Monthly Archives: February 2014

Big Ted

[For Tricia] Big Ted was a bear like no other. Big Ted was a bear who was brave. Big Ted was a bear with a mother, Whose smile he set out to save. Big Ted loved his mother so dearly, … Continue reading

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Judgemental

Why is my opinion less valid than yours? Do you judge my colour? My age? My gender? The clothes that I wear… Do you value my opinion less Based on the way that I tie my hair? You say you … Continue reading

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Old Age Imagined

As I watched him shuffle, With an old man’s walk, And I heard him mutter, With an old man’s talk, I found myself thinking, I just couldn’t bear, To live to be older, With thin greying hair, And with legs … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Pet for a Girl When She’s Four?

Life was exciting for a girl named Ellie, She was planning a party with cake cards and jelly, In a very short time she was going to be four, She was excited about not being three anymore. The party aside … Continue reading

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My Perfect Valentine

Before we met, I didn’t know, How special life could be, When you found the one, With whom, You were supposed to be. But with you here, I feel whole, And as our lives entwine, I love you more With … Continue reading

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Three Loves

My darling girls, I love you so, I hope you know that’s true, It’s only now, I feel complete, Now, that I’ve got you. My life before, Was fun and free, With time to stop and rest,

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Imaginary Friend or Foe?

You’ve got these friends, That we can’t see, Is that normal When you’re three? I only ask, Because, you see, If you weren’t three, I’m sure that we Would worry For your mental health, And take you off With measured … Continue reading

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Hidden Scars

When did it become so hard, To tell the truth, And show our scars? When did we decide that we, Must hide our hurt, Our pain, And flee, To distant lands, Within our heads, Emotions hidden, Dulled and dead, Never … Continue reading

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Bedtime is Hard When You are Three

Bedtime is hard when you are three, There are so many things to see, So many crazy things to do, Each day has time for just a few. Then bed time comes around too fast, And time for fun today … Continue reading

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Sunday Night

Exhaustion… Because every last drop of fun was Squeezed out of the day. Tantrum… Because you’ve no more Energy to play. Whining… Because you cannot have Your own way. Chilled Rosé… Because sometimes it’s The only way.

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