Whirlwind inter-connectivity

The world runs rivers To the seas The earth crossed with blue shades of arteries. Pulsing lives All intertwined All connected Nothing planned Nothing certain Constantly shifting, changing course Joining others as they make their choice. Our souls run this path also Colliding with one another in serendipity Some join and flow together for all…

Living without societal constraints

I want to live simply. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on. I want to paint because I want to, not because I’ve got something to prove. I want to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up…

Whiling away a rainy afternoon

On my first holiday for a couple years As always it rained My uncle, aunt and I Found things to do To relieve the stress and strain Of torrential downpours And unrequited Psychological pain Such as mall shopping The areas the size Of numerous sports fields And playing hand rummy While the rain spattered Chucked…

Moody skies this morning – so what?

Moody skies this morning All weekend long – Sun just peaking through Now and again. But that’s fine, that’s cool Plantlife needs watering too. And seeds need to be blown To where they will grow. So I welcome this dreary day It’s a mood of which I’m also capable. Few are immune to emotion –…

Jojo, I simply do not want to be with you…

Why did you tell me that you love me, that you always have, and only just worked it out after nigh on 3 years? Why tell me that I am “the one, and always will be”? And then you said goodbye, told me we couldn’t try. Told me it’s too hard, we’re too far apart….

If by Rudyard Kipling

One of my all time favourite poems… If If you can keep your head when all about you     Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,     But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,…

Sunrising

This morning I smiled For no other reason Than to feel the joyful muscles of my face. This morning I gave gratitude For no other reason Than to feel appreciation for this world. This morning I forgave myself yesterday’s actions For no other reason Than to feel free to move forward. This morning I listened…

Slightly drunk, totally grateful

Lying here right now Slightly intoxicated On gin and tonic I think of my life And how grateful I am. To myself first, and apologies if this seems egotistical… but thanks me, for having strength, for numbingly walking painful times and seeing me through. Thanks to my family, For molding me first,  Allowing me to…

A little meditative reading

Being alone Reading, no, chomping my way through books. These are things I did to protect myself, my sanity. I drowned in science fiction and fantasy to escape the truth. In so doing I drew strength from the characters, saw the heroes never give up. That’s survival, isn’t it? Now alone No one to escape…

Needles to a past not forgotten

The needles scratched the surface of my skin, the points painlessly being driven in. The well of emotions into which they tapped, made for an interesting and colourful landscape, as memories were cracked wide open. The sea, the waves lapping, the heady scent of suntan lotion; the heat on burning feet when running across the…