Am I Enough?

This is my first attempt at a Reversal poem.  It is a poem that you read in the normal way, and then afterwards you read it up the way to reverse the meaning. It was fun to write.   AM I ENOUGH? I am not enough And I refuse to believe that I am worthy…

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The Dancing Spree

The dVerse prompt was water, and so I’ve linked to a poem about scattering my family members ashes. She’s on her way on this fine day; whilst the sea advances – expecting dalliances. Her final drive; she’ll soon arrive. Pick a spot, set her free – on her dancing spree. A sudden gust; scattered stardust.…

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Anticipation v’s Reality

My anticipation for future events has dimmed a little over the years. I used to be bursting with enthusiasm for school trips to the beach (a mile away), but now can’t muster that same level of excitement for long-haul holidays. I do still look forward to things though, and believe that part of the fun…

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Confusing Messages

Advice for the Young Child Shhh. Not now, just wait. I’m trying to work and I can’t think straight.     Careful! Don’t drop that cup. You’ll spill all the milk – I’ll have to clean up     Stop! Don’t run ahead. You’re too fast for me, walk slower instead.     Gentle! You…

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Every Day Irritations

I’m a fairly laid-back sort of person and minor inconveniences don’t really bother me. Low maintenance, that’s me. There are some days though, when little household issues get a bit much even for me:   When they can’t manage to place the laundry in the basket. It’s just so much work!   When it’s just…

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Dear New Mum

    Dear New Mum (me a few years ago), This new mum thing has come as a shock to the system. I’m sorry nobody told you how hard it would be. You expected to feel “overwhelming love and pride” for the new bundle. All your friends told you about the pure joy and bliss…

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