Fri, Jun 9, 2023

Paul Christie

Born in Germiston, South Africa, Paul Christie is an occasional writer and sometime poet who comments on a broad range of subject matter, his favoured form of communication being in the form of ditties set to the music of well known songs. His blog site "" is currently under development.

Ira’s Gift at Christmas

Little Joe, who had adored his 'outgoing' father Ira, had been withdrawn and sulky since the accident, venturing out of his room only at...

50 Shades of Grey – An Outsider’s Thoughts on the American Presidential Elections

(I wonder, can anyone anywhere be considered an outsider given the implications of the election results for the world at large?) The ongoing protests and occasional...

A Father’s Open Letter to his Children on Facebook

My dear children, it is with some regret that I must announce that despite the growing phenomena of parents addressing letters of praise directly...

Heartbreaking Father’s Day Poem – “You Carried Me High”

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers out there, young and old – may you always be an inspiration to your kids! If there’s anyone who...

Nkosi sikelel’iAfrika

A very happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there – how very special you are, not only to your own children but...

An Easter Song to the Tune of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

If you’re a believer in the Word You celebrate the risen Lord And every precious day He's given to you And on this Easter Sunday morn Upon the...
Fathers Day South Africa

Father’s Day Poem – Ag Pleez Daddy

With Father's Day in South Africa this weekend (Sunday 15 June), Paul Christie remembers his father and his childhood in Germiston in this poem...inspired by...
Mothers Day South Africa

On this Mother’s Day, let it be…

This is dedicated to all mothers, young and old - how very special you are! To the tune of “Let it Be” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney When I...
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An Ode to F!

While we await the final voting results, and in the light of Julius Malema's EFF party coming third in the South African Elections after gaining...

A South African Election Poem

On the eve of the 2014 South African Elections, Paul Christie has written the following poem for fellow South African voters... A South African Election (Read...