Choose Hope

When floundering in a whirl of woes and words,uncertain how to pick the best path – the one where your feet don’t slip, tripping you up, twisting your ankle,thankless and painful,hurtling you headlong into a quagmire – When struggling with frustrations and fears,ears which don’t hear, eyes that don’t see you,can’t understand you, or won’t…

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The In-Between

Bright green,with a scent – sweet in the warm air of this summer evening –I pause,inhaling the welcoming smell of the clearing,hearing birdsong in every direction,occasionally joined by the sound of a train, or plane,the bark of a dog,or chatter of friends whose words float towards me as I sit. I am restless and still…

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Rose

Long stemmed and pink, Perfect, With petals like kisses which make you blush – So deep and tender and full – You look away embarrassed As if caught prying into something private, Intimate. So many folds and twists are Enticing, Soft velvet touch – Comforting As though she has a maternal instinct To shelter and…

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Valentine – A Sonnet

I first wrote and published this 4 years ago… it is still true. To my love… My Darling Husband, kind and loving man,Though tested by my melancholy state,You’ve wrapped your arms around my crying frame,And lovingly have bourne much of this weight. These storms have lately shak’n us both with grief,Attacking peace and robbing us…

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Truth Bringing

The only way to bring something real, that will connect with your audience and draw them into your material, is to be vulnerable enough to let them see and feel you inhabit the words you sing or speak. This work takes courage, generosity and practice to let go of your self-consciousness and get out of…

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