I Wrote A Poem on Purpose

I had your purpose once – A burning call that Whispered to my dreams And shouted above the cacophony Of a million doubts. A love that consumed my heart A vision that overcame A never ending tug that Pulled everything into tension. * It was beautiful and brave, Golden and glistening. Admirable. A reflection of […]

Not The Thing

I used to think that I had to find The Thing and then I would be Happy. You know the Thing? That something that somehow if I worked out what it was and did it, everything would make sense. Everything would be worthwhile. The obstacles would be as nothing. I just needed to look around […]

I’m not done yet

There are so many failures littering these past few years, if that’s the way I look at it. I have wasted a perfectly good brain and excellent grades in university by not finding a PhD. Instead I am the carer for my ASD diagnosed Little Person.  I have not mastered the art of housework. Instead […]

Not Better Than You, Questions and Stories

I’m not better than you. I’m not entitled to more. I’m scared of the stupidest things, but that only shows me how to be brave. I don’t know why I’m writing this, but I feel it needs to be said: I’m not better than you. You’re not better than me. We are all in this […]

Escape

2AM Tuesday morning. New moon and clouds obliterate any starlight. I don’t believe in new starts. I can’t.  And yet … Mara sleeps next to me. Her dream-kicks woke me again. The only time she ever cries is in her sleep. None of us tell her, because she’s not the only one. I remember the […]

The Power Of Your Story: Living Beyond The Shame

I deliberately steer clear of writing about what I hear in church on a Sunday. I figure if you want a sermon, you can follow somebody else’s blog. But one Sunday night, an 18 year old woman told her story with a quiet authority that demonstrated an unequivocal truth. If you can tell your story […]

Speaking Out

When I was 10, I wanted to be baptised in the Baptist church that I attended. The pastor declined. So I arranged a meeting with him, and asked how it could be that I was morally accountable for my actions, and yet not capable of understanding the implications of baptism? I was baptised in a […]

Lessons From An Owl Sanctuary

While we were away, we visited an owl sanctuary, which included a flying display from an eagle owl and a barn owl. These are rescue birds, and offspring of rescue birds – owls that have been born in captivity, and will never again fend for themselves in the wild. (The sanctuary also has facilities to […]

The Ear-Ticklers (a poem)

The Ear-Ticklers Beware the ear-ticklers who wander the night, Oh don’t worry, they’ll never give you a fright. They tickle your ears until you feel all right, And fall fast asleep without even a fight. Beware the ear-ticklers, though they mean no harm. They like life to be happy, serene and all calm. They tickle […]