Peggy & John

i can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve done

i cant win a prize that’s already been won

to be your granddaughter and all these wonderful years

lyme regis beaches or wiping my tears

if I could have one more walk on that beach

i would tell you my love for you is out of reach

it spreads so far and wide around all of the earth

it’s enough love to live another life’s worth

i knew this when I was young but thought we had so much time

the time has slipped away, a bigger mountain now to climb

if I could have one more ride home from school in that volvo

i wouldn’t hide in the back seat and take up the whole row

i would look to you and grandad sitting in the front

reach over and beep the horn, to show my classmates i had won

a prize more valuable than anything ever

Peggy and John – my greatest treasures

Mountain

Stuck between its too late and it’s only just started

In the middle I will sit until

I am rescued

Eyes closed dipping my feet in both ponds

The best years are to come but all the best years have gone

Summer sunshine met with holy matrimony

Vows to myself to remain youthful

Whilst my skin glows but my bones ache

Wondering if wisdom has made me feel older

I’ve felt so much in so little time

So I will sit with my toes in freezing water until

I can’t feel

To climb the mountain barefoot and

Take me back to where it all began

Waves

The waves washed me away

Fickle and fragile I fled with hope

Of not drowning with these thoughts of

What I must do and should have said

The apprehension of time passing

How the waves carry it away so fleetingly

Before you know it you are 30

Innocence now swallowed by the animals

The same animals who set me free

In dreams of becoming Cesar Milan

Where my whispers reached a thousand ears

I spoke softly but never enough

Words clouded, forcing rain down fast

Making tides stronger

Taking me away

I think, I know

I think sometimes I feel too much

I wonder if that makes me weak

Emotions stand tall and I’m falling at their feet

I think I’m scared of failure

It eats me up inside

So to avoid that feeling, sometimes I just sit by

I think I look for how to be different

Instead of appreciating myself

I want happiness to glow from me, to be my biggest wealth

I think sometimes my poems aren’t good enough

I’m never going to make it great

Spread my words far and wide to help people who can relate

I know sometimes I feel too much

But I am certain that makes me strong

The greatest gift in life, is to feel the lyrics in a song

I don’t need to be afraid of failing

As better opportunities aren’t always exposed

Sometimes sat waiting behind the door that was just closed

I know I don’t need to be different

I give off the energy I embrace

As I only take in positivity, that’s what I will display

This is the best poem I’ve ever written

As it speaks the greatest volumes

Just the simplest words sung to the catchiest tune

life through fresh eyes

As the sky went pink he turned and said to me

You know that you’re better than anybody 

That was such a big statement so I turned back and said 

Better than anybody you’ve ever met? 

He said it was my mind, he could talk to me all day

My looks never once came into play

We sat on the sunflowers 

Whilst the sun went down slowly for hours 

He said the way I see things is magical and wonderful 

I am brave and strong, but also vulnerable 

As the sky turned orange he turned to me again 

Please can you tell me, what is your name? 

Amy I said, as the sky turned grey

He then turned around to me to say 

Amy, you know the sky has been grey all of this time

I said let’s enjoy the last bit of sunshine 

I picked him a flower but it stung his hand 

He said it was a nettle, which I didn’t understand

I said what I’ve been seeing isn’t lies 

You just need to look at life through fresh eyes

Bird song

She had the type of eyes which made the birds sing
Under the tree in the graveyard
Where a man told her that the world was cold but she felt warm
Next to where his wife sleep
He felt he could confide
Her eyes like balls of cotton
Which the birds used to make their nest
Soothing and comforting
Her eyes like a party
Inviting and enticing
Where all the guests felt welcome
The door left open
To a world where
The birds sang all day and night

Ode to Peggy

I would say you deserve the world,
but the world I cannot give,
As in this current state, the world is not a gift,
I would say you deserve everything,
But everything you will not accept,
as greed is far removed from you,
You would give me all you had left,
I would say you deserve the sun,
and I could take it out the sky,
For all the light we need in this world, you can just supply,
I would say you deserve happiness,
that is all I want for you,
For sadness has become your friend,
and that we must remove,
In fact the world deserves you,
for you make it a better place,
So effortlessly you reward the earth,
with your amazing grace.

N

the title of this poem is ‘N’

but does that make me entitled

to call this poem my own

or did i just write it

 

i feel deeply for this poem

but it isn’t my property

just because i love something

doesn’t mean it belongs to me

 

Because i love this poem

i am going to set it free

now this poem belongs to we

with this i hope we can all agree

 

that now I’ve set these words free

it’s clear for you all to see

this poem is deeply loved by me

but it is not my property

forever in the light

I have found that this life isn’t for me
I always envisioned myself to be free
where love knows no boundaries
hate was a myth
fiction you’d read about, but never did exist
your imagination could run a marathon
but never get tired
modesty was an attribute to be admired
a mind and body in complete serenity
working together to utilise every memory
we worshipped one another religiously
a new story book of imagery
a homemade remedy
where religion wasn’t an entity
animals had a safe haven
humans were not so brazen
creatures roaming free amongst our bodies
feeding each other the nutrition we need
kindness and trust, ingested whole
love throughout the mind body and soul
eyes overloaded with green
nature was all that was seen
flowers growing from every corner of the planet
wildlife thriving as no one would damage it
a life left untouched
never lonely, not once in our clutch
where we lived as one
our creator was the sun
we were never to be divided
forever in the light we resided