Autumn Leaves

By Lyra (6) please leave her some feedback if you have a moment. She worked hard on this. 

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Autumn evening

Evening falls swiftly
Light to dark in short moments.
Autumnal twilight

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Sleepy Snuggles

Just one more cuddle?
You plead, before you sleep;
There is *always* time

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Was the face he saw his?
He no longer knew,
The bits that he recognised
Seemed very few,
Between angry raised spots
And through tufts of a beard
There were glimpses of him,
Though he felt and he feared
He was no more the same person,
He’d changed as he aged
And his mind and his body
Weren’t on the same page
Could this face of a man
Be the face that belonged?
He thought of his childhood
And for those days longed.

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To Stop or To Go On

To stop
Or to go on?
A question
I often

Find myself
At crossroads often.
Standing, staring
Into the road
Beyond me

It’s hard.
What’s ahead
Is uncertain

What’s past
Has streetlamps
Sputtering, failing;
Also dark. And cold.
But dark, cold
And known..

To stop?
Or to go on?
A Question
I often

[A question about life but on this, my 3rd anniversary of writing a poem a day, it’s also a question about poetry writing… The two, perhaps, go hand in hand]

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Rest Well Mindy x 

Another baby
Gone too soon; you were so loved
And always will be.

[less than a week after losing Bella, our darling 12-year-old Mindy passed away today]

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Wedding Day Sonnet

They seemed a perfect pairing from the start,
Two minds alike (both quirky, slightly strange..)
It wasn’t long before he stole her heart,
Or she stole his – regardless, soon life changed.

No longer did they talk of ‘I’ but ‘we’
And single-life felt like the distant past.
They shared their ups, their downs, their grief, their glee,
The list of special moments shared grew vast.

Before too long came time to say ‘I do’
And share their love with family and friends,
Who shed a tear at whispered ‘I love you’s,
And witnessed love – the type that never ends.

With love our friends, on this, your wedding day.
May love and laughter always pave your way.

[For Naomi & Neil who’ll tie the knot this Saturday]

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