“Her timing was impeccable,” Amanda said,
When she told me that her mum was dead.
I mumbled words of weak condolence
As she shed some silent, angry tears.
Yet her grief seemed somehow heightened
By the frustration felt by those of us
Still lumbered with this mortal coil.
“Why did it have to happen NOW?
In the middle of this Easter rush!”
Let’s not beat about th...
Wednesday 20th April 2022 4:13 pm
Tears, miniature universes
Prisms to human experience
Melodies, songs, and verses
Played out through the eyes
Osmosis of emotion
Tears in motion
Written on the face
With pure devotion
For a sense of place
Thanks for the invite, John Botterill. I tried my best! 😂
Tuesday 19th April 2022 10:33 pm
I could see her on the first-floor landing
As I drove off from the car park below,
Her hand was raised, waving gladly.
She was peering, blindly, towards me,
With eyes which had ceased being able to see.
A mother’s smile was on her face
Epitomising all her love and grace.
I stopped the car to dab my eyes,
She would never see the tears I cried,
When I spotted my mothe...
Tuesday 19th April 2022 10:11 am
Tears of trepidation along
the tracks of expectation,
because a presentiment said
it can't possibly work, this
attempt at a paradigm shift
out of moroseness into the dream
of hope's wiles, for the future
treasures your trials, and
plans to set them free just when
you've told despondency to flee!
Tuesday 19th April 2022 1:25 am
Tears come too frequently with age.
The old accentuate despair
And store up their disappointments,
Accepting, with its bitter taste,
The enormity of failure.
They learn to love the shorter days
And seek comfort in the darkness.
They hanker for secure times,
Now just beyond their memory,
When tears they wept were pure joy.
Sunday 17th April 2022 5:39 pm
Two separate, lonely tears descend your cheeks,
Through the moody darkness beneath your eyes,
Precious pearls which leave no streaks.
Are you crying for all those refugees?
The brutality heaped upon our fellow Man.
Or is your sadness so much closer to home?
I will solve your sorrow if I can.
I will roll those tears back, ascending your face,
Retracing their path to your bea...
Saturday 16th April 2022 7:46 pm
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