Peter Wolveridge

About Peter Wolveridge

Writing poetry began for me in school and has continued on and off since then. I have a collection of unpublished poems written by my father; my mother did not write but encouraged me to read and memorise poetry from an early age. Educated in England I studied and worked as a marine engineer, travelling to many countries. I have now retired to my home in the Thai countryside where I find more time to read and to compose poetry.

    Poems by Peter Wolveridge

  • Birthday Toast To A Daughter

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    • Posted 1 day, 2 hours ago
    A Caring Family Enjoy A Birthday Celebration.

    in Birthday Contest

    "Happy birthday." Dawned icy cold and grey
    That Winter's morn you first saw light of day.
    From babe in arms to childhood watched you grow,
    Each year a cake, one candle more to blow.

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  • My Shadow

    • Published: November 26, 2018
    Thoughts About Shadows

    in Funny Poems for Kids

    I quite often look at my shadow,
    I like how it follows me round
    And does all the same things that I do
    Without ever making a sound.

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  • The Ballad Of Rum

    • Published: December 2015
    Poem About A Loveable Guard Dog

    in Cute Poems

    A dog wandered into our garden one day,
    A friendly old mutt, didn't look like a stray.
    We never discovered whence he had come,
    But we brushed him and fed him and the kids called him Rum.

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    • Poem of the Day
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    That is such a good poem. My husband had a large Doberman. Everyone was afraid of this dog, but he would lay on the floor with our children and let them pull on his ears. My Husband said he...

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  • Peter Wolveridge, Thailand
  • 1 month ago

Hi Jac Judy! Always good to hear from you. I like your story, and it says good things about your husband's character in owning such a friendly-natured dog. Old Rum has died now, but we used to say the biggest danger from him was being licked to death. Best wishes, Peter

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  • Peter Wolveridge, Thailand
  • 1 month ago

Hi William. This is based on a real dog, a soft and friendly golden retriever. The part about the thief, I'm afraid is just a product of my fevered imagination. Thank you for the kind comments.

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