Monthly Archives: April 2016

Observer

The cat sat, Watching, The world pass by; She watched as people Laughed And cried. She watched And twitched her tail In time, With the busy People Pantomime. Some stopped And said hello To her Or stroked her Ginger, Silky … Continue reading

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Poorly Baby [haiku]

Your hurting hurts me; I wish I could take your pain. Get well soon baby.

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Unseeing (sonnet)

If you could see the way that you are loved, And feel that love, if only for a day, You’d see that in our eyes you are enough, And start to see yourself a different way. You beat yourself with … Continue reading

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Big, but still our Baby

Your head Cradled in my hand, Your toes Just reaching the crook of my elbow, Tiny, wrinkled and perfect. Those newborn moments Seem no time at all ago, Yet today you stand tall, Your head full of hopes, Dreams and … Continue reading

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Listen for Love

If you listen hard, On a clear and quiet day, You can hear the sound of love Echo on the breeze. It is not a loud sound, Nor a sudden one; It is calm, Quiet, And constant. A low hum … Continue reading

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Spring Rain

Big rain, loud laughter As wellingtons squelch and squerch. Small people, big smiles.   

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Makeup Mask

An artist, She painted her worries away, Concealing her blemishes Starting her day With a canvas, Not blank But which said ‘I’m okay’ As she steeled herself For a new ‘okay’ day. She flicked on mascara, She smoothed on pink … Continue reading

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Life Partners

Together they walked, Hand in hand, Steps in time, Grey-haired and frail, With memories sublime. Memories of times when Their knees were less weak, When mellifluous words flowed When they chose to speak, When life was a joy Full of … Continue reading

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Morning

The sky is on fire And the birds share morning news. The joy of morning.   

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Words Said, Words Heard

The words you say to me Take on a significance Beyond what you intend. For me your words grow, They twist and distort, I make bad out of good, And hate out of love. You say small things, Forgotten almost … Continue reading

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