I love a fire engulfed Country A land of drought stricken plains, Of burnt out mountain ranges And no hope of rains, I love her smoke screened horizon And lack of empathy A Country focused on ‘Terror’ This hot, dry land for me.
The elephant in the room flashed with a neon light A glaring glow, a warning of a plight. Ignored so long, in the florescent gloom, hidden in plain sight, The elephant watched quietly, all through the night. The elephant observed an awful lot of fright, The cries for help, for relief, from contractions that bite. … More The elephant in the womb
No point in planning for your birth, no point, no point at all! You’ll only be disappointed when all your plans do fall. No point in lowering your expectations, which are far too high, Better to have none at all, and to not even try. Defeated from the very first, your dignity at the door, … More birthing? meh! whatever!
She shines, she is full of hope, of wonder, of joy. Then one day she is swept away, on the promise of a boy. A fairytale romance, reality ignored, The Love of One, so adored. She thinks of them Together, a pair, a duo, a team, But things are not always as it would … More waiting for the spanner
“Don’t cry, it was only a joke.” Words spoken by a just-joshin’ bloke. “We’re just havin’ a laugh”…at your expense Say those who can’t see hurt in ‘nonsense’. Joking like this creates emotional distance As the Joker displays empathic resistance. A cheap shot, perhaps, unclever and crass, Accusing the target of being like glass … More Don’t cry, it was only a joke.
Snow flakes and searchlights on a cold dark night, A dark so deep, not a star in sight. Searchlights swaying, with a fixed stark light, Revealing only danger and plight. Snowflakes and searchlights in an ever moving maze, My mind slips into a swirling craze Nothing seems real in the searchlight blaze, Soon all blends … More Snow flakes and searchlights
A woman cheered and off she went In lycra, she rode away, Not far into her ride The Heckler Had something to say. He felt it was quite alright To sound his disapproval, He seemed to think his thoughts Needed our perusal. And so it was that others shared How The Heckler stole their power … More The heckler
Three coins for luck, ironically. Three Coins tossed for safe flight Three coins was all it took, Three coins became a plight. Superstition became suspicion A Mother-in-law obeyed, A dangerous wish And a flight that was delayed. Innocent or ignorant? A single coin would be enough Said an aviation professor For the engine to be … More Three Coins
From Fear to Celebration: I stood on a beach. Dogs galumphed and trotted, wagging tails and lolling tongues. Blissfully enjoying the freedom of an off leash frolic with their human companions. Not so long ago, this scene would have had me in a state of fear. Near panic and disbelief would have overcome me, and … More From Fear to Celebration: The Five Stages of Being
One of my earliest memories led a near 40 year journey through The Stages of Being. I would say that I am now in Stage 4. Understanding. I am here because of some very patient and caring friends. And now that I am here, with the fog of ignorance lifted, I feel expanded. And … More Five Stages of Being