Disease of darkness

It started small, with forgetfulness happens to everyone But more and more, and a few lies to cover the error. It wasn’t me, I’m not to blame Everyone else is wrong but not me Gathering momentum, the gaps in her mind becoming gaping chasms Facts, conversations then memories, then people all drained away into that…

The Magpie sings

Bitonal bird sits on a fence preens sleek black and white feathers Magpie chorus heralds the close of the day sun going down and the changing of the guard Day shift of birds and all the sunlight creatures return to their nests while the night dwellers emerge Possums get restive run across the roof tops…

We are all one

The Creator sketches, paints, moulds and creates electrons and neutrons and protons in infinite combination Star and space, light and dark, Water and earth and sky Vegetable and animal At our core, we are all one The whole is greater than the sum of its parts Colour and beauty and passion Heart and mind and…

Avalanche

It happened again A man is killed by the authorities one of many, latest in a long and shameful line Arrested for a minor offence killed for the colour of his skin and finally the people have had enough. It starts and swells like an avalanche gathering momentum as it sweeps down a mountain sometimes…

On Silent Wings

Silent wings sail the night skies Seeing all, hearing all, understanding all Angel of death, monarch of the night Harbinger of battle, lady of the moon Spirit of wisdom and understanding laying bear all mysteries, bringing darkness into light Guiding us to see beneath the surface behind the masks, under the skin Great owl flies…

The Traveller

Out of the fog of an unknown past the traveller comes to a pristine shore excited to start with a slate wiped clean the mess left behind, in the mist of before   Sun shines down on a brand new morn A day full of maybe stretches ahead The traveller dances a starting again and…

The Garden of God

Walking through a magical garden gathering flowers in hand the air is filled with sweet perfume and I am at peace My arms are laden with glowing blossoms their colours an array of finest jewels I am showered in petals of light   These are the gardens of Heaven the Lord is the Gardener His…

Other people’s problems

It’s an inconvenience mostly sometimes it’s a real joke And at the end of it all we don’t want to hear it don’t want to know shut our eyes and put our fingers in our ears and pretend it isn’t happening   ‘Hey!’ we shout ‘Why don’t you smile? Why don’t you get a life,…

Prodigal

Walking a road that I do not know to a destination unknown I don’t know where I started from nor why I travel alone I walk when the sun is high above I walk in the moonless night I walk til I ache from head to toe and still no end in sight.   Sometimes…

Forever young

Lying on the grass Basking in the golden light of a setting sun Body might be old, but the soul is forever young Smell of grass and earth, flowers and all the clues the wind gives watch the butterflies landing on the flowers, dancing their brief lives Chase them in your head, though your body…