Thursday, 30 December 2010

Symptoms of winter

A blue sky,
Once held promise of sunny days.
Now it is cold and bleak.
A shadow of its past self.

Bare branches,
Where there used to be green,
Soft, moving in the breeze, leaves.
Empty, now long since fallen.

Solstice marked,
The mid-point of the high-summer heat,
Languorous days, heady, lazy days,
This time, shows half way through the dark.

Wind moving,
Used to feel warm and gentle,
Now cuts cold and sharp, like an insult,
Makes you shiver.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Thinking of you...

I had a spare moment and I thought of you,
I saw a flower in bloom and I thought of you,
I heard that same old tune and I thought of you,
I watched our favourite movie and my thoughts were of you.

I picked up that well-worn jumper, and couldn’t stop thinking of you,
As I walked down the road to our usual park bench,
All I could think of was you.
Someone walked past me wearing your scent,
And my heart filled with memories of you.

I walk round the room and I think of you,
I lay in the bed at night thinking of you,
I wait for the bus to work, standing, thinking of you,
All my waking thoughts, my love, are of you.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Wishful thinking

Once upon a time,

A little girl had a big dream,
She wished that all the flowers
In the world,
Could be gathered up,
And kept forever…

Their colours would stay,
Bright and true,
Their scent would be
As fresh as the day they were picked,
And she could look,
And remember,
That day forever…

Sunday, 5 December 2010

I wonder if...

I’ll ever stop telling someone that I’m sorry I hurt them,
I didn’t mean it,
I didn’t mean to hurt to them?

Will I ever get too tired to listen...
When someone needs to tell me how great their days’ been,
Or how much they have achieved?

I can ever find the space in my heart,
To feel sympathy again,
To really feel sorry for someone else’s pain?

People will realise that...
I’m not who they think I am,
Nor do I want to be.

I wonder if...
Anyone will actually take notice.
Or can do anything to help me change.