Category Archives: Life Lessons

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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On Hiding 

You can only fall so far Fall so far before you hit Before you hit the ground The ground rides up to meet you. You can only run so far Run so far before the past Before the past runs … Continue reading

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Lyrics for a song

Lyrics for a song You were the only one who knew the meaning of the words I left unsaid. The words that buzzed and burned and battled always raging in my head They were always there unspoken And you read … Continue reading

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The Stranger

On the edges looking in On a life that had been hers, But she’d divvied out to others Whilst she wept. She delegated well To those up to the challenge, And her life continued on Whilst she slept. Now a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Trauma – a sonnet

Would I undo the things that you have done, And if I did would that mean I had won? I am not sure, though now I feel such pain, I can see brighter days beyond this strain. Those brighter days … Continue reading

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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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Scars

I will not hide my scars away The way you think I should. Each scar will always tell the story Of a day I could.. A day I thought I couldn’t bear To take another breath; When life felt so … Continue reading

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