Monday, 24 December 2012

Someone else's angel.

You’re someone else’s angel,
Someone else’s darling,
You share someone else’s day,
Wake and fall beside them.

You’re someone else’s prince,
Share your dream with another,
Say good bye & hello on your way out the door,
And listen to someone else whilst they sleep.

It’s their clothes you clean and press,
It’s someone else’s food you cook,
Your lists include someone else’s needs,
You share plans and expectations with someone else.

I can’t share your mealtimes,
Or run you a bath,
Cos you’re someone else’s angel,

And I can only look on from afar.

Monday, 10 December 2012


I wonder how many different
Tears I can cry.

Once my tears were childlike,
And wiped away by a mother.

Then I cried as I saw my firstborn,
And wiped away her tears too.

Over the years I've had need to shed,
Tears of pain, tears of sadness.

Tears of loss, tears of sorrow,
Tears which fell unprompted.

I'm just not sure how many more
I have to cry.

What the wind tells me...

You are the wind….
Ever changing direction,
Sometimes strong,
Sometimes silent,
Lifting me up,
Or pushing against me.

I am a tree…
Apparently standing still,
Sometimes sheltering,
Sometimes needing support,
Moving with the wind,
Sometimes breaking.

Watch my branches wave,
Hear the winds sigh,
See my leaves fall,
Feel the power of the breeze,
I have no choice,
But to do as the wind tells me.