Sunday, 11 December 2016

Ode to Al

When all around have gone to sleep
And we are so alone
We walk the lonely darkened path
Where we can be with you.
Our thoughts are deep and filled with pain
Yet sweet and light with joy
We think of times gone by when you
Would laugh and cry and sing
Your cheeky smile, those dimples deep
Your shining big brown eyes
We miss you so and cry each day
Our hearts break with our loss.
Dear lovely boy we never knew
Just how many loved you so
Your love of life and those 
With whom you shared
Your joy in land so far away.
Your friends are lost,now you are gone 
And cry with us in pain, 
But relieved  you're now at peace.
What legacy bestowed on all
Whose lives you touched dear love;
Your music left for all to hear now 
Forever in our minds. Your intellect
And research affected patients, 
colleagues and more, 
Yet searching for your own relief
Escaped you our dear boy.
You chose your exit from this life
And left us all bereft

Now we must go home
To live our lives, as you would want 
But we're lost, can't find our path
So let others guide our way.
Goodnight dear son, sleep in peace 
We love you forevermore.

Morning Stroll

Sweet bliss, the joy my heart does feel
As I breath the fresh and dewy air
And birdsong dances on my mind
Relieving thoughts along the way....

A carpet of bronze and gold and green
Softened now by season's toll and 
Cushions my path lest I drift
Into quicker pace and spoil the dream

Mother Earth

Velvet hills with babbling streams
Skeletal shapes, barren of leaves.
Tumbling rocks and woolly beasts 
Rugged land welcomes the brave

Winds caress these emerald heights
Climbing high unto the clouds
Tufted bogs and rough terrain
Undulating tapestry

Summit reached, my heart does leap
I turn, my breath snatched by the view
Thrill of reaching celestial heights
Exhilarated am I, at one with earth

A moment in time

I am quiet, I am still.....
Nothing punctures the peace
There's an aura of anticipation,
Yet overwhelming spirit of calm

A light breeze then rustles the leaves
Enchanting birds flutter by
As they seek out food
And rest on that source

Sweet caress of the wind
On my face as I look up
Then warm bliss of the sun
As I gaze the clear blue sky

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

How Tender The Day

Dewy is the grass as we feast our sleepy eyes
Awakened by the sweetest song
the blackbird  fills our heart with cheer
Hope beckons as we take our deepest breath
Oh feel the anticipation of a new dawn!

Laughter fills the day
as we live and love our life
Being is a joy itself,
be still and feel the need.
My heart, my soul do overflow.

Tender is the day as it passes into night
Fiery is the sun as it burns from daytime bright
Into the evening glow, it disappears
From view, over the dusky horizon
Quietness prevails, my heart is full.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Lunar Mystique

Mysterious shadows cast on the wall
Speaking her language unique
Is she talking to me?
I feel her energy
Pulling me curiously
To observe her beauty.

Misty skies drape around
Her luminous presence
Gossamer trails in fantasy
Entrance the human mind
Spellbound like a child
My Lunar love

Monday, 23 February 2015

Your kiss on the wind

I held you gently, a beautiful gift
How could I know that you would leave
This world so unexpectedly...
And I, now so bereft

Infectious laugh, entrancing smile,
Enigmatic presence
A breath of fresh air,
My daughter, my friend, my joy

Your season had come to change and
Your heart had cried its tears, alas,
To arrive in  a calm and peaceful place
Allowing life to resume on another plane

My daughter, my friend, my joy has gone
Making sense of loss is futile when
Each day is a memory of times past
Your laughter and joyous presence
Now just a thought away, oh please let it last.

An inspiration, friends remember.
Always helping, loving and present.
How can it be that life so full 
Can lack in some way, 
Forcing that dark departure.

Now you rest in His Devine embrace
No more pain felt in vain for you my love
Our darling daughter, sister, aunt and friend
Is now peaceful, calm and free......

My heart aches from such a heavy loss
I see you everywhere and hear your voice
And turn, you are not there, yet I feel you are.
I walk the hills and feel you close 
As the wind caresses my face 
And you kiss me once again.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Once a Soldier, Always a Soldier

Mystery of a life departed
A quiet soul, memories fond.
A soldier who served his country
For him the battle's never won.

Remembering fallen comrades
Each year he wore his medals
November 11 for him was sacred
Private thoughts, a quiet man...

Like Father and brother, a service life he chose,
With British Legion comrades he organised with pride 
The Veterans tour of Battle fields 
Respecting those who died.

I remember you Martin as a young soldier
Shy, quiet and uniform dutifully clad
We lost touch for so many years
Families busy, little contact, so sad...

By chance, reunited much later in life
I saw you had lived that military verve
Though ill,  you kept alive each chance to 
Stand shoulder to shoulder with all who serve.

In memory of Martin Wilson, my cousin passed away June 19th, 2014 

Friday, 6 June 2014

Through an open window

Through an open window 
Gentle whispers of a morning 
Caress my face with gossamer trails
Punctuated with birdsong

White lilac blooms dance to the tune
Of a tiny seedling once gifted by friends
nurtured and loved to voluptuous form
Now proudly presents her beauty to all.

And so, her gentle perfume
Carried on the breeze, just a hint
To awaken the sense as it passes
Through an  open window.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

What is this love?

A moment of such closeness and deep love
That requires no words or gestures,
just a glance when eyes meet
in that instant of quiet connection.

What beauty there is in a gentle smile 
With open arms yearning
And the heart dances with joy in a flutter of anticipation 
so exciting that you feel it will burst!

What is this love that we feel for  another
and instantly receive that magical response?
Such joy, desirous moment of love,
Yet, tender affection, possesses us totally.