Category Archives: Ageing

The Day [Sonnet]

Translucent tears told tales opaque and old, Of lives half-lived, half hidden – always scared. The scars of stories, harsh and aged and cold Ran deep beneath the skin of souls, lives shared. To run was something each one could … Continue reading

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The Too Tired Snail

The snail struggled under heavy load; Each worry he would carry, and they weighed. Mounting worries weighed him down, so he slowed; He worried he would not get far today. The added worry left him feeling grey, But he knew, … Continue reading

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Was the face he saw his? He no longer knew, The bits that he recognised Seemed very few, Between angry raised spots And through tufts of a beard There were glimpses of him, Though he felt and he feared He … Continue reading

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Old Hat

This hat was old now. You could tell by the creases From repeatedly being forced on a too-large head. This hat had lived life. You could tell By the stains in the ragged sweat band. Where this hat had not … Continue reading

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Welcome Home Phillip! 

Happily you’re home It welcomes you, and you it. Smiles for everyone!

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Long Distance Hugs [Haiku]

Folded in your arms I feel safe and warm and loved. The journey: worth it! — I drove 162 miles for a cuddle with close friends who have even more memories of my grandpa than me. 

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Single Malt Smile

A gentleman still, Who will not take his whisky Through a straw; But in a crystal glass. Cheers! You whisper, Oblivious to the long minutes it has taken To raise your glass. Cheers. I say, Happy-Sad at the sight Of … Continue reading

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