Wednesday, 4 April 2018


blessed soul,
you cannot go,
in memories you cannot be gone,
you must live,
you must hold on,
your presence in my heart is strong,
don't separate us,
don't let us part,
I was praying this was just the start,
we need your spirit,
we need your soul,
to keep us all complete and whole,

Soft shore

As the waves roll on the shore,
I gently remember, gently forget,
salt in the air, salt in my hair,
sand between my toes,
a gentle breeze blows,
the sun gently warming,
a peace of mind reforming,
the freshness of the sea,
the tide creeps in to meet me,
a welcome arrival,
work and survival,
fun by the sea,
in your loving company,
you teach care in every decision,
my heart beat,
my precision,
your vision,
the lapping of waves,
the souls you save,
the moments you give,
a life to live,
the ebb and flow,
as you come and go,
sanctity, the one for me,

Saturday, 31 March 2018


Her ancestors they knew,
the currencies of mankind,
the value of space, freedom,
liquidity, movement and choice,
love and safety,
it couldn’t be taught,
trying and failing,
the cost alienating,
overcompensating, misplacing,
feel what you see,
shape with your arms a future,
finish a little before last,
computer generation,
throws of information,
sensation and elation,
little known complication,
surprising dedication,

Monday, 19 March 2018


Roots pushed firmly in by your boot,
painful history sunk in black earth,
rescued from regret,
planted in fertile ground,
nourished and nurtured,
with love as a surround,
everything thanks to your commute,
apologies and despair,
water, love and care,
never put to bed,
the path once made,
a debt is never paid,
only the soul each day weighed,
the tree gives fruit,
painful roots,

Sunday, 4 March 2018


A terrible turn,
an awful fright,
penniless and powerless,
in the face of great might,
like the changing of the weather,
she got herself together,
taking stock,
of memories briefly forgot,
a new found momentum,
steady hand on the rudder,
mistakes still causing a shudder,
thunder crashes,
lightening strikes,
new direction,
a declaration,
beloved nation,
powerful creation,
fight or flight,
the owl glides quietly through the night,

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Black earth roots

Her roots planted firmly within him,
the black earth,
delving into past history,
hardened by temper and frustrations,
nothing more pleasant than her elation,
patient dedication,
her branches a healthy dark green,
soaking on his nutrition,
saplings grow beneath the canopy,
only the surface many see,
below remains solidarity,
sheltering youth,
take their place,
shifting silhouettes,
slowly she retreats,
continuing to guide and nourish,

Wednesday, 21 February 2018


Clean air and water droplets,
still morning, fresh blue sky,
a sunrise warming,
the lay of the land,
soft palm of her hand,
bed hair,
loving stare,
a reason to rise,
sensitive surprise,
rugged garden of colour,
Spring awaits,
tenderness of early encounters,
endures the familiarity,