A call away

There are people you want to talk to Whose call you wait for Your finger hovers over their number and you think ‘Is this a good time?’ And then you say, ‘Probably not.’ Your fingers scroll down hoping by some miracle or the power of your mind they call. There are others on the same…

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Daddy’s little girl

When she could stay with you she decided not to A list of ‘valid’ reasons she gave – No better place, save The home for the aged, she said The one, where you felt caged   She repeated it oft Her voice tender and soft You listened Your eyes glistened She said it was tough…

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My Garden

I had to write a metaphorical poem, based on a prompt I received. This is my take on it.   I sat in my garden Resting my back Against the trunk Of an old oak tree Gazing at all All that lay before me – Content and happy   Seeds that I had sowed Some…

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The Alchemist’s advice

“People are more than what you see. Do you know that?” he asked   I do, I replied They are not the face one beholds Or the trinkets or the garb they adorn They are not the kindness exuded in their smiles Or the twinkling laughter reflected in their eyes   “They are also not…

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