Owner of the Blaenafon Cheddar Company
Fifteen I was when first I came to the little town I love
Nestled closely in the mountainside
God looks down on from above.
Friendly smiles greeted me and warmth was felt within
20 years has passed me by and now I walk as kin.
Many secrets hold’s our town of wild untamed beauty
Heathery tracks where men have trod, and gave their lives for duty
Special places now I know, where my dog & I can go
To sit and listen to the wind that makes my face aglow.
When Jack Frost dances here
He makes my heart take flight
For magic silver stardust he scatters in the night
Like glistening jewels, dewdrops sparkle around the Keepers Pond
Mountains peep up from the fog down in the valleys beyond
Our town in summer holds no shadows of winters hardened bite
Sunshine dances down our streets, shedding her warmth & light.
The pavement hot beneath my feet, you can feel the breezes blow
Gently cooling, kissing your cheeks with a healthy bronzy glow
The view that took my breath away, the day at first I came
And each and every time I look my heart still feels the same
The little town in which, I built my dreams upon
King Arthur may have had Camelot
But I have ‘BLAENAFON’
August 1998 - Published in ‘A Celebration of Poets’ by the Poetry Guild London