Sadness visits from time to time
Mother nature’s bells do chime.
A broken heart and troubled mind
Memories are all that’s left behind.
Sometimes when the curtains close
Mourning fills, darkness enclose
Too much time to sit and ponder
Wringing hands, tear asunder.
Look around, feel the love
Friends are looking from above
Keeping them close within our hearts
Always caring, the healing starts.
Piglets suckling on the sow
Aunty milking at the cow
Cockerel crowing in the barn
Uncle spinning us a yarn.
Lifting water from the well
Sunday morning churchyard bell
Golden corn and tilling fields
By the pleasant pasture yields.
On the bog, drink cold tea
A place you always want to be
Scent the beauty in the air
Freedom captured now so rare.
Just a memory now alas
Different era, different class
Softly spoken soothing words
Too busy now to hear the birds.
Somewhere a coffin will be held high
People cheer for the death of a patriot
Corrupted by the angry and misguided
No thought for the innocent.
Atrocities in the name of religion
Can in no way be forgiven
But let’s not isolate our friends
For that can never make amends.
For those involved let’s shed a tear
Live our lives in love not fear
Let peace be our resolution
Love become the revolution.
I wake. The night is young
Traffic in the distance hum
Darkness but a shaft of light
Sudden sound, birds takes flight.
Calmness lies within my soul
Clear my mind. Take control.
Breathe slowly, cleanse the skin
Of Demons that lie deep within.
We all of us from time to time
Worry. Worry, It’s not a crime.
Open up, shed some tears
Do not bottle up your fears.
Life is like a bumpy road
Sometimes you carry that heavy load
Just remember however hard it gets
Life’s too short to have regrets.
At times it takes you unawares
That certain scent you used to share.
Embrace the moment, whisper the name
Admit to your loss, there is no shame.
Life moves on, we find new love
Who understand what we’re made of.
Don’t try to hide your broken heart
For in your life they play a part.
Rejoice the fact that you once found
Someone to cherish, be around.
Look down they will and see you smile
And know their mission was worthwhile.