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There were times when I thought we almost understood each other. Something special something together shared laughter love sorrows trust life. Until one day it stopped.

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A brief revival

They say New love is the brightest They say Long love is the greatest They also say Revived love is the tenderest thing known on earth They forgot to say That when it crashes down around you Again It hurts … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day coincide this year, as they did in 2007. While Armistice Day, the anniversary commemorating the end of World War 1 falls on 11 November, Remembrance Sunday is on the second Sunday in November. I’ve written … Continue reading

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Reach out

I stretched to find you to touch you there was just an empty space I talked to you in my drowsy stupor you didn’t answer I wondered where you were and turned over to drift back to sleep I knew … Continue reading

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Virtual addiction

You might as well have put crack cocaine in my tea, he said I’d only asked him to be my neighbour in Farmville Did I ask him to play? And later, he wondered am I addicted to you? No. You … Continue reading

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Post from the past

In days gone by Alfie Apple the postie (he of the rosy cheeks) previewed all my mail ‘A letter for your daughter looks like it’s from London’ ‘A postcard for her from Paris’ No interest in the nudes on front … Continue reading

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So near, so far

Last night I dreamed of you once more Reaching out my subconscious took me on a journey Not to visit you but to wander and to enjoy that beautiful place you call home The urge to get in touch and … Continue reading

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The Rock

It started with a small fissure in the rock Imperceptibly over time the impact of wind and rain started the erosion Until one day that tiny crack had suddenly become a gaping chasm But we built a bridge across that … Continue reading

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Just another day

A special day but you weren’t there for me Or if you were hidden in the crowd I didn’t see you No words, no greeting no thoughts, no good wishes You left me alone.

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Knowing you

You were a part of my daily life I thought of you on waking up You were my distraction from the dreary dismal duties of a working routine I would think of you once more before drifting off to sleep … Continue reading

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It used to be back then there was space for me in your life. But new and different routines and considerations gently edged me out. A passing daily thought is all I merit now you have more time.

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