Category Archives: Love

Comment for Kole

Never expecting too much of life Is like preparing to be surprised. When all it throws at you is bad news, it comes good! Then you popped your head above the parapet to say Hello, it’s me, I’m here! Where’s … 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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Little Big Man

(for Samuel Leon Anstie) This fragile earth, on which we so depend is strewn with evidence that life portends a choreography of happenstance. Your shoes were made for your own special dance. When you appeared and shone the warmest light, … Continue reading

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But You

(for Barbara) There couldn’t be, there could never be anyone so flawed and yet pluperfect any other being, so dissonant, yet in harmony with an Earth full of strife, yet bursting with life full of hope, and love, and integrity and … Continue reading

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My Best Friend

In answer to a question for an interview on line “How would your best friend describe you?” I asked her … and she paid me compliments that made me feel a glow. Though some were honest some did show the … Continue reading

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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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And I Love Her Still

I found a note from one remembered love, It’s one she’d written many years ago. She’d washed her fountain pen and had to see if it would write just like it used to do! It flowed so beautifully, this conversation … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Life

The riptide pulled and weighed us down, swimming in our shoals. It bent us in our will to win, oh weary, sorry souls. Oh tiresome, terrifying days when scholars moved to preach that all of Christendom was ours, but always … Continue reading

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Hearts of Oak

In all that’s written of this day I will say only this: for every single life that’s lost hereafter may be bliss, but not the kind of bliss that you can feel of heavenly truth, those dreamy summer days that … Continue reading

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An Ekphrastic Experience…

If this is Ekphrastic, which I’ve heard recently described as one of the ugliest words in the English language, then what follows is the complete irony. It also demonstrates what little fodder poets need to inspire them to feats of … Continue reading

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