Monthly Archives: September 2015

Setting Sun

There is no balm more soothing Than the sunset from a hill, Life calms and feels better As the sun sets and life’s still. The birds all pause their tweeting And the squirrels pause a while; Even on the darkest … Continue reading

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Writing Through Panic

When I write My heart beats much more slowly, The sweat and the panic subside, My breathing slows down, I’m less frantic And feel less like I’m dying inside. I’m okay If I carry on writing; If I stop, Into … Continue reading

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Fistful of Words

If you must hurt me, use your hands They hurt less than your words. The bruises that are left by fists Will heal, but once heard The venom that you say to me Will pulse throughout my veins; The ugly … Continue reading

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First Day Back at School

A year has gone by Since your first day at school You returned a year wiser today. As you started year one, I looked back on twelve months When you’ve grown in remarkable ways. Yes you’ve got taller, Your hair … Continue reading

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The Lost Summer

They lost the summer that year In a flurry of rain clouds And theme parks And good times And bad times And friends pitching in And mum pitching out And making memories And breaking memories Of understanding, And misunderstanding And … Continue reading

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Shiny Shoes

Shiny shoes Stiff and polished Ready for a new term. The excitement is palpable. Crisp shirts And new skirts Sit waiting for their cue. Small minds await feeding, And friendships are ripe For rekindling. Shoes will lose their shine, As … Continue reading

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So Tired

She was the kind of tired Only a five year old knows, Where you’re tired from your ears, To the tips of your toes. She was so tired That her eyes kept fluttering shut In mid-sentence; The sentence was ‘Bedtime? … Continue reading

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Pond Weed

He fell into the murky pool Weed tangled round his feet And pulled him down Until he drowned His sacrifice complete. A sacrifice he had to make Because inside his head Were half a dozen voices Who were vicious and … Continue reading

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Safe Travels

Breathing deeply She took The final steps To safety, Steps away From temptation And harm. She let comforting arms Engulf her, And soothing words Fill her mind, Muffling those Of her would be destroyer. Today She journeyed safe.

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Story Time

Your face is a study at story time As I read from your favourite book You listen intently and focus On stories of witches and crooks. I do all the voices, Pause in the right places, Create drama And lots … Continue reading

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