depression · family · fantasy · happy · Life · Love 2020 · New work

Erica and the boy

An angel was sweet

As sweet as can be

She loved a boy

Who hid in a tree

He would hide each day

That cute little one

Hiding from dad

As there was not mum

He would cry and speak

Aloud to himself

He would arrange his comics

Up high on his shelf

A to z

With so much care

Such precision

He liked to stare

Did this mean he was different

Maybe a bit

Did it matter?

Of course not you twit

He was so special

As the angel would see

She would guide him

Keep him happy

She liked his words

Oh so kind

Reflected thoughts

Taking his time

Touching his thoughts

The angel would sing

Feeding him joy

From deep within

What is your name?

My angel, my love

Erica, I am yours

Never give up

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family · Life · love · Love 2020 · New work

Loving them behind the door

You can only truly be at peace

When you stop searching for

What already exists at home

Loving them behind the door

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Childhood · family · New work

I have never seen the snow

I have never seen the snow

Until this cold cold day

Fluttering gently

Through smeared windows

Oh so beautiful

Daddy putting on my gloves

Smiling to himself

What are you thinking?

Why do I need such a big coat?

Will it chill my hands?

He pulls down my warm pink beanie

And covers my ears

His words are muffled now

He kisses me on the bridge of my nose

Opening the door he ushers me out

Into the magical snowstorm

I am in awe

Such magic in the cool crisp air

Silence surrounding me

I look up and feel the flakes

Onto my nose

I open my mouth

I love snow

Please never stop

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Childhood · family · Life · love

Love our children

Sometimes when we have had a really bad day

Its nice to get home, see your family and play

I like colouring with her, even though I’m colour blind

It doesn’t bother her, she really does not mind

Playing video games with my son, to see his joy

It makes me happy seing him smile, oh my boy

My favourite time at the moment is at night

Reading to my daughter, wonderful books, such a delight

It is the little things that help us through our days

We all have our methods, they are all the right ways

Love them as you can, give them a great big hug

Let them know your feelings, show them your love

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Current affairs · family · Life

I just want to breathe

At the moment

I think we would like to breathe

I think we have given up

As we have to heed

We watch the news

And check the stats

How many more deaths

Staring at that fact

Vaccines now going around

The change is slow

We have to be patient

That’s how it goes

Maybe there is a chance

That soon we may be free

Not to protect ourselves

How good would that be?

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family · Life

Cousin Peter – hospital

I finally spoke with a friendly voice

That knows my cousin well

Turns out he was in hospital

Before the covid spell

But this voice doesn’t know

Anymore than me

And I’m going to have to dig

If I want to be freed

Burdened by the unknown

Only holding on to hope

Time is my only option

Call it an escape rope

My next steps that I’ll make

May provide something

And stop adding to this book

Because I’m really missing him

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family · Life

This new year

This new year we celebrate with cheer

Muffled by masks when drinking our beers

I wish you good health and hope you stay safe

We must have hope and a little faith

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family · Life · love · New work

I will find you !

We have been confined

Unable to help

Searching for you

As you have no-one else

Finally I know

You have been taken ill

But your whereabouts unknown

A very bitter pill

I know now

That it will not be too long

I will find answers

And what has been going on

You will know you have someone

That cares about you

Because in this life

We do what we have to do

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depression · family · happy · Life · New work · Success

I will not submit. Never!

I never thought that I would leave

I have always been confortable

The greater unknown never appealed

I preferred not to know

Not to venture

To search for a new life

To raise a child

Not knowing the language

Fear never really imposed

Until the final moment

As if a knife to my throat

With failure marked on the blade

Ready to pierce my skin

At any moment

With the burning fires behind my back

That would melt my skin

If I ever looked back

I would walk blindly

Into the unknown

Fear i would brush aside

I will not be burned

As I would not look back

I may bleed

As I lose my way

But I will not submit

Never

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family · Life · love · New work

My hero

You gave me my teddy

To sooth away my fears

You hugged me tight

To calm my tears

You took me to hospital

When I cut my face

You fixed my bike’s tyre

Punctured in a race

You left the light on

When I was scared of the dark

You took me to play football

How I loved the park

You consoled me

When I lost my job

You gave me money for the rent

That helped a lot

You was there for me

When I needed to talk

I remember our Sundays

On the canals, those walks

You had an accident

The first of a few

Several more came

Didn’t know what to do

You repeated yourself

All the same stories

I would listen each time

You would never bore me

You would have a stroke

And never be the same

How you reacted

Hope it would never be again

But behind the stroke

There was something else

A cancerous tumour

Eating at your health

I remember watching you

Hugging you so tight

Not wanting to let go

Seeing how you fight

All the treatments

Eating you alive

Thank god you had

Your caring wife

You had lost your weight

Your strong cuddly frame

Now just a shell of yourself

Not to be the same

Until the day they called

And you was taken in

Hospital again

It would all begin

Holding onto your hand

I would watch you sleep

Quietly beside you

I would weep

Talking to you

Wishing you would wake

Come back to us

I would take your place

As the machine starts to beep

And I watch you go

I will miss you forever

My father, my hero