Author Archives: PookyH

He’s fine

A big day of small moments; Pausing in a corridor to ask ‘How are you?’ The surprise of an honest, Heartbreaking, Response made her pause Before asking again. A new man. In a stairwell Who shared also his truth. A … Continue reading

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Overheard

The sounds of the lives of others Drifted uneasily Into her not quite quiet room. Resting and restless She heard of births, marriages and a lobster, Not quite cooked.

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Estranged

Her day was filled with love Two hands in hers. Those hands she’d nurtured Every day for years. And yet, This day, This happy day Was hard; A day so full of smiles And some tears; Because she was a … Continue reading

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Tulips and Daffodils

Tulips bother me. They remind me of those girls at school Slim and tall Pretty and cool The girl we wanted all to be. Not me. I’m older now, But still… Ashamed to be A daffodil.

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Frosty Morning

Leaves dressed like princesses Paved the winding path Of her morning walk And her wandering mind. The intricate jewellery Worn by Mother Nature Made her cold heart warm And her warm hands cold.

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Run to Live to Run

She ran because to stand still was to die. He didn’t understand why this was so; But he was not the one whose head said go. She couldn’t stop her run to question why. But could she answer, even if … Continue reading

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Petals

Delicate petals Catching light amongst darkness. Grey skies overhead.

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