Tag Archives: love

PAUSE

Are you feeling sad inside Like nothing’s going right? And ‘though you’ve tried so many things You cannot see the light? Just stop. And breathe. And smile.   Sometimes you feel so out of reach, Like a needle in a … Continue reading

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MEMORIES OF AMSTERDAM

Winds blow in from the Zuider Zee Showering leaves from the golden tree, As we sat on the stoep of your canal-side house (Around the corner from the Rembrandthuis), Sipping our koffie as bikes pedalled past, Warming our hands on … Continue reading

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HOW HOT YOU GOT

Our dearest, darling Emmsy-tot Who was that silly clumsy clot Who spilled the scalding supper pot? Your limbs were burned and got too hot As beastly flames they upped and hopped Upon your lovely legs and bot, Over arms and … Continue reading

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MY FRIDAY NIGHT

7pm: Although I look old and past it, right, I still look forward to Friday night, and trying to recreate the magic (at my age, some would say it’s tragic) of when a boy would try to kiss me, left … Continue reading

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HE KNEW ME WELL

Half my life ago I met a man who saw into my soul; past the fettered trappings coddled, wealthy wrappings; past my ego and bravado, Balmain suits in avocado, brassy tan and private jet, the spoilt brat, and yet he … Continue reading

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MAMA’S DREAMLAND

She loves those hills of rolling green, And the barren parched-grey scrub: That rust-red earth makes her dream, Along a simple clichéd theme, Of people dancing hand in hand Across her ancient, sun-drenched land. The golden beaches fringed with palms … Continue reading

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FORBIDDEN

  The thumb-nail of a balmy moon Means that he will pass by soon. She’s kindled a candle set on the sill To show him she is waiting still, As he climbs towards the evening star; So near, and yet, … Continue reading

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ANOTHER CHEESY CHRISTMAS SONG . . . .

  The fir-tree gleams with coloured lights Putting on its Christmas show, Sparkling eyes on snowy nights Underneath the mistletoe.   The fire’s dancing in the grate And we can too, just make it slow, Will you be my Advent … Continue reading

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CHOICES

Imagine a future mapped by throw of dice. Impending crossroads: which way should she choose? No lesser evil, neither option nice. So much to gain, but scared of what’s to lose. Just hesitate and through the cracks she’ll fall, For … Continue reading

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