Memoirs(1)

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Daddy's girl

I dedicate this poem to my wonderful dad.

Two fifteen one morning To everyone's surprise My daddy took me in his arms And looked into my eyes   It was twenty-eight years ago If I go back to the start Dad cuddled up his newborn girl I already won his heart   At five years old he made me laugh On horseback, we would play If I fell off, he would pick me up To ride another day   At fourteen years my father said I filled...Read On

Micro Fiction(1)

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Cara's Theme

Surprise over dinner.

Suddenly it all made sense. The new dress, the hair-do and the manicure. At a secluded table for two my life changed forever. Of course, there's so much left to plan. The guest list, my dress and who will sit with who at the reception. But for now let's drink a toast to the happiest moment of the past half million. All because you placed that small box on the table.  ...Read On

Poetry(11)

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My Worst Nightmare

Fictional poem summarising a dream

My eyes were feeling heavy, as I crashed out in a heap. I hugged my downy pillow, as I drifted off to sleep.   I was dreaming of my lover, with fondness in my heart. She turned her back and walked away, my world just fell apart.   She took the ring I gave her and threw it on the floor. Without regret or looking back, she stormed right out the door.   On bended knees I picked it up,...Read On

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First Birthday

The first of many wonderful birthdays.

Ten forty-five they cut your cord, late evening in September. The miracle of childbirth, was a night that I'll remember.   You took a breath before you cried, a sound that gave me pleasure. I picked you up in swaddling cloth, my precious newborn treasure.   The first time you rolled over, you tried so hard to crawl. Now your feet have learned to walk, you've overcome it all.   ...Read On

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Our Daughter - The First Seven Months

Dedicated to our beautiful baby daughter

Our baby girls a blessing, she brightens up our day Except for when she’s crying, and doesn’t want to play   First time she rolled over, she chuckled with delight Shame she chose to do it, in the middle of the night   We thought it so exciting, we discovered her first tooth It’s not made her any happier, if I have to tell the truth   I sometimes have to pinch myself, to check that...Read On

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My Norfolk Princess

I've written this poem the local dialect of Norfolk, England.

Oi’ve met this gal from Norfolk Noamy is er name And if yew waz to meet er Yew’d never be the same   We kin hev a good ol’ mardle She on’t do yew no arm Once yew larn er lingo She’s really full o charm   Er friendship on’t corst yew much She won’ give yew jip at night Yu’ll av a tidy friend in er Long as yew treat er ryte   I never erd er slaver sorft A hoolly fine ald sossidge...Read On

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Sonic Doom

A light hearted view of a very noisy night in the suburbs of a large city.

So tranquil in our bedroom, no noises in the room The silence in my lovers’ arms, is shattered far too soon   Annoying noises in the dark, avoidance can be hard Imposing on your privacy, with blatant disregard   Something always spoils our mood, it really drives me wild Dogs barking in the distance, or the crying of a child   Again I snuggle up to her, to escape the daily grind ...Read On

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Missing you

I miss you more than ever Your wisdom and your love I hope that you can see me Watching from above The love we share still warms me I guess it always will No one can replace you Nothing fits the bill Every day I think of you The memories we both had I hope that you can hear me I really love you dad Amy x  ...Read On

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Can’t wait to meet our daughter

Dedicated to our unborn baby girl, I wrote this the day after our ultrasounds scan.

The miracle of sound waves Projected on a screen Create a blurry image Of the child I’ve never seen   The first time that I saw you My jaw dropped to the ground Our precious little baby Was sleeping safe and sound   I couldn’t even see your face To put into a frame I wish that I could hold you I don't even know your name   I printed off your photograph Your scan in black...Read On

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Liverpool Lullaby

Written for my dear friend..

Gabby my sweet darling girl Your dreams they've all been shattered Told you cannot love the one The one that really mattered   You moved away to Liverpool And took your love away You took your ‘Judy’ with you The one that you call Ray   Two loving souls that live as one I know that you’re ‘made up’ You’ve made a life together So drink from life’s sweet cup   I know your...Read On

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Nobody’s perfect

I dedicate this poem (and confession) to Cara

There's lots of things I love you for And many things I don’t You tell me that you’ll try to change I realise that you won’t   I love your long brown shiny hair Each strand is oh so fine As I pull them out the shower drain I know that they’re not mine   The shower fairy comes each day Wet towels hang on the door She cleans up all your footprints Where you pad across the floor  ...Read On

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The Clock of Life

Tomorrow is not promised

The clock of life is mostly sweet But sometimes it goes sour The clock is only wound up once Make the best of every hour   Time marches on it’s true to say It won’t wait for any man Don’t try to turn the clock back Because I don’t think you can   Forget about a rainy day And saving it for best Enjoy the little things in life You know you're truly blessed   Live life for today...Read On

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Five foot three

Being short

I never really liked it much The fact that I’m not tall Barefoot I’m only five foot three That really says it all   I’ve scribbled down a poem It’s all about my size I find it quite frustrating I can’t look you in the eyes   Good things always come In packets that are small I suppose I'm really kind of good But I wish that I were tall   I’ve always been a shorty Maybe raised...Read On