Insomniac Central

Sleepless nights:
Unanswered questions
Toss round and round
My tumble-dryer head,
I should be asleep but instead,
Thoughts never quite dry,
Hour after hour –
Another wide-awake sleep
In the middle of the week.

Darkness hides
From my brightly lit mind,
Replaying conversations I never had,
Tomorrow I’ll be digging deep
Suffering from lack of sleep,
Running on overdrive,
Exhausted beyond measure
Insomniac central,
Turmoil unquenchable.

Turn this damn dryer off –
I’ve had enough!

Copyright wordz2go Oct 2017

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Kit and Me

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Kitty and me
We share fleas,
She snores as she sleeps
And she wriggles round a lot,
She howls if she’s left
And she pees in my veggie plot!
She hides in my shopping bag
To fool nasty coffee staff
And bites naughty children
Just to give her Dad a laugh!
She’s loving and loyal
And eager to please us all,
Eats special chihuahua food,
Drinks no alcohol,
Takes me out walking
But doesn’t like the rain a woof
Needs a Mac and wellies
To make her waterproof!
I love this cwtchy
Long-haired little girlie
Fleas are irrelevant
‘Cos she loves unconditionally!!

Copyright wordz2Go Sept 2017

 

 

 

 

Swimming in Sanary-sur-Mer

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A thousand million shards of sunlight
Glinting off the sea,
Constantly breaking pattern
As I swim languorously,
Dodging paddle boards,
Family-propelled pedalos,
Stray limbs, blind-snorkelers
And giant inflatable flamingoes.
I swim slowly, far beyond the mole,
The warm, calm water enticing me,
Storing up sun-soaked memories,
Swimming further out than I ought to be
But finally, I’m alone, I’m free,
Eye level with this magical sea,
I blend in, become part of the scene,
Doing nothing, floating lazily,
A thousand millions shards of sunlight
And me.

God I love Sanary.

Copyright wordz2Go Aug 2017

Lent 2017: Prayer Power

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When I am low,
I turn to you for support
To get me through the bad days:
Never yet have you failed me.

Your promises are worth more than gold,
You are with me always
And worthy of praise.
Your love shines more than diamonds
Glittering in the sun,
I bathe in your glory
Transmitted through the power of prayer.
You know what I want to say
Even when I cannot articulate it
And your patience with me is astounding,
Prayer has no time limit
Nor any geographical boundaries,
There is no place where you are not,
Never yet have you failed to be with me
In any situation,
You are mine and I am yours,
To the end of time.

Copyright wordz2Go March 2017
Psalm 23:4 ‘Yea, though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for Thou are with me.’

Prayer for Peace

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Quieten my mind,
Enfold me in your saving grace,
Take me someplace
Away from the stress
That life imposes.
I need your peace,
I crave your tranquility,
Your transforming divinity,
Removing the pressures I face.

Soothe my soul,
Keep me above the abyss
And grant me your peace.
Your grace embraces me,
Lifts me up on wings
To soar above everything
That weighs me down,
That keeps me earth-bound,
Shackled in doubt.

You go before me and behind,
Your love surrounds me,
Sustains me absolutely;
You are with me always.
You are my God
And I put my trust in you.

Quieten my mind,
Soothe my soul,
Grant me your peace.

Copyright wordz2Go Feb 2017
Matthew 11:25-30 ‘Come unto me all ye who travail and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest’

Day Trip – Hastings

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I walked for hours along the shore
On a gloriously sunny day,
From Rockanore to the pier and back
And twice around the town.
Fishermen on the end of the pier
Nodded a cheery salute,
Permitted my presence to watch their skill
With rod and line and bait.

I sat a while and watched them work,
Drinking in the sun,
Glimpsing the waves beneath my feet
Enjoying this winter seaside treat.
The sun broke down in a watery hazy
As it slowly sank to the sea
And I thanked the Lord for this sunny day
And the sea-shore healing scene.

copyright wordz2go January 2017
Hastings, Sussex, UK