My favourite things: one more time with real emotion
Caring crusaders and daring debaters
Emmeline, Greta, Ruth
Your voices sound loud with the bold toll of truth.
Uncowed and defiant. You refused to give in.
Life-changing campaigning is a wonderful thing.
Marathon runners: hard-trained and focused
With miles in your strides
And pain hardly noticed.
Everyday heroes with strength in your limbs
Your drive and passion are wonderful things.
Regard and recognition on faces in town.
Familiarity and acceptance. Being known.
Security, history. True belonging.
The safety of home is a wonderful thing.
Poems that speak of shared emotion
Words that echo lived sensation
My own soul reflected in great writing
The comfort this brings is a wonderful thing.
When black dog strikes
When regrets cringe
When my path seems long
I try to recapture these wonderful things
And borrow their strength to go on.