Ghost of a Smile

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“Sweetheart” the call, that came from across the road,

as he was waiting for her, when she got home.

She knew, that she could never forget him,

As long she would, still be living.


An invisible moment of transition,

knowing that someone would listen.

He’d smile happily, staring closely at her face,

“how was your day my love?” and she melted into his warm embrace.


Adoring those moments of sublime pleasure,

that treasured greeting, as he’d met her.

“You would really do anything for me, wouldn’t you”?

she felt a contented sigh, for she knew.


Kissing him lightly on the cheek,

she’d whisper, “thank you for being here for me”

The ghost of a smile crosses my face,

when I remember back to those days.


After school, Granddad would be waiting for me to get home.

reminding me, that I was never on my own.

He was my beloved, most treasured pal and best friend,

on him, I could always trust and depend.


“Goodbye Granddad, I’ll come back again tomorrow”

I still see him smiling, now, on the other side, of my sorrow.


Victoria Healing ~ 7.6.2019

Ghost of a smile

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Dedicated to my beloved Granddad ~ Joseph Edward Margetts


“Grandpas always have time for you when everyone else is too busy.” ~ Author Unknown


One of my greatest role models was my Granddad. He taught me that I should always be kind and care for others. He was an amazing man. Everyone who knew him, loved him, as a gentle man of great integrity, honesty and hard work.

Treasured memories 

Joseph Edward Margetts ~ 31.10.1910

Forever in my heart.


Grandads Wise Sayings ~  

“Never a borrower or a lender be”

“Make haste while the sun shines”

“Always look on the bright side of life”


Rhyme Universe


Time Travels

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Image Credit ~ The Time Tunnel is a 1966–1967 U.S. science fiction TV series.


There was a flurry of excitement,

as we approached the murky “Tunnel”

Up ahead, a gaping, shadowy hole,

marvelling where, that entry would go?


Was there a switch, or a teleport door?

should we stand up, or sit down on the floor?

Psychedelic lights flashing, vividly around

hearing the brrrummms of strange, buzzing sounds.


A soft voice was speaking, up ahead,

“this may take a while, for our journey to end”

A long winding passage beckoned and twisted,

as we encountered a new sensory, existence.


A bright beam glowed, at the end of the tunnel,

it was the gateway of departure of our ‘times travel’

An instance of silence, as we prepared,

in wonderment about, what lay ahead?


Dad would then give, a nod to Mom,

“here is the exit of the Mersey Tunnel, hold on”

The entry point had begun in gloomy Birmingham City,

finally the exit, into Lancashire landscape, so pretty.


A great place to escape to, to be beside the sea,

it was a countryside haven of nature’s beauty.

These trips I would make when I was a kid,

to visit my aunty, at the seaside, I loved that, I did.

Victoria Healing ~ 5.6.2019

Time Travels

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The Mersey Tunnel Entry ~ As I remember


As a young child, I looked forward to travelling from Birmingham, through the Mersey Tunnel to visit my aunty Nett and uncle Bob, who lived in Southport, Lancashire.

I grew up thinking that the Mersey Tunnel was a Time Tunnel and a means of escaping the bleak, city life of Birmingham, into a refuge of endless beaches , country landscapes and the smell of salty, fresh ocean air… and creamy, vanilla ice cream.

Rhyme Universe


Thank you for reminding me David ~

Fast, Furious and Deathly Hallows.

In November 2012 scenes for the film Fast & Furious 6 (2013) were filmed in the Mersey (Queensway) Tunnel.[3]  

It was also used to film scenes for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010).