Category Archives: Daily Life


Ash gathered in the grill; A pile of broken dreams And memories lost. Starved of oxygen The flames withered and died, Tortured memories grew cold And she, Spared her past, Went on to grow happy and old.

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Bed Time [Haiku]

Then it was bed time. Her dreams were big, flamboyant Though her frame was small.

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Toes on Show

It was a toes on show day, You know the kind, That makes all worries melt away. People were smiling As they were filing Through town. Fulfilling mundane jobs, Buying bits and bobs And food For the cat. But the … Continue reading

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I never knew what hate was But you taught me very well, By pretending to the world you cared Whilst in private, life was hell. The thing that is most cruel of all? That you won’t let me go.. We’ve … Continue reading

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Your temper unravels, Swinging.. Fraying at the ends; Like a yarn that’s Lost its way And now lies In a mess, A jumbled heap Upon a recently swept floor. I try to understand how the yarn Unfurled. What caused the … Continue reading

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The Fruit Tree

The tree was heavy – fruit so ripe, Its branches swept the floor. The birds and squirrels ate the fruit, The tree produced some more. The people passed And helped themselves, And pickled fruit For jars on shelves, But still … Continue reading

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Small acts of kindness

Small acts of kindness Brighten the darkest days. Smiles change everything. [upon finishing my bathroom today, my builders presented it to me complete with flowers in a vase to match the tiles. As I’ve been suffering with a migraine for … Continue reading

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