Cappuccino Angel

I saw a woman
Wearing a cardigan today
Identical to one of yours,
I looked at her face
And hung yours there;
Your face,
Your brown arms,
Your gold watch and bracelet,
Even your cross
Around her neck
Despite the fact that
I was wearing it.
I yearned to touch her,
Give her a hug,
But to touch a stranger
In these Covid days
Is strictly verboten.
So I left her alone –
But to see you so clearly,
So close,
It did make me smile
For a while.

“Treat every stranger as if they were an angel”

(c) wordz2Go 18 Oct 2020

Ninety Two

Molten gold:
No matter how old
You pour yourself,
Willingly,
Into all the different shapes
Of our lives,
Spreading love and support
Thickly and generously
Across our needs,
Moulding yourself
Selflessly to us.
Your nineties are
Strong and vital,
Ageing gracefully,
Unashamedly.

Love you millions Dad,
Happy Birthday!

(c) wordz2Go 19 August 2020

Duracell Bunny

It’s my Duracell bunny’s
Birthday today
And physically
He’s doing OK –
He’s still got his hair
Though it’s thinning on top,
His teeth’s his own,
His energy’s high
And the cataract was just the one eye,
The battery’s running
As good as new
And while he’d never
Admit to needing a rest
It is a test
To stay awake before bed,
But then again
He’s up with the lark
And still embarks
On a project a day
Because, well, that’s his way!
He’s not doing so bad
This man of mine
And today he’s SIXTY
Which I can’t quite believe
But I’m pleased
To say after 34 years
Of married life
He couldn’t have found
A better wife!

Let’s raise a glass
Because life’s been good –

Happy Birthday dear bunny,
Hope you find my ode funny!

(c) wordz2Go 12th April 2020

Have Faith

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I miss your smile
Just because I’m your child,
I miss you telling family stories
Of who did what and why,
Of you and me
Making apple pie
For Sunday tea,
I miss your sewing
And pins in my feet and
Your kitchen without you is incomplete,
So I wear your pinny
When I’m there
And I still hear
Your voice in my ear
Telling me when I’m right or wrong.
I miss your smile
But I’ll see you awhile,
This I know
Because you told me so,
Have faith you said,
So I do.

(c) wordz2Go 31 March 2019
My Mother’s Day special for my amazing Mam

Sea of Memories

Because we believe,

We will not die!

We will move seamlessly

From one life to the next

But the love we have lived

Will remain:

We will not cease to be,

We become memories

Where past and present

Intertwine incestuously,

A hidden love,

Residing in the minds

Of those we leave behind.

Love never dies,

It morphs and grows,

Tumbling like a fast-flowing

River creating ripples

In the sea of memories.

(c) wordz2Go Apr 2018

Life Rescheduled

Please follow the link to read Thomas’s story and donate

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/thomsstory

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My nephew Jamie with his son Thomas at his 8th Birthday Party

Sit down
Pour yourself a drink
And think
About your life:
Work, career, progression,
Holidays, family, pension.
All mapped out,
Planned and lived,
Fully maximised.

Plan rescheduled –
Your son rewinds at eight,
Re-evaluate,
Your world becomes
Memory-making, indecision,
Crying-at-night, anxiety-ridden.
Life changes forever
As a child’s grip
Is loosened.

(c) wordz2Go Jan 2018

 

Kit

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I’m so excited because
I finally have a little dog of my own
After waiting 30 years while working for a living!
We chose you Kit,
You are simply gorgeous and when you come
Out of your shell you’ll love us too.

You entered our home and heart today,
Slipped out of your travel crate
Cautiously and slowly,
Turning your head away,
Looking cute in your brand spanking new pink collar.
One tiny step at a time you came out,
Walked towards me and I was lost
In your enormous soulful eyes.
Your refusal to eat or drink worries me
But Dr. Google tells me it’s normal
And not to worry yet.
Five hours later and you’ve jumped
Onto the sofa and into my lap,
I’m in heaven!
Still not drinking
But you’ve walked inquisitively round the garden,
Scared yourself silly at the life-size plastic pigs,
Walked warily up to the large resin tortoise in amongst the herbs
And ran away from the roosting pigeons!

And so to bed. Your crate in my room.
Hope you can settle to sleep.
Welcome home little Kit.
We love you already.

Copyright wordz2Go Jun 2107

Birthday Love

How far can love stretch?
To the moon and more maybe:
Perhaps as far as eternity?
How can something that lives inside me,
That has no physical entity,
Consume so much energy?
You loved me unconditionally
And that doesn’t just stop.

Today is your birthday
So we’ll stretch our love to you,
We’ll pull and pull and we won’t let go
We’ll stretch it out until you know
Just how much we miss you so.
We’ll raise a glass and pray love flows
Through time and space
To put a smile upon your face.

Happy Birthday Mam,
Missing you so much today,
Hope you’re dancing with the angels.
XXX

Copyright wordz2Go March 2017
1 Corinthians 13: ‘And the greatest of these is love’.

Love Ripples

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Love is a precious commodity
More valuable than rare jewels
Yet shines just as bright,
Revealing rainbows of light
Reflecting off multi-faceted sides.
This valuable gift
Asks for trust in return,
Grows stronger than desire
To shine ever brighter
And mellow slowly, slowly,
Into a contented old-age.
True love is as old gold:
Naturally luminescent,
A reliable and solid support,
‘Though it cannot be bought
Nor can it be earned.
Love can only be shared,
Love not shared will die,
Becomes stagnant,
Sowing seeds of discontentment.
Shared love spreads and grows
Like ripples in a pond
Moving ever outwards
To distant shores,
Continuing to light the darkness.

Copyright wordz2Go Feb 2017
1 Peter 4:8 ‘Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.’