This was written for a friend who was going through a rough time, if I have written with a specific person in mind; I won't be naming them... most of the time they're not even aware I have written a poem for them, so to then 'expose' them to the poem (and all you others) years later is a bit rough *grin*!
Written when I was going through a rough patch... never contemplated seriously at that stage though, just worked through on paper. Writing has always been therapeutic/cathartic for me; so this was really just a bunch of words getting down some of the emotion I was feeling at the time.
I’m not sure when I wrote this next poem, I found it in 1994 amoungst some stuff I was going through. I liked it, so I have added it! It is written from the perspective of someone who has died and is looking down at their family/friends from up in heaven.
Loads of people are commenting on the most recent changes in Blogger; most annoyingly, now you have to verify two words, not one... and they are VERY difficult to read. To the point it is almost ridiculous; and some people have stopped commenting altogether. I have finally worked out (after much frustration) how to turn off 'Word Verification', and am only using the 'Comment Moderation' tool now! Yay for me...
Linking in hereand here! So please come back and comment on my blog again, it's all easy-peasy once more; nothing too difficult or annoying ;-)!
It's funny how things work out... I wasn't planning on doing the Ninja Bake, but it had been niggling me a little bit; I had the confidence and the time this year to actually do this, and it seemed such a cool thing. SO, eventually I made an effort to read up on it, only to discover that the registrations to be a 'Baker' had closed the day before - so I figured 'it wasn't meant to be'! Next thing I know - there was an e-mail from Sophie thanking me for registering; with enough other details for me to realise that she had the wrong Elizabeth, in the wrong city! But it was a 'God-Incidence', and I just knew it! So I e-mailed her straight back, explained the alter-ego issue, but also let her know I actually was keen... and that is how it got started! I registered, but it was decided I would pick two families myself - which I had been thinking of doing anyway! So I duly went up to Button's Preschool and asked the lovely Head Teacher to pass on the name…
she said was that you'd taken a turn for the worse, and I had
better come home... I dropped everything and ran out of the office
sobbing "Dad is bad, I have to go"; once I got to the car,
I rang Luke to meet me there (he was still dropping the kids off at
school); and I drove like a mad woman all the way around to your
house praying constantly (and in a flood of tears the whole time).
"Hang in there Dad, hold on - I need to say goodbye first. I am
not ready yet, so hang in there" over and over again - how I got
there safely, and didn't get pulled over nor hit anyone, is just God
looking out for me. Mum says I turned into the drive so fast she
thought I was going to take the gate out. I will never forget that
were still with us - to this day I am not 100% sure of exactly what
happened, but I understand you'd decided to try having a shower by
yourself, so had got up while Mum was in the kitchen, to get yourself
ready. Mum came out to …