Beauty Died that Day

Blood lay in the fountainThe battle was overDeath stalked the mountainand bodies lay in the clover Beauty died that dayHate and vengeance was kingEveryone had a wish to slayOn the first day of Spring Old and young, women and menNo one escaped the swordas killers stalked the glenon the way back to the fjord.

Chaos

Covid is in the schoolsYear Groups sent homeAnd Teachers writing new rulesRemaining pupils can’t roam Classes online, log in on timeRead the PowerPoint, answer the questionsStaff working overtimeAnd making helpful suggestions Two weeks of home learningRead this, answer that, email it inPupils start returningAnd lessons again begin How long will this go onIn school today,… Continue reading Chaos

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Lightning and Thunder

lightning over the city

Lightning flashing across the night skyShadow silhouettes everywhereBlues and silver before my eyesWhy do I need to say a prayer? Thunder roars in my earsForcing me to silenceShould I address my fears?Why do I think of violence? Jupiter controls the skiesA God so mightyA God so wiseHe is the almighty Lightning and thunder are his… Continue reading Lightning and Thunder

Passion

How quickly passion goesAnd contempt is its replacementI remember the day I bought you a roseNow I hide in the basement Passion once lite up our livesSo strong it seemed unbreakableNow I look at other wivesAnd wonder why we were unshakeable Your contempt radiatesApparent every dayYour scorn is like weightsMy heart just wants to stray… Continue reading Passion

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Orla

Slow, so slow, four miles an hourDucks and swans say hiRaining, we get a showerBirds watching from the sky The canal is our home for a weekOrla is her nameThe weather outlook, bleakBut we love it all the same Keep right, canal rules applyNo speeding in locksAbove us the skyNo looking for clocks Canals are… Continue reading Orla

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Dayboats

Come for a tripA day on the canalThe price, a snipYou and a pal But two in a tight seatRow after rowHow can that be neat?A waste of dough Cattle trains on the waterRound and round it goesWould you take your daughter?Just sit and curl your toes

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Lisa’s Hairbrush

The lovely Lisa lost her hairbrushBoat was searched from stem to sternSometimes even in a rushWhile among the crew deep concern The lovely Lisa lost her hairbrushCupboards opened; beds tossedSometimes there was a hushAll for a hairbrush that is lost The lovely Lisa lost her hairbrushWill this become a canal taleIt might even make her… Continue reading Lisa’s Hairbrush

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Lisa’s Hairbrush

The lovely Lisa lost her hairbrushBoat was searched from stem to sternSometimes even in a rushWhile among the crew deep concern The lovely Lisa lost her hairbrushCupboards opened; beds tossedSometimes there was a hushAll for a hairbrush that is lost The lovely Lisa lost her hairbrushWill this become a canal taleIt might even make her… Continue reading Lisa’s Hairbrush

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Green to Gold

The leaves are on the groundColours twisting under feetWill my soul be found?buried in the peat? Golden colours cascade like rainShowering us as we standHow precious is a moment with Jane?To take her hand and walk on the land Leaves from green to goldSurrounding us as we restDitch the past, be boldRest my head on… Continue reading Green to Gold

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God’s Hands

My life is in God’s handsBut my heart belongs to youYou never let me be blue My life is in God’s handsBut you are always in my dreamsLike water running in clear streams My life is in God’s handsBut I live for our loveAs God watches from above My life is in God’s handsBut my… Continue reading God’s Hands

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