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Stay Away Today

If you have no comfort to offer

And nothing nice to say

If it’s only judgement you possess

 Then stay away from me today

For I am feeling fragile

I am feeling weak

I do not want your company

It’s solace that I seek

I can’t give you what you need today

I have less than I need already

I am sorry but it’s true

Today I’m neither strong nor steady

I don’t mean to feel sorry

For little ol’ me

But sometimes things just get too tough

And one day feels like eternity

So, perhaps try to speak to me tomorrow

For then I may be stronger

Ready to face the world again

Battered down no longer

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Facing Ourselves

When you look at me
What do you see
Can you see the brave woman
I am trying to be

Or do you see my fear
My sense of being inferior
Can you see beneath my mask
Beneath the calm exterior

Sometimes we keep our true persona
Hidden right down deep
For fear of undue scrutiny
For fear we will be weak

But I think it’s quite alright
To show who we really are sometimes
To have the courage to face ourselves
And all that we might find

When we’re honest with ourselves
And all our flaws included
It will help us to accept ourselves
And not be so deluded

So, be true to yourself
And you will find your way
Be kind to yourself
And enjoy what you have today

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In The Middle Of May

When you are graced with the presence
Of a glorious day
When it’s supposed to be cold
In the middle of May

It puts a smile on your face
And a beat to your step
Your worries disappear
Stresses you forget

The sunshine allows you
A pass for the day
To forget your troubles
And feel like everything’s ok

If only it would last
This glorious day
And the ambient mood
In the middle of May

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Skin hung loosely on a tiny frame
A stoic face masked her fear
Lips parted in a sandpaper smile
Eyes housed the despair

Shivering she sat on a barren floor
Praying to the angel of death
Sunshine bled through iron bars
Seducing her with warm breath

Dancing upon her dampened skin
She pleaded with the sun to stay
But as the stench of night overcame them
Her suitor crept away

She was left alone; exposed
As night defeated day
Freedom’s sweet fragrance
Never enjoyed until taken away

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A Beast Called Sleep

It wraps its tentacles around the warm bodies in a silent embrace
Devouring them limb by limb, as they lie motionless sedately obeying

Forgetting the worries of the day
 Responsibilities on hold as they drift away

Girl with octopus

But one won’t surrender
One won’t conform
She fights and she struggles
Through the night until dawn

Eyes stinging
Brain rushing
Breath refusing to slow

The Beast will not hurt you
She can’t see; She doesn’t know

Why can’t she feel his loving embrace
His soothing touch upon her face

Why does she struggle
And not let him in
What does she fear
If she allows him to win

Maybe tomorrow
The beast will not fail
She will be weaker
And sleep will prevail

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Set Her Free


I don’t care how much you weigh
Or what you ate today

I don’t care how much you’ve got
Or what you think you’re not

But I care about you
The person deep inside
If only others knew
The amazing person who resides

Inside that fake persona
Is where you always hide
Be strong, set her free
And I’ll be by your side

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The Demons Reigned Supreme

R.I.P Charlotte Dawson


Your work was drying up
Your beauty quickly fading
The walls all around you
Felt like they were caving

You put on a brave face
And pretended life was great
But the internal prison that had you trapped
Was one with no escape

The depression sunk in
The loneliness appeared
The bullies were mighty vicious
And you tried not to care

But in the end
As the battle raged on
The toll was just too great
Your fighting spirit was gone

The final battle was fierce
Your opponents were stronger
The demons had won
And your life was no longer

I feel sorry for you Charlotte
That your life was not how you wanted it to be
But rest easy now Charlotte
For you are finally free

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Missing you ….

As I sit here biting my nails, I think of you; alone in your hotel room

As I sit here drinking my tea, I think of you; playing your piano

As I sit here staring at the crumbs of my cookie, I think of you; feeding your fish

As I sit here tapping on my keyboard, I think of you; savouring a glass of red wine

As I sit here in the quiet of night, I think of you; miles across the ocean

As I sit here looking at photos of my children, I think of you; playing with us (your children)

I miss you all so much that sometimes it’s hard to breathe
I love you all so much that sometimes my heart heaves

But with laboured breath and a heavy heart
I still feel blessed for the beautiful family of which I am part.

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Half A World Away

D and E-1

The sun winks at me through the trees
My daughter’s laughter drowns out the bird’s song
I think of you, my sister, playing with your daughter too
It seems like it’s been too long

Half a world away
But still close in my mind
Our lives have led down different paths
A common one we cannot find

But, dear sister, although far away
And for awhile out of sight
Know that I wait with baited breath
For sisters and cousins to re-unite.