Childhood · depression · New work

Be strong

Remembering when

We used to be small

When we used to laugh

A joy to be born

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When parents could be nice

We weren’t beaten and bruised

Just relying on innocence

Not knowing the word abused

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But a few of us unlucky

To be where we were

Silence and quivering

Not daring to stir

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Not to get up early

Or to make a noise

Mustn’t disturb them

Cannot have a voice

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The beatings taken

Black and blue

Bones cracked

Shattered through

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Shy children

Not daring to talk

Too scared at school

It showed in the walk

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Where would we go?

If we could ever run

What would happen to us?

If we returned home

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We can always talk

Escape can be made

Talk to someone, anyone

You can get away

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You can always talk to someone. The scariest part is leaving. There are always people that can help.

Be strong

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1. Rhyming poetry to change your day

Fight to survive

The stench of them, escapees, days it has been

In the boat, it’s horrific scenes

Piss, sweat, blood and tears

Silence wearily breeding fear

Little water, no food left

Weak pushed overboard, laid to rest

They’ve paid their money to board the boat

It’s a wonder it has stayed afloat

Coming up to land, they see it there

They start to overcome their despair

“Out of the boat” someone cries

Pushed into the water by the other guys

Winded, swallowing water now

You are submerged, pushed down, and how

You try to fight with others around you

All of you battling to breathe too

You hear shouting, just muffled sounds

You feel other people’s bodies all around

You come to the surface and catch your breath

It seems like you have passed the test

You look around in the water near you

Drowned bodies in a sea of death stew

This is the freedom you have seeked

Only for the strong, not the weak

You swim for the shore, as hard as you can

What will you do? What will be your plan?

It’s still so far, so far away

Will you reach it? Get there today?

You push and push, more and more

You start to touch the sea floor

Exhausted, emotional, you reach the land

You feel the ground, the wet sand

You start to cry, you’re an emotional mess

To survive all that, you must have been blessed

Poem taking directly from my book “Rhyming poetry to change your day” I hope yours is good, come what may.

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1. Rhyming poetry to change your day · Uncategorized

Reconciliation

Live your life, live it full

One chance only to play the ball

It’s too short to hold a grudge

Getting you down, had enough?

Be the bigger person, don’t be small

Take courage my friend and stand tall

Family feuds we know they go on

It eats you up, you need to move on

Reconcile with them, pick up the phone

Do you want to die feeling alone?

If you could change one thing what would it be?

If it was me, build my bridges, set myself free

Your mother, your father you only get one

Stop blocking yourself on why it came undone

Surely sometimes you may have to swallow pride

It’s too late if something happens and that person dies

If you say it, what you want to say today

Get it off your chest, put it into play

Then you’ve accomplished something, an enormous step

You can be proud of yourself, now you can make the next

Poem taking directly from my book “Rhyming poetry to change your day” I hope yours is good, come what may.

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Life

I used to have a shirt

I used to have a shirt

When I was 23

I looked good in it

Cut magnificently

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I loved the colour of it

Blue matching my eyes

I remember looking in the mirror

Doing up my tie

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It stayed in the wardrobe

For a good 9 years

I ate a lot of junk food

And drank quite a few beers

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I went to put it on

To turn the years back

Unfortunately for me now

I’ve become a little fat

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Searching for you is a collection of poetry about love, heartbreak and happiness. A raw journey looking at our search in life to find ourselves and that special someone.

depression · Life

If it makes you happy

If it makes you happy

But you just wanna cry

You don’t understand it

And you keep asking why

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Don’t stop fighting

You can get through this

You are strong now

Come on, one last wish

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Searching for you is a collection of poetry about love, heartbreak and happiness. A raw journey looking at our search in life to find ourselves and that special someone.

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Childhood · depression · Life

This is my life

I am cold

Nights on the street

Found somewhere to hide

Got nothing to eat

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Don’t want to see anyone

Don’t want to be found

Sick of life at home

Felt so bound

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My tummy rumbling

No money left

Got to eat something

Then I can rest

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I leave my armchair

In a stone outhouse

To forage for food

Just like a mouse

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To the corner shop

To browse the shelves

Beans and spaghetti

I help myself

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Under my coat

I dart for the door

They try to stop me

I push them to the floor

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I run back home

Shaken and scared

15 years old

My life laid bare

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I open the can

With a rock and a knife

I eat my dinner

This is my life

.

Searching for you is a collection of poetry about love, heartbreak and happiness. A raw journey looking at our search in life to find ourselves and that special someone.

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family · fantasy · happy · Life · love

My daughter’s dream

My little girl

4 years is she

Wants to be an astronaught

Would make her happy

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I thought to say no

But what do I know?

One day it’s possible

How can we know?

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Maybe for now

It is just a dream

I will not take it away

Pull at its seams

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Such beautiful innocence

I wait for the next

My daughter’s dreams

They are the best

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Searching for you is a collection of poetry about love, heartbreak and happiness. A raw journey looking at our search in life to find ourselves and that special someone.

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family · fantasy · Life

Bloody cat

That bloody cat

Annoys me so much

Can’t catch it

Or even touch

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It darts about

Toppling all

Even that

Little stool

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Why so scatty?

You might ask?

I don’t know

I can’t ask

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Meow meow meow

He doesn’t reply

Just looks at me

Thinks I’m high

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Searching for you is a collection of poetry about love, heartbreak and happiness. A raw journey looking at our search in life to find ourselves and that special someone.

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fantasy · Life

Pitter patter

Pitter patter rain drops

Cold on my skin

Seeping through

To the heart within

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So fresh, icy shock

Waking me up

I want more

Can never have enough

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Why am I here?

I don’t understand

What force

Could I not withstand?

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No longer scared

Of this life before

Now to work

I will settle the score

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Searching for you is a collection of poetry about love, heartbreak and happiness. A raw journey looking at our search in life to find ourselves and that special someone.