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 I have a collection of unpublished poems written by my father; my mother did not write but encouraged me to read and memorise poetry from an early age.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.

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    Poems by Peter Wolveridge

  • 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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    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
  • 9 months ago

I was certainly touched by this simple yet beautiful poem. It is not propped up with long, clever words, neither does it regress into tear jerking sentiment, but still transmits a powerful message. In truth, I can identify with this poem; both reading and writing poetry are great escapes from everyday stress. Original and well-written, Gabriella. Best wishes, Peter

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  • Peter Wolveridge, Thailand
  • 1 year 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 year 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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