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Amoeba – a poem of regret

Like an amoeba that breaks its skin and spews itself along to move its microscopic bulk Here I sit, empty, in desperate need to redefine my boundaries to heal the jagged breach Through which I have flowed out of control … Continue reading

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Sipping: a poem about a choice

Sipping You are a vibrant soul and answer my soul’s calling as water answers thirst. I sip you, frightened to indulge my yearning throat for you are poison – Sweet, sweet honey poison too! This benediction on my deepest life, … Continue reading

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Limbo Days – a poem of grief

When I read the moving poem by @debbierea on her web site, “On the Death of my Father”, I was reminded of this poem I wrote after the death of my mother many years ago. I do urge you to … Continue reading

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Judas: a hand that never reached

The childhood years of Jesus are illuminated on only a couple of occasions, quick flashes of a torch in a dark, intriguing piece of history. I wonder about the people who would surround him in his final three years. For … Continue reading

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The Enigmatic Cat: a love-hate kind of thing.

Anyone who owns a cat knows that they are enigmatic creatures. I find that being a cat owner can stir some pretty contrary feelings in the owner too! I just came across two poems, reproduced below, which I wrote years … Continue reading

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“Our ones” and “Your ones” – the fragility of nationhood

When I was a child there were six or seven of us who used to play in the street and in each other’s gardens. We played tig, hide and seek, raced each other, squabbled and forgot it again in seconds. … Continue reading

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Words are thoughts with their clothes on!

A couple moved into an old house and – so far, so original – began to notice that there seemed to be something unseen dashing about their living room every now and then. This ‘thing’ had a traceable trajectory around … Continue reading

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