Monthly Archives: July 2015

Please Eat

The thing is That I can’t. You think I should. You think I can. But I can’t. I don’t know if I want to… You use logic to persuade me Alluding to futures that I can’t imagine, That I’m scared … Continue reading

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Frozen out

She felt lonely, And alone, Even when the room was full. No one wanted to utter her name For fear of falling foul Of The Bully. The Bully had picked her, Singled her out As the victim. She was special … Continue reading

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Dear Grandpa

You think you are a nuisance, And you don’t see why we care, I wish that you could understand Life’s better with you there. So when we offer friendship, And a place to sleep at night, We don’t do it … Continue reading

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Calmer Waters

Ever increasing circles, The ripples on a pond, The calming hands of many, All joined by a bond. The ocean feels calmer, The waves start to subside, Until at last it’s far too late To run away and hide. But … Continue reading

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The thing is That I didn’t know I needed you Until The moment When I buckled And you helped me Up the hill. It wasn’t easy With you there… Impossible alone; So thank you, When I needed you, You made … Continue reading

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Night Fall

As dark closes in The birds calls quieten; The night comes alive

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Intrusive Thoughts [sonnet]

The ebb and flow of thoughts became too much. His mind was never empty for a day, He wondered would this always be the way? Would he forever fear the things he touched? He didn’t know but hoped that things … Continue reading

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Because I could tell That you meant what you said, I stayed where I sat and I listened. Your eyes were sincere, And your heart on your sleeve, I could tell that you cared, So I listened. I didn’t believe … Continue reading

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Feline Therapy

Curled on her lap Was a bundle of love, It purred And it sighed And it cuddled. She stroked it for hours, Then stroked it some more Because stroking cats Made her less muddled.

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Kintsugi (Beauty in Broken)

There is beauty in the broken, There is hope where there’s repair. Cracks and dark spots bring to life A work that once was bare. Craftsman’s hands produce a piece That’s perfect, but it’s plain And in our use we … Continue reading

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