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Elemental

Abandoned by his people, Liam's resurrection rests in the hands of young, inexperienced Merrith.…

Liam was beyond hearing me, trapped in a world of touch, scent and taste, but the liquid sloshing around in the stoneware jar I carried was just a temporary state for him. Each touch of the misty air and dew on the grass drew a faint glow from my ski…

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The Cosmic Irony of Time, Money and Motivation

Is it just me that only seems to be able to make use of time when I don’t have any?…

This morning I got up at 7:50am, watched the news (well, BBC Breakfast, but close enough) while eating my breakfast. I worked crunching number for an education organisation (I’m an office temp) for six hours, bar a half hour lunch break. On said lunc…

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Good Girl Guides

A group of young Girl Guides get a little out of their depth in their rush to grow up too fast.…

“You girls have work to do.” The six Girl Guides reluctantly sloped away from the fence that separated our pitch from the neighbouring one where a group of scouts kicked a football about. They walked past me to the QM tent where I was about to set t…

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The Lost, the Taken, the Sundered and Forsaken

Lest the Lost, Sundered or Forsaken, while backs are turned, become the Taken.…

I recently lost two relatives who I was not close to. I have also been thinking a lot about separation and the reasons behind it. This poem is about making amends and finding peace before it’s too late. Souls like lights, travel through space,Trails…

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The Man in the Moon

Let the Man in the Moon ponder your troubles for you…

When troubles plagueAnd you know not the way,To the Man in the MoonYou have to say.All on your mind,Leave nothing out,Just talk and talk,Till he’s nothing to doubt.Give all the piecesAnd lay down to sleep,While ponders the manAnd thinks so deep,That …

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Little Bird

A little bird's fragile heart is captured, but her songs are not enough…

There was once a little bird and she lived free and explored the world. If someone offered her a crumb she would sing and fly for them to make them smile. Late one spring, she found someone who loved her songs and the shimmering sun on her wings so…

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A Little Space

After a little space to himself, Derek finally feels ready to settle down…

Steam rose from the paper cup sitting on the low table by Derek’s knees. He watched the coffee scented mist swirl into the air while people bustled around him; chatting, laughing, eating. He could hardly sit still for the excitement of seeing her aft…

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Snatches

A poem on the frustrations of talking about difficult things over the internet…

Mist swirls.Every sense strainsto catch a glimpse. A movement.Spinning towards,Find you smilingAll is well.Then probe too deep.Into the mist vanish.Waiting anxiously.No point in searching;The mist conceals.No way to reach you.Then out of this mist,Re…

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Shifting Sands

Laura crosses the spectre wall into the strange dune fields beyond, but can she find her way back?…

Crisp, brittle dune grass scratched against my jeans as I hiked up the slope. Molly followed behind on her leash, head down, her soft, floppy ears drooping even more than normal. I reached the top of the dune and scanned the horizon; nothing but mor…

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What Lady Caught

What have you got there, Lady?…

Lady was not a very clever cat. She was getting a little old, she had lost a few teeth and she dribbled a bit. She often forgot things like what she was doing or where she was going. She lived with another cat called Holly in a house with a family of…

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To Struggle

Why struggle?…

Why resist,When I am clay in your hands to mould?You forge my shape. Why hope,When tears elicit no pity or mercy?You are cold to me. Why try,When all the ways out are closed off?You hold all the keys. Why play,When it always plays out the same way?Yo…

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The Diary of Joseph Mortimer

Joseph Mortimer discovers the price of a little charity when he turns away an old woman…

In June 2010 a freak fire gutted a 16th Century farmhouse in Hampshire. During the renovation following the disaster the owners found, concealed beneath the floorboards, the diary of one Joseph Mortimer; a thirty-seven year old land owner of modest h…

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