Reason to Stay

When sun comes against all odds

And the colours of life just pop

Or when the rain falls

It falls and falls

And you wet your lips

With piping hot tea

With warm biscuit

Savour the crumbs

Cosy and safe

In the arms of a jumper

The padding of the sofa,

Like a huge hug

Or when your face aches,

Your stomach vibrates

Because you are fighting to breathe

Through laughter -

Laughing, laughing


When one sees you

And says so


When one reaches out

And holds you

And the music that GETS YOU

And that book that made you sink

And that movie that made you think

And think…

And hunger pains,

How they can be cured

In the first bite

Of the best burst of flavour

That you might not care to eat tomorrow


That’s the trick

It is tomorrow

Tomorrow always changes

Because you always change

Go to sleep crying


Yes, you can rest

But stay,

Wake up

And sometimes

You feel


Like you never knew at all

You didn’t want to wake

Like you always knew

Things change,

That one memory

Could become one more

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Graham Sherwood

Tue 18th Feb 2020 10:43

It's pretty much all here Alexandra, all those rich feelings, impressions, experiences that identify us. I think the description of hunger is well observed, how no matter how hungry we can be, it is easily assuaged with one bite, a clever allegory perhaps? And of course the way life changes. It never stops. Well done!

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