It takes an enormous amount of courage to change the status quo. To step out of one kind of life into another, leaving behind not just the hard and difficult, but the beautiful and fun and happy. It’s easy to run from a burning building; far harder to leave a garden than once was your […]
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My Dad recently moved into a local care home, after my Mom passed away earlier this year. It hasn’t been an easy year for any of us. Perhaps least of all for him. Oh it’s a good place and he is well looked after. I get to see him most days, it’s close to where […]
Those two pink lines They appeared together instantly No need to wait The recommended 1 minute There they were There YOU were A shock. Unexpected. Unplanned. But oh, so wanted In that instant, all I wanted. Yet even then I knew You would not stay Could not stay You were here – but But. Just […]
Too long, my child Have those rice-paper hands Lain lost in your lap; One holding Isolation. The other, Dread. Too long, my child Has the soul of you Been a weightless weight on this earth. How I wish I could live To witness the miracle Of your magical, Phoenix-like rising, Your bright beauty Burning on […]
This weekend is Fathers’ Day. My dad is currently in the UK but usually he lives right next door, with my mom. He won’t be here this Fathers’ Day and I don’t know if he’ll be around for next year’s either. But I do know he doesn’t remember last year’s Fathers’ Day and chances are […]
I was published…
I’ve recently realised something – I am not enjoying the process of growing older.
A not so fond farewell…
Wish you were here.
Life happens and we can never begin to predict this kind of thing.