For a moment I did hesitate.

Relax, enjoy, there will never be

This time again for you to see

Friendship, beauty that surrounds

Close your eyes, silent sounds.

Spend too much time hesitating

One split moment meditating. Can

Clear your thoughts of negativity

Will make room for some creativity.

Worrying what others think

Throws you sometimes out of sync

Too often problems you create

Pause a moment – life can wait.

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I’m waiting for you to say I love you

For years we lay down side by side

It’s ages since you became my bride

Through troubled times, wedding chimes

Hills and mountains we have climbed.

Down the years I have to say

You cared for me in every way

Supported me in times of need

From your energy I still feed.

I’ve waited years to hear you say

Not that it matters anyway

For love is shown in many ways

I see it always in your gaze.

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Kindness shaped us

Winds whipped westerly while

Bodies bobbed – barely breathing

tormented, trafficked – Tragically torn

Wandering, wounded – Wearily worn

fearful faces – fractured,freezing

Cowering, cramped – Captive courageously Calling – crying

Sinking souls – Searching solace.

Would we warmly welcome – wrap

Or object, obstruct obdurately.

Let love be our lasting legacy.

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After the storm

I’m glad my roof was overhead

As pouring rain from heaven shed

Gutters played a merry tune

While branches in an oak tree crooned.

On window panes droplets raced

Spider’s webs, glistened, laced

Sheltered under sills, secure

Awaiting their next fly to lure.

Weather’s such a fickle matter

High winds blow leaves scatter

Flooding rivers sodden ground

Thunder crashing all around.

When the wind and rain is past

Sunshine now its shadows cast

Stretching out on forest floor

Nature settles down once more.

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Open your heart let love release

I hope that life treats you kind

That in friendship you will find

A way not to discriminate

See all prejudices dissipate.

Live with love and kindness for

Someone you’ve never met before

What good can anger, hatred bring

Wasted hours, torturing .

“For what” I ask “ see humans die “

While those among us wonder why

Let us all live life in peace

Open your hearts let love release.

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Fragmented Friends

I lay awake, could not sleep

Thoughts into my mind did creep

Of childhood days we were friends

Never dreamt that it would end.

But even though we do not talk

On opposite sides of streets we walk

That lonely step a bridge too far

Too late now to heal that scar.

We have gone our separate ways

Your warmth and kindness with me stays

How quickly can relations burn

Have we reached that point of no return.

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The Artist

Art is such a personal space

Where easels take a special place

Time stands still, mind performs

Visions of violent thunderstorms.

A pallet laid out rainbow shades

Brushes rags various blades

A blank canvas stands before

Awaits the artist to adore.

But as in life it’s not easy

At first you sit there bright and breezy

It’s then that you just realize

That you’re not Da Vinci in disguise.

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Time

I must make time so much to do
Where to start not a clue
For reasons I just don’t know why
Minutes just keep flying by.

Make a coffee sip a while
Watch the clock hands on the dial
Settle to a comfort state
Alas those chores will have to wait.

Panicked now I chase around
All my plans have run aground
Take a breath relax and say
Tomorrow is just another day.

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