Tag: Life


The gentle movement draws me in The slow hypnotic methodical swaying mesmerises Just focused on the motion I feel serenity wash over me For a moment or two Any troubles dissipate into the void

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When anxiety bites Or the grip of depression looms I stare at the moon Observing it’s surface The subtle shades The patterns caused by eon old impact craters Mesmerised by it’s dim shimmering light As I contemplate my breathing slows calm comes over me For the moon’s beauty and radiance brings tranquility

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The Rickety Fence

Like an old rickety fence I am In a gentle wind I move  Swaying this way and that In blustery gusts I sway further, creaking  But upright I stay How I fear the storm  My old timbers may not hold A lifetime of battering has done its worse But if the storm breaks me New…

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You are in there somewhere  Where you and your herd roam Within the imposing deep dark forest  is your concealed and safe home  You are our neighbour we rarely see Just knowing you are there wild and free Fills our heart with joy and glee

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Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl  Are you hither Your rustle is heard Like a whisper  Your presence  I can sense  That eerie feeling  and suspense  Always close  but never seen  Hidden in the tree so green

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The Shy Goat

Braving the cold the shy Mountain Goat  huddles and forages in her dazzling white coat Navigating the steep grazing as she goes The lush meadows  the Mountain Goat  happily forgoes

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A Nice Cup of Char

Poor impertinent Nutkin lost the end of his tail  For he kept singing  riddles without fail  – In the end little Nutkin  pushed Old Brown too far  He nearly ended up as dinner  with a nice cup of char  – From Old Brown  Nutkin managed to escape  to avoid a rather nasty  and sticky fate …

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Still drops of water on the window Motionless cat staring something taken her fancy – Stillness in the air For nothing is moving except the slow beat of my heart – A time for quiet contemplation collect one’s thoughts For calm and peace is found

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The Grassy Field

The grassy field with eyes sealed is where I sat Wishing to be healed – With no vision the world I clearly heard the bees buzzing The song of a nearby bird – For that moment with just my ears my thoughts I wiped away life’s tears

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In silence  solitude is found  lost in thoughts in memories  we are drowned  A time to reflect  sombrely think musing magic  watching it sink

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A Pilgrimage

Striding across field and lake he has left his past long ago in his wake – His is a pilgrimage of the soul to find that place where he is whole – He believes such a place must exist where peace and harmony give a loving kiss

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The Nomad

The dusty trail the Nomad walks Beyond voluptuous valleys Across fields of sun burnt pastures  The chaotic world left behind – With no one in sight He walks without sound or murmur  In quiet contemplation of that he has left  And of the future unknown  – With each step of his worn boots The weight…

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A Glimmer

Through bleak darkness  a glimmer of light  illuminates  the world becomes bright  Before long  blossom arrives  then we know  we are truly alive

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There Was Once A Boy

There was once a boy  as birds sung in the morn there was only silence  for there was no joy  As reality was decoded  the boy drifted away  to the mind’s sanctuary  unhappiness eroded  His safe home  a world of make believe  here he was happy  in peace he could roam  – There was once…

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As we soar high in the clouds We look down see what we were What we will be  will only be known once we have soared  some more

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All Our Years

Bog Oak for hundreds if not thousands of years you have been hidden missing a million tears Your ancient beauty is a gentle prompt that resilience is with us for all our years

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Dragon Dreams

When the dragon approaches do we cower in fear Or gaze in marvel and shed a tear – I don’t see the dragon as being our foe but rather magic they can bestow – A lucky omen I see them to be for they are a threat to no degree – If you dream of…

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The Moon Hare

From the Moon you’ve come Skipping over Stars zig zagging this way and that with a detour via Mars – When your cosmic form appears your brethren come out to play Then we know Spring is well and truly on it’s wondrous way – You bring fertility from the Cosmos to replenish the sea and…

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Proudly Wear

Little green caterpillar as we watch you grow you bring a smile make our heart glow – Once you’ve had your fill gobbled enough you rest protected in a skin so so tough – Now the magic begins a wondrous change how is a mystery and beautifully strange – After a few long days you…

