Cold Coffee Chronicles

Poetry, fiction, children’s stories, and more


  • Poem for a Dad

    It’s dark and cold and I am scaredMy little hand grasps at the airThere’s a pain in my tummyAnd I start to cry.Tears seep like raindrops from my eyes. When suddenly from high up aboveA warm, strong hand lifts me with love.I rest my head against your skinBut I whimper and screamFor the fright to… Continue reading

About Me

An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.