Monthly Archives: October 2013

Poem 31 – Nurture

I came with no great expectations A hope there might be some interest in what I write And so it began A tentative story A beginning A like here, a like there Soon followers, Soon I was following. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Poem 30

Art work © Anja Partin. There’s so much going on in Your agile mind I watch in fascination, Your thought process astounds me. In awe I read your words Of where and of why, Of laughter, of pain. Mother, teacher, … Continue reading

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Poem 29

Art Work © Lucas Grogan October 2013 My son Lucas stayed with me on the weekend and I asked him to do a drawing for the poem below. I have been watching you, Lying about gazing at the television What … Continue reading

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Līgo Haibun Challenge – Word Prompt – Treasure

My chosen word is Treasure I am looking now and entranced in the beauty before me. Never have I seen such magnificence. Each jewel has been so polished,  the suns rays are reflected from a thousand different faces. We are … Continue reading

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Prompt 26 – What Can Change The Nature Of a Man?

We are all born equals. Equal in that at birth the endless possibilities are there before us. Forget social or political considerations, man is essential born, given breath and at that moment most would like to think we are equal. … Continue reading

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Poem 28

a birthday unlike all others no pressure no fear a celebration, of age of accomplishment, with friends, family. children who show their love constantly never failing to astound me their generosity their love overflows my heart I realise I am … Continue reading

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Trifecta – What Scares You.

What Scares You Unplaceable creaks in the night Unfathomable sounds You hear as you lay down to sleep. What causes it? Where is it? Will it get me? Of course not silly. Why?

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‘When I get older losing my hair Many years from now, Will you still be sending me A valentine, Birthday greeting       Bottle of wine.’  When I’m 64 – The Beatles 18/10/2013 A milestone when reached is an important part of … Continue reading

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Poem 27

from across the seas, you sent me precious gifts. once again wrapped with hands of love and compassion. a small black stone from the Baltic Sea ancient runes inscribed giving me strength and fortitude.

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Change – Cubby’s Challenging Triolet

Change Change can be a tricky customer It creeps up, takes you by surprise, Though you know it’s inevitable. Change can be a tricky customer To any unsuspecting new comer Who ventures and fails to surmise Change can be a … Continue reading

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