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Suicide …

Taking a word for a walk inside my mind, past the cornfields of my childhood I stooped to pick a flower .. don’t linger there, walk by .. I urge myself .. poppies bloom a day and die … and … Continue reading

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In memory ….

Sunlight on a photo frame obscures your face from view. In your absence sunshine fills, as you once did, this empty space: a farewell kiss, last fleeting smile across a room; last time I spoke your name: my sister, here … Continue reading

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Fragility …

I held that small, broken, feathered life cradled in my palm. How fragile were its fluttered wings that brushed death light as air. With what sorrow did I recognise that imperceptible last breath. Songbird, you had flown into darkness unaware. … Continue reading

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On life and love … I guard my heart

I guard my heart within a moat of fears where silent swans sail on my tears. In that bleak castle of my mind they my coward counsel keep, for loving love and humankind has opened sunless dungeons deep. Immured in … Continue reading

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On being a widow …

Less than half of myself now; struggling to discover me. Grappling with the world outside the sheltered heart of ‘we’ – I have learned that walking in the dark is possible to do; and how each pain-filled journey that I … Continue reading

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On love and loss …

I felt the world revolve when I was with you; silver stars and silver moon hurtling by, turning in the slipstream of a comet’s trail streaming through a velvet sky; until the dawning of a day-break pale found me yearning … Continue reading

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Anniversary …

Didn’t my heart die on that veiled morning? No, it beats still … I feel a slow pulse of muffled music tremble in my veins. Inhale life, touch the sun, taste the monochrome moon and night .. I hear the … Continue reading

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Too late …

Too late; blood-bespattered, rejected, battered: hope seeks refuge in compassion; for a broken child lies dead in the playing field of hate amid the dirt and mud where the bitter herbs of war flourish and retaliate – woven into a … Continue reading

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Who hears ?

Who hears the shattering of breaking hearts in the cacophony of war? Only the cohorts of the dead in faceless phalanx, bearing aloft the pennants of their pain, in silent ranks. Who will restore the pinioned dove of peace to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Pendower beach …

Am I driftwood on the shores of my own life, salt-laden with tears, borne by the tides of love to this wild place? Am I the sea-wrack dredged from the deep, left on the shore-line by the strong sea-surge? Am … Continue reading

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