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 · 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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love · Love 2020

Our story

I am going to write a story

And you’ll fall in love with me

You will be cradled in my arms

And we will be happy

We cannot know what life brings

Or control each suprise

If I already knew the ending

I would still look into your eyes

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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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Life · love · Love 2020 · New work

First impressions

Why when I cry does it never end

As I look at our first selfie

It has been merely days

But my chest tightens so much

When you touch my face

Just a moments embrace

Could satisfy me for an eternity

If we could stay forever

In each others arms

Why do you have to leave

Just an hour is too long

Like a needing puppy

I can only hope to cling on

I have only your scarf

With your sweet scent

To remind me of our precious time

Until the next time

I can breathe your air

My tears I cry for you

My proof of a joyful longing

To hold you once more

And this time

To not let go
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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

family · Life · love

Unjust


A cold wet morning

Masked whispering

As I study the clouds

Rain tickles my face

As I take in the emotions

The bells begin to echo

And slowly they approach

Followed by loved ones

Emotions overpowering

Tears weeping

As brothers work together

Friends with reddened eyes

Children in silence

So brave, quietly crying

What must they be feeling?

So young to have lost

So unfair

So unjust