Night Terrors

Tea, cuddles and poetry. The antidote to night terrors I hope…

Posted in Anxiety, Mental Health, poem, poetry, dream, Trauma / PTSD | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

I hold her tight

I hold her tight
This girl of mine,
For fear that she might fall;
For fear that with a looser grip
She’d not be here at all.
I kiss her boo boos,
Wipe her tears,
Shoulder worries,
Combat fears,
I hold her hand
And mop her brow,
I comfort, love
And show her how.
I hold her tight,
This girl of mine,
Until one day I see;
My grip has changed,
I don’t hold her,
My daughter now holds me.

[For Ellie, with love, as she turns seven and for all mothers and daughters everywhere on international woman’s day]

Posted in Family, Love, Messages for my Children, Parent-Child, Parenting, Poems about Children, Relationships | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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, as snails do; life goes on.
So he mustered all his strength and he prayed,
And he slithered til his energies were gone.

When he woke, he was tired, bright sun shone;
And his friends, they had gathered by his side
They all thought that their grey-tired-friend was gone,
So they cheered as he opened up his eyes.

They shared his load between the many friends;
This is where his story starts, not ends.

Posted in Ageing, Animals & Nature, depression, Friendship, Life Lessons, Mental Health, Relationships | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Ankles Grabbed

Ankles grabbed
I’m drowning
As I sink into the dirt

Ankles grabbed
I struggle
But the struggle makes it hurt

Ankles grabbed
I breathe my last
And settle in the mud

Ankles grabbed
I nestle
Wrapped in sinew, dirt and blood

Ankles grabbed
By my own hands
I wrestle my own grip

Until I grab
Too hard too long
And from this world I slip

Posted in anorexia, depression, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, suicide | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Autumn Leaves

By Lyra (6) please leave her some feedback if you have a moment. She worked hard on this. 

Posted in Animals & Nature, Children's Poems, Poems by Lyra, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Autumn evening

Evening falls swiftly
Light to dark in short moments.
Autumnal twilight

Posted in Animals & Nature, Haiku | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Sleepy Snuggles

Just one more cuddle?
You plead, before you sleep;
There is *always* time

Posted in Daily Life, Family, Haiku, Love, Messages for my Children, Parent-Child, Parenting, Poems about Children, Relationships | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment