Photo by Anandu Vinod on Unsplash It's been like this Since the old year left.Heaven seems in endless tearsAs though bereft Of any notionOf day Or inkling of night.The rain just cometh and comethTo my left And to my right. Why has this new yearBrought down so much Precipitation?It makes me rethinkMy once hopefulAnticipation. That … Continue reading Let the rain bring forth a new song!
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It began with showersIs what 2021 didSoaking the landWith each soothing drip A great way I thoughtTo begin againStarting over's tough Having gone through so much pain A message for usFrom heaven aboveTo stay calm and coolNo matter the turf Life can begin anew It already has"Welcome to 2021"Now say … Continue reading The First Morning of 2021
In his book "Lonely On the Mountain", novelist Louis L'Amour had this to say: "There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." I find that to be very true, especially in this history-making year of 2020. Who doesn't want to believe the worst will well and truly … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #4 of 4 – Let’s not release the “Pause” button just yet.
Auld Lang...sigh? Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Once more we bidA fond farewellAs this tidal year recedesAnd another swells Oh wait, not "fond"Surely not that!2020 was horridNo! Hurry, let's getOutta this year Into 2021After what we just hadDon’t we deserve some fun? A new year when maybeWe can rip off our masksOne where maybeMore can … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #8
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko on Pexels.com Picture it. Two men emerge from a delivery van parked at the bottom of an apartment block. They start to unload parcels in all shapes and sizes, placing them in an orderly fashion on the pavement. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason where each parcel is … Continue reading My Conflicted Christmas 2020 Musings #2 of 2
My Christmas Wish Photo by Vinícius Vieira ft on Pexels.com There can be no shadowUnless there's first a lightBright days will always followEven after the darkest night When Jesus came as a babyHe wasn't welcomed with delightWhen Jesus came as a babyIt was darkIt was blackThere was fright But came He didTo give our world … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #7
A small speck in the universe Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Being part of something bigger is what everyone's experienced at least once in our lives, whether we recognise it then or not. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it's part of every human's DNA that we aspire towards being … Continue reading Connecting Caregivers – finally meeting a very special & overdue need
Photo by Giftpundits.com on Pexels.com In the twinkling of an eye, Christmas is here again! Another year to celebrate Christ's birth, but also another year of confusion and conflicting feelings for me. And perhaps, in this Covid/Climate/Campaign year, for many of us too. But for me, none of those events brought on these unsettled emotions … Continue reading My Conflicted Christmas 2020 Musings #1 of 2
Black Beauty Photo by Nika Akin on Pexels.com I thought you were a keeperBut you were a mere keepsakeOf what once was I thought you a friend for lifeUntil I awoke one dayAnd realised You were never goingTo be mineTo have and to hold So in the end IHad to let you goThough you already … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #6
My dear boys You may be wondering if I had forgotten this Toxic People series, since my last email to you was so long ago. I apologise. The truth is I hadn't expected this to be the most difficult to write, until I sat down and started to. It was like opening Pandora's Box - … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #8 The Needy Victims