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Lady Elizabeth Haslam, my appreciation of life.

Why I write poetry? When first asked why I write poetry, I wasn’t sure how to respond, but it soon became clear to me. In one word: passion. Anything that grips me and I feel strongly about.



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About Lady Elizabeth Haslam

Elizabeth Haslam has spent much of her life in the caring industries.

A State Registered Nurse, having worked also in industry.

Elizabeth founded The Michael Sieff Foundation a child protection charity in 1987 following the death of her husband Michael Sieff a profound believer in ethics and the intrinsic strength of the human spirit, his love of people and children knew no bounds.

After the death of her second husband Elizabeth decided to be based in Cyprus.

The Boy Who Wouldn’t was born in 2017, when it seemed there was much to be depressed about; predominantly wars and the plight of displaced people.

To cheer herself up The Boy Who Wouldn’t Stop Smiling was written.

Then just observing her grandsons and their friends were and remain a constant sauce of joy and inspiration.

Whilst in Cyprus, to her surprise and enormous pleasure she formulated and co-presented live, a current affairs programme.

Now she continues writing for children, more adventures of The Boy Who Wouldn’t and adventures of The Magic Mini and The Elf Tree which she hopes to publish in the near future.

The Boy Who Wouldn't


Latest Poetry

July 23, 2020


Hundreds of happy hopefuls, arrived in song,Returning to the mother country, where they belonged.Expecting the English welcome, would be strong. Invited to integrate, into this white […]
July 23, 2020

The Terrible Twins

The terrible twins have appalling policies.Never before, in The West, has there been so much disunity.So many citizens now suffering, from severe anxiety.Not due to war, […]
July 23, 2020

Downing Street

Pressure from backbenchers is responsible for change,Feeding disadvantaged children in the holidays, it seems the first stage.Huawei it seems to be dropped, perhaps other things now […]
July 23, 2020

Bojo and Trump

The terrible twins persist in destroying,EU trades built up over decades, now gone, or are in jeopardy.Trump brags he’s taken apart Obama’s accomplishments.Such as a health […]
June 28, 2020

Motley Crew

With ineptitude, they delay decisions, using honeyed words.Historic problems in the undergrowth, turning into devil turds.Restitution for Windrush and Grenfell, little has accured. Delayed decisions, on […]
June 28, 2020
Donald Trump and Boris Johnson

The Terrible Twins

They are not men of integrityDevoid of common sense and honesty.They were given the trust of their countryThe responsibility, seems not taken seriously. Both nations ravished, […]

Other Stories

June 10, 2014

Felix at twenty five months

Felix holds my hand as we walk along; His little soft fingers curled inside mine. He loves to swing between his mummy and me Then sag […]
January 18, 2014

Felix Twenty Months

How I love this little boy. Aglow with a zest for life. He can now say Daddy Mamma Dee and me. Three months ago he said […]
December 2, 2013

The Angry Man

Why is he to many, incredibly surly? A pleasant remark often met with acute acidity. No smile you ask, not always hostile surely? When he hears […]
June 4, 2012

Diamond Jubilee

On Sunday, the third of June two thousand and twelve We see a magnificent floating flotilla; A thousand vessels on London’s river Snaking through the centre […]
May 26, 2015

Spirit of The Night

Hello you calm healing spirit of the night, Gliding silently into my sight. Serenity with wisdom so profound An aura of pure love is all around. […]
May 9, 2015

The Air Around Me

The air around me is swirling with promise of change, Gone sad stale thoughts of the past, that made me deranged; I’m determined to grasp this […]