led to a vow of sobriety after experiencing the drinker’s curse.
But whether you are down on your luck, living on the streets, an army veteran, a war baby or have just retired, there is one thing that is for sure. We all live under one sky.