Tag Archives: kindness

You Made Me Proud Today

You made me proud today, In a thousand different ways. The way you dressed yourself, And brushed your hair, Ate your breakfast nicely, And tidied away your plate. The way you worked so hard, To colour only within the lines. … Continue reading

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Harm and Hope

Everything felt too much, He needed it to stop. Huddled in the bathroom, Locked away and shaking, He had a choice to make. He had a razor blade in one hand, A picture of his brother in the other. He … 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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And then there was you (my 200th daily poem!)

Today’s poem, my 200th, is written to my husband about why he makes me want to live. It is inspired by my first poem, written in memory of my husband’s grandfather shortly after he died. There was a time, when … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Had Snails Where He Should Have Had Toes

[This is a follow up to ‘A Dragon Named Paul’ and explains the back-story of one of the characters] This is the tale of a boy named Dale, Who’s a perfectly normal boy-cum-snail, He has dark blonde hair and a … Continue reading

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Kind Words are Not Always Heard

Sometimes there is no subtext, We just say what we mean, But if we say it nicely, Then the listener’s not too keen. Thinking we don’t mean it. Thinking that we lie. Thinking that nice words we say Are insults … Continue reading

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Birthday Blessings

Thanks for all the gifts, And all the cards, And all the cheer. I’m far away but Your kind thoughts All made it over here. The words you wrote And sent to me, Have made me feel so blessed, And … Continue reading

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