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The candlelight of winter brings its glow

The candlelight of winter brings its glow More joyful than the summer sun up high When days are dense with dark,  dim paths with snow How good it is to reach the heart of home To  heat the oven for … Continue reading

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I felt as rigid as a metal door

  Fill  those blessed mugs  with water hot Throw waste paper into that blue bin Pick up all the rubbish you have dropped For being so untidy is a sin When  daddy died I put my toys away Into boxes … Continue reading

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We won’t know if Hitler’s come back

Why  do you watch the news, mother It always makes you get so sad You wake up  feeling  in the pink Then all your spirits sink Don’t you know you can drive yourself mad? I saw you in the Hat shop this … Continue reading

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On google earth you look so far away

O Like the street where I grew up and  fondly played You are fading into mist and memory On Google Earth it looks so far away I’d like to go, but it’s too far for one day And gone is … Continue reading

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Your face is map enough for me

Your face is map enough for me , Your gaze, your smile, your frown, your glee. And if I want to know the rest The shape your posture‘s made is best For showing what your life is now. A look,a … Continue reading

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Where are the boats.the anchor chains?

We stopped outside the gates of the small park A pool had grown from  heavy  Pennine  rain A danger to the old  when nights are dark I leaned on the  old push-chair ,aching heart My other sister ran around blocked … Continue reading

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Our own point of view

Why do  some people find it easy to stick to their own point of view whereas others are like chameleons who change to fit in with whoever they are with?I don’t know the full answer.It may depend on their background … Continue reading

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And words come in a rush.

My old blue fountain pen allows The ink across this page to flow Like wet paint from an artist’s brush, And words come in a rush.              Enchanting   through the hand that writes . Bewitched by art,beauty alights. The … Continue reading

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All was still

Falling lower, sinking fast, thinking I might die From the  dark  I cried out loud , Lord save me tonight I heard no answer,all was still.His voice was in my cry

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I thought  I’d write the end before I start

I thought  I’d write the end before I start The intimations come from my own heart And also from the words   of loving friends Who help me on my journey to the end Our minds grow  from the words of … Continue reading

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