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Happy Birthday Mum

Today is Mum’s 85th birthday but she is not here to see it. She didn’t see her 70th having died in January 1978. Mum with her Granddad 1933 Mum and Dad as I remember them

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A joy forever

So such sickness amongst those I know So many tales of death Last night I heard that a friend had a stroke This morning I visit Not knowing what to expect. Imagine my joy As she opens the door herself … Continue reading

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As the thaw sets in…

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Time heals

But does it? It’s a well worn saying and it is true that many things fade with time and that healing often takes time to be manifest. But I’m not convinced that time has any healing properties of its own. … Continue reading

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Autumn leaves

Rain’s relented Leaves had dried And rustled underfoot But with no sun Were drab and brown No joy of autumn gold. Later on the sun came out Colours were restored Those selfsame leaves now spoke of life Fulfillment, life well … Continue reading

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Autumn leaf

I sit on a bench Slight movement in the tree at my side A leaf has come loose And floats gently down. It has never been free before Never before touched ground Yet its life is over. How does it … Continue reading

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Raindrop

A raindrop Separate Complete Discrete from its environment. Surface tension Holds it apart Isolated Alone. Earthly life Wrapped about And held by fear Discrete from its environment Enthralled by death Held apart Isolated Alone. What keeps a raindrop discrete from … Continue reading

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Remembering

We can only remember things that we once knew. I’ve been to a couple of funerals lately of people that I thought I knew reasonably well and listening to the eulogies I’ve started to wonder if I ever really knew … Continue reading

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