The smell of the slow-cooking roastlaughter bouncing off the freshly painted walls smile on my face this place is home Carefully thought-out desserts catering to all the dietary needs everyone belongs this place is home Space to spread out and relax feet pounding up (and down) the stairs no need to hush this place is home A drink in hand surrounded by extended family blessContinue reading “This Place Is Home (with audio)”
I close my eyes and shut out the earth, Away from all its panic and worth. I take a moment from its hurry, And know I do not have to worry. I look for my emotions, find where they are, My heart it flies so high, so far. My body relaxes, I open my mind, I’m amazed at what I find.Continue reading “Away from the World (from 1999)”
The numbers on the clock change again I watched them tick over reminding me that another minute has passed and I’m still awake I observe my staccato thoughts wondering how to quiet this frantic mind My brain talks with my anxiety about possible futures – they’re all what ifs and maybes of things that haven’t happened and I can’t control The numbers on the clock change again the one constant force in life theContinue reading “The Clock”
I heard a sound and it reminded me of all the beautiful things in the world in my life Splendour all round – from the tiny forgotten flowers to the giant gumtree dancing with the breeze I am in awe Grandeur all around – in my ears in the airin my heart I heard a sound and my heart lifted I took a look around andContinue reading “I Heard A Sound”
I like to sit in a quiet café at the top of the department store with my coffee, cake and a book Don’t be fooled it’s not quaint or a hidden trendy secretthe lighting is too harsh and I can tell you where the ceiling panels need fixing…But it’s quiet and protected from the noise ofContinue reading “Coffee and Books”
I thought I might share some news with you… my poem Rainstorm has been published in The League of Poets, The Voice of Peace Australian Anthology. This tiny regional publication is part of a larger international poetry and short story competition receiving 8,909 submissions. It’s a bit fun to be included.
Come away with me sweet stranger, No one here is in any danger. Before both of us must depart Won’t you take me into your heart? Connect our souls for a minute or two And I will release my love over you. If you open up then you will hear My whispers of hope sungContinue reading “Sweet Strangers (with audio)”