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The Veil

As her sandals walk the dusty trail Her mind is hidden behind her veil – They say she has a heart of thorns They shout she is daemon born – She is just a girl lost in time the subject of this little rhyme

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Frightful Rage

A furious uproar echoes like rolling thunder A storm heads closer the land shakes under – Birds seek refuge high in the sky For they can hear the storm is nearby – Mammals scatter this way and that Some do full turns like an acrobat – Trees push roots to move away In their panic…

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My Nocturnal Friend

My nocturnal friend How you see what is invisible to me How you hear what is silent to me My guide through the dark To side step the pitfalls that lie in my path – My nocturnal friend How you see the truth that is hidden from me How you know that which is unknown…

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Cloudless Night

Cloudless night Why are there no stars I look for you but you are not there – Faithful moon You are there Basking us in your dim light – You remind us The universe is endless Time is eternal – We are but the smallest fragments of the whole

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The Lion

Where did all go wrong? Disagreements a pastime Antagonism a belief Apathy a life choice – Extremism on the rise Tensions increasing The world slowly dying Metaphorical fires aplenty – The quiet majority Decent, honest, caring Voiceless Trying to be heard over the bedlam – Their roar needs to be heard Their heart needs to…

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Hazy Gloom

The distant crescent moon Discerned through the hazy gloom I look with a mesmerised humble gaze and lower my head in praise You are majestic wonderful sight We can feel your celestial might For you are a goddess, an enigma We can feel your love and charisma

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North, South, East, West

Which way? North, South, East, West It’s difficult to locate the path Which will give me contentment and rest – Meandering from here to there, lost In the menagerie Hoping my compass is true and will guide me to my destiny – My honest companion, navigate my travels to the end The journey will be…

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Our Lady of the Copse

The willowy willow is her shield The chanting birds are her eyes She is the lady of the copse Mother to the wise – She is hidden but in sight for those who dare to peer into the light – Her appearance reflects what you desire but be warned for the impure it may be…

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Our Mystical Friend

Little deer with you at our side we are gentle not defined by our pride – You help us be true and kind to be sensitive not blind – You give us intuition to see clearly without the fog that muddles the weary – We have your innocence to see the world as a child…

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With a skip, a jump and a hop the rabbit dashes and flies over field and under hedge Surveying with her wide eyes – The brown and white blur hightails back to her abode She doesn’t stop to pause as she rushes across the road – With a leap and a dive she plows into…

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When we sit think what matters is it stuff all the chatter Probably not that’s just noise being who we are is where we find our true soul poise

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Last Thought

From the moment my consciousness sparks into light My first thought is of you – I marvel at your cosmic beauty Feel your sublime radiance Hear your heavenly voice – You are my strength from weakness My hope from loss My future My present – You are the songbird in the morning The warming sun…

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The Hazy Moon

The hazy moon witnessed through arms of the trees The dim stars play peek a boo through the clouds The gentle breeze whispers a ballad to please the ears All bring one to earth

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The Rebellion of Crows

The rebellion of Crows an armada takes flight The sky dark with anger ready to protect and fight An injustice to right the Murder heads East There is no fear as they face the Beast The battle is swift the numbers win The victorious head home making a caw and din

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Skyward I stare through clouds my heart jumping out loud Seeing the beyond calm descends any troubles dissipate peacefully end

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The Little Rabbit

The little rabbit tried to be cheerful rather than living his life being fearful – He felt different not like his kin Hopping back and forth with a broad grin – With wide eyes he saw wonder rather than grey clouds and thunder – The little rabbit shone like the sun Whilst he ran around…

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Melvin the Mink woke up in a daze his brain wouldn’t work he couldn’t think It was all too much for this Mink today Melvin rolled over I’ll get up another day

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The Baby Otter

Around and around is all the Baby Otter can do Mum has fluffed his fur to keep him warm stop him going blue Around and around the Baby Otter goes his nice fluffy coat Mum so carefully prepared keeps him safely afloat

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