Black Lives Matter In A Land Of Hope And Glory

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Reading Time: 3 minutes You’re at it again, aren’t you? Playing mind games with traditions, tearing up musical scripts and peeling off black make-up on white people’s faces. I got used to seeing Black Peter roaming the streets of Dutch towns and cities, distributing marzipan tasting biscuits to smiling children. The children believed; the children loved. There was no […]

Sorry Mum, I Think Dad’s Had Sex With Someone Else Again

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Reading Time: 4 minutes You learn a lot of things watching television and reading newspapers. I’ve just finished watching the first series of Doctor Foster, a BBC drama series featuring a rather elegant senior GP and her mug of a husband. She would have forgiven him having a sex affair with a twenty-three-year-old dumb blond – an affair that […]

The Departed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Forever in my heart and mind, You wander across the crystal lake, Happiness, you will find, Peace, you will make. I might be without you, You might have lost me, But time will see us through, And one day we will see, As everlasting entanglements of love, Continue to haunt us from above, Two souls […]

The Chrysalis

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Looking into the future, I am frightened of the past, A fragile chrysalis, a butterfly that will not last, And yet you are stronger than the strongest girl, More beautiful than the largest pearl,  Upon my shoulder, you search my soul, You fill me with fear I cannot control, And as you travel across the […]

Under The Bridge

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Under the bridge I lie, Sounds of footsteps on cobblestones, City of Lights where love went by, A broken soul, fractured bones. I boarded the moonlit train, You said nothing I did not hear, The carriage moved, I felt the pain, Your absence awoke my fear. I jumped onto the golden rail, Searched for you […]

Reflections (3) The Nightingale

Reading Time: < 1 minute Looking through the veiled window, Which way will the nightingale go? Will it be up, will it be down? Do not fret, do not drown. Rest on the oak tree’s branch, and sing Your beautiful song, for the delicate spring, And whilst we  pant and fight, Desperately trying to save our plight, I sit and listen, […]

Reflections (2) – Lockdown

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Reading Time: < 1 minute LOCKDOWN   A particle so small, shaped like a crown. A disease threatening to bring us down. And yet, in the distance, I find hope, a brilliance. I will march on into the daylight, I will endure and fight. Togetherness from you, is what I need, And on your love and compassion, I feed. The […]