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A Valentine’s Day Poem

Valentine‚Äôs Day is a day of love of ourselves mostly; of the idea of someone to spoil; of the misguided notion that a rose or a chocolate or a candlelit meal will wedge itself into the heaving heart or beating … Continue reading

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If you prick us, do we not bleed?

Shakespeare understood blood. He knew the power it held over his characters and his audience. He used it in Shylock’s persuasive, and possibly heart-wrenching, utterance when trying to prove that we are all the same – ‘If you prick us, … Continue reading

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When I was young…

I’ve been feeling really old this week. More than usual. And it has nothing to do with the fact that the realisation of being well and truly in middle age has dawned. It also has nothing to do with the … Continue reading

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Waiting for a train

It is 1917. A young woman stands on the platform. Her well-worn brown lace-ups have travelled endless paths to and from the gate. Now they do not move. They simply wait. A train approaches. She feels her heart beat faster, … Continue reading

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There are ducks on my lawn

It’s Friday afternoon and there are ducks on my front lawn. They have taken to coming around every day in the hope of getting something to eat. They don’t look underfed. They must live around the corner at the duck … Continue reading

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Boots in spring

The weather sucks. It’s supposed to be spring. You know, the time when you feel a change in the air. When you dust off your walking shoes and then vacuum up said dust. When lambs get frisky and you think … Continue reading

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I am the creator

I am almost halfway through writing my novel and I am loving writing it. The thing I love the most is being God. I can create the world as I want it to be If I want a world turned … Continue reading

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