Category Archives: Emotions

Crescent Smile

[in memory of Grandpa, one year on] The crescent moon smiles down at me, Although my day was sad, A year since my Grandpa passed, A year less good than bad. I hide away in bed afraid Seek refuge in … Continue reading

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To Stop or To Go On

To stop Or to go on? A question I often Ask. I Find myself At crossroads often. Standing, staring Into the road Beyond me Unsure.. It’s hard. What’s ahead Is uncertain Dark But What’s past Has streetlamps Sputtering, failing; Also … Continue reading

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Rest Well Mindy x 

Another baby Gone too soon; you were so loved And always will be. [less than a week after losing Bella, our darling 12-year-old Mindy passed away today]

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The Shoes of Others

Each step was painful In an unforgiving world; One in which he felt unable to be his true self, Preferring to inhabit an alien body And mind More to the liking of the world at large. But wearing someone else’s … Continue reading

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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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Grey Rainbow

He felt the eyes of others settle on his cheeks, Red. Tears filled and threatened to escape his eyes, Blue. He felt guilty, he felt sick, ashamed, Green, Because of things he’d said, because of things he’d seen, Black. He … Continue reading

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The Chase

The faster you run The faster I hide From the demon You you give rise to Clawing inside Of my guts Of my belly My mind And my head It’s monstrous Preposterous Why can’t you instead Just run slowly Less … 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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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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