Category Archives: Death

Big Questions

They could not see the end of their noses the end of the last century the end of infantry and cavalry of Boys Own battles and yet they stand today in ceremony, the successors and descendants of those, who may … Continue reading

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A Ritual for Peace

If there were ever worthier cause than this, then tell me please. To start and think how each and every step we take will mark the ground. Enduring footprints, howsoever small, one day will rise in thousands, coalesce into a … Continue reading

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The Major

On the night before the battle,
a letter to his wife still wets the eyes
and we shed tears two hundred years on. Continue reading

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These Stones

These Stones. – A poem to commemorate how war penetrates all aspects of human life, in all corners of our world, however remote … over at The Bardo Group

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A Dog’s Life

(for Jazz) Your soft and furry skin was like a prize that felt as if it were a therapy, reward for when we were too short of time to pander to your young demands, and yet you never once gave … Continue reading

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All, Save One

[This poem was written for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27th January 2013, and is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It was recently inspired by Rachel Lucas’ very well written blog post – Mozartsgirl’s Reflection and … Continue reading

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Phobiaphobia

The fear of death, arachnophobia the fear of falling off the edge of life, the threatening spectre only you, left on your own to hedge the demons dancing on your shoulder weighed down by stomach muscle spasm at sight of … Continue reading

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As If…

He was muttering as if he was trying to describe a vision he couldn’t share with her; with anyone. It was of something he’d never seen before this moment; a moment when she saw a look on his face that … Continue reading

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