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.
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
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 here and here ! So please come back and comment on my blog again, it's all easy-peasy once more; nothing too difficult or annoying ;-)!
Tuesday 16th November 2010 I had a bit of a burning problem today... not sure if I should be admitting it or not, but here it is! I, ahhh - burnt the potatoes I was cooking for dinner! Burnt the potatoes I hear you say - how on earth...???!!!! It's really quite simple; I had expected Button to not want to go to bed for another 20-30 minutes, but she cracked up earlier than I had anticipated, and when she cracks - she CRACKS! So I just popped upstairs to put her down, normally this 'little' job only takes about 10-15 minutes, as she quietly 'chats' herself to sleep in my arms. But NO - today she screamed for the first 10 minutes, and then she took another 15 or so minutes to actually settle down and go to sleep... it wasn't until I was in the middle of this saga that I remembered the potatoes AND pumpkin were both cooking on the stove on HIGH!!!!! As time went on, I could smell the burning; but I also knew that if I popped Button down I'd have to start