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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


Some Poetry

August 3, 2019


No, I will not sign your lengthy faded forms.You say your company needs to know,No they don’t, they want to know numbers, high and low.About me, […]
August 3, 2019

Mental Health

It seems human behaviour is not taught in schools. The very essence of us, is not being discussed Why people behave the way they do, Not […]
August 3, 2019

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 […]
July 27, 2019

Children in Care?

We are all responsible, for children ’In Care.’ Removed from home, taken away from danger there. Why do we send children, away from their place? So […]
July 20, 2019

Positive Mental Health Day

Let’s have a Positive Mental Health Day; When everyone thinks of ways To brush stressful clouds away. Here are some thoughts, to deal with this issue. […]
July 20, 2019

Mark Field MP

What courage we saw today, on our screens A member of Parliament, taking the lead. For his own safety, he had no heed; Arresting a threatening […]

Other Stories

June 2, 2012

The Palace of Westminster

Following new allegations of criminality eminating from the House of Lords, it reminded me of this poem that I wrote in 2010. What majesty of awesome […]
June 2, 2014

The Path.

He will never entice me again, Down his path of sunshine leading to rain. That happy lane of laughter, where kissing leaves, Embrace sunbeams between the […]
January 12, 2015

For The Despondent.

The world is full of beauty, as are you. Cast aside ugly thoughts that disturb. Feelings of love and compassion never curb; Ignoring those with loud […]
March 19, 2015

When I'm busy

When I’m busy in a world of my own I’m thankful to be left alone. Fearful a friend may call, my revery be blown. Yet at […]
May 19, 2012

The Scrounger

This unfortunately continues to happen…. The Scrounger Uninvited, the scrounger strolls up for lunch dinner or tea And simpering enquires if he may join the party. […]
February 6, 2013


The box of temptation lay open on the tray Dark shiny little baby bricks, in their little beds. The rich aroma wafting, urging me astray, Like […]