Category Archives: #NaPoWriMo

The Cat and the Centipede

A cat and a centipede went for a stroll On a beautiful, bright summer’s day. Said the cat to the centipede let’s go to the pond, Follow me and I’ll show you the way. But the cat walked too fast … Continue reading

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Nanna’s Wishes

As soon as I saw her, I knew she would die, The sight of her old withered limbs made me cry, She beckoned me over, put on a brave face, She said she was ready, I thought it a lie. … Continue reading

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A Sense of Longing

I see you, And I long for you. You’re going about mundane tasks, Industrious as ever, Impervious to my stares. Longing fills my heart and soul, And feels like a baby lodged there, Kicking, Screaming, Dying to be let out. … Continue reading

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It’s not easy being friends sometimes

We’re here for you, We know you’re blue, We’ll do whatever, we can do. We understand, We’ll hold your hand, We know that on your feet, you’ll land. You’re still our friend, Your needs, we’ll tend, Depression won’t, our friendship … Continue reading

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Never Good Enough

You look at me with ill-disguised despair, Ashamed of what you see before your eyes, Undressed by your emotion I am bare. Your body shakes, you’re choked with muffled cries. I hate that I have made you feel this way, … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a pre-schooler’s Mum

Why is the sky blue? Why did that cow moo? Why is the world round? Why are moles underground? What does vulva mean? What’s that big machine? What’s Uncle Robin’s name? What’s the point of this game? Who’s that fat … Continue reading

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Marathon

I’m done with being scared, I might not be well prepared, And my feet will hurt like hell, And the rest of me will swell. And my time will not be fast, But the miles WILL plod past, And I’ll … Continue reading

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Love Abounds – Thank You!

I have a life that’s full of love, Where kindnesses abound. A life devoid of hatred, Where no anger can be found. I thank my lucky stars each day, That life can feel so good, And think about the times … Continue reading

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Alice the elderly cat

She farts and she fusses And she wees on the bed, She’s perpetually asking When she’ll next be fed. Her breath smells disgusting, She has talons for claws, Oh don’t be mistaken, We know all her flaws. Her black fur … Continue reading

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Truth or Lie?

Sometimes the truth starts just where lying ends, But other times the line is rather blurred, And we forget what’s foe and what is friend, And the sequence of events that have occurred. We tell ourselves that it is all … Continue reading

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