There’s a floor called race and a home called blood,
it can be what forms you.
It can be what clothes you, what warms you as it flows through your body,
a rich honey providing brotherhood, relation, family and love -
bonds of pride which cartwheel through your body.
I have a mystery and in my father lies the clues.
I had droplets of speciality, uniqueness, distinction, excitement...
Saturday 29th November 2014 10:59 pm
The following is a dream. In a small way I hope the ending comes true
My Mother, Sister, Brother and I check into a hotel room.
When we enter the room my Dad who passed away
almost five years ago is sitting on the bed.
We ask, "Daddy why are you here?" He says "I wanted to
see my family." We are overcome with emotion and hug
him. We are all talking at once.
Friday 21st November 2014 2:47 am
Remember last night's tea
when you brought your girlfriend,
and you brought your friend?
And the dog was excited
because he loves it when you are all here
because I am so happy
and I'm like- superwomb?
And I got food delivered
and you were all relieved
because it can be touch and go
with my cooking
and there was loads to go around
and Dad didn't ...
Wednesday 19th November 2014 3:44 pm
An apartment's chaos now firmly removed
A stillness in the air, no sense of urgency
If he could see her now, he'd surely disapprove.
A smile creeps across her beaten face
Her beauty hidden behind a lifetime of abuse
In that moment she made peace with her decision
She knew that she had nothing left to lose.
In her hand she held a picture of her daughter
Friday 8th August 2014 9:50 am
lived next door to us
here in Southwick.
Twenties flapper hat
...it was 1964.
Faded, but still glamourous.
for Debenhams of Brighton.
after primary school
I'd go round for tea.
Tinned herring roes on toast
Cheese and onion crisps
a game of snap
then home to bed.
Saturday 26th July 2014 3:11 pm
You are sunkissed hair
All seaside skin
The tomboy princess
Scraped knees, bruised shins.
A tree climbing angel
My hide and seek belle
All beauty and promise
Like an old wishing well.
Such a natural leader
As you're learning and growing
You shine like a beacon
So head strong and knowing.
Bringing joy in abundance
As I watch you develop
Wednesday 16th July 2014 11:25 am
They love you to the core
Even on days they shouldn't
They are constant
They are comfort
They see who you've always been
So perhaps you struggle to show them who you've become
You love them to the core
Even on days you shouldn't
© Candice Reineke 2013
Tuesday 1st July 2014 4:57 pm
As she looks upon the man
Her eyes give her away
And you can see the truth
Of her heart and soul
She loves him, her father
Complete love, innocence
So beautiful and magical
With eyes as bright as the moon
A smile that shines like the sun
Their bond is unbreakable
For her love knows no limits
She will forever be his daughter
Her hero he will be
Sunday 15th June 2014 8:59 pm
Wednesday's Child, I kept you
At the length of an arm
I hope I didn't cause you any harm.
Guilt ridden, I look at you now
As brave as a full grown man
But just a child, unflinching
Batting away each challenge
That comes your way.
Wednesday's Child, your spirit
Knows no bounds, full of woe?
I don't think so. No.
Full of resilience and strength
Sunday 15th June 2014 8:39 pm
You dropped like Peter Pan into the nursery,
And taught the younger children how to fly.
You left your shadow, which we burn in ceremony,
To set your spirit free into the sky.
They took you from your Highgate pram, (not Kensington)
From place to place your infant soul was tossed,
To settle here and there, a gentle gatekeeper.
Your sweet smile welcomed in the lo...
Wednesday 2nd April 2014 8:51 pm