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August 19, 2021
Grounded to me

Grounded to me Uprooted & disconnected Reminding me of my ungroundedness And yet, where to look for that grounding? I’d always imagined roots like the might oak Something tethering me deep into the ground Roots bringing the energy I lacked up from the earth’s inner core Into my feet, ankles, calves, knees & then upward […]

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May 31, 2021
From not knowing to knowing (what to to)

I certainly didn’t know what I didn’t knowEven if I did know I didn’t know what to doI knew I was stuckWithout optionsAt a dead-end – or headed for it at least That’s the problem with not knowingI got caught up in a never-ending cycle of stucknessAn absence of optionsEvery direction I looked simply reinforced […]

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May 10, 2021
Chasing the tide

Chasing the tideNever aheadAlways behindEvery move forward I take - the tide moves forward tooI run, it runsNever bridging the gap between where I am and where I want to beThe tide always ahead in the distanceA vision of where I want to beA promise of what may beAnd yet never getting thereNever arrivingFruitless effort […]

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April 21, 2021
I reclaim all my parts

I reclaim all of my partsThe parts I’ve lost along the wayThe parts whose existence I’ve deniedThe hidden partsThe unacknowledged and unappreciated partsThe forgotten partsThe parts I’ve found it hard to loveI reclaim all of my partsI give breath to all of my partsI love all of my partsAnd all of my parts love me […]

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March 14, 2021
The Earth cried the day the mist set in

The challenge back in 2015 was set by Visual Verse and was to use one picture, and to write less than 500 words in less than an hour. On Mothering Sunday here in the UK here's what I wrote then about mother earth using a collage I'd recently developed as its inspiration. The Earth cried the day […]

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February 18, 2021
Paths and Destinations

Here's a poem I wrote to help you to explore your relationship between the paths and destinations in your life. Helping you identify the blocks to making progress and find clarity and understand what to do next. Some paths are simply a means of getting from where we are to a destination where we want […]

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February 14, 2021
The Wave

Love was a wave. A very lonely wave. The wave had traveled the globe in search of something more than the life it had. Surely there must be more to life than rising and falling and being dictated to by the bright glowing circle in the sky. It had tried to ask other waves if they felt […]

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January 22, 2021
What is normal?

A poem that arose from my frustration of the judgement expressed in social media about how others should, must or ought to be reacting to the lockdown and these unprecedented times. My normal isn’t your normal - yours isn’t mine.It isn’t today, never was, and will never be.What was my normal has changed, will change […]

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January 12, 2021
Down to Earth

Down to earth, and yet up to the sky.Grounded, and inspirational too.Holding tight to the moment, whilst also stretching into the future. Do we really need to see the wood for the trees?Perhaps it’s about seeing the trees for the wood,or seeing the sky for the trees,or trees for the sky.Being the tree? Or sky?or […]

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